News & Events

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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Sep25
CALIFORNIA HALTS TRAINING FOR NURSES ON HOW TO REVERSE AN ABORTION

Heartbeat International, a pro-life group in California, has successfully begun training nurses on how to reverse an abortion induced by the "abortion pill".  However, the California Board of Registered Nursing has issued a "cease and desist" order after pressure from pro-choice groups to put an end to such training.  VAIB stands for the sanctity of human life in all cases, as clearly defined by the Bible.  Read more here: http://dailysignal.com/2017/09/12/californias-assault-abortion-pill-reversal-assault-womens-choice/...

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Sep22
ATTACK ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY CLEVERLY DISGUISED AS “ANTI-DISCRIMINATION” ORDIANCE IN ST. LOUIS

An ordinance passed in St. Louis, Missouri is being promoted as an anti-discrimination measure, prohibiting discrimination in housing or employment on the basis of reproductive health decisions.  However, the law does not include religious exemptions for Christian organizations or churches, thus taking away a religious organization's right to "shape its own faith and mission through its appointments".  VAIB stands against such ordiances which erodes or strips away a church or Christian...

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Sep21
CHINA FORBIDS CHILDREN TO ATTEND CHURCH

China’s Communist Party continues its attacks on churches and people of faith by banning children from churches. It seems the Party is seeing the effect God has on converts and wishes to reduce its impact. VAIB urges prayer for these brothers and sisters Christ to stand faithful and for God’s help in this time of oppression. Read more here:  https://www.onenewsnow.com/persecution/2017/09/11/china-children-not-allowed-at-church

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Sep20
POEM SENT HOME TO STUDENTS IN GEORGIA COMPARES GOD TO A MYTHICAL UNICORN

Parents in Georgia are outraged after their middle school students were forced to read a poem likening God to a mythical creature.  The poem contained lines such as “God is like a mythical creature, a unicorn with silver blood".  After receiving complaints, the principal and school board were very apologetic. “This was a mistake. In no way whatsoever would we want to defame God or go anywhere in that direction at the school,” stated the principal.  VAIB...

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Sep19
A CLOSER LOOK AT FREE SPEECH ON CAMPUS

Read this insightful article discussing the push on college campuses to force students to comply with "anti-discrimination" policies, thereby giving up a student's right to free speech.  VAIB stands with a student's First Amendment right to express their opinion even when their opinion may not line up with the majority.  Read more here:   http://www.adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2017/08/31/students-is-your-school-asking-you-to-give-away-your-first-amendment-rights...

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Sep18
RECENT SURVEY RESULTS REGARDING ETHNICITY AND RELIGION

A recent survey finds that less than 50% of the population is comprised of white Christians.  The results are fueled by factors such as immigration and a rejection of religion in general.  VAIB is concerned about the lack of people who identify as Christians, as well as those who reject organized religion.  Read more here: http://www.richmond.com/news/latest-news/ap/survey-white-christians-are-now-a-minority-of-us-population/article_b902b67b-07bc-5cd3-8d8f-ee5f3838a685.html   ...

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Sep15
COURT STANDS BY REGULATION IN CA FORCING CHURCHES TO PAY FOR ABORTION

A law passed in California in 2014 forcing all organizations to provide abortion service based health care for their employees (including churches) will stand, despite efforts by churches in the state to claim exemption from such a law.  VAIB stands with churches in such cases like this as it "directly violates the Christian belief that human life is sacred and should be protected". Read more here: https://www.adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2017/09/01/court-allows-regulation-to-stand-that-forces-churches-to-pay-for-abortions...

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Sep14
FIRST GRADE TEACHER FORBIDS STUDENTS TO TALK ABOUT GOD, JESUS, OR THE DEVIL

A first grade teacher in Indiana sent home a note to parents requesting that the children in her class not discuss God, Jesus, or the devil.  The note read "“With McCordsville Elementary being a public school, we have many different religions and beliefs, and I do not want to upset a child/parent because of these words being used,” the teacher wrote to parents. “If you go to church or discuss these things at home, please have a talk with your child about there being an appropriate...

