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USDA reverses course on crisis pregnancy center loan denial

Religious Liberty
by Alissa Robertson
Posted 6/20/13, 04:45 pm

A rural Care Net pregnancy resource center will receive a building loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) after all, despite the agency’s initial refusal to work with the Christian-based group. Last Friday, the USDA’s National Appeals Division decided that just because the center in Brattleboro, Vt., holds Bible studies at its facility, the agency had no reason to discriminate against it.

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Another bakery sued for not making same-sex wedding cakes

Religious Liberty
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/07/13, 03:50 pm

“This Homophobic Bakery will Cater Dog Weddings but Not Gay Civil Unions.” That’s the cute headline on The Atlantic Wire, the influential website of one of America’s most venerable, liberal magazines, The Atlantic. Cute, but superficial. 

Basic news: A bakery in Colorado is facing a discrimination complaint after refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. According to the case, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of David Mullins and Charlie Craig, the owners of the bakery have a history of turning away same-sex couples.

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The folly of suppressing prayer

Religious Liberty
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/07/13, 10:30 am

The Blogosphere is still debating Roy Costner IV’s decision last Saturday to defy his school district’s decision to exclude prayers from his high school’s graduation ceremonies. The South Carolina senior dramatically tore in half his officially approved graduation speech and recited the Lord’s Prayer.

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