Religion News

Webster's dictionary redefines 'marriage'

March 18, 2009

One of the nation's most prominent dictionary companies has resolved the argument over whether the term "marriage" should apply to same-sex duos or be reserved for the institution that has held families together for millennia: by simplt writing a new definition.

"I was shocked to see that Merriam-W…

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Judge rejects atheists' 'so help me God' ban

March 14, 2009

A federal judge in Washington, D.C, dismissed a case yesterday brought by Michael Newdow and the American Humanist Association seeking to ban prayer and the phrase "so help me God" from presidential inaugurations.

Newdow, a California attorney who pushed a case all the way to the U.S. Supreme in an…

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Penalty for Christian testimony challenged

March 13, 2009

An appeals court in Denver has been asked to acknowledge the free speech rights of students by overturning a lower court's approval of a penalty imposed by a school district for a testimony of Christian faith.


Lewis-Palmer High School

Lawyers for Liberty Counsel have argued before the 10th…

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Policy discriminating against Bible clubs challenged

March 12, 2009

The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether school officials at Kentridge High School near Seattle can circumvent the requirements of the Equal Access Act by denying religious student groups the rights afforded other organizations.

The appeal has been submitted by the Alliance Defense F…

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NY School interrogates, rejects parents' religion

March 11, 2009

A mother and father in New York were subjected by their school district's attorney to a faith "sincerity test," which ultimately ruled their beliefs were too questionable to qualify for a religious exemption to mandatory student immunization.

Ron and Rita Palma filed the exemption with their son's …

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Churches outraged at state's interference

March 11, 2009

Following widespread outrage from Roman Catholics, Connecticut lawmakers have postponed a highly anticipated public hearing over a state law that would dictate how local parishes organize their governing structures.

Critics blasted Connecticut Raised Bill No. 1098, "An Act Modifying Corporate Law…

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