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Sep13
ACLU BACKS MEASURE TO RESTRICT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

ACLU is once again backing the "Do Not Harm Act", an amendment to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act which would force Christians to serve transgenders even when the service would conflict with their faith.  VAIB is against bills such as this that restricts the religious liberty of Christians, thereby forcing them to go against their beliefs and right of conscience. Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2017/08/31/aclu-backs-measure-confining-religious-freedom

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Sep12
PROPOSED BILL IN CA WOULD MAKE IT A CRIME FOR CAREGIVERS WHO REFUSE TO USE TRANSGENDER PRONOUNS

SB 219, a proposed bill in California, would fine or imprison nursing home caregivers if they do not use proper pronouns for transgender people.  As stated in the article "It doesn't sound very American. You go to jail if you say something someone doesn't want you to say .... You can be put in prison for saying what you think is true. This bill criminalizes speech .... If you use the wrong pronoun, you can be put in jail. That's grotesque."  VAIB is opposed to bills such...

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Sep11
ACTION ITEMS FOR CONGRESS IN SEPTEMBER

Congress only has twelve legislative days from the beginning of September to pass several very important measures.  Read the article below for highlights of the issues facing Congress through the end of their session: http://www.heritage.org/budget-and-spending/report/september-action-guide-congress-2017

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Sep08
CHURCH THREATENED IN MA FOR HELPING VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A church in Massachusetts who opened a women's shelter to help victims of domestic violence is facing a new law just passed in 2016 which threatens the women's safety.  The new law states that men have access to women's facilities and that churches must comply regardless of their religious beliefs.  VAIB supports the rights of churches in such cases to minister to the members of their communities according to their beliefs.  Additionally, VAIB supports the rights of individuals...

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Sep07
MN PARENT SUES AFTER LEARNING OF SEX CHANGE PROCEDURES PERFORMED ON HER CHILD WITHOUT PERMISSION

A parent in MN is suing the state after learning that local health officials were assisting her 17-year old son with sex change procedures without her permission.  The issue at stake is that "government agencies are deciding children under the age of 18 are emancipated from their parents without a court order, notice, or opportunity for the parents to be heard."  This violates the right to due process as guaranteed by the 14th amendment of the Constitution.  VAIB supports the rights...

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Sep06
LACEY PUTNEY, LONGEST SERVING DELEGATE, PASSES AWAY AT 89

Lacey Putney served as a delegate for fifty-two years. He did so with honor and distinction. He was nearing retirement when I came to the Capitol for VAIB in 2010. What struck me was his adherence to conservative principles. He was first elected as a Democrat. When the Democratic party moved from these principles, Del. Putney ran as an Independent. We, as Independent Baptists, have some understanding of that concept. As an Independent, Putney stood with the Republicans and was honored by them to serve...

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Sep05
PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S “HEALTHCARE” SERVICES 

Planned Parenthood claims that its healthcare treatment services are at the heart of most of its activities, however, a recent study finds that only 1% of activities are related to actual treatment.  As the leading abortion provider in the U.S., with 35% of the "market", the organization promotes itself as being "essential" to healthcare in order to justify the half-billion dollar tax payer funding.  VAIB stands opposed to any organization which performs abortion, as it is clear from Scripture...

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Sep04
KINDERGARTNER TEACHER READS TRANSGENDER BOOK TO STUDENTS WITHOUT PARENTAL NOTIFICATION

Parents in Rockland, CA recently had their say during a school board meeting to voice their concern over a book that was read to the entire class about transgenderism.  The book was given to the teacher by a transgender kindergarten student, and she saw no harm in reading it to the class.  However, upon finding out what took place, parents were upset.  "It's really about the parents being informed and involved and giving us the choice and rights of what's being introduced to...

