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Professors back Chanute, KS decision to remove Jesus picture from school

Three of the state's top experts in constitutional law say the Chanute school district made the right call when it took down a portrait of Jesus that had hung in the town's middle school for decades, but that doesn't mean religion has to be banished ...

NRA sues Seattle over adoption of 'gun violence tax'

SEATTLE (AP) — Three gun rights groups, including the National Rifle Association, sued the city of Seattle on Monday over its adoption of a so-called "gun violence tax," a tax on firearms and ammunition designed to help offset the financial toll of g ...

Article 5 Constitutional Convention Sparking Buzz

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With Republicans controlling more than half the state legislatures across the country, some want to use that power to push for a federal spending limit through a mechanism unused since George Washington's day. Their plan: Persuad ...

Oklahoma Supreme Court orders removal of 10 Commandments at state capitol

[caption id="attachment_30321" align="alignright" width="300"] ©jorndorf/roughshelter.com[/caption]The Ten Commandments monument must be removed from the grounds of the state Capitol, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 7-2 opinion the Sup ...

Atheists Plan to Beat Evangelicals at Their Own Game

Christian evangelicals in America have lost the cultural dominance they once enjoyed, but they’re still a formidable political force, especially in Republican primaries where their votes are eagerly courted. With the number of atheists steadily growi ...

DC transit officials suspend issue ads to avoid Muhammed free speech cartoon

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Transit officials in Washington have voted to temporarily suspend all issue-oriented advertisements on the region's rail and bus system, a move that comes as the agency was asked to consider an ad with a provocative cartoon of the ...

Gov. Jindal issues religious freedom executive order

[caption id="attachment_9048" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]BATON ROUGE, La. (UPI) -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Tuesday said he will issue an executive order enforcing the intent of a dead bill that would provide protecti ...

Cal Poly Pomona temporarily suspends 'free speech zone' policy

POMONA -- A month after a Cal Poly Pomona student sued the university over a policy that limited political speech to permit-holders standing in a defined area on campus, the university has said it will not enforce the policy while the matter is being ...

Sweet Cakes: Faith-based Wisconsin nonprofit launches fundraiser for Christian bakers

A faith-based nonprofit in Wisconsin announced Tuesday that it has opened its online giving platform to a fundraising campaign for the embattled owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Continue to Give founder Jesse Wellhoefer said a crowdfunding web page ...

Madison, WI bans discrimination against atheists, non-religious

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — While conservatives in Indiana and Arkansas were explaining last month why their new religious objections laws weren't invitations to discriminate against gays, the leaders of Wisconsin's capital city were busy protecting the rig ...


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