Religious Liberty
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Aggies want freedom to deny gay student center funding

Religious Liberty
by Whitney Williams
Posted 4/05/13, 11:25 am

Students at Texas A&M University could soon opt out of paying student fees that support groups contrary to their religious beliefs, a local news station reported Thursday.

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School surrenders, removes Jesus portrait

Religious Liberty
by Tiffany Owens
Posted 4/03/13, 03:09 pm

Three days after Easter, a faculty advisor and two students took down a portrait of Jesus that has been hanging in a southern Ohio school since 1947.

Superintendent Phil Howard said he requested the portrait’s removal in order to avoid an expensive and unaffordable lawsuit. “At the end of the day, we just couldn’t roll the dice with taxpayer money," he said.

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Judge: Steel cross staying put at 9/11 museum

Religious Liberty
by Tiffany Owens
Posted 4/01/13, 01:50 pm

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts ruled a cross-shaped steel beam housed at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum doesn’t violate the U.S. Constitution or mean the museum is “endorsing Christianity.”

American Atheists sued the museum in 2011, claiming that displaying the cross affirmed Christianity, disrespected the contributions of non-Christian rescuers, and violated the constitutional separation of church and state.

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