Judge Kemp’s Bible Gift to Amber Guyger Angers Atheist Group

On Wednesday, October 2, former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the murder of Botham Jean. During the victim impact portion of the sentencing hearing, Jean’s younger brother, Brandt Jean, gave an incredibly compelling and compassionate statement in which he forgave Guyger and encouraged her to turn her life over to Christ. Before Guyger left the courtroom, Judge Tammy Kemp went into chambers and returned with her Bible, which she gave to Guyger to take with her to prison. There is no way to paraphrase the raw emotion of either of these actions

Arizona State Agency Forbids Employees from Discussing Religion

Personnel at the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) now have to be very careful about what they talk about with their coworkers. They have recently been told that their organization no longer upholds freedom of religion or freedom of speech. Meeting notes taken by a DES staff member show how much has changed in the six months since Arizona DES Director Tim Jeffries, known for unashamedly displaying his devout Catholic beliefs, was forced to resign. Along with being told to avoid raising their voices, being disrespectful, or kissing each other, employees are also being trained to avoid all discussion

Atheist Group Suing Trump over Religious Freedom Executive Order

The atheist Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) announced late last week they would be suing the Trump administration over an executive order on religious liberty which the President signed on Thursday. Although many political commentators, including some on the left, reacted to the executive order by pointing out its relative weakness, FFRF claims the order is unconstitutional because it necessitates the government to favor religion over non-religion. Despite the fact that the order applies to all non-profits, the group claims it will unfairly benefit churches and religious organizations. According to the suit, “President Trump’s EO creates the appearance of government