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Unrepentant Theocrats In Michigan Seek Church-State Union – And Monarchy

Rob Boston Wall of Separation Stephen K. Bannon, a controversial adviser to President Donald J. Trump, yesterday laid out his plan to “deconstruct” (read: destroy) government during a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference. Stephen Bannon, Donald Trump, Church Militant, Michael Voris, LGBTQ Rights, Constantine the Great, Middle Ages

Gurwin Ahuja of the National Sikh Campaign and Know Your Neighbor

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Gurwin Ahuja of the National Sikh Campaign shares how his desire to combat cultural ignorance led him to create the Know Your Neighbor coalition. The coalition, which includes the BJC and several other religious and humanist groups, is working to create dialogue to reduce religious tensions and maximize the strength of our nation’s diverse heritage. Learn more in this podcast, and sign the pledge to get to know your “fellow Americans of all traditions and systems of belief” at knowyourneighbor.us.

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Removal of transgender protection laws violates state/church separation

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is deeply troubled by the Trump administration’s recent removal of antidiscrimination laws protecting transgender students. On Wednesday, Feb. 22, the Departments of Education and Justice reversed the federal protections set by the Obama administration, which allowed transgender students in public schools to use the washrooms corresponding with their gender identity. […]

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Ten Commandments Monument Removed from Pennsylvania Public School Grounds to Settle Lawsuit

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The grounds of a public high school is no place for a religious monument. In New Kensington, Pennsylvania, a Ten Commandments monument is being removed as part of a settlement to a lawsuit charging the display violates the separation of church and state.

After fighting for years, the school district finally ended the dispute after finding a more suitable spot for it: a religious school. Trib Total Media reports:

“It’s with mixed emotions that the district, as you know, conceded and agreed to move the monument for a number of reasons,” [school board President Robert] Pallone said. “But I’m proud to tell you today that the monument will be relocated. … It will remain in the community and it will be highly visible.

“For those of us who acknowledge the worth of the Ten Commandments, they will be present. For those that don’t see the value in the Ten Commandments, they can turn the other cheek, as we learn in the Bible.”

Bishop Edward Malesic, leader of the Catholic Diocese of Greensburg, has already agreed to the transfer of the monument, Pallone said.

“You will see that monument will be on display forever,” Robert Pallone, school board president said.

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South Dakota Legislators Stave Off Anti-Evolution Bill

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Liz Hayes Wall of Separation Good news for the integrity of science and church-state separation in South Dakota: The state House Education Committee on Wednesday rejected a bill that would have opened the door to teaching “intelligent design” – which is really just creationism – in public school science classrooms. South Dakota, creationism, Intelligent Design, […]

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Trump Administration Revokes Guidance On Civil Rights Protections For Transgender Students

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Kelly Percival Wall of Separation Last night the Trump administration officially revoked an Obama-era guidance reminding public schools that a provision in a 1972 federal law known as Title IX prohibits discrimination against transgender students, including denying them access to the restrooms consistent with their gender identity. Gavin Grimm, Donald J. Trump, transgender rights, virginia, […]

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Trump Administration Revokes Transgender Rights Directive

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Kelly Percival Wall of Separation Last night the Trump administration officially revoked an Obama-era guidance reminding public schools that a provision in a 1972 federal law known as Title IX prohibits discrimination against transgender students, including denying them access to the restrooms consistent with their gender identity. Gavin Grimm, Donald J. Trump, transgender rights, virginia, […]

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FFRF wants Okla. blasphemy ordinance struck out

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation wants a blasphemy law in a town in Oklahoma taken off the books. FFRF was contacted by a concerned local citizen about an ordinance in the city of Edmond that criminalizes blasphemy against Christianity. Ordinance 8.12.090 in the City of Edmond Code of Ordinances states: It shall be unlawful and […]

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Harming Religious Freedom: For Some Oklahoma Senators, It’s As Easy As 1, 2, 3

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Legislative Department Wall of Separation Within 15 minutes it was done: The Oklahoma Senate Judiciary Committee voted to pass three extreme bills yesterday – with no debate. The first bill would allow prayer in public schools (SB 450), the second would make the state’s law requiring parental consent for a minor to receive abortion care […]

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The Trump Administration Needs To Do More To Combat Anti-Semitism

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Rokia Hassanein Wall of Separation We’re less than two months into 2017, and so far, vandalism on Jewish landmarks has increased while 54 Jewish Community Centers in 27 states have reported receiving bomb threats.  Jewish Hate Crimes, Antisemitism, Donald J. Trump, Steve Bannon, Religious Minorities, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jewish Community Centers (JCC), Anti-Defamation League, Anne […]

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