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Congresswoman: Freedom of Religion Means Imposing Your Views on Everyone Else

Congresswoman: Freedom of Religion Means Imposing Your Views on Everyone Else
Last year, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler's (R-MO) joined 65 of her colleagues in signing a letter calling attention to the "alarming pattern" of attachks on faith in the Air Force. The letter, according to Rep Todd Akin's (yes, the rape guy) website, calls on Secretary Panetta to issue clear Department of Defense policy guidance, consistent with our Constitution, to preserve the place of religious expression in the military at large...
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How Catholic Bishops Pushed for a Shutdown – and Even a Default – Over Birth Control

How Catholic Bishops Pushed for a Shutdown – and Even a Default – Over Birth Control
Catholic Bishops pretend to be champions of the masses, but they're happy to block access to such services for those in need of them unless Congress agrees to block women of all faiths or none, on the whim of an employer, from receiving prescription birth control as part of the preventive care benefit in the Affordable Care Act.
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Robertson: If You Tithe You Won't Have Health Or Financial Problems

Robertson: If You Tithe You Won't Have Health Or Financial Problems
On Friday's 700 Club, Pat Robertson told an elderly viewer who has been tithing since childhood that she wouldn’t have health issues, and therefore medical expenses, if she was tithing properly. The viewer said that she and her husband are “retired and living on a small pension and Social Security income” and “barely have any money” because of her husband’s medical expenses.
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KS Group Tries to Remove Evolution From Schools by Claiming Science is a Religion

KS Group Tries to Remove Evolution From Schools by Claiming Science is a Religion
A Kansas-based group that “promotes the religious rights of parents, children, and taxpayers” is challenging the state’s science standards because they include the teaching of evolution, which the group claims is a religion and therefore should be excluded from science class.
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So Much for the 'Reformer' Pope: Francis Keeps Leader of Nun Crackdown in Place

So Much for the 'Reformer' Pope: Francis Keeps Leader of Nun Crackdown in Place
Pope Francis is keeping in place the German prelate who leads the crackdown on U.S. nuns and who also helps craft the Catholic Church's sex-abuse response.
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Pat Robertson Explains Faith Healing: It's Just Like Santa Claus

Pat Robertson Explains Faith Healing: It's Just Like Santa Claus
The 700 Club regularly features a segment where Pat Robertson and his co-host read prayer request letters they have received and then pray for their authors and call out visions of God healing certain ailments (or shelling out a cool million). All viewers have to do is “claim” their particular healing and their maladies will be gone.
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Bishop: No One in the World Handled Child Abuse Cases Better than Catholic Church

Bishop: No One in the World Handled Child Abuse Cases Better than Catholic Church
“Certainly, we have had our unfortunate share of scandals and sin and the church is dealing with that. I would venture to say that of any institution in the country – perhaps in the world – I don’t think anyone is dealing with it as responsibly as the Catholic Church has.”
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Arab Muslims-Turned-Atheists: Religion 'Doesn’t Make Sense Anymore'

Arab Muslims-Turned-Atheists: Religion 'Doesn’t Make Sense Anymore'
Rafat Awad fervently preached Islam at his university, encouraging his fellow students to read the Quran and pray. But throughout, the young Palestinian-born pharmacist had gnawing doubts. The more he tried to resolve them, the more they grew.
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Imagining Utah’s Alternative History as a Theodemocracy

Imagining Utah’s Alternative History as a Theodemocracy
The new Mormon nation establishes a form of government called "Theodemocracy," first articulated by church founder Joseph Smith and put into practice in the territorial legislature by Brigham Young. Theodemocracy envisions a government that is perfect because God is at its head.
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Judgy Pope Francis

Judgy Pope Francis
Pope Francis may not be too judgmental about gay priests, but women priests are still another matter entirely.
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