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Imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedini Pens Heartbreaking Christmas Letter

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion

This Christmas marks the third year Idaho pastor Saeed Abedini has been separated from his family. Abedini, an American citizen, is currentlyservi...

IRS Faces Another Lawsuit Over Targeting

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

The American Center for Law and Justice, a legal firm founded by evangelist Pat Robertson, filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service Wednes...

How Beyoncé And Rihanna Saved An African Gay Rights Activist's Life

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 04.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

Ellen Chademana was in the worst place you could be in her home country of Zimbabwe: the Harare Central Remand Prison. The rotting jail was dark and overcrowded, with no toilets or running water. Her offense? Her work with Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ).

American Pastor Sentenced To 8 Years In Iran

AP | Posted 01.28.2013 | Religion

BOISE, Idaho -- An American pastor who has been jailed in Iran since September has been sentenced to eight years in prison, the U.S. State Department ...

American Pastor Transferred To 'Hanging Judge' In Iran

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.15.2013 | Religion

Christian Reverend Saeed Abedini, a 32-year-old American pastor currently being held in an Iranian prison, has been transferred to a judge known for h...

Iranian Pastor May Face Execution For Refusing To Recant

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 02.24.2012 | Religion

Youcef Nadarkhani, an Iranian pastor who in 2010 was found guilty of apostasy and sentenced to death for refusing to recant Christianity, may have rec...

Southern Baptists Admit That They Oppose Religious Equality In The Military

Chris Rodda | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Well, it doesn't get any clearer than this. In an article from the Baptist Press, the news arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, the Southern Baptists have finally come right out and admitted that they oppose religious equality in the U.S. military.

The "Psychological Projection" of the ACLJ

Chris Rodda | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Chris Rodda

n an article yesterday on the ACLJ website, specifically going after Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), David French puts the 'poor bullied Christians' spin on the Pendleton cross controversy.

Quinn Condemns Ruling On Pregnancy Center Disclosure Law

AP | By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 09.13.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A federal judge blocked New York City on Wednesday from enforcing a new law designed to stop some pregnancy centers from what the City Cou...

Conservative Christian Lawyers Willing To Take Up Fight For DOMA

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- If President Obama and the U.S. Department of Justice no longer want to defend the Defense of ...

No More Free Rides, Says Judge

Ron Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Pollack

A third federal district judge has ruled that the personal responsibility clause in the Affordable Care Act is indeed constitutional.

Judge Tosses Latest Obama Health Care Suit

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit claiming that President Barack Obama's requirement that all Americans have health in...

Judge's Ten Commandments Poster Ruled Unconstitutional

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) An Ohio county court judge who argued that it was his First Amendment right to hang a poster about the...

Ground Zero Mosque: Group To Fight Vote Clearing Way For Islamic Community Center

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The debate over a planned Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero became a court fight Wednesday, as a conservative advo...

Ground Zero Mosque APPEAL: Conservative Law Firm Will Fight Go-Ahead Vote

Religion News Service | Alfredo Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Alfredo Garcia Religion News Service (RNS) A conservative religious law firm plans to appeal a decision that grants a green light for the const...