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Texas Judge Can Continue Praying before Courtroom Proceedings, U.S. Appeals Court Rules

Texas Judge Can Continue Praying before Courtroom Proceedings, U.S. Appeals Court Rules

A New Orleans-based appeals court ruled that a Texas judge can continue his prayer ceremonies at the start of his courtroom proceedings.

Hillsong Founder Brian Houston Did Not Conceal Father’s Sexual Abuse of Boy, Lawyer Tells Court

Hillsong Founder Brian Houston Did Not Conceal Father’s Sexual Abuse of Boy, Lawyer Tells Court

In August, Houston was formally charged by the New South Wales Police for failing to report his father’s sexual abuse of a boy in the 1970s after a two-year investigation. Houston promised to “vehemently” profess his innocence in fighting the charges.

Judge OKs Pro-Life Law that Disqualifies Half of Okla.’s Abortion Doctors

Judge OKs Pro-Life Law that Disqualifies Half of Okla.’s Abortion Doctors

Judge Cindy Truong on Monday blocked a law that prohibits abortion if an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detected. However, she let three pro-life laws remain in effect. One of those is a law that requires all medical personnel who perform abortions in the state to be “board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology.”