Twitter to ban ‘dehumanizing’ language toward religious groups
Company will expand policy to other marginalized groups in the future

Twitter on Tuesday announced it will begin removing tweets that feature "dehumanizing" language toward religious groups, marking the company's latest effort to combat the scourge of harassment and bigoted content that has plagued its platform for years. In a

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2019-08-27T14:52:42-08:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Social issues|Tags: |6 Comments

U.S. Labor Department broadens religious safeguards in federal contracting
ACLU expresses outrage

The Labor Department on Wednesday announced a new rule to grant the “broadest protection permitted by law” to religious organizations contracting with the federal government. The proposed rule to clarify civil rights protections for religious groups will be added

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2019-08-16T05:22:14-08:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Religious Freedom|Tags: |1 Comment

U.S. House committee seeks protection for religious adoption agencies

The House Appropriations Committee moved to protect the conscience rights and religious freedom of faith-based adoption agencies on Wednesday. The committee adopted an amendment to an upcoming funding bill that would preserve federal funding for agencies who do not want

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How to get them to go through with an abortion anyway

The University of California-San Francisco, which focuses on health sciences, offers an “Early Abortion Training Workbook” with the innocuously named chapter “Pregnancy Option Counseling Techniques.” It’s part of the taxpayer-funded university’s Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, which brags that

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Landmark ruling for freedom of conscience cases

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in 2012. The 7-2 decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission could be a

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Settlement protects religious freedom in senior community

A court case that tested the application of civil rights protections to Bible studies and a worship service in a senior community has been favorably resolved through a settlement. Pacific Justice Institute represented the leadership of four religious groups that

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Anti-homeschooling Bill Defeated in California

They came by the hundreds, perhaps thousands, easily exceeding the capacity of the legislative committee hearing room and making their presence felt throughout the State Capitol.  And at the end of a very long day, homeschooling families scored a major

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2018-04-27T10:47:27-08:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: Education|Tags: , |14 Comments

Lawmakers take new approach to force LGBT activist acceptance

The battle over religious freedom has reached a fever pitch in California, where lawmakers are taking a new approach to punish traditional beliefs about sex and gender. Assembly Bill (AB) 2943 declares acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)

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2018-03-30T19:05:39-08:00March 30th, 2018|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |17 Comments

Bishops ask faithful to flood Congress with calls for Conscience Protection Act

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement asking people to pray, call, and write to their Congressional representatives to urge the inclusion of the Conscience Protection Act in the government’s upcoming funding bill. The statement, issued by

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Trump Administration to shield health care workers who don’t want to perform abortions

The Trump administration is poised to overhaul the HHS civil rights office as part of a broader plan to protect health workers who don't want to perform abortions, treat transgender patients seeking to transition or provide other services for which

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