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Ultra-orthodox Jews forced from Guatemala village after local opposition

14 hours agoReligion : FaithWorld

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.

Saying ‘Bless You’ Is Now Allowed By College Professor After Public Outcry For Penalizing The Phrase

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 That rule has now been retracted, after a public

Polygamy Decriminalized in Utah as Federal Judge Strikes Down Criminal Prohibition

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,...

Rick Santorum wants to 'encourage more teaching about Islam'

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 S…

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.

5th Cir. Allows Religious Exemption for Collecting Eagle Feathers

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......

How Satanists Are Testing The Limits Of Religious Freedom In Oklahoma

Their freedom to perform their own style of worship will impact our nation's evolving conception of religious freedom. The post How Satanists Are Testing The Limits Of Religious Freedom In Oklahoma appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Money in Politics and Courts: A Faithful Response

One of the many freedoms we enjoy is expressing our religious beliefs, or non-belief, as citizens from different perspectives engaging in self-government. As money flooding our political system challenges our self-government, people of faith must engage on two topics we too often avoid: money and power.

Canadians charged with polygamy

Two leaders of a community that practice a fundamentalist form of Mormonism have been charged with polygamy in a case expected to test the limits of religious freedoms in Canada. The charges against Winston Blackmore and James Oler of Bountiful in the westernmost province of British Columbia were sworn in late Wednesday. Show More Summary

IRS Would Lose in Court Battle Against Churches Over 'Pulpit Freedom,' Says NRB Head

Churches would win a case against the Internal Revenue Service if the government agency revokes their tax-exempt statuses for political speech, National Religious Broadcasters President Jerry Johnson predicted amid news that the IRS has agreed to investigate churches that engage in political talk..

Chaplain Alliance Urges Navy to Reverse Decision on Removing Bibles From Rooms Following Atheist Group's Complaint

The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty has spoken out against the Navy's recent decision to remove Bibles from Navy lodges and guest quarters, following a complaint from atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Tony Perkins: Christians Should Tell Gay Customers That Their Money Is Going to "Ex-Gay" Torture Clinics

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

Ian Silverstone writes at Right Wing Watch: For conservatives, non-discrimination laws are another nail in the coffin of religious freedom. On Monday’s “Washington Watch,” host Tony Perkins lamented how increasingly difficult it is for...Show More Summary

Opportunity Scholarship Grants to be Issued Next Week

CitizenLink is proud to work with the North Carolina Family Policy Council and other family policy organizations across the country to stand for marriage, life and religious freedom. Learn more about the one in your state. http://www.citizenlink.com/state-groups/...Show More Summary

Will Electioneering From the Pulpit Be the Next Big Battle Over ‘Religious Liberty’?

3 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

This article originally appeared on BillMoyers.com, the website of the Moyers & Company television program. O n July 17, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) settled a longstanding suit against the IRS for failing to enforce restrictions...Show More Summary

How to Kill the Hobby Lobby Decision in One Not-That-Easy Step

Over at The Nation, Katha Pollitt proposes a solution to the ongoing rain of fire, brimstone, rubber and glass that followed the Supreme Court's June decision in Hobby Lobby. Repeal the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, she says, and be done with it. Ayup. Read more...

Montana — The Truth Puts On its Shoes

CitizenLink is proud to work with the Montana Family Foundation and other family policy organizations across the country to stand for marriage, life and religious freedom. Learn more about the one in your state.  http://www.citizenlink.com/state-groups/...Show More Summary

More Babies Get Herpes Because Religious Freedom Is Trumping Their Safety

I am all about religious freedom and a parent's right to choose circumcision for their son, but these 'snip and suck' circumcisions were a few babies have contracted herpes make me question how much religious freedom parents are given when it comes to non-necessary medical procedures. Show More Summary

Catholics And Hobby Lobby

The defense of religious freedom by the Catholic hierarchy is not exactly a universal view among the people the hierarchy are alleged to represent, according to the latest Kaiser poll. Catholics are split down the middle on it – 49 – 47 percent. Black and Hispanic Protestants are opposed to the ruling. It looks, in […]

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