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Sep01
THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE IN HEALTHCARE

Read this insightful article summarizing the importance of protecting freedom of conscience for healthcare workers.  Healthcare professionals are increasingly under attack for practicing medicine in accordance with their moral and ethical beliefs.  VAIB stands with healthcare professionals for their right to conscience in upholding their beliefs when treating patients. Read the article here: http://www.adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2017/08/11/here-s-why-we-must-protect-freedom-of-conscience-in-healthcare...

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Aug31
LEFTIST COLLEGE STUDENT JAILED FOR REGISTERING DECEASED DEMOCRATIC VOTERS

Andrew Spiles, a student at James Madison University, has been sentenced to 100 days in jail for voter fraud.  The 21-year-old was convicted of entering deceased names onto the voter roll in the 2016 Presidential election.  VAIB stands behind fair and truthful voter registration and rolls for the election process as determined by our forefathers.  Read more here: https://onenewsnow.com/legal-courts/2017/08/13/college-student-jailed-for-registering-dead-dems  

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Aug30
PLANNED PARENTHOOD BUDGETS $3,000,000 FOR VA GOVERNOR’S RACE

Planned Parenthood plans to spend 3 million dollars in the upcoming Virginia Governor's race in support of Ralph Northam, the Democratic candidate.  As part of the effort to back Northam, the organization also plans a 300,000 door-to-door campaign and 400,000 mail campaign.  Stay tuned to VAIB for the latest updates regarding the race for Governor in Virginia. Read more here: http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/ap/planned-parenthood-to-spend-m-on-virginia-governor-s-race/article_c012cea2-1829-5c6b-874e-21aa79f86a0d.html...

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Aug29
IDENTITY CRISIS FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ON THE ISSUE OF ABORTION

This article summarizes the identity crisis facing the Democratic Party on the issue of abortion.  While Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said "being pro-abortion was nonnegotiable for Democrats", there still remains some leaders in the party who identify as pro-life, creating quite a stir within the party as to their public stance on the issue of abortion.  VAIB supports the life of the unborn in all cases, and cannot support any candidate who is for abortion. Read the article...

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Aug28
TRUMP TO NOMINATE KANSAS GOVERNOR FOR AMBASSADOR OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

President Trump has announced his intentions to nominate Governor Samuel Brownback (R-Kansas) as the Ambassador At Large For International Religious Freedom.  As an Ambassador, Brownback will be assigned to protect the interests of people of faith when under attack.  VAIB supports the appointment of such an Ambassador to represent and come to the aid of persecuted Christians around the world. Read more here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/08/13/religious-freedom-trump-taps-brownback-advocates-applaud/560408001/...

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Aug25
SENATOR GRAHAM INTRODUCES PARENTAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) has introduced a Parental Rights Amendment which would give protection rights to parents to direct the lives of their children without government interference.  The bill, known as S. J. 42, would guarantee the right "of loving parents to make the decisions of how to raise, educate, nurture, and care for their children".  VAIB fully supports legislation such as this to empower parents to raise their children without interference from the government. Read...

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Aug24
BRIDAL SHOP FORCED TO CLOSE DOORS FOR REFUSING SERVICE TO LESBIAN

A bridal shop in Pennsylvania has temporarily closed their doors after refusing service to a homosexual couple who wanted to buy a wedding gown.  As the article states, “The owners of W.W. Bridal Boutique reserve the rights afforded to them by the First Amendment of the Constitution to live out our lives according to our faith."  VAIB stands with the rights of Christian business owners who hold to traditional marriage and refuse service when it violates Biblical principles. Read more...

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Aug23
NORTHAM NOW LEADS GILLESPIE IN VIRGINIA GOVERNOR’S RACE

Two polls in recent days reveal that Ralph Northam (D) has as much as a six point lead over his contender, Ed Gillespie (R) in the race for Virginia’s next Governor.  Quinnipac University's poll has Northam leading 44 percent to 38 percent over Gillespie.  The election is still months away coming up on November 7th.  Stay tuned to VAIB for the latest election coverage. Read more here: http://wric.com/2017/08/09/two-new-polls-put-northam-ahead-of-gillespie-in-va-governor-race/...

