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  • Can corporations pray? The next expansion of corporate 'personhood'

    Can corporations pray? The next expansion of corporate 'personhood'
    Now that the Supreme Court has endowed corporations with the right to have their voices heard via unrestrained spending on political campaigns (in the Citizens United decision of 2010), there aren't many frontiers left to test the idea that corporations...
  • Supreme Court to rule on whether corporations pray

    Supreme Court to rule on whether corporations pray
    To no one's profound surprise, the Supreme Court has agreed to take up the question of whether the Affordable Care Act's mandate that health plans cover contraceptives violates the religious freedom of some corporations. The court accepted two cases...
  • The righteousness in Hobby Lobby's cause

    The righteousness in Hobby Lobby's cause
    A little more than 20 years ago, Congress did something that, today, is hard to imagine. Lawmakers from both parties and across the political spectrum found common ground and passed, by a near-unanimous vote, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which...
  • A liberal nightmare at the Supreme Court?

     A liberal nightmare at the Supreme Court?
    The Supreme Court will hear three cases during the 2013-14 term that might dramatically alter the landscape of constitutional law. Campaign finance reform, abortion and the separation of church and state are all on the agenda. When the dust settles, if...
  • Only Muslims can call their deity Allah, Malaysian court rules

    Only Muslims can call their deity Allah, Malaysian court rules
    Only Muslims have the right to refer to their god as Allah, a Malaysian appeals court ruled Monday, setting off angry outcries among Christians and opposition political leaders that the government is oppressing minority faiths. The name of Allah has...
  • Ireland OKs abortion in some cases in blow to Catholic Church

    Ireland OKs abortion in some cases in blow to Catholic Church
    LONDON -- Ireland’s first law authorizing abortion under certain conditions was signed into law Tuesday after a bruising debate in the predominantly Roman Catholic country over whether it risked opening the doors to abortion on demand. President...
  • Verily, Christians disagree on immigration reform [Blowback]

    Verily, Christians disagree on immigration reform [Blowback]
    Imagine a major Christian leader citing Scripture while writing about marriage, abortion, divorce or sexual abstinence in a commentary published by a mainstream newspaper. Imagine him encouraging reforms that "reflect biblical principles," noting that...
  • Reading Bible aloud outside DMV wasn't illegal, judge rules

    Two Hemet men charged with unlawful protest for reading the Bible aloud outside a state government building were acquitted by a judge Tuesday. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Timothy Freer ruled that there was insufficient evidence in the...
  • Please, justices, no blank check for public prayer

     Please, justices, no blank check for public prayer
    In what could be its most significant church-state case in decades, the Supreme Court will decide whether official prayers at government meetings that overwhelmingly favor one religion violate the 1st Amendment. Although the case involves a town in New...
  • The State Department gets religion

    The State Department gets religion
    Does the 1st Amendment’s ban on the “establishment of religion” end at the water’s edge? That question arose several years ago when it was revealed that the U.S. Agency for International Development had spent hundreds of...
  • Global Voices: Ahmadis' mission of peace in an age of terror

    Global Voices: Ahmadis' mission of peace in an age of terror
    Just weeks after the terrorist bombings at the Boston Marathon, the global leader of the world’s 10-million-plus Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has brought his religion’s message of peace, public service and uplift to the faithful of Southern...