News & Events

Feb19
NEW CONSCIENCE AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DIVISION ANNOUNCED BY TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

VAIB is thrilled to learn that the Department of Health And Human Services, under direction by the Trump administration, has announced the creation of the "Conscience and Religious Freedom" Division.  As the article states, the new division will "ensure that health care professionals enjoy the same rights they have had for decades—to not face coercion or discriminatory actions if they decide not to participate in certain procedures such as abortion, sterilization, or assisted suicide because...

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Feb16
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT CLAIMS THAT CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS WORSHIP THE SAME GOD

The parent of a sixth grader in Illinois has called attention to a homework assignment featuring an article stating that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.  Specifically, the article states "“Judaism, Christianity and Islam are three of the world’s major religions. While they have many differences, they all believe in the same God.”  VAIB is concerned about scenarios such as this, where educational institutions falsely represent the Christian religion by making...

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Feb15
BILL IN GEORGIA WOULD ALLOW PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES MORE FREEDOM TO PRAY

SB 361 has been introduced in Georgia to amend an existing state law allowing freedom of religious expression by public school employees, allowing public employees to participate in prayer when invited to do so by students.  VAIB supports the religious freedoms of public employees in situations such as this to exercise their religious freedoms by openly praying in public without fear of retribution. Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2018/02/01/ga-bill-could-let-high-school-coaches-pray-wstudents...

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Feb14
ACLU PUSHING FOR MIDWIVES TO BE ABLE TO PERFORM ABORTIONS

Presently in the state of Montana, it is illegal for advanced practice registered nurses (such as midwives) to perform abortions.  However, the ACLU of Montana is now suing to change that law, hoping to provide easier access to the "procedure" since the state presently only has four abortion clinics.  VAIB stands for the sanctity of life in all cases, as the Bible clearly defines life beginning at conception.  Read more here: http://christiannews.net/2018/02/01/aclu-wants-montana-to-allow-nurse-practitioners-midwives-to-perform-abortions/...

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Feb13
OHIO FAIRNESS ACT - FAIR TO WHOM?

HB 160, also known as the "Ohio Fairness Act" has been introduced in the lower chamber of the state's General Assembly.  The proposed bill is intended to prohibit sexual or gender discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, and public accommodations.  However, as the article highlights, it actually "creates a discriminatory environment against people of faith in the marketplace and in ministry", with the possibility of shutting down Christian ministries in the area of adoption...

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Feb12
VA HOUSE PANEL STOPS FIVE LGBT NONDISCRIMINATION BILLS

A Virginia House panel failed to pass legislation intended to prevent discrimination in the areas of housing and employment against LGBT individuals.  Opponents of the bills, however, pointed out that the legislation could provide real trouble for religious institutions such as colleges who would then be forced to provide housing for homosexual couples.  VAIB opposed those bills to protect the religious freedoms of Christian organizations who do not want to violate their conscience regarding...

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Feb09
VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY CONSIDERING CHANGES TO VOTING PRACTICES

The Virginia General Assembly is looking to potentially overhaul voting practices, especially in light of the tie in the 94th House District race which took place this past election.  The subcommittee will focus on absentee voting, assignment of voters to legislative districts in split voting precincts, and procedures for tiebreakers and recounts.  Read more here: http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/general-assembly/after-chaos-of-virginia-general-assembly-looks-to-overhaul-election/article_d437e3c6-864b-5ff7-b584-83678ba24cb0.html...

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Feb08
TEXAS CHEERLEADERS UNDER FIRE FOR PLACING BIBLE VERSES ON SIGNS

Cheerleaders in a Texas high school are under fire for displaying Bible verses on signs at football games.  In October of 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Texas ruled in favor of the cheerleaders, stating that the  “cheerleaders’ speech expressed on the run-through banners is best characterized as the pure private speech of the students.”  However, the school board is appealing the case to the Texas Supreme Court.  VAIB continues to stand for the First...

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Feb07
FOOTBALL COACH WHO PRAYED “IN PUBLIC” WILL APPEAL HIS CASE TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT

High school coach Joe Kennedy was recently denied another hearing by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Although the coach simply recited a silent prayer mid-field during a football game, the court ruled that " ... the school district can fire an employee for engaging in prayer or religious conduct like Coach Kennedy does and that that employee is not entitled to constitutional protection under these circumstances."  VAIB watches such cases closely, especially in...

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Feb06
US HOUSE PASSES HR4712

Friend- Knowing that you share my commitment to upholding family values, I wanted to update you on what has been going on in Washington, DC this week. Today, pro-life activists from around the country are in town for the March for Life—the nation’s largest annual pro-life event. The March for Life seeks to provide all Americans with a place to voice their support for the sanctity of life. Each year, the march coalesces at the National Mall and travels down Constitution Avenue until they...

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Feb05
CALIFORNIA PARENTS ABUSE 13 CHILDREN

Child abuse is always deplorable, but only worse when done under the guise of religious freedom.  The Turpins were supposedly educating under a religious home school statute in California. VAIB staunchly condemns such activity and is hopeful that no such activity is occurring in Virginia. https://world.wng.org/content/13_severely_abused_siblings_rescued_from_california_home

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Feb02
NEW YEAR, SAME OLD THREATS

Parental rights are still under vicious attack, according to this article by Michael Ramey, Director of Communications and Research at parentalrights.org.  The article addresses the fact that "your rights to make those vital decisions for your child too often depend on the good graces of someone—a doctor, a teacher, a social services investigator—who shouldn’t have that kind of power over your innocent family."  VAIB continues to stand with organizations such as parentalrights.org to...

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Feb01
TRUMP ADDRESSES “MARCH FOR LIFE” SUPPORTER

VAIB is encouraged to see President Trump show his support for life by being the first president to address those attending the March for Life. We further appreciate his efforts as President to stop tax dollars going to Planned Parenthood. Read more here:   http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=WA18A26&f=WU18A10

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Jan31
COMMITTEE DROPS BILL TO ALLOW CONVERSION THERAPY FOR LGBTQ

The Virginia Senate Education and Health Committee narrowly voted to kill a bill related to the LGBTQ community dealing with prevention of "conversion therapy" for those wanting to change their sexual orientation.  The bill was defeated by Republicans on the committee, as it could have potentially "prohibit members of religious communities from counseling youths".  VAIB stands against this bill, as it could potentially strip the rights of Pastors or other religious counselors from Biblically...

