The pro-life organization Save the Storks has launched its 100th mobile medical clinic. The Colorado-based organization's clinic is being given to a pregnancy care center in Tennessee. Save the Storks CEO Diane Ferraro told CP they are in 34 states and continue to expand, explaining, "[I]t really is just the beginning." Full Story.
A set of Christian parents in Colorado is demanding answers from the Jefferson County School Board after their 11-year-old daughter was assigned to sleep with a trans-identified boy on a cross-country school trip to Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The parents, who said they were assured that boys and girls would not be roomed together, allege that school officials lied to the other girls in the room about the situation and expected their daughter to do the same when she found out the roommate was a boy. Read more.
Chief Judge Matthew Brann of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging the State College Area School District and its board discriminated against religious parochial students by barring them from extracurricular activities that homeschoolers and charter school students were allowed to participate in. Read more.
Sun Prairie Area School District in Wisconsin is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for allegedly failing to properly respond to a sexual harassment complaint after an 18-year-old trans-identifying student exposed his genitalia to four freshmen girls in the girls' locker room. The senior boy, who was not in their class, reportedly announced he was trans and stripped down in front of the girls. Read more.
A group of Christian leaders in Oklahoma is attempting to join a lawsuit seeking to reverse the state's approval of the first Catholic charter school in the nation. Among the petitioners is retired Baptist minister Bruce Prescott who taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Good Faith Media CEO the Rev. Mitch Randall, and the Rev. Lori Walke, senior minister of Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ in Oklahoma City. Read more.
An unnamed teacher at Red Bud High School in Illinois reportedly called an LGBT club "Bubbles" to keep its true meaning hidden from parents, violating the district's policies. Emails obtained by Parents Defending Education
show the teacher explaining how to hide information from parents, including not inviting parents into Google Classroom. Read more.
Lawmakers in Canada have denounced a report by a Canadian government human rights panel that described Christmas and Easter as examples of "systemic religious discrimination." In a motion unanimously adopted Nov. 30, the House of Commons voted in favor of condemning the paper
from the Canadian Human Rights Commission, which cited Christianity’s two biggest holy days as examples of “present-day systemic religious discrimination” because they are statutory holidays in Canada. Read more.
Faith & Society
The American Nativity Scene
committee and the Thomas More Society are working together to help private citizen groups set up another record number of Nativity scenes on the grounds of state capitols this Christmas season. "The law is clear," stated Thomas More Society's Thomas Olp, who explained that government entities or private citizens may erect such displays "as long as a crèche's sole purpose is not to promote its religious content, and it is placed in context with other symbols of the season." Read more.