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Religious Discrimination

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

The New Diversity Divide

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 05.13.2012 | TV
Wendy N. Powell

Now, I have a robust sense of humor but I can't imagine Hollywood making fun of another religion or culture referring to their women as "bitches."

School Accidentally Pays For Gay-Bashing Ministry To Preach At School

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.14.2012 | Education

Students and staff at a high school in Dunkerton, Ia., were shocked when an assembly intended to address drug and bullying issues instead featured ant...

School Drops Student From Honor Society For Community Service Done At Church

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology faces a federal lawsuit after reportedly threatening to drop a 17-year-old student from th...

"If You Are a Non-Christian Arab or Muslim, I Will Not Teach You," Says Gun Instructor

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.17.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you're a talk-radio host and you feed on infotainment, you pretty much have to cover the topics people will talk about because you want people to... talk. But that doesn't mean you have to embrace bigots.

Hope For BC At BC?

Daniela Ramirez | Posted 04.08.2012 | Religion
Daniela Ramirez

I went to Boston College, a highly regarded university with a strong tradition as a Jesuit institution. I was pleased with my undergraduate education, but I still lament that my alma mater denies students access to contraceptive services through its health system.

Religious Discrimination: Right To or Protection From?

Erica Keppler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Erica Keppler

This sales clerk is demanding her right to practice religious discrimination, and she is saying it is religious discrimination against her to prevent her from doing it. How utterly oxymoronic. Kudos to Macy's for doing the right thing and firing her.

Workplace Religious Complaints Double Over 10 Years

Posted 11.26.2011 | Religion

By Marcia Pledger Religion News Service CLEVELAND (RNS) Northeast Ohio native Suhad Hasan says neither her Muslim faith nor her headscarf should b...