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Archive for August, 2011

-Muslims Win Obama Approval Poll

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

                                                  (Image via Wikipedia) A recent Gallup poll shows that 80% of Muslim Americans approve of Barack Obama and the way he is handling his job as president. The study showed the current approval rating of President Obama by religion. Muslims showed the greatest approval of the president by far. According to the survey, Jewish […]

-Religious Freedom in Decline Around the World

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

On Tuesday, the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life released a new study showing that nearly 2.2 billion people live in nations where religious freedom is on the decline. According to the study, countries that were already restrictive grew even more hostile towards religious freedom in the last few years. Fortunately more tolerant nations […]

-‘Wrongful Life’ Lawsuit by Jehovah’s Witness Dismissed by Judge

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Nancy DiGeronimo received a life-saving blood transfusion after she gave birth to a healthy boy. The only problem is that DiGeronimo is a Jehovah’s Witness and apparently would rather have died than received the blood that saved her life. So she sued her doctor and Staten Island University Hospital for ‘medical malpractice’. The judge dismissed […]

-American Muslims and Polygamy

Monday, August 8th, 2011

In the midst of writing the previous post about the FLDS, I was reminded that they are not the only religious group in America that allows polygamy or marriages for women at a very young age. Muslim men are allowed by their religion to have more than one wife. Also in many Muslim countries, arranged […]

-Warren Jeffs’ Case and the Limits of Religious Freedom

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

                                (FLDS Compound in Texas via Wikipedia) Warren Jeffs is the 55-year-old head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who was charged and recently convicted of child sexual assault and aggravated child sexual assault to two girls, ages 12 and 14, at his sect’s Texas ranch. His sentence is forthcoming. […]

-Is the First Amendment In Danger of Being Overridden For the ‘Greater Good’?

Friday, August 5th, 2011

In liberal circles, one of the current issues under discussion involves conflicting ‘civil rights’ and the idea that for the ‘greater good’ lessor rights may have to be overridden. In the view of some progressive proponents, freedom of religion and conservative free speech certainly qualify as ‘lessor rights’ in the face of the ‘greater good’ […]