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Aug22
EIGHT YEAR OLD TRANSGENDER STUDENT SUES PRIVATE SCHOOL

The parents of an eight year old in California are filing a lawsuit against Heritage Oak Private School for failure to allow their son to express his chosen gender identity as a female, resulting in "emotional distress and discrimination".  VAIB believes any private school should be able to reject students who do not hold to the natural position of students being male or female according to their birth biology. VAIB is also saddened by parents who encourage their child to be other than what God...

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Aug21
GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO INTERFERE IN CHURCH STAFFING DECISION

In 2015, a Presbyterian church in Kentucky fired their minister for the mishandling of church funds.  The minister in turn filed a defamation of character lawsuit against the church.  The Kentucky Court of Appeals, however, ruled in the church's favor, stating that the government has no right to tell churches who their leaders should or should not be.  VAIB stands with churches in cases such as this, as it "takes the religious mission out of the church's hands and puts it in...

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Aug18
MAYOR OF TOWN IN TENNESSEE REFUSES TO REMOVE BIBLE VERSE FROM COUNTY COURTHOUSE

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a complaint with Henderson County in Tennessee because of a Bible verse inscribed on the cornerstone of the county courthouse which has been there for over 50 years.  The mayor, however, has no plans to remove the verse, stating that "Our community is based upon the belief of a true and living God".  VAIB supports the religious freedom in cases like this to display Bible verses on public property.   Read more here: http://christiannews.net/2017/07/31/mayor-defies-atheist-groups-demands-vows-to-keep-bible-verse-on-courthouse-wall/...

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Aug17
STUDENTS OUTRAGED AFTER UNIVERSITY MOVES 9-11 FLAG MEMORIAL

Students in the Young Americans for Freedom Chapter at Southern Methodist University are outraged after learning that their annual 9-11 flag display to honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks has been moved to a much less prominent area of the campus.  Grant Wolf, the leader of the Young Americans for Freedom chapter, is concerned that “The university’s statement is reflective of a larger problematic attitude present on college campuses nationwide that the presentation...

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Aug16
TRANSGENDER RESTROOM CASE SENT BACK TO LOWER COURT

A federal appeals court has returned the transgender restroom case involving a girl who identifies as a boy back to a lower court to consider if the case should be thrown out because the girl has now graduated from high school.  VAIB supports the safety and privacy of students in cases such as this to be able to use the restroom of their biological sex as created by God.  Read more here: http://christiannews.net/2017/08/03/appeals-court-sends-transgender-restroom-case-back-to-lower-court-to-determine-if-matter-moot/...

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Aug15
LACK OF FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS FOR CONSERVATIVES ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

The lack of First Amendment rights for conservatives on college campuses has caught the attention of Congress.  Conservatives such as columnist Ben Shapiro appeared before a recent hearing in the House Oversight Committee in Congress who stated that this type of philosophy "ranks the value of a view not based on the logic or merit of the view, but on the level of victimization in American society experienced by the person espousing the view."  VAIB stands for the First Amendment rights of...

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Aug14
TRANSGENDER ACTIVISTS WANT TO UNDERMINE YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS

This article summarizes the agenda of radical feminists who realize that attacking the basic structure of the family (as defined by God) is the key to their success.  VAIB stands for the rights of parents to make decisions for their own families as ordained by God.  Read more here: http://dailysignal.com/2017/08/02/transgender-activists-seeking-undermine-parental-rights/

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Aug11
$50K DONATED TO TRANSGENDER CANDIDATE IN VIRGINIA

Danica Roem, a transgender Democratic nominee for the 13th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, received a $50,000 donation from the chairman of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund after Trump announced the transgender military ban.  Roem is challenging Delegate Robert G. Marshall, the incumbent Republican for his seat.  Stay tuned to VAIB for the latest in election races across the Commonwealth. Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/transgender-va-candidate-on-trumps-military-ban-height-of-hypocrisy/2017/07/26/f155ca78-7251-11e7-9eac-d56bd5568db8_story.html?utm_term=.fa6d8a562fe8...

