A lack of concern for Christians and a lack freedom of expression for religious minorities in the Middle East is one of the reasons behind the rise of terror group ISIS in Iraq and Syria, said David Curry, the CEO and president of Christian persecution watchdog group, Open Doors USA.
Right after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of sectarian prayers (both religious and non-religious) at government meetings in Greece v. Galloway, the Freedom From Religion Foundation decided to hold a contest for best secular invocation: The individual judged to give the “best” secular invocation will be invited to open FFRF’s annual convention with the [Read More...]
Warren: U.S. Sen. Chris Coons sped through the proceeding so quickly, it seemed he might be double-parked. A journey to the obscure last week brought me my very own U.S. Senate hearing. No other reporter was interested in the confirmation of ambassadors to Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Comoros and Malawi.
Religious freedom helps everyone, no matter what political or religious affiliation, a diverse group of religious freedom experts agreed at the 2014 AEI Evangelical Leadership Summit.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation's Mikey Weinstein just sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on behalf of 17 officers, urging him to put a stop to the Air Force's bizarre enforcement of an oath that includes the unnecessary words "So Help Me God":
There is an interesting case of religious freedom that has arisen at Creech Air Force base in Nevada where an unnamed airman has been told that he will not be allowed to re-enlist because he does not want to take an oath including the words “so help me God.” He is an atheist and, for […]
I found out about atheist church today. I was listening to the oral argument in the 7th Circuit in a case called Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Jacob Lew, about a federal income tax provision that lets religious ministers exclude their housing allowance. Show More Summary
by guest blogger Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Our rights to free speech and religious freedom are among the many fundamental rights guaranteed by our federal and state constitutions, which we fiercely fight to protect...Show More Summary
(Calif. State Capitol: Wikipedia) Just when you thought Obama administration’s HHS Contraceptive Mandate was bad enough for religious freedom, The State of California has come out with even a worse demand that all employers even religious organizations provide for abortion coverage for all their employees. Here’s the story from World Mag: Health insurance companies […]
The viciously anti-gay American Family Association is heavily promoting this slickly edited attempt to exalt their overextended version of "religious freedom" above basic nondiscrimination and associated rights. It's chock full of faces and twisted claims that you will know; watch...
CitizenLink is proud to work with the Massachusetts Family Institute and other family policy organizations across the country to stand for marriage, life and religious freedom. Learn more about the one in your state. by Andrew Beckwith, president, Massachusetts Family Institute As Gordon College students headed back to class last week, they were faced with […]
There's a lot of controversy surrounding the public high school football teams in Florida's Orange and Seminole Counties. After discovering that coaches were leading team prayers and there were "team chaplains," the Freedom From Religion Foundation called for a full stop on the church/state violations. Show More Summary
In the public policy arena, the past few decades have seen a constant conflict between Christian conservatives and secular liberals. These two factions have sparred openly over a variety of issues, including abortion, the definition of marriage, the importance of the family, and the size of government. Recently, however, secular liberals have adopted a new tactic.
A few months after moving from Canada to a remote part of Guatemala to find religious freedom, a group of ultra orthodox Jews have been forced out of their homes in a bitter conflict with hostile villagers.
Was it simply a poor choice, or an attack on religious liberty and freedom of speech? Either way, a college professor’s rule forbidding the expression, “Bless you,” after a sneeze became the talk of the town ever since the offending syllabus was delivered in class Wednesday. That rule has now been retracted, after a public
Strange days indeed. Judge rules banning cohabitation violated religious freedom of the Browns Kody Brown and his four wives appear in the TLC reality show 'Sister Wives' Kody Brown, who stars in the TLC reality show with his four wives,...
In a new interview with Vocativ, Rick Santorum expressed some surprising views about the Quran and Islam. The interview focuses on Santorum's latest project, a documentary about "religious freedom" called One Generation Away. The film comes from Echolight Studios, of which Santorum is the CEO. Show More Summary
WANT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM? GET A REPUTATION FOR KILLING PEOPLE WHO OFFEND YOURS: Eugene Volokh On A Sixth Circuit Debacle: Thuggery wins, free speech rights lose. May Judges Donald and Mays have joy of the incentive for thuggery they have created in this shamefully awful opinion.
Remember the good old days before Hobby Lobby, when free exercise cases didn't impact reproductive freedom? Boy, do I yearn for a little harmless fun with Santeria in Florida, Hare Krishnas at the airport, or nativity scenes at Christmas. Prepare to be taken back in time as the Fifth Circuit......