Religious Liberty

In some countries, posting the wrong religious claims on Facebook can get you killed

"Junaid Hafeez, a university lecturer in Pakistan, had been imprisoned for six years when he was sentenced to death in December 2019. The charge: blasphemy, specifically insulting Prophet Muhammad on Facebook." - The Conversation

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“Police in Finland are investigating the leader of an entire denomination for publishing a booklet that disapproves of homosexuality”

"The author of that booklet,which sets forth the Biblical teachings about sexuality, is also under investigation for the crime of 'agitation against an ethnic group,' a statute which added “sexual orientation” to the list of protected classes.  The maximum punishment is two years in prison." - Gene Veith

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‘Religious liberty’ adoption bill fans debate in Georgia

"Opponents of a 'religious liberty' bill filed last week in the state Senate warn it could further discourage families like the Herricks from adopting by codifying ambiguities in Georgia law already allowing agencies to reject prospective parents on religious grounds." - AJC

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Fact facts: President Trump’s new guidance on religion and prayer in schools

"The document has the unwieldy title, “Guidance on Constitutionally Protected Prayer and Religious Expression in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools.” However, it contains pithy truths and robust protections for people of every faith in the nation’s 132,853 K-12 public schools." - Acton

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A Promising Day for Religious Liberty at the High Court

The state isn’t required to “fund private education at all, but if they choose to provide scholarships that are available to students who attend private schools, they can’t discriminate against parents who want to send their children to schools that are affiliated in some way with a church,” said Alito. - National Review

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