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Ark. governor won't sign 'religious freedom' bill as is - USA TODAY

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USA TODAY

Ark. governor won't sign 'religious freedom' bill as is
USA TODAY
LITTLE ROCK — As local and state leaders and organizations pressured Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto House Bill 1228 — the Religious Freedom Restoration Act — the governor said Wednesday he won't sign the bill in its current form. The full ...
Arkansas Governor Calls for Changes to Religious-Freedom BillWall Street Journal
Arkansas governor seeks fix of religion bill seen as targeting gaysReuters
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Internet Agrees On Politics, Religion And The Cutest Dog Breed For 7 Seconds ... - Huffington Post

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Internet Agrees On Politics, Religion And The Cutest Dog Breed For 7 Seconds ...
Huffington Post
In what has been hailed as a landmark achievement, members of the Internet agreed for nearly seven straight seconds Wednesday on a wide variety of topics including politics, religion and the cutest dog breed. The rare moment of comity erupted ...

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Walmart CEO asks Arkansas governor to veto religion legislation - Fortune

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Walmart CEO asks Arkansas governor to veto religion legislation
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Walmart CEO asks Arkansas governor to veto religion legislation 7:08 PM EDT. How Ipsy, Michelle Phan's million-member sampling service, is giving Birchbox a run for its money 7:00 PM EDT. After three months of upheaval, the Dow and S&P have little to ...
Walmart commends Arkansas governor for reconsidering religion lawReuters

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The First Church of Cannabis approved after Indiana's religious freedom law ... - Chicago Tribune

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The First Church of Cannabis approved after Indiana's religious freedom law ...
Chicago Tribune
"The bibles of other religions are yesteryear about the drinking out of goat skins. That doesn't relate to people with GPS in their hand and 7,000 tunes in that same hand," he said. "The church is very simple. The first good book we're going to ask ...
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'Church of Cannabis' approved under Indiana religious freedom lawWLS-TV
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Religious Freedom Firestorm: Arkansas House Approves Bill Similar to Indiana's - NBCNews.com

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Religious Freedom Firestorm: Arkansas House Approves Bill Similar to Indiana's
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On the heels of Indiana's controversial religious freedom law, Arkansas lawmakers on Tuesday gave final approval to a similar measure — and the governor says he'll sign it. The Arkansas House voted 67-21 to pass the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, ...
Arkansas lawmakers approve religious liberty bill despite firestorm over ...Washington Post
Walmart joins opponents of Ark. religion billDetroit Free Press
Wal-Mart urges Arkansas governor to veto religion billKSN-TV
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Spirituality and religion: Can you have one without the other? - Today.com

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Spirituality and religion: Can you have one without the other?
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“To me, spirituality is the best of what any religion is seeking to offer,” Lula told TODAY's Erica Hill. “When I found Agape, it really felt more like a community where the spiritual essence that I was looking for was just infused.” A ...

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Connecticut gov imposes travel ban over Indiana's religious freedom law ... - Fox News

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Connecticut gov imposes travel ban over Indiana's religious freedom law ...
Fox News
Connecticut Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy may have found himself in a pot-meets-kettle situation after issuing an order that could ban state-funded travel to Indiana over its religious freedom law -- despite Connecticut having a similar law on the books.
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Egypt's grand mufti: No justification for terror in any religion - Reuters Blogs (blog)

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Reuters Blogs (blog)

Egypt's grand mufti: No justification for terror in any religion
Reuters Blogs (blog)
There is no true religion that does not regard the sanctity of human life as one of its highest values, and Islam is no exception. Indeed, Allah made this unequivocal in the Qur'an. He emphasized the gravity of the universal prohibition against murder ...

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Here Are the Parts of Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law that People Hate - National Journal

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National Journal

Here Are the Parts of Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law that People Hate
National Journal
(2) An organization, a religious society, a church, a body of communicants, or a group organized and operated primarily for religious purposes. (3) A partnership, a limited liability company, a corporation, a company, a firm, a society, a joint-stock ...

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Indiana will lose Disciples of Christ convention over religious freedom law - Washington Post

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Indiana will lose Disciples of Christ convention over religious freedom law
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Organizers of a mainline Protestant church gathering say they are planning to move their 2017 convention from Indianapolis due to a hotly contested new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Last week, leaders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), ...

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Gortz Haus owners watching fight over Indiana religion law - DesMoinesRegister.com

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Gortz Haus owners watching fight over Indiana religion law
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"There needs to be something in place to give us our liberties back, because we have been stripped of free exercise of our religion, which is what our country was founded on," Betty Odgaard said. PREVIOUSLY: Gortz Haus to stop all weddings in wake of ...

