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The Religious Right’s campaign to strip all citizens of religious freedom

| Monday, June 2, 2014
Alex Brandon, AP
Turn on any cable news show and you'll hear conservatives, particularly the Religious Right, giving long tirades about religious freedom and how the Left is seeking to strip it away from good God-fearing Americans. But if you watch how the Religious Right works in court, you know that it's actually the other way around. Religious freedom has been a strongly held belief in America since the very beginning...

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Bullied, gay student suspended after tearing pages from personal Bible

| Monday, November 4, 2013
Via: FacebookIsaiah Smith
RICHLAND HILLS, Texas -- The American Humanist Association, an atheist rights advocacy organization, has sent a complaint letter to a Texas school district, claiming that administrators violated a student's First Amendment rights when they suspended him for tearing Bible pages in school.

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Alan Keyes: Gay rights leads to incest, bestiality, persecution of Christians

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Thursday, September 19, 2013
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Conservative political activist and author Alan Keyes returned to “Dr. Chaps” Gordon Klingenschmitt’s “Pray In Jesus Name” program on Thursday where he made the case that there can be no such thing as a “right to homosexuality” because all rights come from God, and God has said that homosexuality is an abomination.

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Maryland pastor declares LGBT people and supporters are ‘worthy of death’

| Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Rev. Robert J. Anderson
A recent town hall meeting sponsored by the Maryland Family Alliance, a coalition working to defeat Maryland's marriage equality law, has inflamed the gay marriage debate on news that a local pastor declared that LGBT people and their supporters are “worthy of death.”

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Love is just as biblical as hate

| Sunday, October 21, 2012
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Never forget that the bible was used to justify the Crusades, the Inquisition, and burn heretics. It has been misused to persecute Jews, support Hitler, and fuel the Holocaust. In American history, the bible was used to promote the genocide of millions of native people, promote and justify racial slavery and more recently to fight integration, sustain Jim Crow, and deny millions their basic human rights.

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Rational argument is not immune to religious manipulation

| Sunday, March 18, 2012
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There has been so much effort put into overcoming the religious authoritarian control over human societies and individuals. ... Our achievements towards the freedom to live our lives in natural harmony with each other, without being persecuted for whom we love or wish to marry, is threatened in many cultures, by ignorance...

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