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Lawsuit to block medical marijuana initiative claims measure violates Mormons’ religious freedom

By Ben Winslow A lawsuit has been filed seeking to block Proposition 2 from going on the November ballot, claiming Mormons freedom of religion rights would be infringed upon[...]


Water-worlds are common: Exoplanets may contain vast amounts of water

By the Goldschmidt Conference Scientists have shown that water is likely to be a major component of those exoplanets (planets orbiting other stars) which are between two to four times[...]


We Can Take On the Catholic Church for Covering Up Child Sex Abuse. Here’s How

By Marci Hamilton The Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy sex abuse in six dioceses is a call to action, in part because so few indictments flowed from its documentation of[...]


15 ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools in NYC deny entry to city investigators, schools chief says

By Valerie Strauss New York City education officials were denied entry into half of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools under investigation over allegations of not providing state-mandated secular education, according[...]


Oklahoma School Shuts Down After Parents Threaten Trans Student with Castration

By Sarahbeth Caplin An Oklahoma school district shut down for two days this week in response to an onslaught of threats against a 12-year-old trans student. The student, Maddie, had been living as[...]


Church & State

Plaintiffs Argue Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative Violates the Rights of Religious Objectors in New Lawsuit

By Don Byrd Written by Don Byrd A complaint filed last week claims that a medical marijuana initia[...]


A Church-State Lesson From Pennsylvania’s Pedophilia Scandal

A Church-State Lesson From Pennsylvania’s Pedophilia Scandal boston Mon, 08/20/2018 - 09:47 [...]


NYTimes: Religious Freedom Focus Undermined by Political Agenda

By Don Byrd Written by Don Byrd A NYTimes editorial today rightly praises the efforts of recent U.[...]


More Bad News For Private School Vouchers In Florida And Indiana

More Bad News For Private School Vouchers In Florida And Indiana LHayes Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:14 [...]


FFRF convinces Ohio city to remove decalog from public park

A Ten Commandments plaque has been removed from Murphy Park in Steubenville, Ohio, after a nationa[...]


Masterpiece Cakeshop Owner Files New Complaint over Cake Refusal Dispute

By Don Byrd Written by Don Byrd Are we headed for a sequel? Masterpiece Cakeshop, Part 2? It woul[...]


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