Free Speech

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Free for all

Free for all

By Joel Belz
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Free Speech | Absolutists on free speech can’t have it both ways, limiting some and not others

Clamping down on speech

By Emily Belz
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France | French arrests following January’s Charlie Hebdo attacks highlight questions over how much words can hurt

China’s control over Hong Kong accelerates as economy slows

By June Cheng
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China | Slowing economic growth. China’s economy grew 7.4 percent in 2014, the slowest growth in 24 years. While the growth rate well exceeds that of other nations,

Dangerous satire

By D.C. Innes
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Religion | Who is Charlie Hebdo ? That’s like asking, “Who is Monty Python?” Few of us had any awareness of the French satirical magazine until jihadists murdered 10…

Why ‘Je suis Charlie’ should give Christians pause

By Nick Eicher
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Culture | It’s been a little more than a week since the killing of the Islamic terrorists who stormed the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in France and…

One pastor’s tedious defense of the First Amendment

By Mary Reichard
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First Amendment | Last week, the pastor of a small church in Gilbert, Ariz., introduced himself on the steps outside of the Supreme Court.  “I’m Clyde Reed, pastor of…

Atheists try to squelch the Christmas spirit in Indiana

By Daniel James Devine
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Religious Liberty | UPDATE: The nativity scene in Brookville, Ind., will remain in place until the day after Christmas, said an attorney representing the city. Peter Breen,

Kenyan church leaders back restrictive anti-terror law

By Moses Wasamu
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Kenya | NAIROBI, Kenya—Leaders from the Anglican and Catholic churches have thrown their weight behind the Kenyan government in its attempt to create a new law to…

Be careful, little fingers, what you type

By Mary Reichard
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Supreme Court | A case before the U.S. Supreme Court attempts to distinguish between harmless ranting over the internet and making illegal threats. Last week, the court heard…

Colorado high school bans prayer meeting during ‘free time’

Colorado high school bans prayer meeting during ‘free time’

By Sarah Padbury
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Religious Liberty | A Colorado high school senior is suing school officials after they told him he couldn’t meet with his Christian friends during a “free period.” The…

Is Houston still targeting pastors’ sermons?

By Andrew Branch
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Religious Liberty | Houston Mayor Annise Parker officially rescinded controversial subpoenas for five pastors who supported a lawsuit challenging an anti-bias ordinance she…

Houston to withdraw pastor subpoenas

By Andrew Branch
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Religious Liberty | Mayor Annise Parker decided to drop the demands after meeting with a group of religious leaders

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