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Archive for the 'Freedom of Religion' Category

Another New York Mosque Protest Reveals Anti-Muslim Bias

by @ Friday, June 11th, 2010. Filed under Freedom of Religion, Individual Liberty, Islam, Religion

You can’t use the Ground Zero excuse for this one: A church may be a church, and a temple a temple, but through the prism of emotion that still grips many New Yorkers almost a decade after 9/11, a mosque can apparently represent a lot of things. In the last few months, Muslim groups have […]

Protest Against Ground Zero Mosque Turns Nasty as Protesters Intimidate Egyptians

by @ Thursday, June 10th, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Freedom of Religion, Individual Liberty, Islam, Religion

I am not surprised to hear that this happened: In tone and in the personalities it attracted, Sunday’s rally was far different from the many Ground Zero gatherings and memorial services of recent years. Only a handful of victims’ relatives came on Sunday. Sunday’s crowd included representatives of the conservative Tea Party movement, some of […]

Republicans v. The First Amendment

Dan Kennedy at The Guardian takes a look at the extent to which the current front runners for the 2012 Republican nomination have adopted a view of America that is radically at odds with the First Amendment: If you’re part of secular America – that is, if you’re an atheist, an agnostic, a religious liberal […]

Debating Separation Of Church And State

by @ Thursday, May 20th, 2010. Filed under Freedom of Religion, History, Individual Liberty

Over at United Liberty. First, Louis DeBroux chimes in with The Separation Of Church And State Myth. Then, I counter with my post titled Separation Of Church And State: Essential To Religious Liberty.

Homegrown Anti-Muslim Terrorism

by @ Wednesday, May 19th, 2010. Filed under Freedom of Religion, In The News, Individual Liberty, Islam, Politics, Religion

It happened on Monday night in Florida: (May 12) — FBI officials in Jacksonville, Fla., say they have found the remnants of a pipe bomb used in a possible hate crime at a mosque during evening prayers. Along with local police, the FBI launched an investigation after an explosion shook the Islamic Center of Northeast […]

Arsonists Strike Home Of Swedish Muhammed Cartoonist

by @ Wednesday, May 19th, 2010. Filed under Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Individual Liberty, Islam, Religion

Last week, Lars Vilks was attacked while giving a speech at Uppsalla University on the subject of free speech and Islam. Over the weekend, his home was set on fire: STOCKHOLM — The home of a Swedish artist who once drew a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad as a dog has been hit by a […]

Sarah Palin’s Imaginary History Of A “Christian Nation”

Sarah, the Founders themselves have proven you wrong: H/T: Ron Chusid

Conservative Columnist Asks FCC To Censor Family Guy

by @ Saturday, May 8th, 2010. Filed under Freedom of Religion, Individual Liberty, Television

Brent Bozell isn’t happy with Family Guy: This is a cartoon watched by millions of children on broadcast television at 9 pm. Many parents have seen the kind of spoiled child who finds a line he’s not supposed to cross and then crosses it with bravado, daring anyone to discipline him. Not many have seen […]

Bill Maher: Western Civilization Isn’t Just Different, It’s Better

British Preacher Arrested For Calling Homosexuality A Sin

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