Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Canada provides refuge for Pakistani Christian accused of blasphemy

Persecution
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/01/13, 12:48 pm

A Christian girl fled Pakistan with her family after a Muslim cleric falsely accused her of burning pages from the Quran. After spending months in hiding, Rimsha Masih and her family are now in Canada, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said over the weekend.

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Chick-fil-A under fire again over CEO's gay marriage stance

Marriage
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/28/13, 12:15 pm

“Seems like not much has changed in the world of Chick-fil-A,” declared a Huffington Post article after Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy, perhaps predictably, tweeted his opinion about the Supreme Court’s ruling on DOMA and Proposition 8. The ruling will extend federal recognition to same-sex marriages in the states where they are legal.

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Senegal president resists Obama's call for gay rights

Africa
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/27/13, 05:42 pm

President Barack Obama’s support of the Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage caused some friction with his African hosts this week.

Obama said from Senegal, his most recent stop on his African tour, that all states should recognize same-sex marriage. Senegal is one of the many African countries that outlaw homosexuality. Senegalese President Macky Sall resisted Obama’s call for Africans to give gays equal rights under the law.

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