Religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked legislation today aimed at strengthening provisions for women's freedoms, arguing that parts of it violate Islamic principles and encourage disobedience. The law criminalizes, among other things, child marriage and forced marriage, and bans the traditional practice of exchanging girls and women to settle disputes. It...
To your average conservative legislator, it may seem like a good idea to let anti-gay religious or political groups choose not to have members who don't reflect their "values." But when it involves having students pay for their own discrimination, it's not so simple.
Conservative religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked legislation on Saturday aimed at strengthening provisions for women's freedoms, arguing that parts of it violate Islamic principles and encourage disobedience.
Conservative religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked a law on Saturday that aims to protect women's freedoms.
A Washington florist facing a lawsuit for declining to contribute her talents for a same-sex wedding ceremony filed a countersuit against state Attorney General Bob Ferguson Tuesday. Barronelle Stutzman owns Arlene's Flowers in Richland. Show More Summary
The Obama administration didn’t just capitalize on the “war on women” narrative that insisted that Mitt Romney defending religious freedom had to do with a lust for confiscating women’s contraception, they created it with their friends at Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry, along with willing partners in the media. Show More Summary
Millions of Americans are participating in Religious Freedom Action Day today and delivering a message to Congress that it needs to pass legislation to protect the rights of those who refuse to obey the HHS mandate. The mandate, a part of Obamacare, compels any pro-life groups group or business to pay for birth control and [...]
Fifteen years ago, on May 14, 1998, U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a landmark effort to promote a pivotal human right abroad. In October of that year, the Senate also acted and President Clinton signed the International … Continue reading ?
Texas is quickly approaching the deadline to protect religious freedom.
Katherine O’Connor is an art student at Carnegie Mellon University who allegedly decided to dress as the pope and march in a campus parade — or, at least, dress as the pope from the waist up. Police charged her with public nudity because she allegedly wore nothing at all below the belt. As Eugene Volokh [...]
(Dearborn Mosque: Wikipedia) Dearborn police and officials have gone out of their way on a number of occasions to restrict religious freedom in this Muslim dominated community. Christians attending...Show More Summary
From the New York Times editorial board: Some conservative opponents of the act, known as ENDA, contend it would threaten religious freedom because its exemption for employers affiliated with religious organizations is too narrow. Actually, the proposed religious exemption is far too broad and needs to be scaled back. Show More Summary
This is a victory for religious freedom nationwide.
The problem isn’t that the signs are overtly religious, it’s that they’re terrible signs. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Cheerleading, Constitutional Law, Freedom From Religion Foundation, Greg Abbott, Kountze High School, Religion, Rick Perry, State District Judge Steven Thomas, State Judges, Texas, Wanda Holloway
Egypt and several other Muslim nations are among the world’s top violators of religious freedom, particularly for their anti-Christian and anti-Semitic persecution, according to the 2013 annual report released by the bipartisan U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Show More Summary
(Photo credit: Wikipedia) The USCIRF 2013 annual report on religious freedom is out. Here’s a link to the 400 page analysis with a detailed ‘blow by blow’ country by country summary of violations in the past year. The 15 worst countries when it comes to intolerance and religious persecution are: Burma, China, Egypt, Eritrea, [...]
To make a case about how marriage threatens religious freedom (more on that coming up), NOM is running a pic of the Jefferson Memorial's second panel: "Almighty God hath created the mind free. All attempts to influence it by tempora...
Col. Bill Spencer offers some insight and encouragement into the current debate over Christians in the military sharing their faith. Enjoy our videos? • Be the first to know when they come out: Subscribe. • Keep the videos coming: Donate. • Watch this video on YouTube. • Browse the CitizenLink Report archive.
The Southern Baptist Convention issued a joint statement Monday urging Christians to avoid sensationalism and misrepresentations, while also raising issues of concern regarding recent reports that the U.S. military may be violating the religious freedom of Christians.