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Religious Censorship: 40 Days for Life or 40 Days for Birth?

Sister Joan Chittister

40 Days for Life The 40 Days for Life campaign of 2013 has now concluded its 23rd day. If you are not familiar with 40 Days for Life, check out their web site here. In short, it is a gathering

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Bad Faith: The Catholic Hierarchy’s Pointless Campaign Against LGBT Rights

Written by Casey and Mary Ellen Lopata In early July, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles opposed a modest piece of legislation that requires schools in that state to include lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people, and other previously

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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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The Scary Religious Ideology Behind Michele Bachmann’s Anti-Gay Crusade

Does the draconian mandate of Old Testament law drive Michele and Marcus Bachmann’s war on LGBT people? People who don’t like LGBT people often cite a range of reasons for their disdain. Take GOP presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.,

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Scopes “Monkey Trial”: Historic Religious Censorship Case

Jul 10, 1925: Monkey Trial Begins In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called “Monkey Trial” begins with John Thomas Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law. The law, which had been

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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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Censorship Gone Too Far? Canadian Catholic School Bans Rainbows

When it comes to (man-made) rainbows, students are told to stick it where the sun don’t shine. An Ontario Catholic high school is so adamant about pushing gay issues under the rug that it’s banned rainbows. According to Xtra!, a

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

Biblical Soothsayer Predicted World’s Demise, Americans Scoff

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China Detains Worshippers at Unsanctioned Church

Chinese police arrested at least 30 members of an underground Protestant church in Beijing Sunday in a growing crackdown on dissent across China. The U.S.-based Christian rights group China Aid reported that police rounded up members of the Shouwang House

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Pakistanis, World Leaders Protest Minister’s Assassination

Source: VOA   Grief-stricken Pakistanis are protesting the assassination of the country’s minister for minorities who was a vocal opponent of Pakistan’s blasphemy law. Shahbaz Bhatti was the only Christian in the federal Cabinet. Assassins gunned him down Wednesday as

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