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Making Religion the Problem - New York Times (blog)

Google Religion - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 15:17

Making Religion the Problem
New York Times (blog)
Whatever else cultural conservatives would have us do to mend the country's social fabric, they wouldn't have us take the path that's opened up during various Obama-era debates, in which traditional forms of religion (my own included) are increasingly ...

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The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050 - Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project

Google Religion - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 13:54

Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project

The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050
Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project
The religious profile of the world is rapidly changing, driven primarily by differences in fertility rates and the size of youth populations among the world's major religions, as well as by people switching faiths. Over the next four decades ...
Islam projected to be world's largest religion by 2070USA TODAY
The world's fastest-growing religion is ...CNN
Islam is the world's fastest-growing religion, on track to overtake ChristianityKansas City Star
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Religion News in Brief - ABC News

Google Religion - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 13:51

Religion News in Brief
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Lawmakers passed and sent the governor a bill prohibiting state and local government from infringing on someone's religious beliefs without a compelling interest. Hutchinson said he wants the Legislature to either recall the bill or pass a follow-up ...

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Read Indiana's religious freedom law legislative fix - CNN

Google Religion - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 13:42

Read Indiana's religious freedom law legislative fix
CNN
Indicates that the law related to adjudicating a claim or defense that a state or local law, ordinance, or other action substantially burdens the exercise of religion of a person: (1) does not authorize a provider to refuse to offer or provide services ...

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In wake of Ind. law, what do Americans think about God and gays? - Chicago Tribune

Google Religion - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 13:41

Chicago Tribune

In wake of Ind. law, what do Americans think about God and gays?
Chicago Tribune
Most Americans support allowing businesses to refuse wedding-related services to same-sex couples on religious grounds, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted earlier this year. But another recent poll suggests Americans' sympathy for ...
As Ind. tries to clarify religion bill, what do Americans think about God and ...Virginia Gazette

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Religious Freedom Controversy: Indiana Legislators Announce Changes to Law - NBCNews.com

Google Religion - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 13:21

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Religious Freedom Controversy: Indiana Legislators Announce Changes to Law
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The Republican leaders of the Indiana Legislature on Thursday unveiled a change to the state's controversial religious freedom law spelling out that it does not allow businesses to refuse service to gays or other minority groups. Brian Bosma, speaker ...
Kane: In Indiana, religion is already freeDaily Northwestern
In Indiana, Using Religion as a Cover for BigotryNew York Times
Indiana governor says he wants to 'fix' religion lawBBC News
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Why Indiana's Religious Freedom Law Is Such A Big Deal - Huffington Post

Google Religion - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 13:03

Huffington Post

Why Indiana's Religious Freedom Law Is Such A Big Deal
Huffington Post
To be clear, there's no real mystery about the purpose of the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” which Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed last week. The goal is to give business owners a stronger legal defense if they refuse to serve lesbian, gay ...
Deal on Ind. 'religious freedom' law could come ThursdayUSA TODAY
Media Misleadingly Compare Anti-LGBT Indiana Law With Federal And State ...Media Matters for America
Indiana unveils changes to religion bill; Arkansas in fluxArkansas Online
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Five things you haven't considered about Indiana's religious freedom law - CNN

Google Religion - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 12:13

CNN

Five things you haven't considered about Indiana's religious freedom law
CNN
The issue drives a wedge because, well, the debate over religious freedom and gay rights is always heated, but also because the interpretations and motives behind the law can be questioned. Whichever side you're on, here are five things you might not ...
Religion vs. business: How Indiana law opened new split among conservativesChristian Science Monitor
Religious Freedom Controversy: Indiana Legislators Announce Changes to LawNBCNews.com
Media Misleadingly Compare Anti-LGBT Indiana Law With Federal And State ...Media Matters for America
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Religion is a pyramid scheme: Scientology and the lasting lesson of “Going Clear” - Salon

Google Religion - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 08:03

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Religion is a pyramid scheme: Scientology and the lasting lesson of “Going Clear”
Salon
Plenty of lives are wrecked along the way, but no matter. When consumer capitalism meets religious yearning, the sky's the limit of what can you can get away with. That's the subtext of Alex Gibney's latest film, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison ...

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What Good is Religion? A Contemplative Perspective - Patheos (blog)

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Patheos (blog)

What Good is Religion? A Contemplative Perspective
Patheos (blog)
And religion, like money, technology, or communication, is a powerful tool. Its enemies (Richard Dawkins et al.) keep calling for its eradication not because it is powerless (then they wouldn't care) but precisely because it is so powerful. But the ...
Letter: Science, religion not mutually exclusiveHollandSentinel.com

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Big differences between Ind. and Va. religion laws - 13newsnow.com

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

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Big differences between Ind. and Va. religion laws
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When it comes to Indiana's law, Shafroth said, the explicit provision that allows any for profit business to assert a right to the free exercise of religion is similar to a 'Get out of Jail Free' card. You may discriminate if you can base it upon the ...
Religion and RFRA -- Fix it? Nix it?Huffington Post
Organized religion misguided when it abets discriminationSun Sentinel
OUR VIEW: Bigotry under the guise of religion is still bigotryUtica Observer Dispatch
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Gortz Haus owners watch fight over Ind. religion law - USA TODAY

Google Religion - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:21

USA TODAY

Gortz Haus owners watch fight over Ind. religion law
USA TODAY
GRIMES, Iowa — Dick and Betty Odgaard believed in 2013 that they were standing for their Mennonite beliefs when they refused to let a gay couple get married at their Gortz Haus Gallery, a Grimes church they had turned into a flower shop and bistro.

