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Congress Delivers Blow To Westboro Baptist Church

Congress Delivers Blow To Westboro Baptist Church | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
Westboro Baptist Church protesters will soon be severely limited in their ability to disrupt military funerals, after Congress passed a sweeping veterans bill this week that includes restrictions on such demonstrations.
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Bobby Jindal Would Make An Awful Vice President, Say People Who Support Science and Reality

Bobby Jindal Would Make An Awful Vice President, Say People Who Support Science and Reality | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it

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Ban on Marijuana Dispensaries Could Come As Soon As September in LA

Ban on Marijuana Dispensaries Could Come As Soon As September in LA | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
Medical marijuana patients in Los Angeles will have to rush to dispensaries if they want to stock up on marijuana products.
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The National Memo » Texas GOP Wages War On Thinking

The National Memo » Texas GOP Wages War On Thinking | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it

Texas Republicans Officially Oppose Critical Thinking. A new way to understand the modern GOP (and the sucess of Fox News).

 

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Atheists: Obama Administration Out Of Line To Pray For Rain

Atheists: Obama Administration Out Of Line To Pray For Rain | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
The Council for Secular Humanism attacks Obama official for saying he is praying for rain to end nation's draught.
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Cross vs. Constitution: Symbol of faith brings Dugger, Indiana community to arms

Cross vs. Constitution: Symbol of faith brings Dugger, Indiana community to arms | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
DUGGER, Ind. — Head west on Route 54 through the heart of this small Southwestern Indiana town, and you’ll come upon a sign for the Church of Christ.
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Richard Dawkins Calls Church's Tax-Exempt Status a 'Disgrace'

Richard Dawkins Calls Church's Tax-Exempt Status a 'Disgrace' | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
Renowned atheist Richard Dawkins has called the tax-exempt status given to churches a "disgrace," and has insisted that atheists and the non-religious are just as generous and good as religious people.
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HICKS: Rallies call for standing up for religious freedom

HICKS: Rallies call for standing up for religious freedom | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
When historians one day look back on the rise and fall of the American republic, it won’t only be our habitual deficit spending and lack of financial discipline they blame for our demise, but the deficit of faith and lack of religion in our...
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Why Inter-Faith Understanding Is More Important Than Ever in Leadership

Why Inter-Faith Understanding Is More Important Than Ever in Leadership | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
I am a Christian and will remain so. This means that there are certain beliefs I hold dear.
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Video Features Mitt Romney Making Case That Dead Straight Parent Is Better Than Live Gay One | Mediaite

Video Features Mitt Romney Making Case That Dead Straight Parent Is Better Than Live Gay One | Mediaite | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
One of the relatively bright spots to come out of this week's discussion of gay marriage for Mitt Romney is that he has at least been getting credit for being fine with gay couples adopting children.
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North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban Passes

North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban Passes | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, becoming the latest state to effectively slam the door shut on same-sex marriages.
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A Christian Plot for Domination?

A Christian Plot for Domination? | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry aren't just devout—both have deep ties to a fringe fundamentalist movement known as Dominionism, which says Christians should rule the world.
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Rosa Rubicondior: Fundamentalists Have a Problem With Numbers

Rosa Rubicondior: Fundamentalists Have a Problem With Numbers | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it

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Chick-Fil-A Experiences Massive Fallout Among Consumers After Anti-Gay Controversy

Chick-Fil-A Experiences Massive Fallout Among Consumers After Anti-Gay Controversy | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
Chick-fil-A's anti-gay marriage stance has gotten some high-profile support by way of Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Sarah Palin and other conservative lawmakers. But among their longtime customers, it's a much different story.
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OpEd:The Divine Miss M(ichele Bachmann) - Democratic Underground

OpEd:The Divine Miss M(ichele Bachmann) - Democratic Underground | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it

What I find most fascinating about Michele Bachmann — and there are many, many more where she came from — is that she presents herself as a godly woman, humbly devoted to her Christian faith. I’d like to meet that god, and I’d like to understand that Christianity

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Is Gun Control A Religious Issue?

Is Gun Control A Religious Issue? | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
(RNS) Of all the controversies that have followed in the bloody wake of Friday's (July 20) shooting rampage in Aurora, Colo., few have provided such a clarifying insight into the moral tensions and contradictions in American culture than the...
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Atheist group offended by Ag secretary's praying for rain

Atheist group offended by Ag secretary's praying for rain | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
Group says Tom Vilsack's prayer for rain sends wrong message to farmers affected by one of the worst droughts in decades.
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Boy Scout Booted From Summer Camp For Being Gay

Boy Scout Booted From Summer Camp For Being Gay | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
A 19-year-old Boy Scout has been axed from his position as a summer camp counselor after revealing that he is gay.
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Texas Republicans Say Schools Shouldn't Teach "Higher Order Thinking Skills"

Texas Republicans Say Schools Shouldn't Teach "Higher Order Thinking Skills" | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
Early this month, Texas Republican delegates met in Fort Worth to approve their 2012 platform, notable parts of which take aim at the state's education system.
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The President's Memorial Day Prayer for Peace

The President's Memorial Day Prayer for Peace | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
PRAYER FOR PEACE, MEMORIAL DAY 2012BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Our Nation endures and thrives because of the devotion of our men and women in uniform, who, from generation to generation, carry a burden heavier than any we may...
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Everything You Need to Know About Mormonism | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

Everything You Need to Know About Mormonism | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
Pundits still haven't figured out how to talk about Romney's Mormon religion. Here's everything you need to know.
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Details Emerge On Obama's Support Of Same-Sex Marriage

Details Emerge On Obama's Support Of Same-Sex Marriage | Religion and Politics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama came to the decision that he personally supported same sex marriage early in 2012, top administration officials told reporters shortly after the president announced that support.
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