Secularism

The Ahmari vs. French debate on Christianity in the public square: unanswered questions

"I am not in any way willing to upset the constitutional order and to provide governments the ability to engage in viewpoint discrimination against disfavored organizations," French said. "You have to consider a larger superstructure. And the reality is that you cannot take these things on a case-by-case basis and establish rules that say, ‘Free speech for me but not for thee'" - Acton

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Supreme Court: Peace Cross Gets to Stay, But Not Because It’s ‘Secular’

“'The fact that the cross is undoubtedly a Christian symbol should not blind one to everything else that the Bladensburg Cross has come to represent: a symbolic resting place for ancestors who never returned home, a place for the community to gather and honor all veterans and their sacrifices for this Nation, and a historical landmark,' wrote Justice Samuel Alito, in the majority opinion.” - Christianity Today

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Quebec's 'secularism police' bill unites Muslim, Christians, and more

"On Sunday, Quebec's legislature passed a bill prohibiting government employees, including teachers and police officers, from wearing religious clothing or accessories. The bill passed with an overwhelming 73 to 35 vote and a court challenge has already been filed." - W. Examiner

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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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It’s Norman Vincent Peale’s America

"When Oprah Winfrey touts the message of the bestselling book and video series 'The Secret' — with its core message, 'thoughts become things' — she is echoing Peale. When Donald Trump denies facts and prefers bluster, he is echoing the man who called Trump 'his greatest student of all time.'" - RNS

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