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Religious Rights

Christian Paranoia Makes for Awful Legislation

Dale Hansen | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Christians across the country are paranoid. In their minds, there is an unmitigated war on Christianity, where Christians are becoming the most ostrac...

Muslim Woman Sues Police For Forcing Her To Remove Hijab

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.27.2015 | Religion

A Muslim woman who was forced to remove her hijab by police in Michigan claims her religious rights were violated, and she’s hoping a civil rights l...

Republicans Are Stripping Away Rights That Others Fought So Hard to Obtain

Mark Baer | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Mark Baer

Since the Supreme Court issued its decision, many people have suggested boycotting Hobby Lobby and other such businesses. While I support such a decision, it misses the bigger issue.

Jesus Discriminates, This I Know, For the Bible Tells Me So

Stefanie Williams | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stefanie Williams

Legally mandating the allowance of any kind of discrimination based on something as fluid and open-ended as a personal religious belief is not only wrong on every level, it opens the door to all sorts of discrimination in the name of Jesus.

How Is Discrimination a Religious Freedom?

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

If you refuse to give me and my husband a marriage license -- or sell us a cake or take our photos -- then you are infringing on our right to be treated equally as United States citizens. We are not infringing on your rights. Yours are still intact. Ours are being denied.

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...

Adam Goldberg

WATCH: Haley Barbour Slams Obama Administration Over Religious Rights | Adam Goldberg | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

The Huffington Post caught up on Thursday with former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour outside of New York's famed Loews Regency Hotel. In addition to d...

Supreme Court: Inmates Can't Sue For Religious Rights

Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Prison inmates who are deprived of their religious rights cannot sue states for monetary damag...

Justice Department Sues School District Over Religious Rights

Posted 05.27.2011 | Impact

A lawsuit pitting the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of a Muslim teacher, against a small town in Illinois has sparked tensions and a wide deba...

Mini Skirts, Yes. Burqas, No?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Deepak Chopra

A secular society has no business making decisions based on religion, and that means in either direction. If God is neutral toward the mini skirt, he is neutral toward the burqa.