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Shock Poll: The More Religious You Are, The More You Think Torture Is Justified

One characteristic, above all else, defines the sociopath: an utter lack of guilt or remorse. One characteristic, above all else, defines Christianity: freedom from guilt and remorse. Christianity, as a rule, doesn’t explicitly endorse the worst possible things a person can do. But it does forgive them, and that insidious negation of conscience is a [...]

Jefferson historian condemns Nativity displays: ‘Religious freedom is not a matter of majority vote’

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A historian who specializes in religious freedom and Thomas Jefferson this week tried to set the record straight for Christians who were upset because Satanists intended to put up a holiday display at the Michigan Capitol. After learning that an out-of-state Christian group had withdrawn its...

Will Protecting Religious Freedom Damage Georgia’s Reputation? Two Opposing Views

Two days ago a letter was sent to all 180 state Representatives (and presumably all 56 Senators) from Trey Childress of a group called Competitive Georgia. According to the Political Insider, the group is “a coalition of mostly business...Show More Summary

-Plano TX Passes ‘Nondiscrimination’ Policy That Limits Religious Freedom

We warned recently that religious freedom was in danger of being trumped and limited all across America by the next big ‘progressive’ issue/excuse called ‘transgender bathroom’ and ‘nondiscrimination’ ordinances and policies that bundle together all sorts of LGBT ‘rights’ along with same-sex marriage. We expected ordinances like the one introduced in Houston TX to be […]

Teaching Religious Freedom in Public School

Administrators and teachers around the country will be teaching students about religious freedom on January 16th. Every year since 1993, the president of the United States has issued a proclamation recognizing Religious Freedom Day. The Department of Education has released and updated guidelines for educators, but most teachers have no idea there is such a […]

When Religious Freedom and Basic Rights Collide, It's Bad for Business

A raft of religious entrepreneurs want the freedom to discriminate based on religion. That's wrongheaded and bad for business.

Conservative Kansas Lawmakers Primed to Reintroduce Religious Freedom Bill

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Kansas’s “religious freedom bill’ that would allow both public and private businesses to refuse LGBT customers service on religious grounds failed to make it past the Senate floor earlier this year following a deluge of complaints. Supporters of the proposed...

The U.S. has an ambassador at large for international religious freedom.

It's David N. Saperstein, a Jewish rabbi, confirmed by the Senate last Friday.

Orthodox Jews back scarf-wearing Muslim in Abercrombie & Fitch case

Seven Orthodox Jewish groups, a Muslim civil rights organization and a public interest law firm supporting religious freedom filed briefs this week with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting a Muslim teenager who was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a head scarf.

Mich. Bill Could Allow Doctors to Refuse to Treat Gays

A legal expert said that Michigan's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, recently passed by the Republican-led state House, could allow a doctor or EMT to refuse to treat a gay patient on religious grounds. The bill essentially statesShow More Summary

The Torture Regime’s Attack On Religious Freedom

Michael Peppard searches for religion-themed abuses in the torture report: My own research on torture in U.S. detention facilities has emphasized the religious aspects of abuse (“The Secret Weapon” and “Disgrace“). And though today’s report does not contain as much along these lines as did the Senate Armed Services Committee’s report in 2009, it does […]

Southern Baptist leader Albert Mohler reminds us that marriage equality is inevitable

last weekLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Albert Mohler wrote a column all about how his religious freedom is supposedly being stifled by LGBT rights. Because of course he did; people on his side of the debate rarely write anything else these...

The Insane Hate Mail Collected by an Organization Fighting for Separation of Church and State in the Military

Screenshot via The Military Religious Freedom Foundation on Y?ouTube Filthy liberal kikes! Your abortion on demand queer rights and camel jockey agenda is now destroyed. The only Savior for the world has triumphed. Jesus is the commander of U.S. Show More Summary

Former porn star wears Pastafarian cap in driver license photo

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

From World's Best Ever: "Asia Carrera aka Asia Lemmon aka Jessica Steinhauser is the 4th person in the United States to be permitted to exercise her religious freedom and don the cap of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster for her driver’s license photo." Read the rest

Mikey Weinstein's Wife Pens New Book Accusing Christians of Sending Profanity-Laced Letters to Her Husband

The wife of Mikey Weinstein, president and founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation that advocates for the separation of church and state, has written a book accusing Christians of sending profanity-laced letters to her husband.

Atheists Under Attack Worldwide Says International Report

According to a new report, The Freedom of Thought report, published by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), atheists and humanists are increasingly being targeted around the world by religious and political leaders. The...Show More Summary

Republican Jase Bolger Gets 'Vile and Vulgar' Shots From Left After Michigan House Passes Religious Freedom Bill, Kills LGBT Proposal

Republican Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives, Jase Bolger says he has been getting "vile and vulgar" shots from the "Left" since a bill aimed at protecting the rights of people with sincerely held religious beliefs was...Show More Summary

Elegy for a Hero of Religious Freedom

Al Smith's stand against the power of the state eventually led to new laws protecting an ancient Indian faith.

TEXAS: Plano's Just-Approved LGBT Rights Ordinance Has Some Big Loopholes

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Some of us listening closely during last night's LGBT rights debate in Plano, Texas picked up on a worrying comment by the city attorney that seemed to indicate that there are "religious freedom" and other loopholes in the ordinance....Show More Summary

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