Rogue county clerk says it's a violation of her "religious freedom." It seems the last vestiges of anti-marriage equality bigotry are not going out without a fight. Infamous Rowan County clerk Kim Davis once again refused a marriage licence to couple James Yates and William Smith Jr. Show More Summary
A religious freedom advocate looks at the factors that keep faith communities resilient in conflict. If you want to understand international affairs, you have to understand religion. One significant and threatening example: the ongoing campaigns by extremist groups like ISIS to gain power and terrorize their opposition based on religious ideology. Show More Summary
Stop bellyaching about Washington. All the country's best fascists are on your local city council. Not long ago, Colorado became a leader in the fight against religious freedom, when its Civil Rights Commission, self-appointed ministers...Show More Summary
Today a federal appeals court issued an order to Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, apparently forcing her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis and the folks in her office are standing strong as of this writing. They say they are waiting for a final order from U.S. District Judge David Bunning, who […]
Ted Cruz's new ad about religious freedom doesn't quite check out.
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At the Iowa Soapbox on Saturday, presidential hopeful and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie offered his insight on religious freedom laws, admitting that private organizations should not be able to refuse service.
Fresh off the heels of his confrontation with Hollywood actress Ellen Page over LGBT issues, Republican presidential candidate and Texas Senator Ted Cruz sought to rally Evangelicals in Iowa and sat down for a discussion with Nagmeh Abedini, the wife of Saaed Abedini, who has been imprisoned by Iran since 2012.
When I first saw this Qpolitical meme with its message of sweeping ignorance (276,000+ likes and counting) come across my Facebook feed, I rolled my eyes and shared it to the Friendly Atheist Facebook page for our followers to demolish: I included the caption, "Agreed. Show More Summary
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, who will take a lead role in a 50-state campaign to end taxpayer support for Planned Parenthood this week, spoke about America's "war on faith" to more than 2,500 evangelicals and conservative voters at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa.
Yet another federal appeals court ruled that completing paperwork to qualify for a religious accommodation to the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act did not violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Image: Shutterstock The post Federal Appeals Courts Unanimous in Support of Obamacare’s Birth Control Accommodation appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4YdlHKYO-g Alone Not Yet Alone is currently available on DVD. Synopsis (from the film's website): Seeking religious freedom in...Show More Summary
(John Hinderaker) This post is a companion to Dave Begley’s account of Ted Cruz’s rally for religious freedom in Des Moines last night. It is also a companion of sorts to this post from last month where Cruz engaged with Code Pink protesters. Show More Summary
Here's something you don't see everyday: a Hollywood star and a Republican presidential nominee debating gay rights and religious freedom with only a few dozen sizzling pork chops between them. CBS News reports Ellen Page, star of Juno and Inception, interrupted Ted Cruz's pork-related media event today to talk about,...
While grilling a pork chop at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz was confronted by actress Ellen Page over his views on homosexuality and the Supreme Court's recent ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.
Today is our last CitizenLink Radio program. We’re grateful to the listeners of more than 500 radio stations who have joined us in support of life, marriage and religious freedom. Our radio program is ending, but the work of CitizenLink goes on. We will continue to work with our 38 state groups across the country […]
The act was signed into law by President Clinton in 1993, then reinterpreted in a 2007 memo by Bush administration lawyers to offer protection to religious organizations that discriminated in hiring. read more
This is getting tiresome: On Thursday morning, 130 civil rights and religious organizations, unions, and other progressive groups sent a letter to President Obama urging that he direct the Justice Department to reverse a Bush-era legal...Show More Summary
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was never intended to grant sweeping licenses to discriminate.