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  • Are Churches at Risk from Redefined Marriage? Freedom of Worship is at stake

    08/27/2013 10:01:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/27/2013 | Erik Stanley
    The Associated Press reports that some churches are taking steps to change their bylaws after the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the federal Defense of Marriage Act out of a desire to protect themselves from potential claims by same-sex couples. The article reported that some critics argued that such changes were unnecessary and amount to “a solution looking for a problem.” But as an attorney who defends the constitutional freedoms of churches on a daily basis, all the assurances of those who have been actively seeking to redefine marriage that they will not target churches ring hollow in light of...
  • I Don't Want Freedom of Religions(Constitution)

    03/19/2012 5:09:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 18 March, 2012 | Pat Archbold
    The attack on religious liberty is a two front war. One front you know about, the other one you may not have noticed. Language is the blunt instrument of choice with which the secularist left in this country bludgeons our freedoms. The secularist left has successfully used seemingly slight alterations in language to change the way ordinary people perceive an argument. Most people who pay attention to these things are very much aware of this tactic, as we have seen it so often. This is nowhere more apparent today than in the President’s repeated use of the phrase “freedom of...
  • “War and Peace in Our Time: Mormon Perspectives” [Lds Pacifists alive and well]

    05/30/2011 12:30:45 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 72 replies
    The Mormon Worker ^ | Feb. 27, 2011
    “War and Peace in Our Time: Mormon Perspectives” Claremont Graduate University March 18-19, 2011 Under the sponsorship of The LDS Council on Mormon Studies and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame The program will address the critical issues of war and peace from a variety of Mormon perspectives. Elder Lance Wickman, former member of the First Quorum of Seventy and a Vietnam veteran, will deliver the keynote address on Friday evening, March 18. Complimentary dinners and lunches will be provided for those who register by March 11. Register by emailing information...
  • Obama's Freedom of "Worship" instead of "Religion" (new info)

    09/21/2010 6:37:18 AM PDT · by mikalasukala · 5 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | September 20, 2010 | Consigliere5
    Obama/Hillary and Freedom of Religion vs. Freedom of Worship "Some advocates for international religious freedom are monitoring what they fear is a change in the language being used by Obama administration officials – that the broad emphasis on spreading freedom of religion that the president used when he spoke in Cairo last June is being subtly replaced by the more limited concept of freedom of worship." This issue has been around for most of this year, but I have yet to find any article or posting which documents every instance of the phrase "Freedom of Religion" and "Freedom of Worship"...
  • Obama Moves away from 'Freedom of Religion' toward 'Freedom of Worship'?

    07/18/2010 5:21:46 PM PDT · by upchuck · 42 replies · 6+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | June 18, 2010 | Randy Sly
    Since the initially strong language on religious freedom used in President Obama's Cairo speech, presidential references to religious freedom have become rare, often replaced, at most, with references to freedom of worship. A purposeful change in language could mean a much narrower view of the right to religious freedom. As Catholics, this is an area where we must remain vigilant. These small changes can be used to change our perception of rights and freedoms. The change in language was barely noticeable to the average citizen but political observers are raising red flags at the use of a new term "freedom...
  • Low caste Indians set to convert (to Buddhism).

    05/26/2007 8:24:03 PM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 21 replies · 1,153+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, May 25, 2007 | Zubair Ahmed
    The conversion is expected to be the largest in modern times Thousands of tribal and Dalit Hindus in India are to embrace the Buddhist faith at a huge gathering in Mumbai. The ceremony, which may be presided over by Tibet's exiled leader, the Dalai Lama, is billed as the largest religious conversion in modern India. The converts hope to escape the rigid caste system in which their status is the lowest. Right-wing Hindus have often opposed conversion, pushing some Indian states to restrict legal changes of faith. The organisers say the number of people to convert in Sunday's ceremony...