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Religious Discrimination

Jillian Berman

The Idea Behind Work-Life Balance Is As Old As The Bible | Jillian Berman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business

Mathew Hoffman doesn’t remember one of the biggest milestones of his career, because he wasn’t there when it happened. One Friday three decades...

Is There a Global War on Christians?

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

If we are to avoid turning regional repression and conflict into a real global religious war we must reject the inflammatory hyperbole of extremists from all faiths, some of whom would relish an apocalyptic world war.

Break the Cycle of Hate

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 11.25.2013 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

We, as families and communities, and as a nation, have much work to do. As Singh's instincts and heart have told him, the answer is not about just punishing these kids or any other wrongdoers.

Corrupting the Concept of Religious Freedom

Charles Negy, Ph.D. | Posted 11.24.2013 | Religion
Charles Negy, Ph.D.

Imagine if employees in all settings were given such license to discriminate against others who do not conform to employees' religious values. Society would become chaotic.

Gay Rights Vs. Religious Rights?

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 09.08.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) The rights of religious groups or individuals that object to same-sex marriage continue to clash with those pursued by gay rights advoc...

Sikh Temple Shooting Victim: Obama Did Not Speak To Us

Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 08.05.2013 | Religion

Although a year has passed since the tragic shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., members of the Sikh community have not forgotten the six w...

Cincinnati Archdiocese Appeals Award to Teacher Fired for IVF Pregnancy: Examining the 'Religious Freedom' Arguments

Bridgette Dunlap | Posted 08.19.2013 | Religion
Bridgette Dunlap

The arguments the archdiocese made in its attempt to keep the case out of court are a distressing example of the larger trend in "religious freedom" claims being made to deprive employees of the protections of the law.

Pat Robertson Misses The Part About Loving His Neighbors (Again)

Kyle Anderson | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion
Kyle Anderson

While it is easy to dismiss Pat for just being Pat, the reality is that he has a microphone through his television show, which many people hear and take seriously. Voices like his need to be called out for adding nothing but hateful rhetoric and divisiveness into conversations about religion.

Egypt's 'Christian Winter'

Brian C. Stiller | Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion
Brian C. Stiller

Egypt faces an exodus of its Christian population similar to other Middle Eastern states in the grips of Islamist governments. This will be tragic for Egypt.

There's No Biblical Reason To Deny Gay Couple Wedding Cake

Emily Timbol | Posted 04.16.2013 | Religion
Emily Timbol

Cake is a divisive food: chocolate or vanilla. Cream cheese or butter-cream. Gay or straight. As a fellow Christian, I have some advice for Aaron Klein, who recently refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple because of his religious principles.

Burger King Settles With Texas Pentecostal Teen

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.22.2013 | Business

A Burger King in Texas has agreed to pay $25,000 to a Pentecostal woman who wore a skirt to work, court documents state. The payment settles a laws...

Teacher Loses Case Against District On Claims Of Religious Discrimination

Posted 11.19.2012 | Education

An Arkansas teacher has lost a case he lodged against the Watson Chapel School District for religious discrimination, a hostile work environment and r...

Whites Only, Heterosexuals Only: What's the Difference Again?

Jackie Gardina | Posted 12.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Jackie Gardina

I thought our country had had this conversation. There was a time in our not too distant past that we allowed businesses to hang signs on their doors that said "Whites Only," where businesses were free to refuse service to individuals based solely on the color of their skin.

Fired For Wearing A Skirt? EEOC Takes Burger King To Court

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business

Burger King's motto might be "Have it your way," but the slogan's rhetorical generosity does not, apparently, apply to its employees, according to a d...

Woman Sues Disney Over Muslim Head Scarf

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 08.14.2012 | Los Angeles

A former hostess at a Disneyland restaurant is suing Disney for not allowing her to wear her Muslim head scarf, or hijab, at work. The suit is expe...

History of Hate: Crimes Against Sikhs Since 9/11

Posted 08.07.2012 | Religion

The mass shooting of a gurdwara (Sikh temple) in Wisconsin on Sunday is merely the latest chapter in a history of violence. In the months following th...

Chick-fil-A: Franchise Operators Must "Espouse Christian Values" and "Participate in Group Prayers"

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Let's say there was a restaurant chain that decided to put out a statement saying: "In addition to our commitment to non-discrimination and equal treatment, we prefer franchise operators who share our commitment to progressive values." Would you be comfortable with that? Would it feel right morally to you?

Store Allegedly Turned Down A Job Candidate Because He Wasn't Christian Enough

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

It's not exactly common during job interviews, for the interviewer to ask which churches you've attended the past few years, and whether you've been "...

Reasonable Accommodations: What Can They Do For Your Organization?

Ajarat Bada | Posted 08.14.2012 | Religion
Ajarat Bada

It is a constant struggle to make employees happy while simultaneously making customers happy. Smart businessmen don't compromise on either and they give both parties what is due.

Muslim Convert Who Sued AT&T For Discrimination Wins Huge Award

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2012 | Religion

By Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY, Mo. May 4 (Reuters) - A Kansas City woman who converted from Christianity to Islam has been awarded $5 mi...

Under Pressure From Christian Group, Texas Movie Theater Pulls Atheist Ad

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

Normally no one pays much attention to the advertisements that movie theaters run before the previews start up. But at one Texas movie theater, they'v...

IHOP Allegedly Told Muslim Workers To 'Lay Low' Every September 11

Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

IHOP is in some hot syrup over allegations that some Muslims employees were told to "lay low" every September 11. Four former IHOP employees are c...

Muslims As Ordinary People: What’s The Angle?

Imran Ahmad | Posted 06.10.2012 | Religion
Imran Ahmad

From an early age -- despite being a boring Muslim from embarrassing Pakistan -- I had decided that I was going to belong, rather than wallow in self-segregation and resentment like many from my 'home' country.

Religion's Death Wish?

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 05.20.2012 | Religion
Robert V. Taylor

The debate over whether religiously affiliated institutions have to provide access to contraception is presented by some as a defense of religious liberty. The liberty being defended is revealed to be no liberty at all.

5 Strange New Laws For Colleges Proposed In Arizona

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.20.2012 | College

College students are used to proposals to cut funding for public universities. It's a little less common, however, to have the state legislature debat...