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Maya Angelou * WWJSpeak? * Sustainable schmaltz: Wednesday’s Roundup

Maya Angelou * WWJSpeak? * Sustainable schmaltz: Wednesday’s Roundup | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
The remarkable poet and novelist and so many other things has died. Aramaic or Hebrew? Or both? Artisanal gefilte fish? Snake handling pastor bitten. Priests' wives speak out.
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Almighty God hath created the mind of man free. – Thomas Jefferson Religious Liberty is the freedom to think and to act according to the
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Evangelicals most concerned about religious freedom in US - Deseret News

Evangelicals most concerned about religious freedom in US - Deseret News | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
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Conflicts over religious freedom have become increasingly prominent in the United States and in other areas of the world.
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Survey found that people of all faiths or no faith support organizations that protect peoples religious freedoms.

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Amendment One Lawsuit Seeks Religious Liberty - Chapelboro.com

Amendment One Lawsuit Seeks Religious Liberty - Chapelboro.com | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
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The amendment bans gay marriage in North Carolina, and the United Church of Christ calls that a violation of religious liberty.
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Challenge To Oklahoma 10 Commandments Monument Can Move Forward

Challenge To Oklahoma 10 Commandments Monument Can Move Forward | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
In American Atheists, Inc. v. Thompson, (WD OK, May 22, 2014), an Oklahoma federal district court refused to dismiss an Establishment Clause challenge to a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma state capitol.
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Maya Angelou * WWJSpeak? * Sustainable schmaltz: Wednesday’s Roundup

Maya Angelou * WWJSpeak? * Sustainable schmaltz: Wednesday’s Roundup | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
The remarkable poet and novelist and so many other things has died. Aramaic or Hebrew? Or both? Artisanal gefilte fish? Snake handling pastor bitten. Priests' wives speak out.
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From the Supreme Court, prayer rules that won’t work

From the Supreme Court, prayer rules that won’t work | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
Mixing prayer and state has always been a messy, contentious business – but last week it got even messier and more contentious.
In a close 5-4 decision, the U.S.
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Wake-up call in Kansas: Anti-Semitism is alive and dangerous in America

Wake-up call in Kansas: Anti-Semitism is alive and dangerous in America | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
“I hate all Jews” was Frazier Glenn Miller’s mantra, repeated time and again by the well-known white supremacist at rallies, in publications and on the Internet for many years.
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According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 62% of 1,340 religiously motivated hate crimes recorded in 2012 were directed at Jews.

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Jimmy Carter 3.0: Building a post-presidential legacy

Jimmy Carter 3.0: Building a post-presidential legacy | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
(RNS) No longer just a former president, he’s Jimmy Carter 3.0: The globe-trotting, Sunday school-teaching, house-building elder statesman is living out his faith through humanitarian causes -- seeking to conquer the abuse of women and eradicate...
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House passes bill to make cemetery desecration a religious freedom crime

House passes bill to make cemetery desecration a religious freedom crime | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
(RNS) The House passes a bill to make desecrating a cemetery a violation of religious rights.
The post House passes bill to make cemetery desecration a religious freedom crime appeared first on Religion News Service.
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5 students win $5,000 scholarships in Free to Tweet contest

5 students win $5,000 scholarships in Free to Tweet contest | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Five students who tweeted about how they enjoy exercising their First Amendment rights as part of 1 for All’s national “Free to Tweet” celebration of the First Amendment will receive $5,000 college scholarships to continue their...
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Florist Sued For Discrimination After Refusing To Deliver Flowers To Winning Establishment Clause Plaintiff

Florist Sued For Discrimination After Refusing To Deliver Flowers To Winning Establishment Clause Plaintiff | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
Following up on a right-to-sue letter it obtained from the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights (see prior related posting), the Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a state court lawsuit against a florist who refused to deliver flowers...
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At West Point, an Effort to Silence Prayer and Religious Liberty

Perhaps there is no more vivid illustration of the growing and open assault on your religious freedom in America today than what is happening to chaplains in our nation’s military.
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The Journal News Fallout: Limiting the First Amendment to Protect the Second

