Faith in the Public Square

Silent prayer in public is protected by the Constitution, US Supreme Court rules in coach prayer case

The government cannot punish its employees or anyone else for silent prayer, even at public events and facilities, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in another landmark victory for religious liberty. Justices ruled 6-3 that assistant football coach Joe Kennedy was unconstitutionally suspended, and ultimately separated from his job, by Bremerton High School in Washington state…
Faith in the Public Square June 21st, 2022

Whatcha talkin’ ’bout Willis? NFL standout walks away from millions to walk with Christ

Indianapolis Colts safety Khari Willis has a new playbook. It’s called the Bible.   Willis has announced his retirement from the National Football League to pursue a calling to ministry. His decision was announced Thursday on Instagram after only three years in professional football.   Willis, a father of twin boys born prematurely, walks away at just 26,…

As SCOTUS decision on abortion looms, major media ignore pro-abortion attacks on churches, Kavanaugh

(Religion Unplugged) – There have been at least 41 incidents of attacks against churches and crisis-pregnancy facilities since the May 2 leak of the Supreme Court draft decision that revealed the potential fall of Roe v. Wade. The attacks have included property theft, vandalism, arson and property destruction. How do we know this? A front page…
Faith in the Public Square June 13th, 2022

Faith helps drive Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in NBA title quest

(Religion Unplugged) – It was back in January, when the NBA season was still young, that Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors had gotten off to a poor start. Curry, a three-time NBA champion, has been the lynchpin of this Warriors team over the past decade. It was no surprise then that the two-time MVP…

Brodie Croyle, former NFL quarterback, is an all-pro champion for Christian education

Former NFL quarterback Brodie Croyle, who played primarily for the Kansas City Chiefs, understands the benefits of growing up in a Christian school and being raised with Christian values, and he’s not afraid to talk about it.  “I’ve seen these values unfold in my life,” the former University of Alabama football star said to a large…

Christian pro golfers Burns and Scheffler absolutely torching the PGA Tour while spreading the good word

Best friends and outspoken Christians Sam Burns and Scottie Scheffler put faith to the fore once again Sunday on the PGA Tour, with a short but dazzling playoff at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth.  It was Burns who bested his friend on the first playoff hole with a sensational 38-foot birdie putt to win.…

Ohio bill would protect students’ faith

(The Center Square) – Professors at Ohio colleges and universities could be required to accommodate students’ religious beliefs and practices if a bill recently passed by the House becomes law. The “Testing Your Faith Act,” according to co-sponsor Rep. Gary Click, R-Vickery, would eliminate the potential of having to choose between academic standing and religion for students…

‘In God We Trust’ decals OK to go back on police vehicles, after Haven City Council reversal

The people have spoken. What’s more, they have been heard. For now. After voting to strip “In God We Trust” decals off the city’s police cars, the Haven, Kansas city council voted Monday to put them back on. The U-turn followed a huge public outcry against the council’s May 2 move, including a packed council meeting…

Judge stops Biden admin mandates forcing employers to pay for, perform transgender medical procedures despite religious objections

The Biden administration cannot force religious employers and healthcare providers to pay for and provide transgender medical procedures and treatments that go against deeply held religious beliefs – at least for now. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel M. Traynor of North Dakota issued an order on Monday that temporarily stops two Biden administration mandates forcing religious…

Louisiana Supreme Court dismisses criminal charges against pastor for defying COVID-19 restrictions

(The Center Square) — The Louisiana Supreme Court has dismissed criminal charges against a pastor who defied Gov. John Bel Edwards’ coronavirus restrictions in 2020. The high court’s 5-2 ruling found the governor’s executive orders limiting gatherings, first to 50 people then to 10, violated Rev. Tony Spell’s religious freedoms. Spell drew national attention when he…