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Jan30
ATHEIST GROUP WANTS TEN COMMANDMENTS MONUMENT REMOVED FROM SANTA FE PUBLIC PARK

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has contacted Santa Fe, New Mexico city officials regarding the removal of a six-foot Ten Commandments statue located in a public park.  According to the atheist group, argues that “The First Commandment alone makes it obvious why the Ten Commandments may not be posted on government property. The government has no business telling citizens which God they must have, how many gods they must have, or that they must have any God at all."  VAIB...

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Jan29
TRUMP DECLARES JANUARY 16TH AS NATIONAL DAY OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

President Trump has declared January 16th as a National Day of Religious Freedom.  The proclamation is of great encouragement to those who are being persecuted for their religious beliefs.  VAIB supports proclamations such as this which promote the rights of citizens to live out their religious beliefs without fear of persecution from the government.  Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/persecution/2018/01/19/trump-praised-for-recognizing-religious-freedom-day

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Jan26
DR. LEE WARE ON A “BRAVE NEW WORLD”

Del. Lee Ware gave an emotional floor speech on Friday, January 12, challenging fellow delegates to treat one another with utmost respect and courtesy while embracing changes to this political body.  He implored the members: “May we differ, but never demean. May we listen, as well as clamor. And… emerge… in a kind of friendship that transcends solely partisan obligations….” Words to consider in our walk of life. (Written by Eddy Aliff, Executive Director of VAIB)...

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Jan25
CHINESE OFFICIALS DEMOLISH EVANGELICAL MEGACHURCH

While religious liberty is not protected in China, it is disappointing to see a government destroy churches to protect the government. This is why VAIB continues to be a voice for religious liberty in Virginia. Read more here: https://world.wng.org/content/chinese_officials_demolish_evangelical_megachurch

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Jan24
MARIJUANA AND THE RULE OF THE LAW

VAIB believes marijuana to be harmful to society as a whole. The comments of Congressman Morgan Griffith from Virginia’s 9th District makes some great points regarding this issue. Read more here: https://morgangriffith.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398846

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Jan23
U.S. SUPREME COURT DECLINES TO HEAR CASE ATTACKING RELIGIOUS LIBERTY LAW

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case that would have attacked a religious liberty law in Mississippi.  The law, which took effect in October of last year, provides a defense against government persecution for religious convictions in the areas of marriage, gender identity, and other sexual issues.  The plaintiffs argued that the U.S. Supreme Court should hear the case because it is hostile towards LGBT people in Mississippi.  VAIB supports laws such as this that uphold...

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Jan22
RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS

When government provides religious exemptions, is this crossing the line by government? Read this thought-provoking article to see why this is not the case. http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2017/12/20609/?utm_source=The+Witherspoon+Institute&utm_campaign=cb2f279cd8-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_15ce6af37b-cb2f279cd8-84167269

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Jan19
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS ALSO ERODING IN CANADA

The U.S. is not the only country where citizens are losing their religious freedom.  Read this insightful article about the erosion of religious freedom in Canada.  VAIB remains committed to strengthening religious liberties by keeping you informed on issues that Christians are facing. Read more here: http://dailysignal.com/2017/12/28/religious-liberty-eroding-canada-heres-americans-learn/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MorningBell%22&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTldSbVlqUmpaR0ZoTlRFeSIsInQiOiJHblRqbmpyQ2hVVXRaUW1nUnI1TWVUNnphZWlDaUljYUJaeXk1Q2s1TForbVlKU28raVFkSWowR3l0dnB0TW9rWHVrVnFtcHhGNXkzb25jME0waUF2Tkt1QjRDRmg3amw2ZHp3anZWMHhhbnR4a0ZOWkZPd3lFK2xzeGdUQWpcLzYifQ%3D%3D...

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Jan18
WHY RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS ARE NOT SOCIAL PRIVILEGES

When government provides religious exemptions, is this crossing the line by government? Read this thought-provoking article to see why this is not the case. http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2017/12/20609/?utm_source=The+Witherspoon+Institute&utm_campaign=cb2f279cd8-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_15ce6af37b-cb2f279cd8-84167269

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Jan17
WHAT THE NEW VIRGINIA GOVERNOR WILL FACE

Here is an overview of the upcoming General Assembly and some issues Gov. Ralph Northam will probably face when he takes office. http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/jeff-schapiro/schapiro-fresh-challenges-for-va-s-frosh-governor/article_cff3ba59-b79b-5ca2-ab6e-25a3956f454c.html

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Jan16
THE CHRISTIAN BAKER CASE NEED NOT HAVE ENDED UP AT THE SUPREME COURT

Read this view as to why the Christian baker, Jack Phillips, should never have been taken to court. How far one’s religious liberties can be exercised is still a matter of debate. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/454423/christian-bakers-refuse-bake-gay-wedding-cake-are-not-bigots

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Jan15
HOUSE CONVENES, UNANIMOUSLY ELECTS DELEGATE KIRK COX AS SPEAKER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2018 Contact: Parker Slaybaugh (804) 731-4976   House of Delegates convenes, unanimously elects Delegate Kirk Cox Speaker The Virginia House of Delegates unanimously elected Delegate Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) on Wednesday as the 55th Speaker of the House. Cox was sworn in immediately following his election. Below are his remarks to the House as prepared for delivery. If the House would allow me a moment. Three hundred and ninety nine years ago, our...

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Jan12
ANOTHER PLANNED PARENTHOOD CLINIC CLOSED

A Planned Parenthood clinic in Iowa has been forced to close due to a lack of funding from the government.  The abortion clinic relied upon the $2.7 million annual funding, which has now been redirected to clinics that do not perform abortions.  VAIB opposes using tax funds for abortion, as the Bible clearly defines life beginning at conception. Read more here: http://dailysignal.com/2017/12/28/another-planned-parenthood-clinic-shuts-its-doors/

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Jan11
COLLEGE COURSES THAT PROMOTE THE RELIGION OF SEX

Universities across the nation are offering courses for college credits that abandon biology altogether.  Courses such as "Beyond the Binary: Transgender and Race", "Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music", and "Queering God: Feminist and Queer Theology" are among just a few of the courses being offered.  Read the article below to find out how universities are "promoting a dogmatic secularism with a kind of religious fervor intent on urging students to abandon reality and live in their own...

