‘In God We Trust’: Official U.S. Motto to Stay on Currency as Court Rejects Atheist Bid to Remove It

Dec 6, 2016 by

by Hazel Torres, Christian Today: Money does not exist “for the express purpose that it be observed and read by the public.” Citing this as one of the grounds for its decision, a U.S. district court on Wednesday dismissed a case filed by a group of atheist humanists who sought to remove “In God We Trust” on the U.S. currency, Charisma News reported. The atheist group referred to in court documents as “New Doe Child” had alleged that the inscription of...

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The next battlefront for religious freedom

Dec 3, 2016 by

by Philip Booth, Catholic Herald: One reason Donald Trump was able to put together a coalition big enough to get him elected as president was that there were so many single issues about which different groups of people were exercised. They cared much more deeply about that one issue than a whole range of other issues, on which they may have disagreed with the Republican nominee. This is one explanation for Trump’s lead among Catholics. Particular concerns among Catholics included life issues,...

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Civil Rights, Religious Accommodation, and the Challenges of Diversity

Dec 2, 2016 by

by Steven Smith Public Discourse: In many ways, so-called progressives are comparable to lunch-counter segregationists, and proponents of religious exemptions are the heirs of civil rights activists. Over the past several years, bakers, florists, photographers, and marriage counselors who are religiously opposed to same-sex marriage have taken part in highly publicized court cases. Thus far, courts have declined to accommodate the religious objectors, leading some to perceive an alarming...

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Bishop: ‘It’s the secularists that have a problem’ with Christians

Dec 1, 2016 by

by Antony Bushfield, Premier: Some Christians feel so “picked on” that they are fearful to speak about their faith in public anymore, the Bishop of Leeds has said. Rt Rev Nick Baines warned that some secularists “have a problem” with religion being talked about and it was making many believers too scared to talk about Christ. Some Christians feel “picked on” by “intolerant” liberalism in the UK, he warned. His comments come just a day after Prime...

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Religious freedoms erosion ‘endangers faith communities’ help to common good

Dec 1, 2016 by

from Mailonline: Religious freedoms in everyday life are being eroded in modern Britain, a new report warns. Magistrates, teachers, foster parents, doctors, and therapists have been disciplined, demoted, or sacked for living in accordance with their beliefs, the paper from think tank ResPublica said. Compromises to religious freedom “seriously endanger” the contributions of faith communities to the common good, the study argued. It called for the Government to press ahead with a...

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School Faces Backlash From Gay Rights Groups After Apologising To Christian Teaching Assistant Who Said Gay Marriage Was Wrong

Nov 30, 2016 by

from SWNS: A school faces a backlash today (Tues) after apologising to a Christian teaching assistant who was disciplined for telling a pupil that same sex marriage was wrong. Vicky Allen, 51, took legal action to overturn a formal written warning and to seek damages for ‘hurt feelings’ after telling the teen she disapproved of gay ceremonies. She also told the 14-year-old autistic teenager at Brannel School that she did not like the way the biblical rainbow symbol had been adopted as an...

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