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A pastor’s lawsuit against the state of Oklahoma over its ‘Rain God’ license plate can proceed, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver has ruled.
The court said that Keith Cressman’s suite contains a “plausible compelled speech claim.” [Read more...]
Among the topics in today’s Religion News Briefs: Affinity Fraud (and how you can protect yourself against it). Missionary Kids speak out about abuses they have suffered. And we meet a woman who lost her religion — and subsequently her childen. She is now battling a rabbinical court to regain custody.
Plus: 50 years after the U.S. Supreme Court banned prayer in school religion can be found everywhere in public school environments. [Read more...]
Louisiana passes bill to allow prayer in public schools. Former Manson Family member denied parole for 20th time.
And the Miss World Competition has scrapped its bikini segment after demands by Muslim hardliners. [Read more...]
In today’s Religion News Briefs: Ritualistic murderer Robin Marie Murphy has been denied parole. A Calvary Chapel pastor sues one of his sons, who accuses him of abuse, for defamation.
Also: Dominican Republic jails leader of a doomsday cult. Meanwhile, Mexican authorities detain the leader of religious sect that opposes secular education. Plus lost more… [Read more...]
In today’s issue: Unitarian faith growing throughout the USA. Cheerleaders’ Scripture-Quoting Football Signs Face Constitutional Challenge. And a poll shows that most Americans doubt Scientology is a true religion.
Plus… Filipino students hold naked protest In Manila against Innocence Of Muslims film. [Read more...]
The War Memorial Protection Act passed on a voice vote in the Republican-controlled House but faces uncertainty in the Senate. [Read more...]
Religious workers can’t sue for job discrimination, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
They said that churches — not courts — are the best judges of whether clergy and other religious employees should be fired or hired. [Read more...]