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Jan10
NEWLY RELEASED HOMOSEXUAL FRIENDLY BIBLE APP

A homosexual activist has released a Bible app that refers to God in "neutral" terms and caters to homosexual and transgender users.  The app is described as a  "progressive bible app for Christians who are LGBT affirming, pro women, and center people of color".  VAIB is saddened by efforts to change the Bible to affirm non-biblical positions.  Read more here: http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/71670/20171201/lesbian-launch-gay-friendly-bible-app-referring-god-gender-neutral.htm...

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Jan09
VIRGINIA HOUSE SPEAKER BILL HOWELL HOSPITALIZED

VAIB  is praying for a speedy recovery for Speaker Howell. We are thankful for his many years of faithful service to Virginia. http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/virginia-house-speaker-bill-howell-hospitalized-after-emergency-heart-surgery/article_464fd034-fb18-558a-bf9f-6ea244fb187c.html?utm_source=RTD%20Email

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Jan08
TIEBREAKER DRAWING GOES TO REPUBLICAN DAVID YANCEY

The House of Delegates now has its final delegate, Republican David Yancey. This gives 51 Republican delegates and 49 Democratic delegates. I expect there will be, and should be, more willingness for both sides to work together on issues. http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/yancey-wins-tiebreaker-for-key-virginia-seat-simonds-says-she/article_b22c3fba-35cf-53d0-97b0-3a18dc671e02.html?utm_source=RTD%20Email

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Jan05
VIRGINIA ABORTION CENTER BECOMES PRO-LIFE MEDICAL CLINIC

A former abortion center in Northern Virginia, “Amethyst Health Center,” has now opened as a pro-life medical clinic called "Mother of Mercy Free Medical Clinic."  The former abortion clinic that performed over 1,300 abortions per year is now a free, pro-life, medical clinic offering services to the women in the Northern Virginia community.  VAIB supports medical facilities such as this that support the unborn and offer health services to community members.  Read more here:...

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Jan04
CONSERVATIVE COLLEGE STUDENTS FACE INSULTS & THREATS

Conservative college students across the country are increasingly facing insults and threats because of their views.  “Free speech is being shut down on college campuses around the country,” Madison Faupel, the president of the Minnesota College Republicans, told the Star Tribune".  VAIB stands for the First Amendment rights of students across the country to share their political and faith-based views without fear of retribution.  Read more here: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/11/conservative-college-students-in-minnesota-face-insults-threats-for-political-views.html...

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Jan03
SUPREME COURT ARGUMENTS IN MASTERPIECE CAKE SHOP CASE

On December 5th, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the Masterpiece Cake Shop case, where owner Jack Phillips is being sued by a homosexual couple for refusing to create a cake for their same-sex wedding.  The following article outlines some of the oral arguments that took place inside of the court room.  VAIB stands for the First Amendment rights of business owners to deny service based upon their religious convictions.  Read more here: http://adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2017/12/08/masterpiece-cakeshop-oral-arguments-a-view-from-inside-the-supreme-court...

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Jan02
GENDER IDENTITY VS BIOLOGICAL GENDER

The following is an excellent article written by a pediatrician who clearly outlines the reasons why gender identity is not biological.  VAIB stands with the Biblical definition of two genders based upon biological sex as assigned by God, our Creator. Read more here: http://dailysignal.com/2017/12/11/cretella-transcript/

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Jan01
AIR FORCE COLONEL SUSPENDED FROM DUTY FOR REFUSAL TO SIGN SAME-SEX CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

A decision by Colonel Bohannon, a 20 year veteran of the Air Force, has grounded him with a suspension.  When faced with a "certificate of appreciation" to endorse a same-sex union, the Colonel refused to sign the certificate, even though he requested a religious accommodation not to do so.  The Family Research Council has presented the Air Force with a petition signed by over 77,000 people (along with the support of eight U.S. Senators)  in an attempt to reverse the suspension. ...

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Dec22
PRO-LIFE TEEN PUNCHED OUTSIDE OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD FACILITY

A fifteen year old "Students for Life" teen who was peacefully demonstrating across from a Planned Parenthood facility was attacked by a young woman who grabbed a sign out of her hand and punched her in the stomach.  VAIB stands for the rights of people to express their religious beliefs in a peaceful and orderly way.  Read more here: https://www.toddstarnes.com/faith/watch-pro-life-teen-punched-outside-planned-parenthood-clinic/

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Dec21
CENSORSHIP OF CHRISTIANS ONLINE

The National Religious Broadcasters are launching an effort to combat censorship of Christians by search engines and social media sites.  The purpose is to "expose the censorship of Christians on the Internet by social media search engine giant Google, as well as the popular social media channels Facebook and Twitter."  VAIB fully supports the First Amendment rights to free speech, especially in the area of sharing faith-based beliefs. Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/media/2017/12/10/censoring-christians-google-and-facebook-and-twitter-oh-my...

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Dec20
MAINE SCHOOL BOARD REVERSES DECISION REGARDING “I WILL PRAY FOR YOU” COMMENT BY TEACHER

A school board in Maine has reconsidered its decision that threatened the rights of a teacher who told someone "I will pray for you".  Earlier this year, the teacher was reprimanded and warned that her statements were not allowed on school property.  However,after filing an EEOC complaint, the teacher has now been given an “updated memorandum acknowledging [her] protected First Amendment right to privately discuss religion among her coworkers.”  VAIB supports the...

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Dec19
PRO-LIFE STUDENTS SUE AN OHIO UNIVERSITY OVER DISPLAY OF CROSS

Pro-life students at the University of Miami in Ohio are suing the institution over the right to display a cross on campus.  The pro-life group erects the cross every year to encourage Christians to continue to stand for the rights of the unborn, but this year, the University prohibited the display of the cross on campus.  VAIB stands for the First Amendment rights of students to display religious symbols in such cases on public university campuses.  Read more here: http://dailysignal.com/2017/12/01/pro-life-students-sue-miami-university-because-it-wont-let-them-erect-a-cross/...

