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Sitting on Satan’s lap in Oklahoma

By Sarah Padbury
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Religion | The New York-based Satanic Temple unveiled its design Monday for a monument it hopes to place at the Oklahoma State Capitol next to the Ten Commandment…

Vikings to investigate punter’s discrimination claims

By Zachary Abate
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Sports | The NFL’s Minnesota Vikings announced Friday they will investigate discrimination claims made by the team’s former punter Chris Kluwe. Two Minneapolis…

VA hospitals nix Christmas to ‘protect’ veterans

VA hospitals nix Christmas to ‘protect’ veterans

By Sarah Padbury
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Religious Liberty | The ongoing attack on religious expression at Christmas spilled into three Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals in Georgia, Texas, and Iowa last month. The…

Signs and Wonders: Ironic nuptials on parade

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Unleashing the furies. A homosexual couple got married yesterday on a float in the Rose Bowl Parade. The major networks covering the event chose not to air…

‘We are all Phil Robertsons’

By D.C. Innes
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Religious Liberty | The A&E backtrack on Phil Robertson’s suspension from the hugely popular  Duck Dynasty reality show may be an important watershed in the cultural and…

Duck Dynasty wins! GLAAD loses!

By Marvin Olasky
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Religious Liberty | The gay lobby’s power is limited. The A&E television network late Friday afternoon, facing a backlash and threatened boycott, reversed its decision to…

Malaysian Christians forbidden from saying Allah

By Julia A. Seymour
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Religious Liberty | A Malaysian appeals court upheld last week a government ban on the use of the word “Allah” to refer to God in non-Muslim faiths, overruling claims by…

Conservative student paper wins final legal battle with college

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Free Speech | The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal in a college free speech case that pitted a conservative newspaper against school administrators at…

Midday Roundup: Religious liberty defense logs one win, five losses

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Stifled speech. The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week let stand a lower court’s decision supporting a university’s right to fire a human resources…

Hobby Lobby’s Hanukkah crisis

Hobby Lobby’s Hanukkah crisis

By Samantha Gilman
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Religion | Hobby Lobby is under fire from the Jewish community for not carrying Hanukkah decorations or Bar-Mitzvah-related cards.   The outrage began after blogger…

Midday Roundup: Sun still rises despite shutdown apocalypse

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Still spinning. Many people might be surprised that the sun managed to come up this morning and the world is still spinning after the midnight government…

California school district backs off flagpole prayer ban

By Kiley Crossland
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Free Speech | A California school district attempted to stop its teachers from attending the “See You at the Pole” (SYATP) student-led prayer gathering this week,

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