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Waldman: Religious Freedom Is America’s Greatest Export—and It’s Under Attack

Author Stephen Waldman profiled his book, Sacred Liberty: America’s Long, Bloody and Ongoing Struggle for Religious Freedom, in Newsweek, writing: “Most of our modern fights over religious freedom are minor skirmishes compared with the battles that were fought earlier. We should appreciate our unusual achievement and what our ancestors had to sacrifice. Let’s not squander …

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Ressner: ‘In God We Trust’ should have no place in our schools

Rock Hill, Missouri resident Eric Ressner responded to coverage of a bill that could make ‘In God We Trust’ be required reading in Missouri schools, writing, “It is not just the national motto. It is an explicit endorsement of monotheistic religion. Count me as a no.” Read his full letter at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. …

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CA is overhauling sex education guidance for schools — and religious conservatives don’t like it

California’s Board of Education is revamping the guidance it gives for teaching sex education from kindergarten through high school in public schools. Even though the guidance is not mandatory, religious conservatives fought it all the way and said the subject should be taught at home. Board members on Wednesday considered objections to explicit material that …

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Wins, losses and culture wars in the Georgia General Assembly

The General Assembly session came to a close on April 2 with a dramatic debate about the passage of the “heartbeat bill,” which would ban abortions in cases where a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The Reporter asked local legislators about their wins and losses this session, and the culture-war climate of the legislature in …

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Republican legislator attacks top vaccine scientist on Twitter, accusing him of self-enrichment, ‘sorcery’

A Texas state legislator unleashed a vilifying attack on a leading vaccine scientist Tuesday, accusing the doctor of “sorcery.” It started with a report published Monday by the Texas Department of State Health Services that noted the state recorded a 14 percent rise in parents opting out of their children’s vaccinations. It was a new …

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Bible display at Veterans Affairs facility in New Hampshire triggers lawsuit

A nonprofit group has tapped a veteran to sue the Department of Veterans Affairs over a Bible displayed at a VA facility in New Hampshire, arguing it violates the Constitution’s prohibition of government establishment of religion. The Bible, carried by a prisoner of war in World War II, is part of a display in the …

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President Trump’s shifting claim that ‘we got rid’ of the Johnson Amendment

Among the many things Lyndon B. Johnson cemented into law is the “Johnson Amendment,” a provision of the U.S. tax code that prohibits religious organizations and many nonprofits from endorsing or opposing political candidates. Trump claims that he “got rid” of the amendment and that religious organizations are now free to espouse political views in …

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Less Than Half in U.S. Would Vote for a Socialist for President

Less than half of Americans (47%) say they would vote for a qualified presidential candidate who is a socialist — the same percentage Gallup found in 2015. A socialist candidate is the only one among a dozen hypothetical candidates about whom a minority of Americans say they are willing to give their vote. Among religious …

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