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Indiana's RFRA: Religious Freedom or Freedom to Discriminate? - Reason (blog)

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Reason (blog)

Indiana's RFRA: Religious Freedom or Freedom to Discriminate?
Reason (blog)
The turmoil over the efforts by the State of Indiana to make lawful the decisions by operators of public accommodations to decline their services based on their stated religious views has died down because the legislature amended the offending parts of ...
Indiana and religious freedom: Shooting themselves in the footFox News
Commentary:Freedom of religion isn't freedom to discriminateChron.com
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Religious freedom and the Constitution - Baltimore Sun

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Baltimore Sun

Religious freedom and the Constitution
Baltimore Sun
What many people forget is that the framers of our Constitution, through the First Amendment, sought to guarantee both freedom of religion and freedom from religion ("Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting ...
What religion do laws in Indiana, Arkansas protect?Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
Indiana and religious freedom: Shooting themselves in the footFox News

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Most Americans side with gays in religious freedom disputes: Reuters/Ipsos poll - Reuters

Google Religion - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:57

Reuters

Most Americans side with gays in religious freedom disputes: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of Americans believe businesses should not be allowed to refuse services based on their religious beliefs in the wake of controversies in Indiana and Arkansas over gay rights and religious freedom, a Reuters/Ipsos poll ...
Poll: Most Americans do not support 'religious freedom' lawsAl Jazeera America

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What the Bush family can teach us about religion and family life - Daily American Online

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Daily American Online

What the Bush family can teach us about religion and family life
Daily American Online
In that respect, the Bushes represent one of the great shifts in American religious identity, a shift that occurred largely in the second half of the 20th century. A growing tolerance for religious plurality has become, in many ways, a defining ...

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Religious Freedom Is Not So Called - National Review Online

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National Review Online

Religious Freedom Is Not So Called
National Review Online
On July 2, 1964, the United States enacted the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which banned discrimination in “places of public accommodation” on the basis of “race, color, religion, or national origin.” It also barred practices aimed at keeping blacks from ...

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What religion do laws in Indiana, Arkansas protect? - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

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Patheos (blog)

What religion do laws in Indiana, Arkansas protect?
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
What I'd like to know is what is this “religion,” because it certainly isn't the Christian religion. In Mark 29-31, Christ says “the most important commandment is to love the Lord our God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and ...
How to get religion out of politicsPatheos (blog)
Commentary: Freedom of religion isn'tfreedom to discriminateHouston Chronicle
Paul Sassone: Case far from closed on religion vs. discriminationChicago Tribune
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Religion News: Court rules school's yoga classes don't violate religious freedom - Mail Tribune

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Religion News: Court rules school's yoga classes don't violate religious freedom
Mail Tribune
WEEK IN RELIGION. A California court ruled earlier this month that a San Diego-area school district's yoga lessons do not violate religious freedom. A family had objected to the gym class alternative, arguing that yoga was a gateway to Hinduism. “While ...

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John Travolta refuses to watch new Scientology documentary 'Going Clear ... - The Independent

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The Independent

John Travolta refuses to watch new Scientology documentary 'Going Clear ...
The Independent
Dedicated Scientologist Travolta has long promoted the religion and used his faith for humanitarian purposes. In 2010, he flew his aeroplane to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with food supplies and a group of Scientologist volunteers to help with the aftermath ...
John Travolta defends Scientology after controversial Alex Gibney documentaryThe Guardian
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John Travolta Defends 'Beautiful' Church of Scientology, Says He Hasn't Seen ...People Magazine

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Religion News: Court rules school's yoga classes don't violate religious freedom - Pocono Record

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Religion News: Court rules school's yoga classes don't violate religious freedom
Pocono Record
WEEK IN RELIGION. A California court ruled earlier this month that a San Diego-area school district's yoga lessons do not violate religious freedom. A family had objected to the gym class alternative, arguing that yoga was a gateway to Hinduism. “While ...

