Religious Liberty
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Virginia bans campus 'all-comers' policies

Religious Liberty
by Leigh Jones
Posted 2/22/13, 04:35 pm

Virginia lawmakers voted earlier this week to give college campus groups the right to restrict membership to students who agree with their mission.

The bill is designed to prevent state universities from enacting “all-comers” policies, which undermine the ability of religious and political organizations to form around a specific set of beliefs.

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Pleas for pastor become Twitter trend

Religious Liberty
by Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 2/15/13, 06:00 pm

Politicians, musicians, and hundreds of thousands of supporters are calling for the release of Iranian-American pastor Saeed Abedini, who was sentenced for his faith to serve eight years in an Iranian prison.

On Thursday, 84 members of Congress urged Secretary of State John Kerry to “exhaust every possible option to secure Mr. Abedini’s immediate release.”

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Oregon discrimination claim takes the cake

Religious Liberty
by Leigh Jones
Posted 2/14/13, 12:40 pm

The Christian owners of a Portland, Ore., bakery are waiting to hear whether state officials will fine them for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.

Aaron and Melissa Klein declined to make a cake for Laurel Bowman and Rachel Cryer, citing their biblical belief that marriage can only be between a man and a woman.

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