LANSING, Mich. — To counter a live Nativity scene planned next weekend on the Michigan state Capitol lawn, a Satanic group plans to resurrect its own “snaketivity” display begun last year.
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(RNS) If the sign is not removed or relocated, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation will call for the erection of nine more signs including “Vishnu blesses the Military.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (RNS) As a religion reporter, I figure I know what secularism is. But Akram Elias made me see it anew in an almost throw-away line in a presentation he gave on federalism I thought would surely be a snoozefest. Joke’s on me!
(RNS) In response to the Louisiana governor’s order barring Westboro protesters from the funerals of two shooting victims, church leader Benjamin Phelps said in a YouTube video that “God sent the shooter.”
A year later, who was the big winner in the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the Hobby Lobby case? Beards. Yes, beards.
(RNS) A tiny Arizona church with no permanent home won 9-0 at the Supreme Court in a free speech case.
MADISON, Tenn. (RNS) Rooms labeled as dungeons in remodeling plans for The Social Club have been renamed as “choir” and “handbell” space in the revamped United Fellowship Center. Courts may decide the sincerity of that conversion.
NEW YORK (Reuters) The ad portrays a menacing man wearing a scarf and includes a quotation: “Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah” attributed to “Hamas MTV.
(RNS) If one’s religious beliefs are to be punished with (among other things) loss of employment, you don’t need a vivid imagination to guess where such logic may lead.