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Religious Discrimination

Arkansas Mayor Blocks Pagan Temple From Opening

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.19.2014 | Religion

Bertram and Felicia Dahl initially got a supportive response from the local government of Beebe, Arkansas, when they announced their intentions to ope...

Prop 8 Plaintiffs: 'We Have A Lot Of Work To Do' On Equality In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

Proposition 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier discussed how the Supreme Court's repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and decision on Prop 8 hav...

Here's Why You Should Take Religion (Especially Muslim) Off Your Resume

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 06.20.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Recent college grads, take note: Mentioning a campus religion group on your resume — particularly a Muslim club — may lead to significantly ...

Michael McAuliff

Conservative Thinks Discrimination Isn't Discrimination If Christians Do It

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the difficulties that religious advocates have is that many seem to think the ideas and beliefs that they hold most dear are some...

Hate on Me, Hater!

Kelsey Minor | Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsey Minor

Mississippi, I want you to know this: Someone has to show you that life should not be about hating. You might have, for the moment, won the battle but the war isn't over.

A College Where Atheists Must Worry About Surprise Baptisms

Posted 03.21.2014 | Religion

UPDATE: March 21 -- The president of Freethinkers at Virginia Tech, Josh Clark, has released a statement regarding Linford's comments on the websit...

Muslim Couple Sues Empire State Building Over Discrimination

Posted 03.28.2014 | Religion

Amina and Fahad Tirmizi, a Muslim couple from Long Island, are suing the Empire State Building for $5 million over what appears to be a case of religi...

Our Brother's Keeper

Dwayne Leslie | Posted 02.11.2014 | Religion
Dwayne Leslie

When one established right is weakened or worse, it's that much easier to erode additional rights. That is why cases like EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch -- despite the fact that no members of our own faith are involved -- motivate the Adventist Church to action.

Historic Preservation Or Religious Discrimination?

AP | By CURT ANDERSON | Posted 02.10.2014 | Miami

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A simple, five-paragraph historic plaque on the front portico of an Orthodox Jewish temple in south Florida honors a ...

Flying While Sikh? There's An App For That

USA Today | Bart Jansen | Posted 12.02.2013 | Religion

(RNS) The Sikh Coalition is updating a mobile app that allows travelers to report complaints about the Transportation Security Administration from the...

Jillian Berman

The Idea Behind Work-Life Balance Is As Old As The Bible

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...