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Court Rules Against Seizure Of Prisoner's Wiccan Medallion

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 08.24.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

A three-judge panel of the federal appeals court in Chicago has blocked an Illinois prison warden's confiscation of a small pentacle (a five-pointed state within a circle) medallion worn by an inmate as a symbol of his Wiccan faith.

Bernards Township, NJ Gives Lame Excuses to Stop Mosque

Yasmina Blackburn | Posted 05.24.2016 | Religion
Yasmina Blackburn

It's disheartening to read about another mosque on U.S. soil whose attempts to exist are being stopped because of planning boards whose palpable xenophobia comes slithering out of the woodwork of their town hall buildings.

City Asks Supreme Court To Hear Land Use Case Against Megachurch

San Leandro, CA Patch | Jill Replogle | Posted 09.21.2011 | Religion

The City of San Leandro asked the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to review a land use case involving a local megachurch that sought to open a new church ...