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Dec18
PARENTS RESPOND TO PRO-LGBTQ DISPLAY AT PUBLIC LIBRARY

Parents in Temple, Texas held a meeting with library officials over a display that promotes LGBTQ issues, stating that the display was a political issue that is not relevant to their town.  They pushed the officials to also have a display that would provide information for those who wanted to give up the LGBTQ lifestyle.  VAIB continues to stand with the Biblical classification of homosexuality as a sin.  Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/culture/2017/11/27/parents-respond-to-gay-pride-push-in-local-library...

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Dec15
FREE SPEECH FAIRNESS ACT - SINK OR SWIM?

The Senate will be considering the Free Speech Fairness Act upon its return from recess after the holiday.  The Free Speech Fairness Act was introduced in February 2017 and states that a religious organization may speak more freely regarding political campaigns without fear of losing its tax-exempt status.  VAIB is in full support of this bill, as it supports the true intentions of the First Amendment right to free speech and practice of religion.  Read more here: https://onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2017/11/23/will-free-speech-fairness-act-sink-or-swim...

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Dec14
E.W. JACKSON PLANS A RUN FOR SENATE AGAINST TIM KAINE

E.W. Jackson, a conservative Republican and minister, is planning to run for Senate against Tim Kaine (D) next year.  He joins Republican Corey Stewart, a Prince William County official who ran for Governor earlier this year.  Stay tuned to VAIB for the latest in the 2018 election coverage. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/ew-jackson-conservative-firebrand-preparing-us-senate-bid-in-virginia/2017/12/05/ddccfdc6-d9e1-11e7-b859-fb0995360725_story.html?utm_term=.af2d2cc51448...

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Dec13
BARBIE INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT PROMOTES HOMOSEXUALITY

Barbie's Instagram account recently featured a picture of two female dolls holding hands wearing "Love Wins" T-shirts, in an effort to promote homosexuality.  The posting received mixed reviews, from praise to criticism, and is being used to raise money for a homosexuality advocacy group.  VAIB continues to stand with the Biblical definition of homosexuality as a sin.  Read more here: http://christiannews.net/2017/12/02/barbie-instagram-account-shows-doll-wearing-homosexual-advocacy-love-wins-t-shirt/...

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Dec12
TEXAS JUDGE SUPPORTS DISMEMBERMENT ABORTIONS OVER STATE LAW

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed S.B. 8 into law this past September, to  prohibit dismemberment abortions, except for in the case of medical emergency.  However, Planned Parenthood immediately and successfully blocked the enforcement of the law by bringing a lawsuit against the state.  A federal judge has now ruled that “The State’s valid interest in promoting respect for the life of the unborn, although legitimate, is not sufficient to justify such a substantial...

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Dec11
POSSIBLE CHANGES TO TRANSGENDER POLICY IN MAINE IS PROBLEMATIC

Schools in Portland, ME are considering a new transgender policy which will require that teachers respect the wishes of transgender students even in cases where the student's wishes go against those of their parent's.   The "Transgender and Gender Expansive Student Policy" states that the school district will “abide by the wishes of the student with regard to their gender identity and gender expression while at school."  VAIB opposes policies in cases such as...

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Dec08
AMELIA COUNTY STUDENTS TOLD NOT TO PRAY IN SCHOOL

Students of a high school in Amelia County were recently threatened with suspension for praying in between classes while on school property.  After parents and students met with school administrators, the principal that issued the threat apologized to the students.  As one of the parents stated, "“They accepted the fact that we pray and we’re allowed to do that in school now, and it just means the world to every Christian in Amelia County."  VAIB stands with the rights of...

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Dec07
OHIO PASSES LAW PREVENTING ABORTION OF DOWN SYNDROME BABIES

The Ohio legislature has passed a law known as the Down-Syndrome Discrimination Act, which prohibits abortion of babies based upon a diagnosis of Down-Syndrome.  VAIB continues to stand for the rights of the unborn, as the Bible clearly defines that life begins at conception.  Read more here: http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2017/november/ohio-senate-says-no-to-abortion-based-on-down-syndrome-diagnosis  

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Dec06
GOVERNMENT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST CHURCHES?

This article addresses the topic of government discrimination against churches, often over land-use disputes.  As the article points out, many times these types of disputes are really just a cover-up for discriminatory actions towards churches.  VAIB stands with the rights of churches to be treated fairly by local, state, and federal government agencies.  Read more here: https://www.adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2017/11/14/is-this-land-for-churches  

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Dec05
HOMOSEXUAL COUPLE SUPPORTS RIGHT OF BAKER TO REFUSE SERVICE

A homosexual couple is offering their support to Jack Phillips, whose refusal to provide service for homosexual weddings has resulted in a Supreme Court case.  When asked to explain their support for Jack, the couple replied "because we don’t think any artist should be forced to create for something that violates their beliefs.”  VAIB supports the rights of Christian business owners to refuse service if that service goes against the owner's religious beliefs.  Read more...

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Dec04
VOLUNTARY LUNCH TIME BIBLE CLASS TERMINATED

Secularists are once again intimidating school officials, this time over a voluntary lunch time Bible study in a Michigan elementary school.  The Bible study has been  terminated on the grounds that the study was being led by a fifth grade teacher.  According to the article, "Every public-school teacher, principal and superintendent should know that they are prohibited from engaging in any activity with students that involves religious beliefs, rituals or doctrines." VAIB stands...

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Dec01
GRANDFATHER BANNED FROM READING BIBLE IN PUBLIC

A grandfather has been banned from reading his Bible while sitting on a public sidewalk in Tennessee, as the law forbids it without permission from the government.  The grandfather, however, is challenging the ordinance as it clearly is unconstitutional.  VAIB supports the rights of citizens in cases such as this to publicly express their religious beliefs.  Read more here: http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2017/november/attorneys-grandfather-banned-from-reading-bible-on-public-sidewalk-in-tennessee-town...

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Nov30
MISSISSIPPI FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE LAW CHALLENGED

In 2016, a law was passed in Mississippi protecting citizens from government discrimination based upon their beliefs.  It hasn't taken long for the law to be challenged all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, despite the fact that the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of keeping the law.  VAIB supports the rights of business owners and citizens in such cases to make decisions based upon their religious beliefs without fear of government persecution.  Read more here: https://www.adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2017/11/15/if-the-goal-is-to-live-and-let-live-scotus-should-uphold-this-mississippi-law...

