Religious Liberty
Associated Press/Photo by Hassan Ammar, File

Saudi Christian convert's helpers beaten and jailed

Religious Liberty
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 5/14/13, 05:25 pm

Saudi Arabian officials have sentenced two men to flogging and prison for helping a women convert to Christianity and escape the country.

The uproar started last summer when a video clip surfaced showing a young woman in a hijab relating to an Arabic Christian TV host how she converted to Christianity after Jesus came to her in a dream. She is the first Saudi Arabian woman to publicly convert to Christianity.

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Associated Press/ Photo by Dave Ryan/The Beaumont Enterprise

Judge gives Texas cheerleaders a W-I-N for free speech

Religious Liberty
by Whitney Williams
Posted 5/08/13, 05:35 pm

After nearly eight months on defense, cheerleaders at a Southeast Texas high school can get back to pumping up their football team—and if they want to use a Bible versed on a banner to do it, they have every right.

State District Judge Steve Thomas ruled Wednesday that the Kountze High School cheerleaders’ banners are constitutionally permissible, declaring that no law “prohibits cheerleaders from using religious-themed banners at school sporting events.”

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Photo by the Anglican Diocese of Aukland

Anglican Church in New Zealand faces discrimination claim

Religious Liberty
by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/07/13, 11:20 am

A gay man in New Zealand who wants to become an Anglican priest is taking the Bishop of Aukland to the country’s Human Rights Tribunal for discriminating against him.

The man, whose name has not been released, claims the Rev. Ross Bay refuses to allow him to enter the Anglican Church’s training or discernment program for priests because he is gay, according to a report at

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