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Tag Archives: freedom of religion

Justices decline challenge to Md. school’s Islam lesson (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to consider whether La Plata High School violated a Christian student’s constitutional First Amendment rights to freedom of religion and speech by teaching about Islam as part of a required world history class during the 2014-2015 school year.

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Gene Policinski: Teacher flunks First Amendment 101 (access required)

In this contentious election year, it seems almost quaint to hear someone insist that it’s socially incorrect – and possibly illegal – to criticize the president of the United States as opposed to a candidate for the office. Quaint, except ...

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Jack L.B. Gohn: Contraception, an unrepresentative church, and unresponsive courts (access required)

At this writing we still don’t have an outcome, either regulatory or political, in the fight between the President and the bishops over the proposed mandate that employers, including Catholic hospitals and universities, offer their employees health insurance plans with ...

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Charles C. Haynes: Workers’ cruel choice: Your God or your job (access required)

In hard economic times, American workers may be willing to forgo pay raises and pensions to keep their jobs. Just don’t ask them to abandon their faith. Consider the case of Abdulkadir Omar, a security guard in Kent, Wash., who ...

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Frederick County revisits meeting-prayer issue

FREDERICK — The Frederick County Commissioners are considering loosening a proposed public-meeting prayer policy. They are scheduled to discuss the matter Thursday morning in Frederick. County Attorney John Mathias has proposed eliminating language allowing only those of monotheistic religions to ...

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