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Religious Freedom, Hypothetical Hate, and “Legitimate” Bigotry

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The situation in Indiana over so-called religious freedom is completely ridiculous. Let’s just overlook the fact that the Indiana religious freedom act is just a more local version of the national RFRA signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1993.

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Catholic Church in San Francisco Was Pouring Cold Water on the Homeless

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St. Mary’s Catholic Church in San Francisco had an odd way of making sure homeless people didn’t sleep in front of its doors—it had a timed sprinkler system that dumped cold water in its doorways: . . . The principal

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Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) Protects Wife Abusers?

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A new act in the Georgia legislature, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), was designed to protect the right of religious people to exercise their beliefs without molestation from the government. But some critics are condemning the act, saying its

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Irreligious Extremism: Atheist UNC Shooter Murders Three Muslims

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It’s not something you are going to hear much about, but Craig Hicks, the guy who allegedly just shot three Muslims in North Carolina, may have had religious motives in the killing. Was he a right-wing religious fanatic? No, of

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Iceland to Build First Modern Temple to Norse Gods

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In the “more evidence that people want all the trappings of religion without God” column, Iceland is set to build the first modern temple to Norse gods, without any real belief in Norse gods, of course: Icelanders will soon be

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It's Official: The Islamic State Is Not Islamic

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Over the last year, there has been intense debate regarding whether or not the Islamic State, or IS, was Islamic. In August of 2014, when ISIS released a video in which they beheaded american Journalist James Foley, and an ISIS

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Et Tu Charlie? Do French Homophobes Get Free Speech Protection? Nope.

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After the controversial magazine Charlie Hebdo was targeted by Muslim terrorists, all of France (and most of the world) got together to champion free speech, even of the most inflammatory, controversial variety. Following such an outpouring, France has made a

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MIT Climate Scientist Calls Global Warming Crowd a Cult

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Merriam-Webster defines a cult as “a small religious group that is not part of a larger and more accepted religion and that has beliefs regarded by many people as extreme or dangerous.” Man-made global warming fits the bill as a

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Michigan Public School Board Allows Muslims to Pray

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The Michigan Public School Board gives Muslim students special privileges not allowed to Christians. “Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.” – Marilyn Ferguson We—as a society—hate being negatively labeled. We hate it because

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Merry Christians: Religious People Are Happier?

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A new study (that recapitulates a 2004 study of the same kind) indicates again that religious people, especially those who regularly attend religious services, are twice as likely to consider themselves “very happy” as those who do not: The correlation

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School District Sued for Shutting Down Student-led Prayer Group

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The last time I was in contact with the Christian Law Association, they told me that it was perfectly legal for students to initiate conversations dealing with religion and to pray at school. Teachers are not allowed to initiate prayer

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