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Aug10
IMPORTANT VICTORIES IN THE DEBATE OVER STUDENT PRIVACY

This article summarizes important victories in the debate raging nationwide over student privacy.  VAIB stands for the rights of students' safety by advocating that a person use the bathroom and locker facilities according to their biological sex as endowed by God, our Creator. Read more here: https://www.adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2017/06/20/two-important-victories-in-the-fight-for-student-privacy

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Aug09
TEXAS BILL WOULD REVOKE LICENSES OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS WHO PERFORM ABORTIONS

Rep. Valoree Swanson has introduced H.B. 86 in the Texas legislature which would revoke the licenses of physicians who perform abortions except in cases where the mother's life is at stake.  VAIB stands for the right to life of the unborn, and supports efforts such as this to stop the practice of abortion. Read more here: http://christiannews.net/2017/07/26/texas-bill-would-revoke-medical-licenses-of-physicians-who-perform-abortions/

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Aug08
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CANCELS GRANT FOR PROGRAM THAT PROMOTES PROMISCUITY

The Trump administration recently canceled a federal grant for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy, a program which emphasizes sex education encouraging promiscuity and abortions should contraception fail.  As the article states, "taxpayers are really fed up with this kind of education and what it's been doing to our children all across America."  VAIB supports cancellation of any federal program that uses funds to promote promiscuity, standing with the Biblical...

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Aug07
MINNESOTA PUSHES GENDER IDENTITY DEBATE ON KINDERGARTNERS

Students from Kindergarten and up are being forced to learn gender identity pronouns so as not to offend or bully any transgender student in the state of Minnesota.  The Minnesota Department of Education Advisory Council voted an LGBT "toolkit" stating that "Gender identity does not correlate with sexual orientation."  VAIB is saddened to hear of such decisions which takes away the right to free speech of students and pushes an agenda which is against the Biblical definition of male and...

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Aug04
ARK ENCOUNTER THEME PARK RECLAIMS THE RAINBOW

The Ark Encounter theme park in Kentucky has begun lighting up the 510 foot long ark in rainbow colors “as a testament to the true meaning of the rainbow”.  The lighting of the ark gives an opportunity to share the gospel with others, and the park continues to display the lights every night.  VAIB supports efforts like this to direct the general public’s attention to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/culture/2017/07/21/proclaiming-gods-promise-not-pride...

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Aug03
FREE SPEECH MATTERS ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

Many college campuses are caving into student pressure from those who want to silence others who do not agree with their opinions, thus stifling other student and speakers’ rights to free speech. Read this eye-opening article which discusses the importance of free speech on college campuses.  http://dailysignal.com/2017/07/20/5-ways-convince-college-students-free-speech-matters/

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Aug02
ABC LABELS CHRISTIANS AS A HATE GROUP

According to ABC News, Christians who defend religious liberty are “hate groups”.   After a speech by Jeff Sessions to Alliance Defending Freedom, a firm that defends religious liberty, ABC news blasted Sessions in a headline entitled “Jeff Sessions addresses ‘anti-LGBT hate group’.  VAIB fully supports organizations such as Alliance Defending Freedom who support the First Amendment Right to the freedom of religion, and is saddened by ABC’s labeling...

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Aug01
FAMILY FORCED TO REMOVE ROADSIDE CROSS MEMORIALIZNG MOTHER

A family in Wisconsin has been forced by the Freedom from Religion Foundation to remove a cross placed at the roadside scene of an accident where that memorialized their mother.  The FFRF categorizes the display of the cross as “unconstitutional”.  VAIB supports the rights of families in such cases to freely display religious symbols in accordance with the First Amendment. Read more here: http://christiannews.net/2017/07/21/family-removes-roadside-cross-memorializing-mother-who-died-in-crash-following-atheist-complaint/...

