Tag archive for ‘cross’
By Zach Jones On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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Florida: Atheists rejoice after judge agrees that Bayview Cross in Pensacola must be removed

Atheists are celebrating their presumed success at getting a cross removed from a public park in Pensacola, Florida, as noted by Fox News’ Todd Starnes. “I am aware that there is a lot of support in Pensacola More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, April 8th, 2016

Judge rules to strip cross from LA County seal

A move counterintuitive to the foundation of Los Angeles, a California federal judge has ruled with plaintiffs who argued it was unconstitutional for Los Angeles County supervisors to place a Christian cross on More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, October 5th, 2015
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Lesbian Lutheran Bishop Eva Brunne removes crosses, ‘less offensive to Muslims’

The world’s first lesbian bishop of a mainstream Christian denomination in Sweden moved to remove its crosses as to make it less offensive to Muslims. Bishop Eva Brunne of the Lutheran Church of Sweden has proposed More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
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Elizabeth Warren praises Black Lives Matter, revisits allegations of racism, police shootings

In a Sunday speech on racial inequality, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for broad policing reform, de-escalation training and body cameras for all police officers. She compared the current Black Lives More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, February 1st, 2015

China: Journalist detained after reporting on destruction of crosses

Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang detained and questioned a Hong Kong journalist who went to cover a story about the demolition of church crosses in the region. Jiang Yannan, a reporter for More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, September 22nd, 2014
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ASU football players get crosses back on helmets to honor

Arkansas State University football players will once again be permitted to place cross decals on their helmets to honor two teammates who died. The change in school policy was quick after thousands contacted the More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Christian pastor Huang Yizi in China sentenced to 10 years in jail for protesting

A Christian pastor in China could receive a 10-year prison sentence for protesting China’s cross removal campaign. The official charges against Huang Yizi is “gathering to assault a state organ.”   Huang More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Appeals court rules that Ground Zero cross can stay at 9/11 Museum

A cross-shaped beam from the devastation at Ground Zero will be permitted at the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum. The three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Cross burned at Tennessee church, police say it was a ‘hate crime’

A burned cross was found Tuesday morning at a Baptist church in Tennessee after a church member saw the fire and contacted police. Sgt. Charles Gill, of the Clarksville Police Department, said the incident was a More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Intolerant atheists still fighting Ground Zero Cross, can’t enjoy ‘freedom to be offended’

America is great because you have the freedom to be offended. Homosexuals are executed in Muslim countries, the woman in Sudan has been re-arrested for marrying a Christian man, but here in America a cross-shaped More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

US Supreme Court now may hear cases against crosses at war memorials

After last week’s 5-4 decision upholding Christian prayer at government meetings, courts are taking on cases that challenge crosses displayed in public places. Two primary cases are in question:  the Memorial More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Chinese officials return to demolish church, the protest grows as tension rises

Hundreds of Christians returned have returned their blockade around the Sanjang Church in China to protect the facility from demolition by government officials. ICC, International Christian Concern, says that number More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, April 25th, 2014

Marco Gusmini, Italian crushed by giant crucifix

A giant crucifix honoring Pope John Paul II collapsed onto an Italian man, crushing him to death. The incidient occurred just days before the pontiff is to be canonized. Marco Gusmini, 21, died on the spot when More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, April 7th, 2014

Church in China set to demolished for not removing the cross from the top of the building

A Three-Self Patriotic Movement church in China’s coastal Zhejiang province is facing demolition after refusing to remove the cross that tops the building. Sanjijang Church CCL Facebook photo “When the Party More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Atheist group still battling to remove World Trade Center cross from 9/11 Memorial

American Atheists has threatening to sue if the 17-foot crossbeam found at Ground Zero is not removed or modifited to include an “atheist monument,” the National Post details in a Mar. 11 report. A group More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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EEOC rules on religious protections: wearing a cross, Sikh turban in workplace

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued new, detailed guidelines for employers Thursday as the number of complaints and million-dollar settlements for cases of religious workplace discrimination More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, March 3rd, 2014

California judge rules veterans monument with cross is unconstitutional

A federal judge in California has ruled that a Veterans monument which includes a cross is an unconstitutional endorsement of Christianity. As previously reported by Christian News, the city council of Lake Elsinore More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Arkansas police chief Jeremy Clark refuses to remove cross from police department lawn after atheist group complains

An Arkansas police chief is refusing a Wisconsin atheist group’s demands to remove a cross from the lawn of the police department. Searcy Police Chief Jeremy Clark told reporters that the cross was planted in More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, December 16th, 2013

Cross at Mount Soledad war memorial must be torn down: ‘unconstitutional government endorsement of Christianity’

The cross at a historic war memorial must be torn down as a federal judge has ruled it is an unconstitutional government endorsement of Christianity. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has been fighting against More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, July 8th, 2013

Fan complains and St Louis Cardinals GM orders cross and Stan Musial ‘6’ to be removed from mound

St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak has ordered a small cross etched in the pitching mound be removed. Mozeliak Post-Dispatch he had been unaware of the marks until they were featured in news reports. “Once More...

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