ST. LOUIS — Investigators have yet to confirm that race was the motive. If race or religion proves to be the reason, police will seek to have the incidents prosecuted as hate crimes.
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Kim Davis said she prayed and fasted over her decision to refuse marriage licenses for same-sex couples.
(RNS) “In summary, the topic of a Bible course in the Mustang School District is no longer a discussion item nor is there a plan to provide such a course in the foreseeable future,” Mustang Public Schools Superintendent Sean McDaniel said.
NEW YORK (RNS) A court ruled that a family farm qualifies as a public accommodation because it regularly collects fees for space, facilities, services and meals, so it cannot be considered “distinctly private.”
(RNS) Many Muslim Americans believe they are disproportionately targeted by the no-fly list, which has been found to include the names of many Americans with names similar to those of real terrorist suspects.
(RNS) A coalition of 125 religious, civil rights, and community-based organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday urging a civil rights investigation into a New York City Police Department program that spies on Muslims.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) “In this case, the judge is creating a culture where she is imposing her religious beliefs on others,” said Hedy Weinberg of the Tennessee ACLU. “And that is unacceptable.”
(RNS) In the wake of a decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, a flurry of lawsuits aim to reverse state laws and repeal constitutional amendments barring gays and lesbians from marrying.
(RNS) After losing steam in recent years, the anti-Shariah movement has scored a string of victories by, ironically, leaving the words “Shariah” and “Islam” out of bills that restrict state courts from considering foreign law.