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Jul31
GILLESPIE VS NORTHAM – THE FIRST DEBATE

Candidates Ed Gillespie (R)  and Lt. Governor Ralph Northam (D) traded jabs in the first scheduled gubernatorial debate.  The candidates hold widely different opinions on topics such as health care, immigration, President Trump, and the Virginia economy.  VAIB is committed to keeping you informed  with the latest updates on the upcoming elections. Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/in-first-debate-gillespie-and-northam-tangle-over-trump-and-other-issues/2017/07/22/347872b8-6d72-11e7-96ab-5f38140b38cc_story.html?utm_term=.e03d12739ef7...

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Jul28
IN HAWAII, PRO-LIFE CENTERS NOW MUST ADVOCATE ABORTION

A new law in Hawaii mandates that pro-life centers must now advocate abortion. The law “forces pregnancy centers in the state to promote and advertise a website where women can go for abortion coverage”. VAIB is saddened to hear of such laws, as they violate the right to free speech and religion. Read more here: https://www.adflegal.org/detailspages/blog-details/allianceedge/2017/07/12/hawaii-passes-law-that-forces-pro-life-pregnancy-centers-to-advocate-for-abortion

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Jul27
DEMOCRATS VS REPUBLICANS ON RELIGION

A recent poll by the Pew Research Center finds that the Democratic Party is more opposed to religion than the Republican Party. This article outlines the trends of political parties regarding opposition to religion and the potential dangers in having a “pro-religion” vs “anti-religion” party system. VAIB stands with candidates who best reflect Biblical values and support the First Amendment. Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/church/2017/07/14/poll-gop-vs-dems-is-really-religion-vs-anti-religion...

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Jul26
PRO-LIFE CLUB AT HIGH SCHOOL DENIED CHARTER DUE TO ITS “CONTROVERSIAL” STAND

A pro-life student club at a Pennsylvania high school has been denied its charter because the club is “too controversial”. However, other potentially “controversial” clubs such as the Gay Straight Alliance and Political Science Club received their charters with no problem. VAIB stands for the rights of students in situations such as this to hold club meetings that support and advance Biblical values in accordance with their freedom of religion as guaranteed by the First Amendment....

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Jul25
FAKE NEWS VS THE TRUTH

Be careful as you see political advertisements in the upcoming election season. Whether it is someone you support or oppose, seek out reputable news sources on the matter to ensure you are getting all the facts. Read how one PAC (political action committee) put out fake news for its candidate. http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/how-a-shadowy-nonprofit-spent-k-in-virginia-s-governor/article_555f00d2-a3ca-57b2-9bf2-3b50e4803598.html?utm_source=WhatCountsEmail&utm_medium=_RTD%20Morning%20News&utm_campaign=_RTD%20Morning%20News%20Weekend...

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Jul24
RESTORING THE BIBLICAL VALUES OF AMERICA’S FOUNDERS

VAIB desires for America to return back to the principles as taught in the Bible. This article discusses the importance of Americans remembering our Biblical foundation in government, as well as the importance of correctly interpreting the First Amendment as Freedom OF religion, not Freedom FROM religion. Read more here: http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2017/07/19596/?utm_source=The+Witherspoon+Institute&utm_campaign=b2a3ad03da-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_15ce6af37b-b2a3ad03da-84167269...

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Jul21
UNIVERSITY DECIDES TO KEEP “RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS” ON CAMPUS (FOR NOW)

East Central University in Oklahoma has recently come under fire for passing a policy that all crosses, religious symbols, and Bibles be removed from a historic chapel on campus.  After complaints, they have decided to hold off on the removal of the religious symbols, citing that they will form a committee to study the issue further.  In cases such as this, VAIB stands for the religious liberty of public institutions to display religious symbols on campus. Read more here: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/07/01/university-screwed-up-wont-toss-out-bibles-or-crosses.html...

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Jul20
NYC TREATS 17 YEAR OLD HOMESCHOOLERS AS DROPOUTS?

New York City’s homeschooling department has notified parents of homeschoolers that “parents of 17-year-olds who fail to contact school officials will find that the students have been discharged from the city’s student tracking system.”  The HLDA (Homeschool Legal Defense Association) has written letters to the NYC department objecting to their attempt to discharge homeschool students.  VAIB stands with the rights of homeschool families in such cases to be treated...

