New York City’s ban on religious worship services inside school buildings after hours was ruled constitutional on Thursday by a federal appeals court.
In a 2-1 decision, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the New York City Board of Education’s regulation, created so the city would not be perceived as endorsing religious activity in a public forum, “was consistent with its constitutional duties.”
The rule prohibits school buildings from being used for religious worship services or as houses of worship, but the city allows groups to use schools for non-religious activities.
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DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad today signed the annual Muslim Recognition Day proclamation at the Iowa Statehouse today at 11:30 AM.
Representatives of several Muslim communities from around Iowa gathered under the rotunda to educate and share information about Islam and its presence in Iowa. Muslims served food and mingled in the statehouse beginning at noon.
There are an estimated 6,528 Muslims in Iowa, according to a 2010 estimate.
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A 5-year-old girl in Florida was rebuked by a lunchroom worker for praying in her elementary school cafeteria before her meal reports Charisma News. The incident occurred last month; now Marcos Perez, the father’s child has hired lawyers to demand that the school stop “engaging in such religious discrimination” as stated in a letter to the school.
A Tennessee branch of the REACH (Reach: Enrichment, Afterschool and Community Health) after school program is under fire for telling a child that he could not read his Bible while at the program.
According to The BLAZE, the child said that REACH staff told him he could not read his Bible because it might cause the program to lose state funding. The REACH employees then tried to take the Bible from him.
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While many of you may not agree with all that Libertarian Kentucky Senator Rand Paul believers, you might agree with him on this statement. In a shocking speech given at the University of California-Berkeley, Paul openly admits that there is a “shadow government agency” who is “drunk with power” and that elected representatives are afraid of those operating behind the veil.
The Huffington Post | by Carol Hartsell
You're probably going to be hearing a lot about Bill Maher's latest "New Rule" in the coming days. Mostly because in it, he not only takes aim at almost every religion (Bahá'í, you got lucky) but also because he calls God a "psychotic mass murderer."
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. – A number of Air Force cadets stationed at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado have staged a ‘revolt’ against the recent erasure of Scripture from a white board outside of a cadet’s bedroom.
“I have been crucified with Christ therefore I no longer live, but Christ lives in me,” the Scripture from Galatians 2:20 read, which was written in marker on the outside of the unnamed cadet’s dorm room door. “And the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”
According to reports, cadets at the academy and others who saw the handwritten Bible verse soon contacted the Washington-based Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) to lodge a complaint.
Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the West, including the United States, for eschewing Christian values and opting instead for a “path to degradation.
”In his State of the Nation speech last month, Putin asserted that, “Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values… Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan.” Russia has adopted new laws that ban homosexual propaganda and criminalizes the insulting of religious sensibilities.
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A North Carolina football coach is under fire for leading his team in prayer. Coach Hal Capps has been ordered to stop praying with students after a Mooresville High School parent complained.
In a letter to the school district, the Freedom From Religious Foundation writes: “It is a violation of the Constitution for the Mooresville High School football coach to organize, lead or participate in prayers or other religious proselytizing before, during or after games and practices.”
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