As part of the NEWS TALK show this week, Brandon and Bob discussed the peculiar news that Harvard University hired a new chief chaplain. — an atheist named Greg Epstein. Epstein, author of Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe, has been the university’s humanist chaplain sinceContinue Reading

The Satanic Temple joined the fight against the Texas abortion law, objecting on religious grounds. “Consistent with our tenets that call for bodily autonomy and acting in accordance with best scientific evidence, The Satanic Temple, based in Salem, religiously objects to many of the restrictions that states have enacted thatContinue Reading

A shocking abortion related story broke recently, involving confirmation that taxpayer funds, at least $2.7 million from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has gone to support a project at the University of Pittsburgh that includes the removal of organs and tissue from pre-born babies who are stillContinue Reading

The Taliban came under fire Wednesday after the announced interim Afghanistan government was neither “inclusive” nor “representative” of the country’s ethnic and religious diversity. “It does not look like the inclusive and representative formation of Afghanistan’s rich ethnic and religious diversity that we had hoped to see and that theContinue Reading

In a report shared with Voice of the Persecuted, Shagufta Kiran, a Christian woman from Islamabad, has been accused of blasphemy for simply forwarding a message. Shagufta was arrested on July 29 by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and still in their custody under investigation. Shagufta’s husband, Rafique Maish, told theContinue Reading

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A Christian college asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to reverse a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision that allows government to dictate who can teach the college’s faith. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represent Gordon College. Originally known as Boston Missionary Training School, the college requires students and faculty alike to sign aContinue Reading

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Thursday in favor of a Catholic foster care agency in its biggest religion case of the year, which pitted religious freedom against LGBTQ rights. Justices said officials in Philadelphia violated the First Amendment by refusing to accommodate the faith-based agency’s religious beliefs. Legal precedent requiresContinue Reading

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Florida State University has agreed to settle a lawsuit after the school and its student senate unconstitutionally retaliated last year against Student Senate President Jack Denton for sharing his personal religious beliefs with other students. The school has also agreed to issue a public statement affirming that student government isContinue Reading

Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Monday against the City of Lubbock, which became the largest Sanctuary City for the Unborn through a public election on May 1. The lawsuit attacks the ordinance that bans abortion within city limits, claiming the policy violates the so-called “right” to abortion and asserts passing the ordinanceContinue Reading

A federal appeals court on Friday held that the exclusion of a Catholic school student from a Vermont program for some high school students to dual-enroll in college courses at public expense is likely unconstitutional under recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings on the free exercise of religion. A panel ofContinue Reading

The Supreme Court on Friday night turned down a request by a Nevada church for permission to hold services on the same terms that other facilities in the state, including casinos, are allowed to hold gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s liberal justices in denying theContinue Reading

Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter Wednesday to Florida State University administrators appealing the student senate’s decision to remove him from his seat as president of the FSU Student Government Association student senate for sharing his personal beliefs with other students. In a private text conversation with fellow Catholic students, Jack DentonContinue Reading

New guidelines to regulate the film content have been issued by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which concerns Catholic directors who fear that programs teaching the Christian faith will be erased. According to UCA News, the National Administration of Radio and Television has banned filming 20 categories of content includingContinue Reading

The Colorado State attorney general attempted to ban Andrew Wommack Ministries from holding in-person gatherings of more than 175 people in accordance with the governor’s draconian orders, while permitting mass protests with no social distancing or other health precautions. AG Kuhn sent a cease and desist letter to the ministry in anContinue Reading

Four aid workers and a private security worker have been abducted by Islamist militants in northeast Nigeria. In a video seen on Monday by Reuters, the hostages identified themselves and said they each worked for different organizations. With just their heads and shoulders showing against leafy plants outdoors, they namedContinue Reading

An email to students discussing George Floyd’s criminal record proved to be the trigger prompting the Archdiocese of Boston to force Daniel Moloney to resign from his chaplain role at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Students and alumni complained that Moloney, a Catholic priest, should not have brought up Floyd’sContinue Reading

Rioters and protesters in San Francisco and Los Angeles pulled down and desecrated statues of Catholic missionary St. Junipero Serra. Serra, a Spanish Franciscan missionary to the United States, helped to found nine missions in California in the late eighteenth century. Pope Francis canonized him in 2015. Los Angeles Times reported thatContinue Reading

In its latest effort to “guard churches against foreign infiltration,” the Education Bureau of a locality in northeast China launched a special crackdown campaign in April to suppress educational institutions with foreign religious links. According to Bitter Winter, the Bureau-issued plan seeks to implement President Xi Jinping’s “important instructions not toContinue Reading