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The ‘Church’ of Scientology, among other things known for tearing relationships apart, is delighted that two of its members in the UK have finally been able to marry in one of the cult’s ‘chapels.’
We also highlight a couple of other cases in which human rights and religious freedom interact. [Read more...]
Muslim author Reza Aslan misrepresents his scholarly credentials.
Sinead O’Connor’s unusual Gospel Music concert.
And the Scientology gang is unable to keep Leah Remini from thinking for herself [Read more...]
A Christian civil servant has been fired by the Dutch city of The Hague for refusing to oversee same-sex marriages on Biblical grounds.
Wim Pijl, 67, said Tuesday, November 15, he would take legal action against the dismissal despite parliamentary support for gay weddings. [Read more...]
The Scottish government has begun a 14-week public consultation, running from 2 September to 9 December, on the question of legalizing marriage for gay couples, encouraging individuals and groups such as religious organizations to take part.
The government has said it would like to hear from religious groups and ordinary people, and has indicated religious organizations will have freedom of choice in deciding whether to officiate at gay weddings. [Read more...]
The Twin Cities Pride Festival cannot prevent
an evangelical Christian
from passing out Bibles and discussing his views against homosexuality at this weekend’s event, a federal judge ruled
Twin Cities Pride argued that its rights should take precedence because it’s paying $36,000 to lease Loring Park on the edge of downtown Minneapolis for the two-day event. The group also said Johnson contradicts the festival’s “message of celebration and pride in being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender
But the judge ruled that the 42-acre park is a public forum, so Johnson’s free-speech rights must be honored. Tunheim said Johnson is entitled to go ahead with his plans as long as he remains undisruptive. [Read more...]
Organizers of a gay pride festival
in Minnesota have asked
for a court order barring evangelist Brian Johnson from distributing Christian literature construed as anti-gay.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board refused to bar Johnson from handing out materials at the festival, saying it was his right under the First Amendment. Pride organizers say they barred Johnson from last year’s festival because in previous years he misled attendees and tried to entice them to repent for the “sin of homosexuality
.” [Read more...]
While the LDS church did all it could to make sure Prop 8 passed, one group of Mormons worked for LGBT rights. … [Read more...]