The Supreme Court Cares About Religious Animus — Except When It Doesn’t


In a pair of religious freedom rulings this month, the Supreme Court took dramatically different approaches to a basic constitutional question: When does anti-religious hostility by government officials violate the religious liberty guarantees of the First Amendment?
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Growing Secular Movement Could Indicate Change in Political Tide — Even in Texas


“Elected officials are using their narrow Christian beliefs to create laws and policies to the detriment of the population of all Texans,” a state House candidate said.
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Growing Secular Movement Could Indicate Change in Political Tide — Even in Texas


“Elected officials are using their narrow Christian beliefs to create laws and policies to the detriment of the population of all Texans,” a state House candidate said.
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Philippine’s Duterte Says Catholic God is ‘Stupid,’ 76 Million Faithful Disagree


During a June 22 summit in Davao City, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, the country’s president, Rodrigo Duterte, referred to the God of the nation’s enormous population of Catholic faithful as “stupid.”
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PA Court Indefinitely Delays Release of 884-Page Report on Clergy Sexual Abuse


The contents of this report may be incredibly damaging to the Catholic Church, but unidentified individuals are preventing its release.
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South Carolina Sought an Exemption to Allow a Foster-Care Agency to Discriminate Against Non-Christians


Governor Henry McMaster personally intervened with the Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of Miracle Hill Ministries.
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Trump is creating his American caliphate, and democracy has no defence


Officials quoting a holy text to justify repressive policies is something we who grew up in the Arab world have seen before, writes Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik
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As Non-Religious Numbers Grow, More Parents Are Raising Kids Without Religion


You don’t need religion to teach ethics and morality. Atheist parents understand that.
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Your Sons and Your Daughters are Beyond Your Command


A major Pew Research Center study shows a wide and widening gap worldwide between the religiosity of older and younger people with the young often being very significantly less religious.
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Christian soldiers marching on the US with ‘Project Blitz’


Since Trump became President, new laws are imposing hardline Christian values across all levels of American society.
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