[It was formed] with a heart toward providing high school student athletes with a competitive sports arena within a Christian culture… It has been a road paved with ups and downs, and though our league is young we have learned a vast amount and improved a great deal. Our future is bright because we can accomplish all things through Christ and through your support.
Arkansas Restaurant Owner Defends Church Bulletin Discount by Saying Atheists Can Just Download One Online
I don’t understand why business owners can’t grasp a simple concept: They have to treat their customers equally. Just as bakers can’t say they won’t make you a wedding cake because you’re gay, restaurant owners can’t say that Christians get to pay less than everyone else. But we’ve seen that sort of thing happen time and time again.
The latest brouhaha involves Bailey’s Pizza in Searcy, Arkansas, where owner Stephen Rose will take 10% off your meal if you bring in a church bulletin (see above sign). But since that discriminates against non-Christians, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent him a warning letter (on behalf of a local resident).
Earlier this week, following a warning from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM), which runs more than 40 Navy Lodge hotels across the world, agreed to remove all the bibles from their rooms.
That didn’t mean bibles were banned — guests could always bring in their own copies or request one from the front desk. But the default setting of “let’s promote Christianity in Navy hotels” was finally turned off.
Or so we thought.
A Conservative Christian Group is Now Begging the IRS to Come After Politicking Churches So They Can Fight Back
Last month, in the face of a lawsuit from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the IRS agreed that it would enforce its own rules and go after pastors who endorsed political candidates from the pulpit. This had become a trend in recent years, especially with “Pulpit Freedom Sunday,” but the IRS never went after those churches.