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Nov29
NEW APP ALLOWS TEENS TO ORDER BIRTH CONTROL WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION OR PARENTAL PERMISSION

NURX is a new app on the market targeting sexually active teens who are seeking birth control without parental consent.  The app allows the teens to order birth control without a prescription from a doctor or parental permission.  Coined the "Uber" of birth control, the teen can have birth control medication mailed directly to them.  VAIB is opposed to apps such as this that promote the promiscuity of children, especially without parental consent.  Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/science-tech/2017/11/15/parents-alerted-to-birth-control-app...

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Nov28
DOCTOR CHALLENGES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH’S STATEMENT THAT “LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION”

On October 31st, VAIB posted an article reporting that the U.S. Department of Health had officially declared that life begins at conception in its written documentation.  However, Dr. Richard Poulson is strongly opposing the declaration, stating that it is based upon religious belief and not science, thereby endorsing religious views which violates the separation of church and state.  VAIB supports the Biblical definition that life begins at conception, as is clearly supported by science. ...

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Nov27
TRANSGENDER CHILDREN - FEELINGS VS FACTS?

Read this eye-opening article written about several doctors who are criticizing the standard "treatment" of transgender children.  Three doctors specializing in pediatrics, biology, and psychiatry, are criticizing what they say is the reliance on feelings over facts when it comes to the study and treatment of transgender children.  VAIB stands for the Biblical definition of a person's gender as male or female, assigned by God, our Creator. http://dailysignal.com/2017/11/02/what-these-3-doctors-think-should-be-done-for-children-who-think-they-are-transgender/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MorningBell%22&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTW1ZeVlqaGtOV05sWVdSayIsInQiOiJSSmh0WHVaSmRDWk8yRTlOeVNBc3RIdndaK1orYThTWmNreW5YR1ZkdWkreWpQWU9KNDVsXC9MemFBc3JOV2VhekZVUnFuKzhaM0l1NXFVaytYK0FYNGE1MTlLWFwvRjZqOVBwSjNTaWlMY0xDRmVrc0xTUTkza2FLZkFaQzNcL3dWcCJ9...

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Nov24
FORMER ABORTION DOCTOR TESTIFIES IN SUPPORT OF HEARTBEAT BILL

A former abortion doctor provided testimony on Capitol Hill in support of the "Heartbeat Bill", a bill which would make it illegal to have an abortion once the baby's heartbeat is detected.  The former doctor, who refers to herself as a "mass murderer", provided compelling testimony with statements such as "I love to meet adults that I delivered, but it's always bittersweet because I am reminded of all the people I will never meet because I aborted them."  VAIB supports the...

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Nov23
TEENS IN TEXAS STAND UP TO ATHIEST IN DEFENDING CHRISTIAN FLAG

The Freedom from Religion Foundation has sent a letter to a public high school asking them to remove their Christian flag from their flag pole.  The students, however, decided to protest the letter by personally flying flags on their vehicles.  VAIB supports the First Amendment right of students in cases such as this to display the Christian flag on school property. https://onenewsnow.com/perspectives/todd-starnes/2017/10/23/texas-teens-stand-up-to-atheists-and-defend-christian-flag

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Nov22
JUDGE IN KY RESIGNS OVER SAME-SEX ADOPTION CASES

A judge in Kentucky is resigning after being charged with ethics violations for refusing to hear cases involving adoption of children by same-sex couples.  VAIB supports the Biblical definition of marriage and family. http://christiannews.net/2017/10/31/kentucky-judge-facing-ethics-charges-for-recusing-self-from-same-sex-adoption-cases-resigns/  

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Nov21
JUDGE PUTS A STOP TO A LAW FORCING PRO-LIFE CENTERS TO ADVERTISE ABORTION

A judge in California has ruled that pro-life centers do not have to advertise abortion or birth control in their centers.  This is a reversal of a mandate pushed in the "Reproductive FACT Act" law passed in 2015 by the California legislature which forced all pro-life centers to display signs reminding clients of state-funded abortion and birth control.  VAIB is pleased to hear that the right to free speech has been restored in pro-life centers in this case.  Read more here: http://dailysignal.com/2017/11/02/judge-halts-california-law-forcing-pro-lifers-advertise-abortions/...

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Nov20
BIG NAME CORPORATIONS LOBBY U.S. SUPREME COURT IN UPCOMING MASTERPIECE CAKE CASE

Corporations such as Marriott, Apple, Amazon, and City have lobbied the U.S. Supreme court in an effort to "convince the U.S. Supreme Court to force a Christian baker to violate his conscience." The upcoming case of Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop, is of critical importance, having far-reaching implications to Christian business owners' rights to deny service when it violates their conscience.  VAIB stands behind Christian business owners' freedom of religion in honoring...

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Nov17
DISNEY DEBUTS FIRST HOMOSEXUAL CHARACTER ON TV SHOW

Disney has announced the debut of its first homosexual character on the Disney Channel.  The second season of "Andi Mack", which started airing on October 27, featured a boy struggling with "feelings" towards another male character.  VAIB is saddened to hear of this, as the show is directly targeting children in attempt to push homosexuality as acceptable.  Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/media/2017/10/30/homosexuality-part-of-disney-legacy-evidently

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Nov16
WASHINGTON DC COURT BARS TRUMP FROM REVERSING TRANSGENDER TROOPS POLICY

President Trump's policy to exclude transgenders from the military has been temporarily halted by a Federal judge.  The judge's ruling was based on the fact that "the administration provided no solid evidence on why a ban should be implemented".    VAIB stands for the privacy and safety of our soldiers in the military.  Read more here: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/30/dc-court-bars-trump-from-reversing-transgender-troops-policy.html

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Nov15
BIBLE READING AS A CHILD TIED TO FAITHFULNESS AS AN ADULT

A new study recently revealed that one of the major factors in becoming a faithful Christian adult is the amount of time spent reading the Bible during childhood.  According to the article, "If we see a child or a student who gets into that habit, it's much more likely that they're going to call themselves a Christian as a young adult and have other habits of practicing the Christian faith as a young adult."  VAIB stands by all of the principles set forth in the Bible and continues...

