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The Way Forward On Religious Freedom And LGBT Civil Rights (All Together Podcast)

7 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how ethics, religion and spiritual practice is informing our personal lives, our communities and our world. All Together is hosted by Paul Raushenbush, Executive Editor of HuffPost Religion. Show More Summary

Texas Woman Fined for Feeding the Homeless Cites Religious Freedom Law 

12 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Joan Cheever, a San Antonio woman who’s been feeding the homeless for the past decade, is arguing that Texas’ religious freedom law should protect her from the $2,000 fine she’s facing for her charitable work. Cheever was cited by police last week for handing out food in a local park. She argues the Religious Freedom Restoration Act legalizes her activities. Read more...

Antigay Indiana Law Brings Down Gov. Mike Pence's Approval Ratings

Yet another poll indicates that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's popularity took a hit when he signed a discriminatory 'religious freedom' law last month. read more

Bobby Jindal presses Louisiana GOP to pass “religious freedom” bill that would put Indiana’s to shame

State is already $1.6 billion in debt, but he could be polling in double-digits if social cons support him.

A Student Wanted A Conversation On Religious Freedom; She Got A Petition Against Her Instead

Nothing says tolerance than being called the C-word for supporting religious freedom, or having a student-led petition started to have your banner...

Pat Robertson: 'Bunch Of Gays' Are In League With Hillary Clinton To Destroy Freedom - VIDEO

14 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Desperately banging the same drum as his fellow religious right activists as they continue their journey towards the dustbin of history, Pat Robertson has - once again - said that LGBT rights advocates are intent on their mission to destroy freedom

Texas Woman Invokes Religious Freedom Argument to Fight $2000 Fine for Feeding Homeless

Joan Cheever says feeding the homeless is a valid expression of her faith. A San Antonio woman is planning to use the state’s “religious freedom” law to contest a citation she received for feeding homeless residents at a local park, the San Antonio Express-News reported. Show More Summary

I Love the Woman Invoking the “Religious Freedom” Argument to Keep Feeding the Homeless… but She’s Still Wrong

For nearly a decade, Joan Cheever (below) has been handing out food to the homeless in San Antonio, but she was given a ticket last week:

Surprise! Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s Approval Ratings Are In The Toilet

16 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

The bad news just keeps coming for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. First, he was publicly ridiculed nationwide for signing a “religious freedom” bill last month allowing businesses the legal right to discriminate against LGBT people. Now, a...Show More Summary

Bobby Jindal Digs His Heels In on Discriminatory Religious Freedom Bill As IBM Issues Stern Warning to Lawmakers

18 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Seemingly unfazed by the backlash Indiana and Arizona faced during their debates over "licenses to discriminate," Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is moving full steam ahead on a "religious freedom" bill, the AP reports: The Republican governor, speaking to reporters in...

Angie's List CEO Resigns to Return to Politics, Save Indiana's Image

Angie's List CEO Bill Oesterle says he's dedicated his career to two things: Indiana and Angie's List. But in the wake of the state's controversial 'religious freedom' law, he says 'I can't do both.' read more

Gaydar Detector

yesterdayHumor / odd : Snopes

Rumor: An amendment to Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act requires gay residents to wear a sensor for identification.

Family Research Council Warns Gay Marriage Will Destroy Religious Freedom in New Scare Video: WATCH

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A new video produced by anti-gay listed hate group Family Research Council (FRC) claims that a Supreme Court ruling striking down bans on marriage equality would jeopardize religious freedom

News: Britney, Star Wars, Girl Scouts, Nicki Minaj, Maine RFRA

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

5 key arguments that loom in the SCOTUS gay marriage case. Maine Sen. David Burns has announced he is withdrawing his "religious freedom" bill and blamed the media for preventing a "fair hearing" of the bill's merits. Buzzfeed catches up...

INDIANA: Angie's List Head Resigns, Might Launch Challenge Against Gov. Pence

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Indianapolis Star: Bill Oesterle is quitting as CEO of Angie's List, saying he wants to re-enter state politics and help repair the "shellacking" Indiana's image took from the passage of the "religious freedom" act. The newsShow More Summary

Mike Pence Sees Precipitous Drop In Approval Rating After Indiana 'Religious Freedom' Mess

WASHINGTON -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) has seen a significant drop in his approval rating since signing a widely criticized "religious freedom" law, with one longtime political observer in the state saying the fall is historic for...Show More Summary

Pence Approval Sinks in Indiana

A new Howey Politics Indiana poll finds Gov. Mike Pence’s approval rating has fallen to 45% — down from 62% in February. The survey was less than a month “after Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a law hailed [...]

Bobby Jindal defends Louisiana religious freedom bill as GOP state senator calls it ‘bigotry’

'I absolutely intend to fight for the passage of this legislation,' says the governor and likely 2016 presidential candidate.

-Religion: The New PC Dirty Word in Schools?

Is ‘religion’ becoming the new politically correct ‘dirty word’ in academic circles? We asked this question last week about ‘religious freedom.’ Citizen Link finds that there is a problem about what to do with religion on school campuses all across America in spite of the fact that we have a Constitution that addresses religious freedom […]

Carly Fiorina, pink nail polish and sexism

Carly Fiorina was rather impressive fielding pointed questions from beltway reporters taking their measure of her. The potential aspirant for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination held forth on Iran, religious freedom and why her experience in business makes her qualified to sit in the Oval Office. But a record-scratch moment came about 36 minutes into […]

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