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Free speech zone

Education | President Trump orders colleges to follow the First Amendment
by Laura Edghill
Posted 3/27/19, 03:07 pm

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday to promote free speech and the open exchange of ideas on college campuses. The president previewed the new policy earlier this month at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in suburban Washington, D.C., inviting University of California, Berkeley, student Hayden Williams to stand next to him at the podium.

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Forced hospitality

Religious Liberty | Supreme Court rejects appeal from Catholic bed-and-breakfast owner
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/26/19, 04:22 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court last week denied a Catholic bed-and-breakfast owner’s plea for due process following a lower court’s ruling that her private home in Hawaii is actually a public hotel.

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The great divide

Religion | Liberal Methodists may be digging in for a fight in the UMC
by Jamie Dean
Posted 3/14/19, 03:48 pm

At a breakfast gathering in St. Louis on the first morning of a special meeting of the United Methodist Church (UMC) in February, Jerry Kulah set the table for the events of the next few days.

The UMC delegate had traveled all the way from Liberia to participate in the international meeting that would decide whether Methodists insist their clergy uphold Biblical teaching on marriage and sexuality or allow churches to decide for themselves.

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