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Nov14
A CONSERVATIVE STUDENT AT PRINCETON’S VIEW OF THE WAR ON FREE SPEECH

The following article summarizes the war on free speech taking place on college campuses from a conservative Princeton University student's point of view.  VAIB supports the first amendment rights to free speech for all college students.  As the article states "Free speech is in fact a means for intellectual diversity and openness of discussion, not an exclusionary tool used to disengage opposing groups from “moving in active political opposition.”  Read more here: http://dailysignal.com/2017/10/27/im-conservative-princeton-fellow-student-wrong-make-war-free-speech/...

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Nov13
CHESTERFIELD WOMAN TO BE CHARGED WITH SELF-ABORTING LATE TERM FETUS

An article by reporter Mark Bowes of the Richmond Times-Dispatch begins: “A Chesterfield County judge has cleared the way for prosecution of a Chesterfield woman charged with self-aborting her late-term fetus in a ruling that rejects defense arguments that her charge is unconstitutional or incompatible with Virginia law.” This case has crucial implications regarding abortion and will be watched closely by VAIB as it proceeds.  Read more here: http://www.richmond.com/news/local/crime/judge-clears-way-for-prosecution-of-chesterfield-woman-charged-with/article_3c3664cf-a299-59d3-9aa4-558751177be4.html?utm_source=RTD%20Email...

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Nov10
CHRISTIAN FILM MAKERS MUST SUPPORT GAY MARRIAGE ACCORDING TO COURT RULING

A Christian film maker company is appealing a decision by a Minnesota court which ruled that they must produce films that show gay marriage as an alternative to traditional marriage.  Angel Larsen, one of the co-owners of the Christian company states "“Nobody wants to be forced to promote messages—via custom artistic expression in our case—or have to repress their own speech just because their opinion is unpopular in the eyes of the government. If the First Amendment only protects...

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Nov09
WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE BILL THAT WOULD BAN LATE TERM ABORTIONS?

Read the following article which summarizes the hurdles that need to be overcome in order for the bill that bans late term abortions to be successfully passed into law.  VAIB is against abortion at any time during pregnancy. Read more here: http://dailysignal.com/2017/10/26/whats-next-for-bill-banning-late-term-abortions/

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Nov08
FOURTH CIRCUIT COURT ORDERS REMOVAL OF CROSS MONUMENT

The American Humanist Association has won a lawsuit against Prince George County MD over the removal of a 40 foot cross, erected as a monument over 92 years ago for World War I veterans returning home.  A three panel judge ruled that the monument  "aggrandizes the Latin cross… the core symbol of Christianity."  VAIB is saddened to hear about the court's decision in this case, as we support the public display of faith-based symbols as stated in the First Amendment. ...

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Nov07
ATHEIST DENIED AS GUEST CHAPLAIN FOR U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PRAYER

Daniel Barker, a well-known atheist and co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, was recently denied as a guest chaplain to pray before the U.S. House of Representatives.  Barker then sued, however, the case was dismissed by the D.C. General District court.   It is only reasonable that those who believe in prayer should offer the prayer. Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2017/10/20/atheists-attempt-to-lead-prayer-in-the-house-thwarted

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Nov06
CHRISTIANS KICKED OUT OF COFFEE SHOP IN SEATTLE

Warning: Material in this article is graphic and not advised for all viewers, especially children. Some “Christian abortion abolitionists” were verbally assaulted and ordered out of a Seattle coffee shop on October 1, 2017. While these Christians did not distribute materials or approach others in the coffee shop regarding their efforts, the shop owner ordered them to leave when he learned what they represented. The accompanying video is filled with vile rants, cursing, and other abusive,...

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Nov03
OHIO BILL WOULD PRESERVE FREE SPEECH ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

A legislator in Ohio has introduced a bill which would guarantee the rights to free speech on college campuses across the state.  The proposed bill states "It is not the proper role of a state institution of higher education to shield individuals from expression protected by the United States … including, without limitation, ideas and opinions that the institution finds unwelcome, disagreeable, or even deeply offensive."  VAIB stands for the First Amendment rights for college students...

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Nov02
KY LEGISLATOR INTRODUCES BILL TO ABOLISH ELECTIVE ABORTION

A Republican legislator in Kentucky has introduced a bill that, if passed, would abolish elective abortions in the state.  The bill would "remove the language from existing law exempting abortionists from criminal prosecution, and add text requiring prosecutors to apply fetal homicide laws “to abortion facilities, or any other provisions of the law relating to an abortion, regardless of the identity of the actor.”  VAIB is encouraged to hear of bills such as this...

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Nov01
THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS FLOOD ATHLETIC FIELDS IN “FIELD OF FAITH” RALLIES

On Wednesday, October 11th, thousands of students across the nation attended the "Field of Faith" rally at their local athletic field to encourage their fellow athletic students to read their Bible and follow Christ.  VAIB is encouraged to hear of such rallies that promote the freedom of religion of students to share their faith in public school settings.  Read more here: http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2017/october/thousands-of-students-rally-for-jesus-in-fields-of-faith

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Oct31
US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DECLARES “LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION”

The Department of Health and Human Services recently released documentation stating that life begins at conception, and that care for the unborn is a part of healthcare.  Specifically, the document states "“HHS accomplishes its mission through programs and initiatives that cover a wide spectrum of activities, serving and protecting Americans at every stage of life, beginning at conception".  VAIB is pleased with the Department of Health's stand, as it is clear from the Bible that...

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Oct30
BIDEN ENDORSES FIVE DEMOCRATS IN VA HOUSE RACES, INCLUDING TRANSGENDER CANDIDATE

Former Vice President Biden is campaigning hard for five democrats running for office this November, one of whom is a transgender candidate.  Stay in touch with VAIB for the latest coverage regarding the upcoming election in November.  Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/biden-endorses-five-democrats-in-virginia-house-races-including-roem/2017/10/17/08e1c28c-b33e-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html?utm_term=.428306fe18d1

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Oct27
VA COURT DISMISSES “SEXUAL ORIENTATION”

A Virginia Federal court has acknowledged that "sexual orientation" is not the same as a person's biological sex.  This acknowledgement affects educational institutions in the state of Virginia.  Read the article below discussing the impact on Virginia schools and Universities, stating that such organizations should not" fall prey" to claims of discrimination based on the progressive left’s concept of “sexual orientation.”  VAIB stands for the Biblical definition...

