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Appeals court hears Christian homeless shelter's challenge to Washington anti-discrimination law

Jul. 19, 2024 20:18 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers for a Christian homeless shelter were in a federal appeals court Friday to challenge a Washington state anti-discrimination law that would require the charity to hire LGBTQ+ people and others who do not share its religious beliefs, including those on sexuality and...

Judge says Nashville school shooter's writings can't be released as victims' families have copyright

Jul. 05, 2024 16:23 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The writings of the person who killed three 9-year-olds and three adults at a private Christian elementary school in Nashville last year cannot be released to the public, a judge ruled. Chancery Court Judge I’Ashea Myles found that The Covenant School...

Vatican excommunicates a former ambassador to the US and declares him guilty of schism

Jul. 05, 2024 14:22 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Vatican on Friday excommunicated its former ambassador to Washington after finding him guilty of schism, an inevitable outcome for Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano. The conservative had became one of Pope Francis ' most ardent critics and a symbol of the polarized Catholic Church in...

Dozens rally in Pakistan after a Christian man is sentenced to death for blasphemy

Jul. 02, 2024 09:16 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Dozens of members from Pakistan's civil society rallied on Tuesday in the southern port city of Karachi against the death sentence handed down to a Christian man on blasphemy charges, nearly a year after one of the worst mob attacks on Christians in the country. ...

Pakistani court sentences Christian man to death for posting hateful content against Muslims

Jul. 02, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A court in Pakistan sentenced a Christian man to death for sharing what it said was hateful content against Muslims on social media after one of the worst mob attacks on Christians in the eastern Punjab province last year, his lawyer said Monday, adding he will appeal the...

Texas State Board of Education fields concerns about Christian bias in proposed K-12 curriculum

Jun. 28, 2024 12:08 PM EDT

Members of the public told the Texas State Board of Education on Thursday they worried a proposed elementary school curriculum infused with religious references is too complicated, biased toward Christianity and below the standards of a classical education. The public hearing...

Former staffers at Missouri Christian boarding school face civil lawsuit alleging abuse of students

Jun. 26, 2024 17:49 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yet another civil lawsuit filed Wednesday against a Missouri Christian boarding school by a former student accuses staffers of forced child labor, physical abuse and tactics aimed at hiding mistreatment from authorities. The lawsuit, filed in...

It was meant to be a Christian utopia. Now this Nigerian community is helpless against rising seas

Jun. 23, 2024 20:53 PM EDT

AYETORO, Nigeria (AP) — The coastal Nigerian community of Ayetoro was founded decades ago and nicknamed “Happy City,” meant to be a Christian utopia that would be sinless and classless. But now its remaining residents can do little against the rising sea. Buildings have sunk...

Heads of churches say Israeli government is demanding they pay property tax, upsetting status quo

Jun. 23, 2024 20:15 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Leaders of major churches have accused Israeli authorities of launching a “coordinated attack” on the Christian presence in the Holy Land by initiating tax proceedings against them. While Israeli officials have tried to dismiss the disagreement as a routine...

Trump endorses Ten Commandments in schools, implores evangelical Christians to vote in November

Jun. 22, 2024 21:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump told a group of evangelicals they “cannot afford to sit on the sidelines” of the 2024 election, imploring them at one point to “go and vote, Christians, please!" Trump also endorsed displaying the Ten Commandments in schools and elsewhere while...