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War on Christmas? A Christian’s perspective

War on Christmas? A Christian’s perspective

Some say there is a “war on Christmas”. Prominent Baptist J. Brent Walker, executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, has some thoughts on the matter. You might be surprised . . .

Indecent Proposal: Another ‘religious supremacy’ amendment surfaces in the U.S. House

As part of a continuing effort to use religion as a way of excluding many Americans, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives recently proposed a resolution that “reaffirms the importance of religion in the lives of United States citizens.”

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A Christian activist who handed out leaflets at a Tesco store criticising the company for sponsoring the 2012 World Gay Pride event has had all charges against him dismissed at Dartford Magistrates Court this week.

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Ga. community rallies for football coach who imposed religion on players

Sometimes when the Religious Right is on the wrong side of the U.S. Constitution, it likes to use the old “majority rules” argument to justify its bad actions. Mark Mariakis, a high school football coach, took his team to churches for meals and proselytizing, led players in prayer, put Bible verses on team clothing and pressured his players to attend Christian football camps during the summer.

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Summer, especially near July Fourth, is a good time for congregations and religious communities to host an annual religious freedom emphasis. In fact, every year the BJC consults with churches and communities on such efforts, hoping that education wil…

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The reality of Romney’s “Obama War on Religion”

Governor Mitt Romney’s most recent campaign ad focuses on one issue: President Obama and his relentless “war on religion.” As a Mormon, Romney should be able to recognize such a “war” when he sees one.

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Secular Coalition condemns passing of Missouri Amendment 2, continued false definitions of “religious liberty”

The Secular Coalition for America today expressed disappointment at the passing of Missouri  Amendment 2, the so-called “Public Prayer Amendment.”

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We’ve heard it again and again. Poor Michael Salman of Phoenix, who was put in jail for holding little Bible study meetings in his own home . . . Worse, he was sent to the suddenly terrible “Tent City” operated by Maricopa County’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio!

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Catholic hierarchy endorses Missouri ill-advised Amendment 2

The Catholic bishops rarely miss a chance these days to suggest that their religious freedom is under attack in the United States, which is why the Missouri hierarchy recently came out in support of the so-called “right to pray” amendment.

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An attempt by the Government to reform the House of Lords looks doomed after 91 Conservative MPs defied their party whip this week and voted against plans for a mainly elected second chamber.

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