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Critics Say Kentucky's New 'Religious Freedom’ Bill Targets LGBTQ Students

The governor of Kentucky recently signed legislation that could give religious students free rein to discriminate in public schools. Senate Bill 17, signed Gov. Matt Bevin (R-Ky.) on March 16, permits a wide range of religious activities in the state’s public schools and restricts interference from staff and school boards. Show More Summary

Critics Say Kentucky's New 'Religious Freedom’ Bill Targets LGBTQ Students

The governor of Kentucky recently signed legislation that could give religious students free rein to discriminate in public schools. Senate Bill 17, signed Gov. Matt Bevin (R-Ky.) on March 16, permits a wide range of religious activities in the state’s public schools and restricts interference from staff and school boards. Show More Summary

Call your Senators and urge them to #ConfirmGorsuch

The Senate Judiciary Committee is in the midst of hearings on Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch. So far, he has excelled, especially in his defense of our First Amendment right to religious freedom. These hearings have confirmed what Judge Gorsuch’s record showed: he will be a superb Supreme Court Justice. Soon, the full Senate will [...]

Donald Trump Wishes 'Freedom' For Iranians While Trying to Ban Them From US 

Imagine if, after months of picking on you for your religious beliefs, your asshole, racist boss abruptly fired you and then on your birthday sent you an email that says he hopes you’re enjoying your “time off.” Read more...

North Dakota lawmakers mull so-called anti-Sharia law bill

Opponents of a bill to prohibit judges from applying foreign laws in their courtrooms told a North Dakota Senate committee that the measure interferes with religious freedom and unfairly targets … Click to Continue »

Former GOP Senator Warns Trump ‘Religious Freedom’ Exec. Order Would ‘Explode in the Faces of Republicans Everywhere’

8 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson warns Donald Trump against signing a “religious freedom” executive order in a new op-ed in the New York Times. Writes Simpson: This executive order would be a political tinderbox that could explode in the… Read The post Former GOP Senator Warns Trump ‘Religious Freedom’ Exec. Show More Summary

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Signs Bill Legalizing Discrimination Against LGBT Students

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Governor Matt Bevin has signed into law a Kentucky ‘religious freedom’ bill which legalizes discrimination against LGBT students. The AP reports: The bill, designed to protect religious expression in public schools, is known as the “Charl… Read The post Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Signs Bill Legalizing Discrimination Against LGBT Students appeared first on Towleroad.

Kentucky Passed a Law That Allows LGBTQ Discrimination in Schools

2 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

The “religious freedom” law could bar LGBTQ students from joining student groups.

New Kentucky Law Allows Student Groups to Discriminate Against LGBT Students

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, who declared 2017 the “Year of the Bible,” has signed a religious freedom law that effectively allows public school student groups to discriminate against lesbian, gay, and transgender people, and other minority students. It also allows teachers to use the Bible as an educational text. Read more...

Russia’s Plan to Ban Jehovah’s Witnesses Puts Evangelicals in a Tight Spot

Group gives Protestants competition for souls, but also an ally on religious freedom. Jehovah’s Witnesses have never held much clout in Russia, where the Orthodox Church dominates both the religious and political landscape. But a government...Show More Summary

Gorsuch's Selective View of 'Religious Freedom'

Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia possesses the same limited view of religious freedom supported by the conservatives currently on the Supreme Court.

School refutes Texas official’s Muslim prayer room concerns

5 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

A Texas school district says Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton is raising unfounded concerns about religious freedom over a spare classroom where Muslim students pray.

Arkansas inmate says religious rights were violated

The Arkansas Supreme Court has sent a religious freedom case back to Jefferson County. The Pine Bluff Commercial (http://bit.ly/2mAHf5p ) reports the Arkansas Supreme Court denied an inmate's motion for … Click to Continue »

Does the United States Belong on Persecution Lists?

Experts weigh in. Concerns over “constant attacks in the media” and believers being “marginalized through the law” led International Christian Concern to include America on its religious freedom Hall of Shame list for the first time. Should the US be included on such lists? Here’s how experts weighed in. Show More Summary

Thousands descend on state Capitol in interfaith march to support sanctuary, religious freedom bills

Essential Politics: California Democrats propose college debt assistance, Issa withholding support for GOP healthcare plan March 15, 2017, 12:21 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: California Assembly...

Religious Freedom Efforts: Next Front Opens in Battle on Gay Marriage

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

Other states are mulling targeted religious freedom legislation, similar to what South Dakota passed last week.

-On Religious Freedom: Hypocritical College Culture?

According to the college students in the video above, business folks should have a right to turn down providing services and products which may conflict with their political views, Muslims also should have the freedom to choose, but Christians not so much? From Faithwire: A conservative law firm recently sent an interviewer to the University […]

Religious freedom’ backer threatens last-ditch effort for bill

last weekLGBT / Gay : Project Q

The sponsor of a controversial 'religious freedom' bill says he's trying to amend the legislation to any bill he can in the closing days of the Georgia General Assembly.

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