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Jul19
“WE DON’T WORSHIP GOVERNMENT, WE WORSHIP GOD” SAYS TRUMP

During a recent speech at the Celebrate Freedom concert in Washington D.C., President Trump emphasized the role of God as being critical to our nation’s success.  “And above all else we know this: In America, we don’t worship government, we worship God,” stated Trump.  VAIB is thankful for a President and all governmental leaders who recognize God as our Creator and our belief in God as the basis of this great nation.  Read more here: http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2017/july/lsquo-in-america-we-don-rsquo-t-worship-government-we-worship-god-rsquo-says-trump-at-veterans-event...

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Jul18
HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS STUDENT FOR BEING A TRANSGENDER

A transgender high school student in Chicago has been awarded the John F. Kennedy medal of honor because of his push for coed bathrooms.  VAIB is disappointed to hear that a student is being rewarded for advocating policies that allow students of the opposite sex in public school restrooms. Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/education/2017/07/05/high-school-awards-student-for-being-transgender

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Jul17
SHOULD HOMOSEXUAL RIGHTS TRUMP RELIGIOUS FREEDOM?

A recent poll reveals that many Americans are confused about whether homosexual rights should take precedence over religious freedom.  VAIB stands for the religious freedom of all individuals as set forth in the Constitution. Read more here: https://www.onenewsnow.com/culture/2017/07/05/sex-vs-religion

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Jul14
JOHN ADAMS WILL CHALLENGE ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK HERRING IN NOVEMBER

Read the latest information regarding John Adams, a Republican candidate running against Mark Herring (D) in the upcoming race for Attorney General in November.  Stay tuned to VAIB for the latest information on the November elections. Read more here: http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/government-politics/john-adams-the-political-opposite-of-attorney-general-mark-herring/article_90014365-a07a-540d-8b87-6fd9df5b896c.html

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Jul13
BERNIE SANDERS, THE LEFT, CHRISTIANITY AND THE CONSTITUTION

This editorial provides a look at how viciously the liberal left attack Christians and those who stand for Christian values. Is overt persecution coming? Read more here.   http://www.richmond.com/opinion/their-opinion/guest-columnists/john-kass-column-bernie-sanders-the-left-christianity-and-the/article_4e1fcc44-aa26-55d1-8722-4ca980b12635.html

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Jul12
CHRISTIAN BAKERS IN MISSISSIPPI WIN APPEAL PROTECTING FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE ACT

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Mississippi has ruled that Christian bakers have the right to deny service based upon their faith, thus upholding The Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act as passed by the Mississippi legislature in 2016. The Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act in Mississippi declares that the state cannot take discriminatory actions against faith-based businesses who may deny service based upon their sincerely held religious beliefs. ...

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Jul11
THE RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES

Read this insightful article by Chuck Grassley, a Republican senator from Iowa, who shares his views on how colleges should be taking a stand for free speech on campuses across America.  VAIB supports the First Amendment rights of college students and staff to share their opinions and beliefs with others without repercussion. Read more here: http://dailysignal.com/2017/06/21/free-speech-dying-college-campus-can-revive/

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Jul10
NEW LAWS IN EFFECT AS OF JULY 1st

The Virginia General Assembly has passed several new laws that are in affect as of July 1st, covering a wide range of topics.  Read more here: http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/salary-boost-for-va-workers-fines-for-left-lane-dawdlers/article_425e9766-38cb-508d-b467-018559a86253.html?utm_source=RTD%20Email

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Jul07
APOSTASY CANNOT UNSEAT THE TRUTH

An increasing number of churches are embracing homosexuality by reclassifying it as acceptable.  This article by Dr. Michael Brown points out that the trend of churches to embrace the sin of homosexuality does not validate their position as being the truth. As the article states, “to argue that greater acceptance of homosexuality by churches is proof of spiritual growth is like arguing that greater acceptance of obesity by doctors is a proof of medical progress. The reverse is actually...

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