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Nov 07 2013
When the U.S. Supreme Court talks about religion, all hell breaks loose.
A dispute over an upstate New York town's prayer before council meetings produced an unusually testy oral-argument session on Wednesday that recalled the decades of difficulty Supreme Court justices have had drawing the line between church and state.
Court decisions involving freedom of religion tend to beHuffPost
Nov 02 2013
The chairman of the local Baha’i congregation concluded his prayer with “Allah-u-Abha,” which loosely translates to “God the All-Glorious.” A Jew offered a prayer speaking of “the songs of David, your servant.” And a Wiccan priestess, mindful of her venue in the town of Greece, N.Y., thought that Athena and Apollo were apt deities to call upon.
But they were the exceptions. Almost everyWashington Post
Oct 04 2012
The freedoms to worship and to marry are both important American values, and they are wholly compatible with one another.Center For American Progress
Jun 23 2021
Corporate Media Don’t Understand Religion For The Same Reason They Don’t Understand America: Politics
It's no wonder the left and its defenders and scribes in corporate media don't understand Catholicism. Through the lens of American politics, how could they?
Newspaper readers and news-watchers these past few weeks have been treated to a running analysis from pundits and reporters on whether Catholic politicians should be under different rules than the other billion less-famousThe Federalist
Aug 18 2023
The Denver Catholic Archdiocese is suing Colorado’s universal preschool program over the right to exclude LGBTQ+ people since they say it violates their religious beliefs to accept the children of same-sex couples and trans people. The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday, alleges that the Colorado Department of Early Childhood’s requirement that all preschool providers participating in the state’s newLGBTQ Nation
Aug 17 2023
The Denver Catholic Archdiocese filed a lawsuit against the state of Colorado's Department of Early Childhood and Universal Preschool Program on Wednesday, alleging the non-discrimination clause in the state’s universal preschool program violates their First Amendment rights. The diocese and two Denver area Catholic preschools are claiming that the program’s requirement that any participating"USA Today" Contributor
Aug 17 2023
The State of Colorado’s program to fund universal preschool unconstitutionally excludes Catholic preschools that want to participate in the program, according to a lawsuit filed on behalf of two Denver-area parishes and the Archdiocese of Denver. The lawsuit concerns Colorado’s universal preschool program, created in 2022, that offers eligible families at least 15 hours per week of freeCatholic News Agency
Dec 25 2019
Nearly half of the voters surveyed in a recent poll believe there is not enough attention paid to Jesus Christ during the Christmas holiday.
A poll from the Hill and HarrisX showed that 46% of respondents believe there is too little focus on the religious aspects of Christmas during the holiday season. On the other hand, 18% of those asked believe there is too much emphasis on religionWashington Examiner
Aug 16 2023
An Illinois pastor and 18 others were indicted alongside former President Donald Trump in a case involving alleged interference in Georgia in the 2020 presidential election. According to Religion News Service, a grand jury in Georgia indicted Rev. Stephen Cliffgard Lee, a pastor within the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod denomination and 18 others who "unlawfully conspired and endeavored toChristian Headlines
Oct 17 2019
Officials from the Kingsport, Tennessee City Schools are reviewing the charge by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) that their mentoring program in partnership with a local church is "unconstitutional."
The FFRF, which describes its members as "free-thinkers (atheists and agnostics)", alleges in a letter to the school district that its mentoring program withCBN