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U.S. State Department Official Calls for Repeal of Blasphemy Laws Around the World

David Saperstein, an Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State, has an important, aggressive recommendation at the department's blog: Blasphemy laws around the world need to be abolished...

Is There Hope for America? | Video

Religious freedom on the ropes. God being pushed out of the public square. Families struggling to survive, let alone thrive. The current state of our culture can often leave one wondering if there is any hope left for America. Dr. Wayne Grudem, says there is much to be hopeful about. Show More Summary

Anti-gay bill making early comeback in Georgia

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Project Q

After three years of debate over anti-gay 'religious freedom' bills, two Georgia state senators want even more – including the author of an anti-gay bill that nearly became law earlier this year.

French Activist Says He’ll Foot the Bill for Any Woman Fined for Violating the Burkini Ban

Earlier this month in France, Cannes Mayor David Lisnard banned full-body swimsuits known as burkinis from the city's beaches. But now a secular activist, horrified by this invasion of religious freedom, says he'll pay the fines for any Muslim women caught disobeying the new rules.

Ken Paxton Sues: Doctors Should Be Able to Turn Away Trans People

The Texas attorney general’s latest anti-Obama lawsuit claims that trans-affirming health care violates the religious freedom of doctors.

We Are Beginning To Think Texas Really Hates Transgender People

Look, a lawsuit to give religious wingnut doctors freedom to deny medical care to transgender folk, hooray!

-LGBT Rights To Override Religious Freedom?

Many are contending today that LGBT civil rights should overcome and override religious freedom in America. We are even to the point now when some are saying that churches and non-profit religious institutions that want to continue to ‘discriminate’ based upon Biblical beliefs and doctrine should lose their tax exempt status. Also, Religious colleges and […]

After Suspicious Investigation, Air Force Officer Will Get to Keep Open, Highlighted Bible on Desk

Last week, I mentioned that Major Steve Lewis at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs had an open, highlighted Bible at his desk, and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation was trying to put a stop to it. Well, the investigation is complete and it doesn't look like the Bible is going anywhere.

REAL Women launches petition to protect Christians’ freedom of religion in Canada

The petition asking Parliament to protect religious freedom and conscience rights will be presented to the House of Commons in September.

Secularism, Religious Freedom, and Global Politics: a CFP

Charles McCrary The Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR), the southeastern region of the AAR, recently released its call for papers (due October 1). I bring this to your attention for multiple reasons, all of which are meant to encourage you to submit a paper. Show More Summary

It's Not Unchristian to Be Concerned About Refugee Resettlement, Religious Freedom Advocate Says

Christian religious freedom activist Faith McDonnell is pushing back against the notion that it is unchristian to voice concerns with how the State Department is resettling Syrian refugees inside the country.

8 Countries Where Religious Freedom Is Actually Under Attack

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Religious freedom is a rare commodity in many regions of the world, according to the U.S. State Department’s latest International Religious Freedom Report. About 74 percent of the world’s population lives in countries “with serious restrictions...Show More Summary

Unitarian Congregation Sues For Right To Install Solar As A Religious Freedom

Originally published on EdenKeeper. First Parish Unitarians are crying ‘foul’ over a recent denial to allow solar panels on the rooftop of their iconic church in Bedford, Massachusetts. Declaring the Historic District Commission’s (HDC)...Show More Summary

Franklin Graham Thanks God for Kim Davis' 'Religious Freedom' Victory in Gay Marriage Case

The Rev. Franklin Graham is celebrating a "victory for religious freedom" after a federal judge dismissed three lawsuits against Kentucky clerk Kim Davis who refused to sign her name to marriage licenses for gay couples.

Hillary Clinton: ‘I’ve been fighting to defend religious freedom for years’

Clinton's rhetoric and actions have not always backed up her pledge to uphold religious freedom, critics say.

Catholic School Staffer Fired for Same-Sex Marriage Goes to Court

Kate Drumgoole was fired for her marriage. Her school claims "religious freedom" and wants her lawsuit dismissed, but she says it should abide by state antidiscrimination law.

Religious Freedom Law Protects Business Owner Who Fired Trans Woman, Judge Rules

Religious freedom is a valid defense for a Michigan business owner who fired a trans woman after she asked to dress in accordance with her gender identity, a federal judge ruled Thursday. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which enforces federal anti-discrimination laws, had sued the business, R.G. Show More Summary

Kim Davis Update: A Win for Religious Freedom?

Do you remember Kim Davis? She’s the Kentucky court clerk who became the victim du jour in the culture wars by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. A judge decided that he, and not the voters, should be the arbiter as to how Mrs Davis performed her duties as a duly elected official [...]

Hobby Lobby‘s Inevitable License to Discriminate

In 2014, the Supreme Court interpreted the Religious Freedom Restoration Act as allowing to employers to interfere with the federal rights of their employees based on a trivial burden on their religious beliefs.  Not surprisingly, the decision is now being used by a federal judge to trump the Civil Rights Act. The opinion is a […]

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