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Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause. I had hoped that liberal and enlightened thought would have reconciled the Christians so that their religious fights would not endanger the peace of Society.
George Washington, Letter to Sir Edward Newenham, June 22, 1792
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Some Bohra activists say their families are also getting ostracized by the religious community and pressured into telling their daughters to stop denouncing female circumcision - also known as khafz or khatna.
Lahore: human rights and political activists expressed their concerns over the underrepresentation of religious minorities in mainstream political parties' minority wings.
(Istanbul) - Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for LGBT pride in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the ...
On Friday, June 23, a California state court rejected an activist organization's challenge to an ancient religious ceremony practiced by a small Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Irvine, California. The challenge to the synagogue, represented by First ...
Vice President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus On The Family came at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump. Focus on the Family was once well-known for its ...
Houston - Protestors with very different opinions found each other at Texas' only Pride-themed intersection Friday night to loudly discuss their differences.
It is a symptom of a larger problem for the party - a generational and racial divide between a largely secular group of young, white party activists and an older electorate that is more religious and more socially conservative. Put simply, outside of ...
In the book, Noorani travels throughout the country, interviewing religious leaders, law enforcement and people of various political backgrounds to understand how Americans are thinking about immigration.
Kuala Lumpur: Lawyer and activist Siti Kasim (pic) has claimed trial at a magistrate's court here to allegedly obstructing a religious department officer from carrying out her duties at an event last year. Siti Kasim, or her full name Siti Zabedah ...
Despite threats from right-wing groups, LGBTQ rights activists in Turkey are pressing on with plans for a Pride parade in Istanbul this Sunday.
The ruling represents a departure from previous court rulings in several different states allowing LGBT activists to shut down businesses for refusing to do things like bake a cake or serve as a photographer for gay weddings.
'This issue is particularly pertinent to those who struggle - due to their religious beliefs - with questions of sexual or gender identity.
"Coach" Dave Daubenmire, a religious Right activist, urged Christians to get angry about Planned Parenthood on June 22, and warned if they didn't their grandchildren would become homosexuals (video below).
Caroline welcomes Jerry B Brown, co-author of "Psychedelic Gospels, History of Hallucinogens in Christianity," a compendium of fantabulous Magic Mushroom Christian iconography, that reminds us that being Christian Mystic in Capadoccia might have been ...
"Coach" Dave Daubenmire, a religious Right activist, urged Christians to get angry about Planned Parenthood on June 22, and warned if they didn't their grandchildren would become homosexuals (video below).
They said they just wanted "equality" and that they would never come for our houses of worship. The gay lobby insisted that all they wanted was "rights" and "marriage" and then they would be happy.
HAVANA, Cuba (BosNewsLife)-- Cuban authorities are targeting a top religious rights advocate and other activists as well as Christian leaders with travel bans and visits by security agents amid growing tensions with Washington, BosNewsLife established ...
Pakistani Hindu activists staged a protest this morning against the rise in abduction and forced religious conversion of minor girls in the province, and slammed the Pakistan People's Party -- considered a secular voice that also stands for the poor ...
Previous Starbucks boycotts were related to the company's Christmas cups, which religious activists criticized for being secular, or "taking the 'Christ' out of Christmas.
Sekulow has said the United States is a "Christian nation, founded in Christian principles." The ACLJ portrays itself as a champion of the First Amendment, but it helped lead opposition to the Islamic community center that right-wing activists dubbed ...
activists behind the campaign are also threatening legal action. "Naik's visit is dangerous on many levels," said Merheb, the Lebanese lawyer.
The Truth School is one of a number of schools cropping up recently to train people to become activists in social change movements.
religious Right activist "Coach" Dave Daubenmire and a few dozen fellow anti-LGBTQ protestors descended on the Pride Parade in Columbus, Ohio, over the weekend to declare "the truth" and preach the Gospel to the participants and spectators.
The appearance of a religious issue in Israeli media often reflects the need for a religious activists to gain traction for reasons not connected with what is in the headlines.
WETUMPKA, Ala. - A prominent professing atheist group recently sent a letter to officials with a city in Alabama to assert that its police department's mixture of God with government is unlawful.
But especially because it's only been enforced once -- even though conservative religious activists systematically flout the law through an annual campaign called Pulpit Freedom Sunday -- it's not entirely clear where things stand today.