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Arkansas lawmakers approve religious liberty bill despite firestorm over ... - Washington Post

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Arkansas lawmakers approve religious liberty bill despite firestorm over ...
Washington Post
Amid intense criticism of Indiana's religious liberties law, which has prompted lawmakers in that state to vow to fix the legislation, another state charged ahead with a similar measure. Arkansas lawmakers on Tuesday passed their own religious freedom ...
Arkansas governor asks lawmakers to reconsider 'religion law'BBC News
Bills on 'Religious Freedom' Upset Capitols in Arkansas and IndianaNew York Times
Arkansas Governor Won't Sign Religion Bill Following OutcryBloomberg

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Arkansas lawmakers pass 'religion freedom' bill - BBC News

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Arkansas lawmakers pass 'religion freedom' bill
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Arkansas has approved a religious freedom bill similar to one that has caused a storm of protest in Indiana. Critics of the law say it could be used to discriminate against gay people because it gives business owners a legal defence based on their faith.
Walmart joins opponents of Ark. religion billDetroit Free Press

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Wal-Mart urges Arkansas governor to veto religion bill - KATV

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Wal-Mart urges Arkansas governor to veto religion bill
KATV
Wal-Mart Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon said in a statement Tuesday the bill prohibiting state and local government from infringing on someone's religious beliefs without a "compelling" interest threatens the state's spirt of inclusion and the ...
Hutchinson, lawmaker not seeking changes to religion bill - WMC Action News 5 ...WMC Action News 5
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The First Church of Cannabis was approved after Indiana's religious freedom ... - Washington Post

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The First Church of Cannabis was approved after Indiana's religious freedom ...
Washington Post
The First Church of Cannabis Inc. has been approved by Indiana's secretary of state after the state's religious freedom legislation was signed into law last week. The church's founder Bill Levin said he filed paperwork in direct response to Indiana's ...
RFRA impact on religion and the unintended consequencesFox 59
'Church of Cannabis' approved under Indiana religious freedom lawWLS-TV
Church Of Marijuana Gets Boost From Indiana's Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' BillHuffington Post
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Walmart Asks Arkansas Governor To Veto Religion Freedom Bill - Huffington Post

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Walmart Asks Arkansas Governor To Veto Religion Freedom Bill
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March 31 (Reuters) - The chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Tuesday asked the governor of Arkansas to veto a religious freedom measure, saying the bill approved by lawmakers earlier in the day undermines "the spirit of inclusion" in the ...
Arkansas House passes religion bill that critics say targets gaysReuters
Arkansas governor asks lawmakers to reconsider 'religion law'BBC News
Walmart urges Arkansas governor to veto religion billWALB-TV

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Wal-Mart Urges Arkansas Governor to Veto Religion Bill - ABC News

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Wal-Mart Urges Arkansas Governor to Veto Religion Bill
ABC News
Retail giant Wal-Mart says Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson should veto a religious-objection bill that critics say would open the door to widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians. Wal-Mart Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon said in a ...
Arkansas governor sends religion bill back for rewriteGMA News
Acxiom asks Arkansas governor to veto religion billWMC Action News 5

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Governor rethinks Freedom of Religion Act after criticism - NBC2 News

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Governor rethinks Freedom of Religion Act after criticism
NBC2 News
Governor Mike Pence wanted a bill that would allow businesses the right to exercise freedom of religion, but now he wants a new bill on his desk by the end of the week. The final bill may end up looking similar to one passed by Florida 17 years ago ...

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Despite Criticism, Arkansas Passes Religious Freedom Bill - NPR (blog)

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NPR (blog)

Despite Criticism, Arkansas Passes Religious Freedom Bill
NPR (blog)
"The Indiana law, enacted last week, and the proposed Arkansas law were presented as ways to keep government from infringing on religion. But opponents say they could be used as cover for discrimination, allowing businesses to refuse to serve gay and ...

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Religious Freedom Firestorm: Arkansas House Approves Bill Similar to Indiana's - NBCNews.com

Google Religion - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 21:06

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Religious Freedom Firestorm: Arkansas House Approves Bill Similar to Indiana's
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On the heels of Indiana's controversial religious freedom law, Arkansas lawmakers have pushed ahead with a similar measure — and the governor says he'll sign it. The Arkansas House voted 67-21 to give a final approval Tuesday afternoon to the ...
Hutchinson, lawmaker not seeking changes to religion bill - WMC Action News 5 ...WMC Action News 5
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