NY Legislators Must Help Orthodox Jewish Kids and Rescind the Felder Amendment

As we’ve posted about before, New York State Sen. Simcha Felder — a “Democrat” who caucused with the Republicans, giving them a one-vote majority — essentially held the state’s budget hostage until it agreed not to interfere with the curriculum at yeshivas, the schools for Orthodox Jews. That meant there could be no oversight of …

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Indiana GOP Legislator Sponsors Bill to Teach Creationism in Public Schools

Indiana State Sen. Dennis Kruse is one of the most anti-science, pro-forced Christianity legislators in the country. This is a guy who co-authored a bill to require recitation of the Lord’s Prayer in public schools, wanted Creationism taught in science classrooms, and tried making it illegal for kids to learn sex ed in school without …

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Judge blocks Trump contraception rule in 13 states

A federal judge on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules that would allow most businesses to opt out of covering contraception for their employees if they have moral or religious objections. Judge Haywood Gilliam blocked the rules, which were set to go into effect on Monday, in California, Washington, D.C. and 12 other states. Gilliam granted …

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Rep. Jamie Raskin Says; “We need a secular movement that is big and strong”

On Thursday, leaders of representatives from the Secular Coalition for America, American Atheists, the American Humanist Association, the Center for Inquiry, and the Freedom From Religion Foundation, attended a reception on Capitol Hill hosted by the Congressional Freethought Caucus. Rep. Jamie Raskin,  a co-chair of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, gave an informal speech at the event …

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Evangelical group wants gays removed from anti-lynching bill

The U.S. Senate last month unanimously passed a bill that would explicitly make lynching a federal crime. Not everyone, however, is pleased with passage of the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act. Liberty Counsel, an evangelical nonprofit that opposes gay rights, and its chairman, Mat Staver, are taking issue with the bill’s inclusion of LGBTQ …

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A Christian ministry won’t change its Christians-only criteria for foster-care parents. Is that okay with Trump?

The Miracle Hill Ministries in Greenville, S.C., makes clear from the start that only Christian parents need apply for its foster-care program. On its forms, candidates are asked to offer personal testimony of their faith or salvation. “Our existence and identity is tied to our faith in God and belief in Jesus Christ,” said Reid …

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North Dakota lawmakers want to require Bible study in public schools

A group of North Dakota lawmakers — all Republicans — have introduced legislation that would require the state’s public schools to teach a unit on the Bible. The unit could be on the Old Testament, the New Testament, or a mix of the two, and would count toward students’ social studies credit requirements. As blogger …

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