The Journal News Fallout: Limiting the First Amendment to Protect the Second | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
Eight days after a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School, shooting and killing 20 young students, 6 staff members and fueling a national discussion on gun control, The Journal News in Lower Hudson, New York, published an interactive map of...
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Default Judgment Upheld Against Old Order Amish Member For Ignoring Building Code

Default Judgment Upheld Against Old Order Amish Member For Ignoring Building Code | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
In Eau Claire County v. Borntreger, (WI App., Jan.
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First Amendment protects Second in Arizona court victory - Examiner.com

First Amendment protects Second in Arizona court victory - Examiner.com | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
Examiner.com First Amendment protects Second in Arizona court victory Examiner.com The Arizona State Court of Appeals ruled late yesterday that the City of Phoenix erred when it prohibited a prominent gun rights advocate from placing “Guns Save...
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Nigeria's National Conference Adopts Recommendations On Religion

Nigeria's National Conference Adopts Recommendations On Religion | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
In Nigeria, The National Conference has been meeting since March 17. The National Conference grew out of a recommendation from a 13-member Presidential Advisory Committee on National Dialogue.
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The National Conference adopted the Committee's recommendation that the government should no longer use public funds to sponsor any program, particularly religious pilgrimages.

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Michigan Appeals Court: Ecclesiastical Proceedings Toll Statute of Limitations; Hierarchical Structure Poses Factual Question

Michigan Appeals Court: Ecclesiastical Proceedings Toll Statute of Limitations; Hierarchical Structure Poses Factual Question | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
In Chabad-Lubavitch of Michigan v. Schuchman, (MI App., May 22, 2014), a Michigan appellate court reversed a trial court's dismissal of a suit brought by Chabad-Lubavitch of Michigan in its property dispute with a local Chabad organization.
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Pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by her family

(RNS) Every year, hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Pakistani women are killed by their families for actual or imagined adultery or premarital sex. Public stoning is rare, however.
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Politics and perils of closing school for religious holidays

Politics and perils of closing school for religious holidays | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
As New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will soon discover, adding religious holidays to the school calendar is a slippery slope on the rocky terrain of public school politics.
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Plea to stop Oregon same-sex marriages (UPDATED)

Plea to stop Oregon same-sex marriages (UPDATED) | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
UPDATED Wednesday 3:10 p.m.  Justice Kennedy has called for a response to this application by 1 p.m. next Monday.  Presumably, both state officials and the same-sex couples involved in the Oregon case will file.
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Atheists lose latest legal fight over ‘In God We Trust’

Atheists lose latest legal fight over ‘In God We Trust’ | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
(RNS) Court after court has affirmed that printing and engraving the country's motto on its money does not violate the U.S. Constitution.
The post Atheists lose latest legal fight over ‘In God We Trust’ appeared first on Religion News Service.
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Pope Benedict XVI says lack of ‘faith’ could be used in marriage annulments

Pope Benedict XVI says lack of ‘faith’ could be used in marriage annulments | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI has asked the Vatican’s highest appeals court to consider reviewing church rules on marriage annulments — a statement that may signal a change in tone more than a change in substance.
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Suit Challenges Mall's Restriction On Proselytizing

Suit Challenges Mall's Restriction On Proselytizing | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
The Pacific Justice Institute announced last week that it had filed suit in a Tulare County, California state court on behalf of John Vadnais, an elder at a local church, who wants to share his Christian belief with other shoppers at Visala Mall.
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Some Rabbis Will Refuse To Comply With NYC Informed Consent Circumcision Rule

Some Rabbis Will Refuse To Comply With NYC Informed Consent Circumcision Rule | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
As previously reported, a New York federal district court earlier this month refused to issue a preliminary injunction to block enforcement of the New York City Health Department's rule requiring that a mohel (Jewish ritual circumciser) obtain a...
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Modeling agency helps demure Muslims keep it ‘Underwraps’

Modeling agency helps demure Muslims keep it ‘Underwraps’ | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
(RNS) Ever since she was a little girl, Savannah Uqdah longed to pose for pictures and strut down a runway with flashbulbs bursting.
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Ministerial Exception Ends Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against United Methodist Agency

Ministerial Exception Ends Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against United Methodist Agency | Religious Freedom Says Who | Scoop.it
In Mills v. Standing General Commission on Christian Unity, (NY Sup. Ct., Jan.
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