Steve West

Steve is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute mid-career course.

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Bible class booted from West Virginia schools

Religious Liberty | Supreme Court declines to review decision nixing a long-standing curriculum
by Steve West
Posted 10/15/19, 02:37 pm

A Bible class taught for decades in Mercer County, W.Va., public schools has little hope of revival after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case.

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Alliance Defending Freedom

War over pronouns

Religious Liberty | Teacher sues school that fired him for sticking to his religious beliefs
by Steve West
Posted 10/08/19, 03:30 pm

A popular Virginia teacher sued the school for firing him after he refused to use male pronouns to address a female student who identified as transgender.

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A win for religious adoption workers and families

Religious Liberty | Court halts Michigan rules targeting a faith-based child-placing agency
by Steve West
Posted 10/01/19, 05:32 pm

Faith-based foster and adoption agencies received a boost late last week when a federal court in Michigan said they could continue to place children exclusively in families that have Biblical beliefs about marriage. U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker ruled a state regulation requiring faith-based agencies to place children with unmarried or same-sex couples targeted the agencies’ religious beliefs. He temporarily blocked the rule while arguments in the case proceed to trial.

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