Lodi, CA Church Files Lawsuit After County Police Force the Pastor to Cease Conducting Easter Services

On Palm Sunday, the Cross Culture Christian Center in Lodi was shut down by police for allegedly disobeying the state of California’s coronavirus health restrictions. Now, the Cross Culture Christian Center in Lodi – along with Pastor Jonathan Duncan – have filed a lawsuit this month, claiming that Governor Gavin…

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An Easter Like No Other…Or Is It?

This Easter is unlike any other in recent history. In an effort to follow government guidelines for “social distancing” related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many churches are voluntarily shutting their doors for the first time in the history of our country.⁣ But you and I know 2020 is not the…

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Are Religious Californians Really Harming the Mental Health of People Who Identify as LGBTQ?

By Dr. Laura Haynes Politicians are saying Californians of many religions are causing people who identify as LGBTQ to exhibit mental health disparities. The research does not support this claim. California politicians are telling people of many religions that their faith is unacceptable to the state. These legislators are pushing…

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“Biology is Not Bigotry,” 1st Grade Teacher Tells CA Legislators

Testifying before a California legislative committee last month, first-grade teacher Raechel Olson told legislators she would “take a bullet for any child,” but she would not harm children by following the state’s proposed gender identity training. Raechel Olson delivered this message to the Senate Education Committee last month in opposition…

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Fairness for Some: How Compromise Harms Christianity and Religious Freedom

By Dean R. Broyles, Esq., president of the National Center for Law and Policy I used to think that the greatest threat to religious liberty was radical sexual liberty, largely an external threat. But as I have observed the response of the church—largely of cultural compromise, capitulation and assimilation—I have come to the sad conclusion that the real problem…

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