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Arguments on Religious Exemptions to Nondiscrimination Law

It’s been in the news recently that a few states have (re)issued “Religious Freedom Laws.” The most recent being Mississippi’s Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act. 1,003 more words

Philosophy

St. John's Colloquium in Law and Religion Hosts Robin Fretwell Wilson

On Tuesday, February 16, St. John’s Law and Religion Colloquium welcomed Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson. Professor Wilson, who was instrumental in bringing about the so-called “Utah compromise,” gave a very interesting talk about proposals from various perspectives to privatize marriage. 36 more words

Marc O. DeGirolami

Medical Neglect in the Name of God - Part 1

Rita Swan, the founder of C.H.I.L.D. Inc. is featured on this podcast from the Thinking Atheist. Here, she eloquently makes the case against the legal permissiveness of religious faith-healing in the case of children, which has caused the needless deaths of too many children. 14 more words

Health Care

A matter of faith: an overview of faith based medicine

A year ago, I volunteered at a local clinic that advertized as a faith-based clinic, although they were not above having an evidence-based physician practicing as their volunteer. 1,070 more words

Medicine

Why It’s Okay To Talk About Kim Davis’ Multiple Marriages

There has been some discussions in the liberal circles lately as to whether the messy personal history of Kim Davis — an anti-gay county clerk from Kentucky who claims that the US Constitution and Jesus give her the right to use her authority as a government official to deny other people’s Constitutional rights — is an appropriate subject for public dissection.  792 more words

Politics

Submission on AHRC Proposal to Create a 'Religious Freedom Roundtable'

Mr Tim Wilson

Australian Human Rights Commissioner

C/- rights@humanrights.gov.au

Friday 25 September 2015

Dear Mr Wilson

Submission on Religious Freedom Roundtable Proposal

Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments on your proposal to establish a ‘Religious Freedom Roundtable’, including on its draft ‘Statement of purposes and Guiding principles.’ 2,026 more words

LGBTI

Submission re Australian Law Reform Commission Freedoms Inquiry Interim Report

Australian Law Reform Commission

GPO Box 3708

SYDNEY NSW 2000

freedoms@alrc.gov.au

Monday 21 September 2015

To whom it may concern

SUBMISSION RE ALRC FREEDOMS INQUIRY INTERIM REPORT… 2,945 more words

LGBTI