US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal of Sheriff’s Deputies Fired for Wife Swapping

US Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal of Sheriff’s Deputies Fired for Wife Swapping

WASHINGTON (AFP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Louisiana sheriff’s firing of two of his deputies for swapping wives and families, refusing to review lower court rulings in a case that raised eyebrows. Brandon Coker and Michael Golden, who worked in the southern state’s Bossier parish, discovered the loves of their lives—in the arms of each other’s wife. After consultation with their families, the men proceeded to simply swap homes—and wives: Golden moved in with Coker’s wife, and Coker made his life with Golden’s wife. Neither couple divorced. In late October 2014, their employer, Chief Deputy Sheriff Charles Owens, was shocked to discover the divorce-less swap. Continue reading this story >> A special message from the publisher… Dear Reader, because of your generous support, we have received enough funds to send many audio Bibles to Iraqi and Syrian refugees...Read more
Mississippi Supreme Court to Decide if Lesbian Can Be Considered Parent of Woman’s Child Following ‘Divorce’

Mississippi Supreme Court to Decide if Lesbian Can Be Considered Parent of Woman’s Child Following ‘Divorce’

JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Supreme Court is set to rule on a case involving two “divorced” women who are locked in a custody battle as one of the women contends that she should also be recognized as the child’s mother, even if she is not the biological parent. Christina Strickland is seeking equal custody of Kimberly Day’s six-year-old son Zayden, who was conceived in 2011 via artificial insemination while they were in a lesbian relationship. The two, which had “wed” in Massachusetts in 2009, separated in 2013 and officially were “divorced” last year. Day went on to marry a man. During the divorce proceedings in October 2016, Rankin County Chancery Judge John Grant gave sole custody of Zayden to Day, stating that while the boy was “a child born during the marriage” he was not “a child born of the marriage.” Read the ruling here. “Zayden has got a natural father somewhere,” he...Read more
Calif. Biologics Companies That Profited From Selling Tissues, Cells of Aborted Babies to Shut Down Under Settlement

Calif. Biologics Companies That Profited From Selling Tissues, Cells of Aborted Babies to Shut Down Under Settlement

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Two former partners of the abortion giant Planned Parenthood that had been sued by the district attorney of Orange County, California over allegations that they profited from the remains of aborted babies have agreed to a $7.8 million legal settlement, and will now shut down all business operations in admitting liability. “This settlement seized all profits from DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, which they acquired by viewing body parts as a commodity and illegally selling fetal tissues for valuable consideration,” District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said in a statement on Friday. “These companies will never be able to operate again in Orange County or the State of California.” As previously reported, Rackauckas filed suit against the two sister companies last October after conducting an investigation in their business practices. His office had been tipped by the...Read more
Judge Rules Govt. Will Not Be ‘Injured’ by Allowing ‘Transgender’ Enlistment in Military Jan. 1

Judge Rules Govt. Will Not Be ‘Injured’ by Allowing ‘Transgender’ Enlistment in Military Jan. 1

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has denied the Trump administration’s request to place a hold on her order allowing those who identify as the opposite *** to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1. “In sum, having carefully considered all of the evidence before it, the court is not persuaded that Defendants will be irreparably injured by allowing the accession of transgender individuals into the military beginning on January 1, 2018,” Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, appointed to the bench by then-President Bill Clinton, wrote in an opinion on Monday. “To the extent Defendants argue that accepting transgender individuals on January 1, 2018 would harm military readiness, the court directs defendants to the court’s finding in its October 30, 2017 memorandum opinion that, onthe record before the court, there is absolutely no support for the claim that service of transgender individuals would...Read more
UK Teacher Punished Over ‘Slip of Tongue’ in ‘Misgendering’ Student Takes School to Employment Tribunal

UK Teacher Punished Over ‘Slip of Tongue’ in ‘Misgendering’ Student Takes School to Employment Tribunal

OXFORD, U.K. — A math teacher in the U.K. who was recently punished for saying “Well done, girls” to a group of students in forgetting that one of the girls prefers to be identified as a boy has taken his case to an employment tribunal. Following an investigation, Joshua Sutcliffe, an associate pastor at Christ Revelation Church in Oxford, was found to have “contravened the school’s equality policy” by “demonstrating discriminatory behaviors.” The suspended teacher was to have faced a disciplinary hearing, which was postponed as officials added on accusations of breach of confidence and bringing disrepute on the school for taking the matter public. Sutcliffe has now written a letter to the headmaster of Cherwell School in Oxford, where he has taught since 2015, to outline his grievances. “As a Christian, I do not share your belief in the ideology of transgenderism. I do not believe...Read more

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