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Minnesota City Shuts Down Free Speech Zone at Veterans Park Following Outcry Over Satanic Monument

Council members in a Minnesota city have voted to eliminate a free speech zone that it had just created in February as a way to try to save a veterans memorial that upset atheists because of its perceived religious symbolism. (more…)

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‘Satan Takes Souls to Hell for Eternity’: Hundreds of Outraged Christians Hold Prayer Rally Against Satanic Monument In Minnesota

Over a hundred Christians held a prayer-filled protest on Saturday in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, in opposition to a Satanic monument, warning against the celebration of Satan. (more…)

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Indiana School District Bans Christian Prayer at Graduation Ceremonies After Complaint by Atheist Group

An Indiana school district has agreed to stop allowing prayers at graduation ceremonies in response to a complaint leveled by a Wisconsin-based atheist group. (more…)

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Catholic Groups Set To Protest First Satanic Monument on Public Property In America, Say It Is An “Affront To God….We Don’t Want the Devil Amongst Us”

A group of Catholics are set to protest Saturday against a controversial monument described as the "first public satanic monument in American history" that will be mounted in Veterans Memorial Park in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. (more…)

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‘Free-Thinking’ Atheists Score Legal Victory In Florida After Judge Orders 34-Foot Cross In Bayview Park To Be Taken Down

For 75 years, Bayview Park, in a Pensacola, Florida neighborhood, has been home to a large cross. The 1941 wooden cross, erected by a New Deal agency, was replaced by a civic group in 1969 with a 34-foot concrete "Latin cross." No one complained until recently. On June 19, a

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West Virginia School Being Sued Over Elementary School Bible Course Considers Adding High School Bible Class

A West Virginia school district currently being sued for a Bible course it offers at the elementary school level is considering adding a Bible course elective for high school students, which may have different standards from the legally challenged course. (more…)

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Executive Order Easing Limits on Political Activity by Religious Organizations Met With Both Enthusiasm and Dread by Religious Leaders

President Donald Trump's order to ease limits on political activity by religious organizations is being met with both enthusiasm and dread from religious leaders, with some rejoicing in the freedom to preach their views and endorse candidates and others fearing the change will erode the integrity of houses of worship.

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Texas Judge Sued for Beginning Courtroom Sessions With Christian Prayer

A Texas judge is being sued in federal court by the nation's leading secularist legal organization because of his courtroom tradition of having guest pastors and chaplains offer an invocation before each session. (more…)

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Chaplain Alliance for Religious Freedom Responds to Secularist Group’s Demand That Chaplains be Banned from Giving Invocations On Base

The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Freedom has responded to a secularist group's demand that chaplains at a New Hampshire military base not be allowed to offer invocations at on-base events. (more…)

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Virginia Town Cancels Trip to Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter After Backlash From Atheist Group

A special visit to The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum was just one of dozens of trips that Christiansburg Parks and Recreation offered to Virginia families this spring. (more…)

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Atheist Group Files Complaint Against Tennessee School After Pastor Prayed With Injured Student

A school district is under attack by atheists after an anti-Christian group filed a virulent complaint against a Tennessee school system because its staff bowed their heads while a youth pastor prayed for a seriously injured high school football player down on the field. (more…)

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