NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland--Imagine legislation that while promoted as a boon to spiritual diversity actually cripples one of the core freedoms Americans cherish--freedom of religion. So goes Persecuted, a new political thriller screened this weekend at CPAC. Show More Summary
Submitted by Elaine Magliaro, Weekend Contributor Mark Fiore said he was thankful that Governor Jan Brewer vetoed Arizona’s “religious freedom” bill last week. If the bill became law, Fiore said, it “would’ve given people carte blanche to discriminate against gay people (and others, for that matter).” Fiore also said what he found most baffling about […]
During their CPAC 2014 speeches, both Mike Huckabee and Ralph Reed mentioned the importance of religious faith to the American understanding of liberty. The ongoing assault against freedom of conscience - and it is an assault, deliberate and strategic - makes it more important than ever to understand this connection between liberty and transcendence. Show More Summary
Cue the Jaws theme. Mississippi activists, colleges, clergy push back against AZ-style 'religious freedom' bill. The captain of the Queen Mary 2, and his ship. Prince Harry continues to give to the Invictus Wounded Warriors and gives to us all...
Who cares about Islan Nettles? Salem witch trials cited during Michigan gay marriage ban trial. HRC calls on Mississippi legislature to amend anti-gay 'religious freedom' bill. New gay club opens in NYC's East Village. Kiss and tell: Miley Cyrus wanted...
Photo: The Lyceum, oldest building on the campus of the University of Mississippi. Though the Mississippi house's Judiciary B Civil Subcommittee advanced their "religious freedom" bill yesterday, an exciting bit of news out of the Magnolia State this week indicates...
A lot of people are saying that the debate over ritual slaughter is about religious freedom. I don't see that it is. The detail suggests it's a debate over whether or not you think animals should suffer unnecessarily – and, happily, there is a way of protecting religious freedom while reducing pain. John Blackwell, the [...]
Contrary to what many in the mainstream media have claimed, the conservative Christian group that backed and drafted Arizona’s Religious Freedom Law has not been pouting since Gov. Jan Brewer (R) vetoed the measure. In fact, the organization...Show More Summary
I took a few days to sit down and write this after all the uproar over the proposed law in Arizona that would have made anti-gay discrimination legal under the guise of religious freedom. As an openly gay and openly trans person of color, I hear from so many folks about how homophobic my people are. Show More Summary
In an interview with Yahoo's The Fine Print, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) expressed disappointment that Jan Brewer vetoed SB 1062, the anti-gay 'religious freedom' bill. Said Bachmann: “I believe that tolerance is a two-way street, and we need to respect...
As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, it's ironic to see the same kinds of bigotry outlawed by that landmark legislation specifically protected by law...Show More Summary
As I lead a church and Christian daycare with multiple employees, I am looking carefully at the health benefits we should provide, including the impact of Obamacare. Most people are now willing to admit that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not a perfect law. Show More Summary
Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert took a look at some recent comments by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) about the Arizona bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians on the basis of religious freedom, until Republican Governor Jan Brewer decided to veto it. Show More Summary
Update to previous story- After the heartbreaking news yesterday that a family seeking religious freedom was denied, I was so glad to hear that the force of the ‘voice of the people’ was able to create an unprecedented turn around with...Show More Summary
An important and historically uncontroversial religious freedom bill died in the Georgia state legislature yesterday, the latest such bill from around the country to become a tragic victim of rush to judgment and colossal misunderstanding.
A bill introduced to the Georgia legislature regarding religious freedom has apparently been derailed due to a controversy over a similar bill in Arizona.
by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, March 4, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Speaking today at a conference in Rome on human rights, Cardinal Peter Turkson, head of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, warned against the increasing threat of anti-Christian and “relativistic” interpretations of human rights that…
Supreme Court passes on whether home schooling is a religious freedom, but Romeikes no longer face deportation. In a dramatic 24-hour turnaround, the German family that likely faced deportation after the Supreme Court didn't take their...Show More Summary
Today's comic by Jen Sorensen is Free to chew: The other side of 'religious freedom' laws: These Daily Kos community posts were the most shared on Facebook March 3: Are you sick of highly-paid teachers?, by sboucher The BrainwashingShow More Summary
It wasn't too surprising when Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) last week vetoed Senate Bill 1062, which would have allowed businesses to deny services to gay couples. Prominent Republicans, including both of the state's GOP senators and Mitt...Show More Summary