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Archive for the 'Freedom of Worship' Category

-Re: USCIRF 2015 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its 2015 Annual Report on April 30. The report documents religious freedom violations around the world noting those countries in the last 12 months which were the most problematic when it comes to abusing religious liberty. A statement from USCIRF Chair Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett: “Not […]

-Kentucky: Court Rules in Favor of Christian T-Shirt Printer

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Finally a victory for a Christian owned business. A county commission had originally ruled against the business for refusing to print a message on a t-shirt that was contrary to the business owner’s closely held Christian beliefs. Here’s the story from Citizen Link: A Kentucky court says a t-shirt seller does not have to print […]

-NY Times: Christians ‘Must be Made’ to Accept Gay Lifestyle?

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…’’ The battle against traditional Christian Biblical beliefs has continued to escalate since the Indiana RFRA debacle. Gay and progressive activists have been so encouraged by the one-sided media coverage against ‘freedom of religion’ lately that now they have, I […]

-UK: Street Preacher Fined for Quoting ‘Illegal’ Bible Verse?

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

A judge in the UK has fined a street preacher for quoting a Bible verse that was offensive to homosexuals. In the process the judge seemed to be saying that some Bible verses were now illegal to quote in public. In this particular case, apparently quoting from Leviticus 18 was acceptable but Leviticus 20 was […]

-IRS Makes a Pact with Atheists to Monitor Speech In Churches

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

        (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In July the IRS made a deal with an activist atheist group to monitor potential political speech in American churches. The agreement came in response to a lawsuit by the FFRF.  Here’s the story from the PJ Media: The Freedom From Religion Foundation and the Internal Revenue Service reached an agreement […]

-Did the Death of DOMA Sow the Seeds of a Crisis in Religious Liberty?

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

                          (Photo credit: Kevin H.) One year ago the Supreme Court of the US struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and opened the door to challenges in nearly every state that defined marriage as between one man and one woman. The deluge of lower court cases based upon that decision shows that […]