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Why fixing Indiana's religious freedom law may not be easy
Gov. Mike Pence said that he wants lawmakers to “work around the clock,” to find a fix for a state law that critics say allows for discrimination against gays and lesbians by those with opposing religious beliefs. But finding a legislative fix in an atmosphere of economic boycotts...
Publ.Date : Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:29:01 -0700
-Murder of blogger in Bangladesh highlights attacks on free expression
A blogger critical of fundamentalist religious beliefs was stabbed to death in Dhaka Monday, the second such killing in the South Asian nation in a month. The incident highlights the frequency of attacks on free expression in Bangladesh and around the globe.
Publ.Date : Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:51:08 -0700
-Murder of blogger in Bangladesh highlights attacks on free expression (+video)
A blogger critical of fundamentalist religious beliefs was stabbed to death in Dhaka Monday, the second such killing in the South Asian nation in a month. The incident highlights the frequency of attacks on free expression in Bangladesh and around the globe.
Publ.Date : Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:00:48 -0700
-Who's pushing the 'religious freedom' legislation in states?
“Some, such as the bill enacted in Indiana last week that drew a national outcry and one passed in Arkansas, say individuals can cite their personal religious beliefs to refuse service to a customer or resist a state nondiscrimination law. Some Democrats and political analysts say that the "wave" Cook refers to is not originating with voters, but rather conservative "bill mills" that finance ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:30:00 -0700
-Indiana religious freedom act: What's behind the law and the backlash
When Indiana approved a law designed to allow residents and business owners to use their religious beliefs as reason to deny services to some people, the conservative state braced for some fallout. But the response was quicker and harder after a campaign from critics who argued the law...
Publ.Date : Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:13:39 -0700
-A look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom
Indiana lawmakers have been scrambling to control damage from a widely criticized new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. The state is among about a dozen where ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:45:14 -0700
-Backlash to Indiana 'Religious Freedom' Law a Hurdle for GOP
The debate over Indiana's new religious freedom law rages.
Publ.Date : Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:31:17 -0700
-Indiana's anti-LGBT law is even worse than it seems
The study of the jurisprudence of legalized bigotry took a big step forward last week. The trigger was Indiana's Republican Gov. Mike Pence signing a law purportedly aimed at expanding protections for business owners' religious beliefs and practices.
Publ.Date : Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:28:31 -0700
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Mike Pence slams liberals as he stands by religious freedom law - Politico

Politico

Mike Pence slams liberals as he stands by religious freedom law
Politico
Mike Pence continued to defend the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Tuesday, slamming the way liberals and some in the national media have characterized the law. “I stand by this law, but I understand that they way that some on the left and ...

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Publ.Date : Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:51:28 GMT
-Religious liberty or discrimination? Read the text of Indiana's religious ... - Washington Post

Religious liberty or discrimination? Read the text of Indiana's religious ...
Washington Post
Indiana's new religious freedom law has escalated to national prominence in the past week, raising questions about the future of religious freedom laws and gay rights. Opponents are concerned that it could allow discrimination against gay people.

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Publ.Date : Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:10:05 GMT
-10 Commandments for talking to your kids about religion - PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour

10 Commandments for talking to your kids about religion
PBS NewsHour
Between 2012 and 2014 alone, some 7.5 million Americans lost their religious faith. And a great many of them are parents — or will be someday. So how do we, as first-generation secular parents, go about talking to our kids about God and religion? What ...

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Publ.Date : Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:36:25 GMT
-Religious Freedom Firestorm: Arkansas House Approves Bill Similar to Indiana's - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.com

Religious Freedom Firestorm: Arkansas House Approves Bill Similar to Indiana's
NBCNews.com
On the heels of Indiana's controversial religious freedom law, Arkansas lawmakers on Tuesday gave final approval with a similar measure — and the governor says he'll sign it. The Arkansas House voted 67-21 to pass the Religious Freedom Restoration Act ...
Little Rock mayor asks Arkansas gov. to stop 'divisive' religion billReuters
Arkansas House passes religion bill that critics say targets gaysKFGO
Acxiom Calls On Arkansas Governor To Veto Religion BillKUAR
Albany Times Union -KAIT
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Publ.Date : Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:38:07 GMT
-No freedom from religion for gays in Indiana - Washington Post (blog)

No freedom from religion for gays in Indiana
Washington Post (blog)
Bessinger was just one of so many who used religion to justify all manner of injustice against African Americans, from slavery to Jim Crow. That's why I am sensitive to attempts to use religion to deny others humanity, dignity and respect. And that is ...

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Publ.Date : Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:46:47 GMT
-Religion source of our problems, not our salvation - Montana Standard

Montana Standard

Religion source of our problems, not our salvation
Montana Standard
What is it about religion? Even in these modern times where we are exposed to a world full of ideas, how can what presents itself as the ultimate force for love bring out the absolute worst hate in people? How could it be that in the state of Indiana ...

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Publ.Date : Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:29:58 GMT
-3 factors that make Indiana's religion law different from other states' - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

3 factors that make Indiana's religion law different from other states'
Los Angeles Times
Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, signed by Gov. Mike Pence late last week, is virtually identical to a Clinton-era federal law as well as statutes on the books in 19 other states. Nowhere does the Indiana law explicitly authorize ...
In Indiana, Using Religion as a Cover for BigotryNew York Times
Here's a look at history of 'religious freedom' lawsUSA TODAY
Indiana governor says he wants to 'fix' religion lawBBC News
Reuters -Christian Science Monitor
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Publ.Date : Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:27:41 GMT
-Republicans Are Attacking Climate Change Science by Comparing It to Religion - The New Republic

Republicans Are Attacking Climate Change Science by Comparing It to Religion
The New Republic
Santorum, who uses his religion to justify policies such as discriminating against gay people and outlawing abortion in all circumstances, accused President Barack Obama of being motivated by the so-called religion of environmentalism. “[Obama] is ...

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Publ.Date : Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:39:13 GMT
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