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The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal filed by a Christian therapist against Washington state's ban on "gay conversion therapy," allowing the law to remain in effect. Justice Clarence Thomas, in writing a dissenting opinion, argued that the state had "silenced one side of this debate" through state law. Full Story.
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The Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation has pushed a public school district in Kansas to take action after a teacher taught her students Christian worship music and lessons based on the biblical story of Daniel. FFRF complained about the teaching of religious songs such as the African American spiritual "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel." Read more.
U.S. News
Two Christian teachers in California are seeking civil contempt sanctions against Rincon Middle School for allegedly preventing them from safely returning to work in violation of a court order. The two whistleblowers, Elizabeth Mirabelli and Lori Ann West, sued Escondido Unified School District and the California Board of Education over its gender identity policies, contending they were required to hide gender dysphoria from parents in violation of their Christian faith and First Amendment rights. Read more.
Vice Chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors Terra Lawson-Remer has withdrawn plans to take legal action against pro-life pregnancy care centers after reportedly facing backlash from locals. The measure, if approved, would have affected 16 local centers, which Lawson-Remer argued engaged in deceptive advertising to lure pregnant women away from seeking abortions. Read more.
Global Insights
Hundreds of organizations are voicing concerns over a "conversion therapy" ban currently being eyed by lawmakers in Mexico, concerned it would lead to a "regime of terror." Under the proposed change to federal law, offering therapy to those with unwanted same-sex attractions or gender confusion could result in thousands of dollars in fines and up to six years in prison. The groups also warn that citizens could face up to 24 years in prison. Read more.
The U.K.'s Crown Prosecution Service has dropped charges against a councilman who was arrested for supporting Christian free speech on Twitter. Tory Councilor Anthony Stevens was accused of committing a "hate crime." Read more.
Faith & Society
It is true that a recent poll indicated that 75% of Palestinians living in Gaza and the West Bank supported the actions of Hamas on October 7. It is true that the people of Gaza chose to elect Hamas as their leaders in 2006. And it is true that an alarming number of Palestinians have no desire to see a two-state solution. Continue reading.
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