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Jun 14, 2018, 7:48 AM
A student and her father who brought a federal lawsuit against a Maryland public school district, alleging that it compelled the student to “profess” tenets of Islam and be subjected to Islamic indoctrination at school, have lost the first round in court.
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Jun 14, 2018, 7:29 AM
The U.S. Department of Justice challenged the University of Michigan's Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities code Monday and declared it unconstitutional for limiting the free speech of students, some of whom say they were abused for wearing red "Make America Great Again" hats and supporting President Donald Trump.
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Jun 14, 2018, 7:26 AM
A federal judge has ruled that a prison in the state of Washington must provide meals to four Muslim prisoners at night so that they can abide by the required Islamic tradition of fasting from sunrise to sunset during the holy month of Ramadan.
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Jun 13, 2018, 7:00 AM
Every day during this Ramadan, David Wood has been posting episodes of the video series he has produced in collaboration with Vocab Malone and Jon McCray, “Islamicize Me.” The idea is that three young men decide to live exactly as Muhammad directed for a month. It’s a biting satire based on the genuinely strange, dangerous, inexplicable, and violent things Muhammad is depicted as saying and doing in Hadith collections that Muslims accept as reliable.
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Jun 13, 2018, 6:58 AM
A group of Connecticut homeschoolers slammed the state's child advocate, Sarah Eagan, on Sunday and vowed to fight back after she subpoenaed records of homeschooled children to explore a "framework" to regulate parents, effectively "scapegoating" them in the investigation of the death of a 17-year-old autistic boy.
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Jun 13, 2018, 6:56 AM
Maine is joining the list of states now allowing a third gender option for persons identifying as non-binary on their driver's licenses and identification documents.
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Jun 12, 2018, 6:52 AM
At least two new animated television shows about drag queens, one featuring children characters, are set to debut in America, drawing high concern from conservative commentators.
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Jun 12, 2018, 6:50 AM
A controversy over gay pride and religious beliefs has resulted in the closure of an Indianapolis CrossFit gym and the firing of a CrossFit “spokesman” who called gay pride a “sin.”
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Jun 12, 2018, 6:48 AM
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Sunday came under fire for tweeting about spending money at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Los Angeles over the owner’s views on gay marriage.
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Jun 11, 2018, 7:12 AM
Over two dozen ex-LGBT men and women are planning to share their stories of sexual orientation change from the steps of the California Capitol Tuesday in order to make their voices heard.
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Jun 11, 2018, 7:06 AM
A "No Gays Allowed" sign that was placed in the window of a Tennessee hardware store in 2015 reignited debate online in light of the Supreme Court's Monday ruling in favor of a Colorado baker's religious liberty claims.
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Jun 11, 2018, 7:04 AM
Austria said today it could expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams and their families and would shut down seven mosques as part of a crackdown on 'political Islam' that was described as 'just the beginning', triggering fury in Ankara.
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Jun 8, 2018, 7:14 AM
Facebook this week banned Mohammad Tawhidi, a reformist imam from Australia, in his words – because he made a sarcastic remark about Hamas, designated a terror organization by the United States.
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Jun 8, 2018, 7:07 AM
A school teacher in Indiana says the district forced him to step down because he wasn't willing to call transgender students by their preferred names due to his Christian faith.
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Jun 8, 2018, 7:04 AM
A high-level CrossFit executive has been fired for saying that celebrating LGBT pride is a 'sin'.
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Jun 7, 2018, 8:20 AM
A whiteboard message at Oregon State University’s library asks students to try to avoid eating foods, especially smelly foods, in shared spaces to be considerate of those who are observing Ramadan.
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Jun 7, 2018, 8:18 AM
A rainbow flag that was raised over a veteran’s park in Ogunquit, Maine in honor of Gay Pride Month is causing outrage among some local veterans.
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Jun 7, 2018, 8:15 AM
The Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church edited the historic Apostles' Creed so that it removed references to God as "Father" for a worship service.
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Jun 6, 2018, 10:02 AM
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has planned a Ramadan protest against President Donald Trump outside the White House on Wednesday evening.
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Jun 6, 2018, 9:56 AM
A statue of Jesus sitting on the façade of a South Carolina Baptist Church that members voted to remove earlier last month because it looked too "Catholic in nature," has found a new home with another congregation after the artist who created it was given until May 31 to remove it.