Tag Archives: religious freedom

In the Name of Our Humanity: The Failure of Tolerance for LGBTQ People

TweetThere’s been an instructive imbroglio flaring between a few men in the middle echelons of the American commentariat. The New York Times’ Ross Douthat wrote about the “terms of surrender” that he and other opponents of LGBT  marriage equality were currently negotiating against what he sees as gay rights’ relentless march, Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern [...]
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U.N. goes IN on the Vatican: Criticizes handling of sexual abuse cases, abortion, and contraception

Tweet The Vatican was the target of quite a scolding from a United Nations human rights committee. According to the Associated Press, the Vatican “‘systematically’ adopted policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades, a U.N. human rights committee said Wednesday, urging the Holy See to open its [...]
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Michigan State Rep. Lisa Brown on religious freedom and vagina

Tweet (Transcript after the jump.) Yesterday in Michigan, before the Chubby Hubby of anti-choice bills passed the House, Rep. Lisa Brown spoke for the many pro-choice advocates who were silenced in debate. She then offered a very different take on religious freedom from the one we typically hear in US politics. Jewish law requires therapeutic [...]
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Psst, anti-choicers! Your real agenda is showing!

TweetWhat did you do this weekend? Did you attend a rally to protest the Obama administration’s infringement on religious liberty? Probably not. Because even if you did go to Friday’s Stand Up for Religious Freedom rally in Washington, D.C., that’s not what that rally was about. Yes, I know, it has “religious freedom” in the [...]
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Judge rules pharmacists can refuse to sell emergency contraception

TweetIn yet another victory for “religious conscience” at the expense of women’s health, a federal judge struck down Washington State’s law requiring pharmacies to stock emergency contraception. The AP reports: Washington state cannot force pharmacies to sell Plan B or other emergency contraceptives, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying the state’s true goal was to [...]
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