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Monuments to God and gods

By La Shawn Barber
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Religion | In 2009, an Oklahoma lawmaker proposed a Ten Commandments monument to be displayed on the state’s Capitol grounds in Oklahoma City and paid for it himself.

Money and politics

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Politics | For more than a year, Majority Leader Harry Reid had taken to the Senate floor numerous times to blast the Koch brothers, billionaire industrialists and…

Another school denies a Christian student

By La Shawn Barber
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Religious Liberty | Several years ago, Julea Ward was a graduate student in the counseling program at Eastern Michigan University. Students had the option of referring clients to…

Mississippi pro-lifers sue police for harassment

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Life Legal Defense Association (LLDF) filed suit July 23 against the Jackson, Miss., Police Department, for allegedly violating the First Amendment rights…

After Supreme Court ruling, pro-lifers step inside the buffer zone

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Five days after the Supreme Court struck down Massachusetts’ law placing a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion centers, pro-life sidewalk counselors with…

Free speech rules in Maryland pro-life center case

Free speech rules in Maryland pro-life center case

By Sarah Padbury
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Abortion | A Maryland case set an important precedent earlier this month for at least five lawsuits against pregnancy resources centers around the country. The 4th U.S.

Free speech and civil behavior

By D.C. Innes
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First Amendment | Overt government violations of our rights seem to be multiplying these days—NSA snooping, IRS persecutions of tea party organizations, and Obamacare…

Fred Phelps’ counterfeit religion

By Cal Thomas
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Religion | My parents taught me never to speak ill of the dead, but in the case of Fred Phelps, who died last week at the age of 84, I think they would have made an…

Sidewalk speech

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Abortion | Pro-life counselors take to the Supreme Court laws to restrict their quiet but effective work

The devil went down to Oklahoma

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Religion | This is an attention grabber: In response to a monument honoring the Ten Commandments on the lawn of Oklahoma’s state Capitol building, numerous “faith…

Baker must cater to same-sex weddings, or else

By Kiley Crossland
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First Amendment | A baker in suburban Denver must make cakes for same-sex weddings or face fines, according to a judge’s ruling last week.  Judge Robert N. Spencer…

Groups seeks Satanic statue next to Oklahoma Ten Commandments

By Sarah Padbury
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Religious Liberty | The New York-based Satanic Temple wants to place a shrine to Satan next to a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol. The offer…

 
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