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Oct26
FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS FOR FOSTER CARE & ADOPTIONS

Members of the MAP (Movement Advancement Project) are targeting faith-based organizations and individuals by labeling them as bigots. MAP is against organizations and individuals which stand against homosexuality.  VAIB stands for the Biblical definition of marriage as being between a man and woman.  Read more here: http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2017/10/20199/?utm_source=The+Witherspoon+Institute&utm_campaign=c1de52aeaa-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_15ce6af37b-c1de52aeaa-84167269...

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Oct25
LAW PROFESSOR ATTACKS PARENTAL RIGHTS

Through the years of working for VAIB, I have heard comments insinuating that children are the responsibility of the state such that the state has a higher level of control over children than parents. Here is a law professor giving his opinions on this issue. This is why it is crucial that parents, in particular Christian parents, be involved in all aspects of their children’s education. VAIB has always had the biblical position that children belong to parents and that parents have a God-given...

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Oct24
BIRMINGHAM AL ADOPTS ANTI-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Homosexual activists have pushed through an ordinance in Birmingham AL that makes it illegal to "discriminate" against homosexuals even if for a religious conviction.   For example, in Birmingham, "churches can hire committed Christians for religious positions but cannot discriminate against homosexuals for other positions such as church-run daycares."  VAIB stands for the right of religious institutions to hire individuals based upon their religious convictions.  Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/culture/2017/10/10/birmingham-bakers-beware-your-city-goes-inclusive...

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Oct23
SIXTH GRADERS IN GEORGIA FORCED TO TAKE “SEXUAL IDENTITY” QUIZ

The Dekalb County School District in Georgia is under fire by parents after a sixth grade health teacher administered a quiz to students asking them to identify up to ten different sexual orientations.  Parents had been previously assured that such topics would not be discussed during the health class, however, that's not what happened.  "We're talking about a sixth grader who still watches Nickelodeon,” stated one parent. “I'm not ready to explain what these words...

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Oct20
JILL VOGEL HIRES FORMER TRUMP CAMPAIGN ADVISOR

Senator Jill Vogel (R) has hired a former Trump campaign adviser to assist her in the home stretch of her campaign for Virginia's next Lt. Governor.  Mike Robino was Trumps' senior adviser for the state of Virginia in 2016, and has also worked for Senator Dave Brat in 2014. Vogel is running against Justin Fairfax (D), a former federal prosecutor, in the November 7th election.  Stay tuned to VAIB for the latest election coverage. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/a-second-trump-campaign-veteran-joins-vogels-team-in-va-lt-governors-race/2017/10/03/8bb10f4a-a87d-11e7-b3aa-c0e2e1d41e38_story.html?utm_term=.26a4512df671...

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Oct19
THE “PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION ACT”

The "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" has passed the U.S. House of Representatives with overwhelming support, however, the bill has yet to be passed by the Senate.  The proposed bill would end late-term abortions nationwide, ensuring that any baby capable of feeling pain would not be subjected to abortion.  VAIB supports the sanctity of life as it is clear from the Bible that life begins at conception.  Read more here: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/10/04/rep-trent-franks-late-abortion-bill-deserves-straight-up-or-down-vote-in-senate.html...

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Oct18
OCTOBER 5th - BRING YOUR BIBLE TO SCHOOL DAY

Students all over the nation were encouraged to bring their Bibles to school on Thursday, October 5th, 2017.  As the article below states, ""People don't know that students have that basic right to bring their Bibles to school. Students tell us themselves that 'before this event I thought my Bible was banned".  VAIB stands with the First Amendment rights of students to bring their Bibles to school in cases such as this.  Read more here: http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2017/october/students-bring-faith-back-into-the-classroom-with-bring-your-bible-to-school-day...

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Oct17
COURT UPHOLDS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN TEXAS

The Court Of Appeals for the Ninth District of Texas has upheld a former ruling by the Texas Supreme Court in regards to religious liberty for students to display banners containing Bible verses at public events, despite efforts by the Freedom From Religion Foundation to do away with the practice.  VAIB supports the First Amendment rights of students in cases such as this to display Bible verses at public events.  Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2017/10/03/another-tx-court-vindicates-religious-liberty...

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Oct16
T-SHIRT MAKER SUED FOR REFUSING TO CREATE GAY PRIDE SHIRT

A Christian T-shirt shop owner who refused to create a gay pride shirt is being sued, regardless of the fact that he has served gay customers in the past when in good conscience to do so.  Read the article written by the shop owner here.  VAIB supports the right of conscience for business owners in such cases to refuse service based upon their Biblical convictions. http://dailysignal.com/2017/09/17/im-a-t-shirt-maker-with-gay-customers-and-gay-employees-i-still-was-sued/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MorningBell&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTlRsaU5UQXdaakl6TVRjNCIsInQiOiJPd0RIa21xcktGalJZUjZOSTNnd29zUTJVK2oxeisrTExLSHdpS3pPRnlwZTVzQVhzK0RxRjdDTUdGVW4zb3hDQTNEUm1WT2ZWdWlVNkkyTzdmWFN5UllPQUtnMjdtY09mNlhJK25NanpcL29IdjRHSTBqS3VBbzdQS0I1S0daNk4ifQ%3D%3D...

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Oct13
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR SENATE IN ALABAMA SUPPORTS ABORTION UNTIL BIRTH

Doug Jones, a democratic candidate running for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, supports abortion until birth.  Jones' opponent, Republican Roy Moore, opposes abortion, stating "Because a human life with a full genetic endowment comes into existence at the moment of conception, the self-evident truth that all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights encompasses the moment of conception.”  VAIB opposes abortion, as it is clear from scripture...

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Oct12
JEFF SESSIONS CRITICIZES UNIVERSITIES THAT STIFLE FREE SPEECH

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently called out universities and colleges across the nation that censor free speech.  "Freedom of thought and speech on American campuses are under attack", stated Sessions, who named several universities and colleges that have recently violated First Amendment rights.  VAIB defends the right to free speech as set forth in the First Amendment.  Read more here: http://dailysignal.com/2017/09/26/jeff-sessions-calls-out-college-censorship/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MorningBell&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWWpJME9UUXlZMkptT1RWaCIsInQiOiJJSzRiem5MdU9VUFk1dHJodHhBWHFzUm5iVjcrSEljWWRLQkNvN3FTNExTdTNPTWNJWFJRQmZ6alVEMlNqcWRrQUFWc2xsVFpWcmRDVkNBU0ZhY2w1cHRRcUlvN0FQYUhWT2IxV2lyR2IxT3lBUk9TWVpuSHFvTkIxOXNlK0xJNyJ9...

