Religious Liberty
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Religious freedom is worth the fight

Religious Liberty
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 7/03/13, 09:30 am

As WORLD’s Whitney Williams reported last week, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Christian retailer Hobby Lobby could go forward with its case against the government without facing millions in fines for refusing to offer the morning-after pill and similar drugs in employee healthcare coverage.

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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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