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The Christian Right’s claims of persecution by the secular state ring hollow

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Bayard Rustin
As a society we have long wrestled with religious objections to a wide range of public interests, from African American civil rights, to mandatory vaccinations, and even public schooling... [...]

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Mom: Pastor outed on Grindr told her gay son he was going to hell

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Jennifer and Tyler Kish
A parent has come forward with new accusations against the anti-gay pastor who was outed on Grindr, and says the pastor told her suicidal gay son he might as well commit suicide. [...]

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Irish premier: ‘Create history’ by voting yes for same-sex marriage

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Yes campaign posters are seen in Dublin, Ireland, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Barely a generation ago, Ireland listed homosexual acts as a crime and made gays lead secret lives or emigrate to more liberal lands. But on Friday, May 22, 2015, in the world’s first national referendum on the matter, the Irish could vote to legalize same-sex marriage.
Prime Minister Enda Kenny is urging Ireland's voters to support the legalization of same-sex marriage in a referendum that pits the power of the Catholic Church against his secular-minded government. [...]

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Top Swiss Bishop: Being gay is a weakness that can be cured

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Jean-Marie Lovey
Jean-Marie Lovey, one of Switzerland’s most prominent Catholic Bishops, said on Tuesday that he is persuaded that "homosexuality can be cured" by prayer or “psychological healing." [...]

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Anti-LGBT pastor resigns after Grindr photos, hook-up conversations exposed

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Matthew-Makela
Rev. Matthew Makela resigned as pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church just one day before Queerty posted screenshots and text messages of sexually explicit conversations between the pastor and other men. [...]

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Seton Hall priest says he was fired for supporting ‘NOH8 Campaign’

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Warren Hall
A Catholic priest says he was fired as director of Seton Hall University's campus ministry after publicly supporting the "NOH8 Campaign" in a Facebook post. [...]

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Satanists seize Christian Right’s redefined religious freedom bills and run

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Satanic-Temple
It will be no small irony if Satanists turn out to be heroes of religious freedom in our time. [...]

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Georgia church posts sign calling for death to gay people

Friday, May 1, 2015
Pastor Robert Lee of The Ten Commandments church in Milledgeville, Ga.
The sign for The Ten Commandments church in Milledgeville, Ga., reads “Homosexuality is a Death Worthy Crime.” [...]

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Not all the same: Christian Right’s Hobby Lobbyization of RFRAs hits the fan

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Indiana governor Mike Pence (seated) at a private ceremony to sign a religious freedom bill into law, Thursday, March 26, 2015.
It is revealing how important it was to conservatives that the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act not be seen as discriminatory – using false claims about the federal and other state level RFRAs as a cover. [...]

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Growing Mormon-Catholic Alliance: Quiet partners behind the Christian Right’s religious discrimination agenda

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Bible-and-the-Book-of-Mormon
One of the primary drivers of the movement to corrupt and redefine religious freedom isn’t someone in a shouting match on cable news, but a decades-long alliance of top Mormons and Catholics. [...]

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