Even more baffling is that Robertson and his fellow activists had emailed SBC officials that they would be in attendance and were told that was OK.
Former President Obama's Organizing for Action money machine has raised millions of dollars in order to unleash a storm of agitation against President Trump's pro-life and religious freedom action items. And Organizing for Action is trying to influence ...
They noticed how it affected other activists. "The language that's used is the language of the sacred," said Mr. Clatterbuck, who edited a volume on Native American and Christian interaction this year called Crow Jesus: Personal Stories of Native ...
That would be a relief for America, where most people are fed up with bullying by those proud of chosen sexual sin who are eager to force fellow Americans to violate religious or moral convictions. So as June begins, get ready for a month of glowing ...
Oconomowoc, Wisc. - A prominent professing atheist group is seeking the removal of a Wisconsin city's welcome signs because of their religious content. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently sent a letter to the mayor of Oconomowoc ...
A Christian movement with a left-wing activist bent is underway, says The New York Times, its front page headline declaring that religious liberals have "sat out of politics for 40 years" but now intend to change the game. Noted Christian conservatives ...
While millions of Americans spent Thursday glued to television coverage of former FBI Director James Comey's testimony, Donald Trump took time to bask in the adulation of religious Right activists who gathered in D.C. for Road to Majority, the annual ...
Gender rights activist from Madurai, M. Gopi Shankar, is all set to speak at the week-long WorldPride 2017 festival, an international event, to discuss issues faced by sexual minorities and to push forward their rights, to be held in the last week of ...
Earlier on May 21, 60 tribal children from Jhabua district, who were being taken to Nagpur, were detained at Ratlam railway station after right wing activists raised a red flag about their possible "religious conversion". The Railway protection force ...
While millions of Americans spent Thursday glued to television coverage of former FBI Director James Comey's testimony, Donald Trump took time to bask in the adulation of religious Right activists who gathered in D.C. for Road to Majority, the annual ...
Martinez was among a dozen religious, political, and activist group leaders who spoke for peace at the event organized by the North County LGBTQ Resource Center in Oceanside.
Oconomowoc, Wisc. - A prominent professing atheist group is seeking the removal of a Wisconsin city's welcome signs because of their religious content. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently sent a letter to the mayor of Oconomowoc ...
Members of the clergy pray over Donald Trump, then the Republican presidential nominee, on Sept. 21, 2016, at the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland ...
The SPLC said the group's website described its mission "to inform and educate the public about what Shariah is, how it is creeping into American society and compromising our constitutional freedom of speech, press, religion and equality what we can do ...
The brutal murder shocked many liberals who believe that state policies are emboldening religious fanatics. Read: Pakistan's 'murderer saint' - Supporters build ... At the same time, religious fanatics are targeting secular social media activists, who ...
"America was built on the idea that we could express our religious freedoms," she continued, "that we can have our free speech, I know that's something that you very much believe in and I think it's, you know, a necessary thing.
William J. Barber II was in a Raleigh, N.C., hotel room, talking through his speech for the next day with advisers, including fellow ministers, a Muslim activist and a couple who had marched with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. All confessed they ...
Wayne Allyn Root, a right-wing commentator and conspiracy theorist, has a warning for anyone in his audience who might date a liberal, cat-loving, Donald Trump-hating, Feminist woman: RUN!
(CNN) Two years after the White House was adorned in rainbow colors to commemorate the Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, gay rights activists and lawmakers are preparing to march on Washington again, saying the current ...
The group organizing the rallies, ACT for America, has chapters around the country and says it is focused on fighting terrorism and promoting national security.
Less than one week after their release, the newly freed activists spoke with Mizzima in an extended interview. As they explained, their group works to improve inter-religious cooperation at the grassroots level. "As an interfaith activist, I work with ...
While millions of Americans spent Thursday glued to television coverage of former FBI Director James Comey's testimony, Donald Trump took time to bask in the adulation of religious Right activists who gathered in D.C. for Road to Majority, the annual ...
House Speaker Paul Ryan was among the members of Congress who on Thursday afternoon addressed religious Right activists gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Faith and Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" conference; President Trump had ...
The Supreme Court currently consists of five Roman Catholics, three Jews, and Neil Gorsuch who grew up Roman Catholic but is likely a Protestant.


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