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Love Didn't Win: The Constitution and Religious Freedom Lost

America's founders did their best to safeguard against this type of tyranny with the separation of powers, understanding when a government goes rogue, liberty wanes.

Critics Decry Israeli Cabinet Vote Against Progressive Measures For Jewish Conversion

17 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

JERUSALEM (RNS) Israeli rights activists say the decision by Israel’s cabinet Sunday to nix the establishment of local conversion courts is a blow to religious freedom. Sunday’s vote overturned a November 2014 vote by the previous cabinet,...Show More Summary

‘We live in theocratic times': Right-wing Christians are claiming religious freedom to ignore any laws they wish

18 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Right-wing Christians are claiming the religious freedom to carve out special rights for themselves and ignore any laws they don’t like. Americans have famously been granted religious exemptions from military service, legal requirements to seek medical treatment for their children, zoning...

Religious Freedom vs. Gay Rights: Can We All Get Along?

Gay marriage has just been legalized all across the nation by the United States Supreme Court in the landmark ruling, Obergefell v. Hodges. Left wing liberals are jumping for joy. Right wing religious conservatives are horrified. So where does this leave us as a people? Well, let's see if we can sort through some of the fall-out. Show More Summary

Republican 'Religious Freedom' Laws Will Hurt More Than Gay Couples

Did your parents or grandparents ever use the term "hissy fit"? If so, you know you've been witnessing a bunch of them from Republican presidential candidates over the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide. Jeb Bush said it is now crucial that as a country we protect religious freedom. Show More Summary

Fallout Begins After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling | Radio

A Texas county clerk will not be issuing same-sex marriage licenses because of religious convictions. Some are calling for her to lose her job. Jonathan Saenz of Texas Values helps explain the struggle to protect religious freedom in Texas.

The Religious Right Isn’t Going to Win the Bakery Wars

As the Religious Right freaks out about their rights to freedom of speech and religion being trampled, an odd proving ground has emerged: bakeries. As joyous same-sex couples began to plan their nuptials over the past several years,Show More Summary

Attack Survivor Rafida Ahmed Bonya Talks About the Problems with Religious Freedom in Bangladesh

Back in February, author Dr. Avijit Roy and his wife Rafida Bonya Ahmed were returning home from a book fair in Dhaka (Bangladesh) where they were promoting Roy's latest work when two assailants came after them with cleavers and "hacked them mercilessly."Roy died shortly afterwards. Ahmed, who's getting better, has been criticizing the government response ever since.

Same-sex marriage plaintiff Obergefell: Push for religious freedom laws is offensive

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Man at center of supreme court case says such measures suggest ‘that those of us who believe in equality have no conscience’ Related: ‘This decision will not stand': Republicans seek common cause against same-sex marriage Jim Obergefell made history on 26 June, when the supreme court ruled on...

What Does True Freedom Mean and Require?

As we celebrate this Independence Day, it is important to remember the freedom we have in this country to openly embrace our religious beliefs. For the Christian, true freedom is found in Christ. But with this freedom comes responsibility as noted in Galatians 5:13. Show More Summary

11 Religious Americans Who Fought For Freedom

   The Fourth of July commemorates the United States declaring its independence from Britain, but the Revolutionary War did not win freedom for all Americans. The 10 activists and religious leaders below are just a handful of people throughout American history who spent their lives working to extend freedom to all. Show More Summary

The ugly war on gay rights: When “religious freedom” becomes “freedom from laws”

With gay marriage legal, Ted Cruz wants to undermine the Constitution in the name of "religious liberty"

The Vicious Nothing | Radio

Many people are saying that the Supreme Court decision on marriage will mean “nothing” for religious freedom. Stuart Shepard shares the real meaning of “nothing.”

Indiana sex offenders use GOP’s ‘religious freedom’ law in fight to attend church on school property

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Two sex offenders in Indiana are trying take advantage of a so-called religious freedom law to force the state to allow them to attend churches even if they are on school property. The Associated Press reported, that American Civil Liberties Union filed suit this week on behalf of two sex offenders...

Ken Ham's AIG Advances Lawsuit Against Kentucky Over Life-Size Noah's Ark; State Argues Biblical Ark Is a Tool for Evangelism

Ken Ham's Answers in Genesis group is continuing its lawsuit against the state of Kentucky, accusing it of violating First Amendment religious freedom rights by denying its Ark Encounter project participation in the state tax incentive program because of its insistence on religious preference in hiring workers. Show More Summary

Episcopalians approve ceremonies for all legally-qualified couples

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

An advance from the religious world: And of course all of the anti-gay conservatives will fully respect their religious freedom.

Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law Takes Effect as LGBT Activists Call for Protection from Discrimination

5 days agoNews : Vice News

Less than a week after the US Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide in a landmark ruling for LGBT rights, Indiana enacted a controversial "religious freedom" law Wednesday, which for the past eight months has divided the state and nation over its potential to allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. Show More Summary

ACLU Sues Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Over Unconstitutional ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Louisiana yesterday announced plans to challenge Governor Bobby Jindal‘s “Marriage and Conscience Order” legislation. The ACLU – along with Forum for Equality Foundation and six individua… The post ACLU Sues Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal Over Unconstitutional ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill appeared first on Towleroad.

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