Iowa church sues over state order that could censor Christian sexual beliefs from sermons
The government has no right to require a church to allow biological men to use the women's showers in its building, even if that takes place during one of its peripheral ministries, a Des Moines church says in a legal complaint filed on the Fourth of July.
The Fort Des Moines Church of Christ challenged the Iowa Civil Rights Commission's view that the church's First Amendment privileges end if the building is not engaged in a worship ceremony, according to the Alliance Defending Freedom
, which is representing the church.
“The Iowa Civil Rights Commission interprets the Iowa Civil Rights Act” for public accommodations in such as way as “to force churches to allow individuals access to church restrooms, shower facilities, and changing rooms based on his or her gender identity, irrespective of biological sex,” the church's legal complaint states...
Stetzer: Churches in America Part I
The polls are in and the news is bad for the Church in America. Christianity is on the decline, Americans have given up on God, and the “Nones”—those who have no religious ties—are on the rise. It is indeed true that parts of the Christian Church in America are struggling, while a growing number of Americans are far from God...
Part 2-Protestant Churches
ISIS moves across European borders with ease
...Abrini said the terror cell moved freely through Europe. “You know, an international arrest warrant, to be sought [by the police], that doesn’t change anything,” he claimed. “I passed every day in front of soldiers, policemen. Not with a covered face, but with a cap.”
He added: “Security at the borders can never protect anyone. It’s just the politicians who want to delude people that they protect them, but there is usually no security. It has never been real.”...
The 14 most damaging things said about Clinton's emails at the FBI press briefing
FBI Director James Comey has recommended no charges be brought against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server to conduct official government business. And while Clinton is nearly guaranteed to face no criminal indictment now, there was a lot in Comey's press statement
that was damaging to the former secretary of state and should be used against her in the general elections...
The imploding cabal to criminalize climate dissent
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and his fellow greenies are getting a lesson about the dangers of believing their own propaganda.
These know-it-alls claim there’s a “consensus” on climate change and what to do about it. And they believe that consensus is so broad that even prosecuting dissent would be a slam dunk. Claude Walker’s monumental crash-and-burn this week blew up that theory. Schneiderman and his ideological pals, from Al Gore to Hillary Clinton, would be wise to take note.
Walker is the attorney general for the US Virgin Islands who launched a ludicrous racketeering probe of ExxonMobil and sent sweeping subpoenas to the company and the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Ostensibly, his suspicion, like that of a similar probe by Schneiderman, was that Exxon fraudulently downplayed climate change’s dangers to the public and its investors...
how megalomaniacs in hoodies became tech's answer to Wall Street
...The spirit of Silicon Valley, he says, is changing. What sprang from a 1960s counterculture is morphing into just another industry where Ivy League kids go to try to make a name for themselves. ‘So many people in tech have no sense of right or wrong’, he says describing one guy he saw close up behaving abusively in the form of a gangster rather than a company exec. "He’d probably be in jail if he had a bit more violence to him," he says. "These companies are temples to the founders’ egos. You don’t even have that level of self worship on Wall Street.”...
Brain-Eating Amoeba: What You Need to Know This Summer
An Ohio teen's recent death
from a brain-eating amoeba she contracted at an American water park has caused nation-wide panic about the deadly organism that can be found lurking in warm waters across the country.
Lauren Setiz, 18, visited the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her church youth group on June 8 for a day of fun in the sun. The teen returned home on June 11, but died suddenly on June 19. In a statement to PEOPLE, the Public Health Department in Ohio confirmed she died from the brain-eating amoeba...