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Christian think tank warns of flaws in Australian religious discrimination bill

Oct 1, 2019

Freedom for Faith, a Christian legal think tank, expressed concerns last week over unintended consequences of the Australian government's religious... Read more

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Lawyers' group hesitant about Australia's religious discrimination bill

Sep 4, 2019

The president of the Law Council of Australia signalled dissatisfaction with the government's religious discrimination bill Wednesday. Among his concerns... Read more

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Democrats say ‘nones’ are largest religious group, warn against religious liberty claims

Aug 30, 2019

The Democratic National Committee last week passed a resolution recognizing so-called “nones” as “the largest religious group” in the party... Read more

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Study finds no 'gay gene' - What that means for Catholic morality

Aug 30, 2019

By Ed Condon

After a major scientific study found there is not a singular genetic marker for homosexualty, a Catholic theologian explained that... Read more

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Kentucky Supreme Court hears religious freedom case over LGBT shirts

Aug 24, 2019

Blaine Adamson, owner of the Lexington, Kentucky-based print shop Hands On Originals, was sued for declining to print T-shirts promoting... Read more

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of the conservative Law in Poland.

Law and Justice Party leader praises Polish archbishop for LGBT opposition

Aug 19, 2019

The leader of Poland’s ruling party praised the Archbishop of Krakow on Sunday for his opposition to the redefinition of... Read more

United States Department of Labor in Washington, DC.

Labor Department rule aims to widen religious freedom protection for employers

Aug 15, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The new policy expands a Johnson-era executive order protecting the rights of religious employers with federal government contracts to hire... Read more

What the Philadelphia foster care case could mean for the Supreme Court

Aug 1, 2019

When the U.S. Supreme Court mandated legal recognition of same-sex marriage in the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision, the majority... Read more

Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado.

Christian baker asks for dismissal of lawsuit over cake signifying gender transition

Jul 23, 2019

Attorneys for Denver-area cake artist Jack Phillips filed a motion this week to dismiss a third lawsuit seeking to force... Read more

APA launches task force to reduce stigma of 'ethical' polyamorous relationships

Jul 11, 2019

People who practice consensual polygamy are the focus of a special task force recently launched by the American Psychological Association,... Read more

Catholic school teacher fired for gay marriage sues Archdiocese of Indianapolis

Jul 10, 2019

A teacher at a Catholic school in Indianapolis whose contract was terminated due to his same-sex marriage is suing the... Read more

Parliament House, Canberra.

Australians debate merits of religious discrimination bill

Jul 10, 2019

The religious discrimination bill proposed by Australia's coalition government is being well received generally, though some conservative members of parliament... Read more

UK man booted from class over Christian beliefs wins appeal

Jul 9, 2019

A UK appeals court has ruled in favor of a Christian man who was removed from a university course in... Read more

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Australian government proposes religious discrimination bill

Jul 6, 2019

Australia's coalition government has proposed the introduction of legislation that would make it unlawful to discriminate against people on the... Read more

Amazon workers at London Pride Parade.

Gender identity protections good for the economy, companies tell SCOTUS

Jul 2, 2019

More than 200 businesses have asked the Supreme Court to recognize anti-discrimination protections on the basis of gender identity and... Read more

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Polish IKEA fires employee for Biblical opposition to pride event

Jul 1, 2019

An Ikea worker in Poland has filed a lawsuit after being fired last week for posting Bible verses opposing homosexual... Read more

Gender.

In responding to gender theory, ‘forming the formators’ is key, educators say

Jun 24, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

Amid a flurry of headlines denouncing the Vatican for releasing a document condemning “gender theory,” theology professors and Catholic educators... Read more

Should Catholics attend 'pride' events?

Jun 14, 2019

By Mary Farrow

On June 1, Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence tweeted that Catholics should not attend Pride events during the month of... Read more

Catholic 'gender theory' document: clarity for a wounded, oversexed culture?

Jun 11, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic commentators have welcomed a Vatican document warning that gender theory is a cultural and ideological revolution that undermines both... Read more