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City Threatens to Arrest Ministers Who Refuse to Perform Same-Sex Weddings

“Two Christian ministers who own an Idaho wedding chapel were told they had to either perform same-sex weddings or face jail time and up to a $1,000 fine, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court. 19 more words


France lets anti-Christian protesters off easy, jails anti-Islamic offenders

“Furthermore, equal protection should be provided to all religious institutions, Christian or Islamic. …

“If you attack Christianity, it’s free expression,” he said. “If you attack Islamism, it’s Islamophobia.” …” 34 more words

Religious News

New website about the Shugden Controversy and the Shugden / Anti-Dalai Lama protests

There is a new website totally dedicated to the Shugden Controversy and the Shugden / Anti-Dalai Lama protests that contains information, clarifications and refutations of the key claims of the campaigning Western Shugden group (NKT/ICS). 16 more words

New Kadampa Tradition

The world, mapped by countries' greatest fears

The biggest fear among the Japanese is, unsurprisingly, nuclear weapons. People in South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda are most worried about AIDS and other diseases. And inequality is the deepest concern for much of Europe and the US. 209 more words

Check this out: A Headdress Ban Disqualified in Intl. Basketball Competition

Seriously, what next? Why do we live in a world of “no”?

Why the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) bans headscarves makes no sense. They say it creates unsafe conditions on the courts. 86 more words

Women And Children's Rights

Abercrombie & Fitch Hijab Case Heading To Supreme Court

Last week, the Supreme Court announced that it will decide whether Abercrombie & Fitch’s refusal to hire a woman wearing a Muslim hijab (that they said conflicted with their dress code), constituted religious discrimination. 55 more words


Oh MY! Bite That Apple!

Holy cats!  A definition I could live with…an APPLE biter!  (Even if I am allergic to actual apples.)

I will doubtless never stop struggling with my skeptical nature, positing the existence of deities is hard enough for me; believing any presumed “they” take an interest in managing human existence is impossible. 39 more words

Paganism & Rationalism