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Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers to Recall Religious Exception Bill - New York Times

Google Religion - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 02:07

New York Times

Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers to Recall Religious Exception Bill
New York Times
Mr. Hutchinson, a Republican, said he understood the divide in Arkansas and across the nation over the question of same-sex marriage and its impact on people's religious beliefs. His own son, Seth, he said, had asked him to veto the bill, which critics ...
Religious Freedom Firestorm: Arkansas House Approves Bill Similar to Indiana'sNBCNews.com
Arkansas gov. sends back religious freedom law after Walmart pressureCNNMoney
Wal-Mart Urges Arkansas Governor to Veto Religion BillABC News
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Arkansas Moves to Revise Legislation as Concerns of Religion and Gay Rights ... - New York Times

Google Religion - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:42

New York Times

Arkansas Moves to Revise Legislation as Concerns of Religion and Gay Rights ...
New York Times
“The issue has become divisive because our nation remains split on how to balance the diversity of our culture with the traditions and firmly held religious convictions,” he said. What is important from an Arkansas standpoint is one, we get the right ...
Arkansas Governor Calls for Changes to 'Religious Freedom' BillWall Street Journal
Things you haven't considered about Indiana's religious freedom lawCNN
Arkansas governor seeks fix of religion bill seen as targeting gaysReuters
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Big differences between Ind. and Va. religion laws - W*USA 9

Google Religion - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 01:03

W*USA 9

Big differences between Ind. and Va. religion laws
W*USA 9
When it comes to Indiana's law, Shafroth said, the explicit provision that allows any for profit business to assert a right to the free exercise of religion is similar to a 'Get out of Jail Free' card. You may discriminate if you can base it upon the ...

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Understanding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act - Fox News (blog)

Google Religion - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 21:09

Fox News (blog)

Understanding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Fox News (blog)
It's important to point out about the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act -- that we make sure it's “apples to apples”-- when talking about the Federal law and 19 other state laws. The Indiana law *is* different... more broad than all others ...
Media Misleadingly Compare Anti-LGBT Indiana Law With Federal And State ...Media Matters for America
Arkansas governor: Bill needs changes before I sign itCNN
In Indiana, Using Religion as a Cover for BigotryNew York Times
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Arkansas governor seeks fix of religion bill seen as targeting gays - Reuters

Google Religion - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 21:08

Reuters

Arkansas governor seeks fix of religion bill seen as targeting gays
Reuters
Indiana's governor a day earlier said lawmakers should fix a similar Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). After it was enacted last week, the state was hit with protests, threatened boycotts and warnings from powerful U.S. firms of pending ...
Arkansas Moves to Revise Legislation as Concerns of Religion and Gay Rights ...New York Times
Religious Freedom Law: Arkansas Governor Wants Changes to Controversial BillNBCNews.com
Arkansas governor says he won't sign religious liberty bill, asks lawmakers to ...Washington Post
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Arkansas Governor Calls for Changes to 'Religious Freedom' Bill - Wall Street Journal

Google Religion - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 17:44

Wall Street Journal

Arkansas Governor Calls for Changes to 'Religious Freedom' Bill
Wall Street Journal
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday demanded changes to “religious freedom” legislation that state lawmakers had just this week approved overwhelmingly, the latest turn in a cultural clash over whether such laws protect people of faith or open ...
Indiana, Arkansas Pass Revised Religious Freedom BillsNBCNews.com
Indiana governor approves fix to controversial 'religious freedom' actAl Jazeera America
Arkansas Moves to Revise Legislation as Concerns of Religion and Gay Rights ...New York Times
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Comment: Party leaders must commit to keeping religion out of the election - Politics.co.uk

Google Religion - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 16:49

Comment: Party leaders must commit to keeping religion out of the election
Politics.co.uk
Some weeks ago I asked the leaders of all the political parties in Thursday's debate to keep religion out of the general election. I invited them first to agree with the mild and uncontentious observation that religious politics are a scourge to any ...

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Arkansas House passes religious freedom bill - 4029tv

Google Religion - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 15:59

4029tv

Arkansas House passes religious freedom bill
4029tv
Opponents say House Bill 1228 would provide protections to businesses or individuals who refuse to serve someone based on religious beliefs. “This bill is protecting religion over equal rights,” said Laurent Sacharoff, an associate law professor at the ...
Hutchinson, lawmaker not seeking changes to religion billAlbany Times Union

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