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Appeals Court Rules 34-Foot Cross in Public Park Not "Religious Symbol"

The Bayview Park Cross in Pensacola, Florida can stay, per a new Appeals Court ruling. They ruled that, given the cross's long tenure in the park, it's no longer a religious symbol, but a neutral symbol of the community.

Category: freedom from religion

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Online Dating as a Christian: Should You Do It?

As of 2019, 39% of heterosexual couples reported having met their significant others online. More than half of Americans have used an online dating service, and nearly three-quarters of single adults say they believe tha ...

Category: Religion Christianity

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Crystal Healing: Is There Any Merit to This Trending Technique?

Whether you’re into alternative medicine or not, you’ve likely heard of crystal healing. Crystal healing refers to an alternative healing technique that involves using crystals and stones to cure disease and protect ...

Category: Health and Wellness Superstitions

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Buddhism and Euthanasia

One of the central themes of almost all religions is death or, more specifically, what becomes of us when we die. The teachings of almost every faith focus on attempting to explain death and dying and how it fits in with ...

Category: Human Rights Morality Buddhism

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Green New Deal Picks Up Significant Christian Support

In the never-ending debate over climate change and what, if anything, America should do about it, the Green New Deal, a resolution sponsored by two Democrats, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Sen. Ed Markey ...

Category: Environment Science

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New Lawsuit Accuses Church of Scientology of Human Trafficking

A new lawsuit filed by a former member of the Church of Scientology alleges that the organization engages in abuse, human trafficking, and forced labor. The plaintiff, listed only as Jane Doe, claims she grew up inside t ...

Category: Freedom Human Rights Religion

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Assisted Suicide: Compassionate Help or Murder By Another Name?

Euthanasia, the painless killing of a person suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma, is illegal in the United States. Assisted suicide, on the other hand, is legal in Washington, D.C., ...

Category: Morality Politics

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Is Pope Francis Opening the Door for Married Catholic Priests?

Last week, the Vatican formally opened renewed debate on the controversial issue of allowing married men to become ordained priests. The proposal is a prelude to the scheduled October meeting of the South American bishop ...

Category: Religion

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Catholic School Kicked Out of Archdiocese for Refusing To Fire Gay Teacher

In the latest chapter of the growing debate over the employment of LGBTQ staff in local Catholic educational institutions, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Indiana, kicked the Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School out of the ...

Category: Equal Rights Social Equality Christianity school

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Vaccinations and Religious Freedom

With the upswing in US measles outbreaks in recent years, the controversy over parents refusing to vaccinate their children on religious grounds has not only come to the forefront, but also is sweeping the country. Today ...

Category: Health and Wellness Politics Religion Superstitions

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