Friday, March 15, 2013

Dominos Pizza Founder Wins Court Order Stopping HHS Abortion Mandate

The founder of Dominos Pizza won his bid for a court order to prevent enforcement of the mandate while the lawsuit it filed against the Obama administration over the HHS mandate that forces religious employers to purchase drugs that may cause abortions for their employees continues.
Tom Monaghan calls requiring businesses, schools and other religious places to pay for such drugs a “gravely immoral” practice and filed suit earlier this month in federal court for Domino’s Farms, a business development complex he owns.


Court Rules Fifth Grader Can Invite Classmates to Church Party

By Leonardo Blair , CP Contributor
March 13, 2013|5:32 pm

A U.S. Appeals Court ruled on Tuesday that a then-fifth-grade student should have been allowed to pass out fliers to her classmates to invite them to a Christmas party at her church as it wouldn't cause "substantial disruption."

An earlier news report noted that the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court upheld a lower court's earlier decision allowing the student, identified as K.A., to share invitations with her classmates based on a free speech standard set in a Vietnam-era Supreme Court case about a high school anti-war protest. Court documents also highlighted that the law on how the case should affect elementary schools is still evolving. "The fact that K.A. was only in the fifth-grade and the invitation originated from her church does not mandate a different approach," Judge Thomas Vanaskie wrote in his 31-page opinion.

Atheist Groups Sues US Gov't to Remove 'In God We Trust' From Currency

By Melissa Barnhart , CP Contributor
March 14, 2013|9:20 pm

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), is suing the United States Treasury Department to remove the words "In God We Trust" from all U.S. currency, because they claim the motto is offensive to nonreligious citizens.

Nineteen plaintiffs and the FFRF filed the lawsuit, Newdow v. Congress in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Feb. 1. The civil action claims the motto In God We Trust violates the First and Fifth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993.

"The Bible" Leads to Perception Gains for History Channel Among Conservatives, Christians

The History Channel’s new mini-series, “The Bible”, has so far racked up stellar ratings and enthusiastic tweets from celebrities. But there is another story to be told behind this version of the greatest story ever told. According to data from BrandIndex, the History Channel has also seen its brand perception rise among both Christians and political conservatives.

On February 26, Buzz scores for The History Channel among those who identified themselves as politically conservative stood at 34, while Buzz scores among those who identified themselves as “Catholic”, “Protestant” or “Other Christian” were 31. On the night of the premier of the show, March 3, these Buzz scores had risen to 41 and 36 respectively. By March 9, The History Channel’s Buzz score among conservatives was 47 and among Christians was 43, marking around a twelve point gain for both segments.


Duck Dynasty Star Jase Robertson Speaks Out On His Faith!

Duck Dynasty Star Jase Robertson Speaks Out On His Faith! from sharethemessage on GodTube.

Faith Organization to Hold Prayer Vigil and Public Witness Tomorrow Morning Before Wife of Imprisoned American Pastor in Iran Testifies on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- Naghmeh Abedini, wife of Pastor Saeed Abedini, will speak before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing in the Rayburn House Office building beginning at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 15.

Pastor Saeed, an Iranian born American citizen, was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment in Iran for his Christian faith.

The prayer vigil, sponsored by the Christian Defense Coalition, will be on Friday, March 15, at 9:00 a.m.

The vigil will be on the public sidewalk of the Rayburn House Office Building on Independence Ave. SW.

The Christian Defense Coalition has organized many events around Washington, D.C. calling for the release of Pastor Saeed including peaceful civil disobedience in front of the White House just last month.

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition states,

    "It is deeply troubling and disturbing that a U.S. citizen would be imprisoned for 8 years and brutally beaten in a foreign country for simply being a Christian.

    "What is also troubling and disturbing is that President Obama has failed to personally and publicly address this issue and demand the immediate release of Pastor Saeed.

    "President Obama's silence on religious freedom and basic human rights sends a clear message to the world that these issues are not a top priority for this Administration.

    "We will gather on Capitol Hill first to pray, and ask God to intervene and act on behalf of Pastor Saeed and his family. We will also be praying for the testimony of all the presenters including Naghmeh, the wife of Pastor Saeed.

    "We will also stand as a 'prophetic witness' for justice reminding the President, Congress and the nation of Pastor Saeed's imprisonment and the persecution of so many others around the world. America must never be silent on the issue of religious freedom across the globe."
For more information on interviews please call Rev. Patrick Mahoney at: 540.538.4741

Christian Newswire

One of America's Most Famous Reality Stars Speaks Out About His Beliefs!

One of America's Most Famous Reality Stars Speaks Out About His Beliefs! from sharethemessage on GodTube.