Religious Liberty

Proposal to ban many public employees from wearing religious symbols fuels fiery debate in Quebec

The measure "would prohibit civil servants, teachers, nurses, bus drivers, lawyers and other people who interact with the public from wearing religious symbols while at work. It would apply to Sikh turbans, Christian jewelry and Jewish kippahs, but the focus of the controversy has been over hijabs worn by many Muslim women in Quebec." - Fox

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A sweeping campaign against house churches in China is sending leaders to prison and forcing many faithful Christians underground

"Shouwang and Early Rain are two high-profile examples of China’s renewed crackdown on unregistered churches, just one part of the Chinese government’s campaign to 'sinicize' religion, which means to reshape religion so that it supports the ideology of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)." - World

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Yale Law School Pulls Fellowship Funding for Students Working at Christian Organizations

"[T]he school’s Public Interest Committee unanimously decided not to fund any student working at an organization that they deem to be discriminatory. This includes any organization that upholds the value of biblical marriage and asks the same of its employees." - Christian Headlines

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Chick-fil-A banned from Buffalo Niagara Int. airport for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Salvation Army donations

In a statement, New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan ilmplied that Chick-fil-A does not comply with anti-discrimination laws. "In response to the news, the chicken sandwich company released a statement denouncing the 'inaccurate narrative' being advanced about them." - Christian Post

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Texas Senate gives preliminary approval to religious refusal bill

The bill "would prohibit a state agency from adopting 'any rule, regulation, or policy' that would burden an occupational license holder’s 'free exercise of religion' or 'freedom of speech regarding a sincerely held religious belief.'..The proposed legislation has been criticized by LGBT rights advocates who claim it will permit discrimination.” - Jurist

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No tax relief yet from Congress for churches

"Congress has failed, to this point, to heed the latest urgent request from a coalition led by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission to rescind a provision in federal law requiring churches to file tax returns for the first time in American history." - BP News

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