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Report: Islam is fastest growing religion - The Daily Tar Heel

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World Religion News

Report: Islam is fastest growing religion
The Daily Tar Heel
Islam is the world's fastest-growing religion — and by 2050, Muslims will have nearly pulled even with Christians in terms of population. That's according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. With the greater prevalence of Islam in the United ...
Pew Research: Will Islam Be the Largest Religion in 2070?World Religion News
Future map of religions reveals a world of changeBaptist Standard
Pew Forum does its thing again: Gazing into a global crystal ball of religion ...GetReligion (blog)
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Secular publisher rolling out monthly religion mag - New York Post

Google Religion - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 02:26

New York Post

Secular publisher rolling out monthly religion mag
New York Post
The magazine publisher behind celebrity titles that track Kim Kardashian and the biggest loser's wedding plans has gotten that old-time religion. Bauer Publication on Friday will introduce Simple Grace, a digest-size monthly aimed at the inspirational ...

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Gay rights vs. religion debate erupts in Legislature; Medicaid expansion dead ... - NET Website

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NET Website

Gay rights vs. religion debate erupts in Legislature; Medicaid expansion dead ...
NET Website
And in fact, LB586 (his bill) maintains the religious exemption that would be able to exempt schools like Skutt from the law. So this isn't an attack on Christianity, it's not an attack on religion, and in fact, I'm maintaining the same religious ...

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Islam projected to be world's largest religion by 2070 - Alexandria Town Talk

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Alexandria Town Talk

Islam projected to be world's largest religion by 2070
Alexandria Town Talk
Islam is projected to grow more than twice as fast as any other major religion over the next half-century because of a higher fertility rate. While Christianity will remain a dominant global religion, it will lose majority status in countries such as ...

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Religion News Service defends grant from gay-rights group - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

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Religion News Service defends grant from gay-rights group
Crux: Covering all things Catholic
A six-figure donation from a gay rights advocacy organization to the group that funds the Religion News Service has had no impact on the nonprofit media group's coverage of controversial topics, according to its editor. In an interview with Crux, RNS ...
Religion News Service Denies Gay Advocacy Group's Funding Has Biased ...Breitbart News

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Commentary: Freedom of religion isn'tfreedom to discriminate - Houston Chronicle

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Patheos (blog)

Commentary: Freedom of religion isn'tfreedom to discriminate
Houston Chronicle
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the best protection of religion the world has ever seen. Because of its focus on the "free exercise of religion," it keeps government from championing a single kind of religious belief or practice. As a ...
How to get religion out of politicsPatheos (blog)
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Whovianism: Doctor Who As A Religion? - Doctor Who TV (blog)

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Doctor Who TV (blog)

Whovianism: Doctor Who As A Religion?
Doctor Who TV (blog)
vortex Of course this isn't how the Doctor travels in time, he uses the TARDIS, wormholes, vortex manipulators, etc., but believers of the Doctor Who religion might believe that these will be the future means of time travel. Or that they exist ...

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Survey: Money is a more taboo topic than politics or religion - Christian Science Monitor

Google Religion - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 18:02

Christian Science Monitor

Survey: Money is a more taboo topic than politics or religion
Christian Science Monitor
We've all been told not to discuss religion or politics in polite company. But a new NerdWallet survey finds that money and sex are actually the touchiest topics to discuss. NerdWallet asked nearly 1,200 Americans in four cities (Los Angeles, San ...

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Mapped: What the world's religious landscape will look like in 2050 - Telegraph.co.uk

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Telegraph.co.uk

Mapped: What the world's religious landscape will look like in 2050
Telegraph.co.uk
In the map above, readers can find out the percentage of individuals following Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and folk religions (which include African traditional religions, Chinese folk religions, Native American religions and ...
Q/A: How we projected the future of world religionsPew Research Center
How the world's religious landscape will look in 2050: Islam will become ...Daily Mail
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The truest GOP believers? Mormons - Religion News Service

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Los Angeles Times

The truest GOP believers? Mormons
Religion News Service
SALT LAKE CITY — Mormons lean more heavily toward the Republican Party than any other major demographic group — whether clustered by race, age, gender, educational attainment or religion. So says a study released Tuesday (April 7) by the Pew ...
Race and religion split electorate as campaigns beginLos Angeles Times
A Deep Dive Into Party AffiliationPew Research Center for the People and the Press

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How to get religion out of politics - Patheos (blog)

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Patheos (blog)

How to get religion out of politics
Patheos (blog)
The controversy in Indiana has me thinking about the intersection of politics and religion. I've read a lot of online articles – and the reader the comments. Many exasperated commenters seem to be longing for a society free of religious influence. A ...
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