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Religious Censorship: Contraceptive Coverage – Who’s Religious Freedom Is It?

By Amanda Marcotte Frances Kissling, writing for RH Reality Check, made excellent points about why it’s not up to President Obama to determine which definition of “Catholic” is more valid than another by writing health care regulations around what the

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Posted in Government Control, Religious Censorship

Vietnam: Ambassador Urged to Press Rights

Congress members want a greater focus on human rights in Vietnam. More than a dozen U.S. lawmakers have urged the newly appointed American Ambassador to Vietnam to give a higher priority to raising human rights issues in the communist-ruled nation.

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

National Coalition Against Censorship: Free Speech Matters

Click here for a printable PDF version.

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Posted in Human Rights

ONI Releases New Report on Faith-Based Censorship

By: Rebekah Heacock Internet censorship has become a growing and pervasive global norm. Internet censorship policies implemented by states are premised on a number of motives and rationales including national security, the control of dissent, and appeals to morality. The

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Religious Censorship

Freedom Isn’t Free – And It Turns Ugly At Times

Children’s first exposure to the freedoms that Americans cherish sometimes comes not from kindly parents or wise teachers, but from an obnoxious jerk insulting someone or cursing at something.  Ranting till the veins bulge in his neck. If confronted, the

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

School Censors Religious Words in Graduation Speech

Vermont valedictorian Kyle Gearwar told to he could not speak about Jesus in his graduation speech. A high school valedictorian in Vermont was forbidden by school administers from delivering nearly half of his graduation speech in which he discussed how

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

High School Student Stands Up Against Prayer at Public School and Is Ostracized, Demeaned and Threatened

When a high school atheist tried to stop prayer at his graduation, he was harassed and kicked out of his house. But the atheist community stepped in. Whatever you think about atheists — good, bad, mixed, indifferent — this story

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

Obama Signs Patriot Act Extension

U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law a four-year extension of parts of a controversial domestic surveillance law, just before the provisions were to expire Thursday. U.S. lawmakers raced Thursday to pass the extension to the USA Patriot Act. 

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Posted in Human Rights

France Detains Several People Enforcing Veil Ban

Just over a month after France enacted a controversial face-veil ban, the government says it has detained several dozen women wearing the veils, but that enforcing the legislation appears to be going smoothly. From Paris, Lisa Bryant takes a look

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

Biblical Soothsayer Predicted World’s Demise, Americans Scoff

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