British Christians Appeal Discrimination Rulings

In recent years, a number of cases in Great Britain have gone to court involving Christians who claim they have been victims of discrimination.  Often the decisions against these Christians have been upheld, the cumulative effect of which has been to give rise to the...

Va. Judge Rules Against Breakaway Episcopal Parishes

(RNS) Seven congregations that broke with the Episcopal Church in 2006 over its liberal policies on homosexuality are not entitled to keep parish property estimated to be worth millions, a Virginia judge ruled on Tuesday (Jan. 10). The ruling by Fairfax County Judge...

Sexual Abusers Hard to Profile or Predict

(RNS) The grand jury report reads like a textbook profile of child sexual abuse. Jerry Sandusky, former assistant football coach at Penn State, allegedly bought one boy golf clubs and a computer, took him swimming at a hotel pool, wrestled with him and invited him to...

Justice Dept. settles in mosque construction dispute

WASHINGTON (RNS) The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday (Sept. 6) announced a settlement with Henrico County, Va., over the county’s alleged violation of a federal anti-discrimination law when it refused to rezone property for a group of Muslims who wanted to build a...

Judge Tosses Out San Fran’s Circumcision Referendum

(RNS) A proposed circumcision ban will not appear on San Francisco’s citywide ballot in November, a Superior Court judge tentatively ruled Wednesday (July 27). Judge Loretta Giorgi has determined that as “a widely practiced medical procedure,” circumcision cannot be...