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Oct11
CROWD RECITES LORD’S PRAYER AT A HIGHSCHOOL FOOTBALL GAME AFTER COMPLAINTS ABOUT LOUDSPEAKER PRAYER

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is at it again, this time at a high school in Alabama where they sent a letter to the school complaining about a public prayer given over the loudspeaker at the first football game of the season.  However, upon learning about the complaint, the crowd attending the most recent football game took matters into their own hands, reciting the Lord's Prayer in unison.  VAIB stands for the right of every person to pray at public assemblies, as free speech...

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Oct10
TOLERANCE

Jack Phillips is taking his case all the way to the Supreme Court.  The baker in Colorado was sued by a homosexual couple after Jack refused to bake a custom wedding cake.  Read this insightful article reminding us that "the American colonies were settled by persecuted religious minorities. The Constitution makes clear that America is meant to be a nation that tolerates and protects differences of opinion."  VAIB continues to stand for the First Amendment rights of Christians...

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Oct09
ELECTORAL COLLEGE VS THE POPULAR VOTE

In the eyes of progressives, the Electoral College, carefully thought out by our fore-fathers, is "antiquated" and "dangerous". Read this perceptive article summarizing why the Electoral College was favored over the popular vote by our Founding Fathers, and why it is still the best system in determining our national leaders. http://dailysignal.com/2017/09/21/no-electoral-college-not-national-security-threat/

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Oct06
PRIVACY INITIATIVE HEADING TO MONTANA BALLOT IN 2018

The Montana Family Foundation is introducing a ballot initiative addressing the privacy and safety of people in government facilities.  The initiative, known as Ballot Initiative 183, "requires that schools and other government buildings maintain separate locker rooms for men and women."  The initiative is being opposed by the ACLU.  VAIB supports the right to privacy and safety of citizens in cases such as this.  Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/culture/2017/09/21/privacy-initiative-moving-forward-after-aclus-complaints...

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Oct05
CHAROLOTTE NC MAYOR DISCONTINUES PRAYER AT CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

Mayor Jennifer Roberts (D) of Charlotte NC has caused confusion after announcing that prayer will be discontinued at city council meetings.   "“We are not going to have an invocation this evening. We are going to change the way we conduct it on the expert advice of our attorney with concern over freedom of religion and separation of church and state and other recent court rulings,” she told those gathered."  However, the city's attorney later corrected the Mayor, stating"“Just...

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Oct04
CONFLICTING POLLS IN VIRGINIA GOVERNOR’S RACE

A recent poll taken at Qunnipac University shows Democratic candidate Ralph Northam with a 10 point lead over Republican Ed Gillespie.  However, other polls taken during the same time period show the two contenders in a dead heat.  Read more here, and stay tuned to VAIB for the latest election coverage: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/poll-finds-10-point-lead-for-democrat-in-va-governors-race-others-show-dead-heat/2017/09/19/1bc2473c-9d4f-11e7-9c8d-cf053ff30921_story.html...

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Oct03
PREGNANCY CENTERS IN CALIFORNIA FORCED TO PUSH ABORTION AS THE ONLY OPTION

Read this article by Americans Defending Freedom, which outlines their assistance in taking cases to the Supreme Court on behalf of pregnancy centers across the U.S. who are being forced to offer abortion as the only alternative.  VAIB opposes abortion, as the Bible clearly states that life begins at conception.  Read more here: http://www.adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2017/09/19/our-case-defending-pregnancy-centers-is-personal-to-this-attorney

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Oct02
COLLEGE STUDENTS CONFUSED ABOUT FREE SPEECH ON CAMPUS

A recent poll given to college students to gauge their understanding of the First Amendment reveals results that are quite disturbing.  For example,  "when asked whether the First Amendment protects “hate speech,” only 39 percent of those who responded to the survey said “yes” and 44 percent said “no.” Sixteen percent said they “didn’t know.” Read the following article for a summary of the results.  VAIB stands with the First...

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Sep29
SIN CITY DROPS CHARGES AGAINST STREET PREACHER

Prosecutors in Las Vegas, NV have decided to drop charges against a street preacher who was arrested for sharing the gospel with those on the Las Vegas Strip.  Although the county ordinance allows for public speaking, it "requires that anyone speaking [or] preaching has to keep walking. In essence, [the ordinance says] the speakers have to walk away from their intended audience."  VAIB is encouraged to hear of the prosecutor's decision to drop the charges in this case, as the preacher...

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Sep28
ABORTION A HOT TOPIC IN VA GOVERNOR’S RACE

Abortion is a hot topic in the upcoming Virginia Governor's race.  Republican Ed Gillespie opposes abortion with the exception of incest, rape, or when the life of the mother is at stake.  Democrat Ralph Northam fully supports abortion rights.  VAIB opposes abortion, as it is clear from Scripture that life begins at conception.  Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/for-both-sides-of-abortion-debate-unusually-high-stakes-in-virginia-governors-race/2017/09/11/d651a198-787d-11e7-8839-ec48ec4cae25_story.html...

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Sep27
“FAIRNESS” LEGISLATION - STILL UNFAIR?

The new push across the country to enact "fairness for all" legislation is actually unconstitutional and not fair to "all".  The following article addresses "how these laws empower the government to override basic freedoms of conscience, religion, speech, and other liberties".  VAIB continues to stand for these basic First Amendment rights as set forth in our Constitution.  Read more here: http://www.adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2017/06/08/the-unfairness-of-fairness-for-all-legislation...

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Sep26
GENDER IDENTITY SURVEY FOR 4 YEAR OLDS?

Tax payers in Washington state are funding a two year project which surveys 250 children between the ages of 4 and 6 years old with questions pertaining to gender identity.  The "research project" has been granted $138,000 by the National Science Foundation, who states that "exploring LGBTQ gender issues is essential for the healthy psychological development of America’s youth."  VAIB stands by the Bible in cases such as this, as it clearly defines a person's gender in accordance...

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