Religious Liberty
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Kansas religious adoption agencies targeted

Religious Liberty | Governor-elect wants to rollback protections for faith-based child-placing groups
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/20/18, 05:09 pm

A Kansas law protecting faith-based adoption and foster care agencies is under fire from Gov.-elect Laura Kelly. The law prohibits the state from punishing organizations for placing children according to religious beliefs. The nub of the debate is whether Christian agencies must place children with same-sex couples.

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Isabella Chow

Convictions and consequences

Religious Liberty | The backstory of Isabella Chow’s stand for Biblical sexuality before the UC Berkeley student senate
by Sophia Lee
Posted 11/20/18, 03:37 pm

When Isabella Chow, a student senator at the University of California, Berkeley, decided to abstain from a pro-LGBT vote and instead explain her Christian views, she knew she’d have to weather a storm. She just didn’t expect that storm to involve a torrent of F-bombs and demands for her resignation.

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Power of the purse

Religious Freedom | Will the U.S. use its economic weight to force respect for religious freedom?
by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/20/18, 01:07 pm

When Yazidi advocate Pari Ibrahim goes back to the Yazidi refugee camps in the Kurdistan region in Iraq, the people always ask, “What did the U.S. say? What will happen now?” Four years ago ISIS radicals began a genocidal campaign against the Yazidis, killing or kidnapping almost 10,000 people; now survivors languish in refugee camps on Kurdistan’s Mount Sinjar and in Syria and Turkey.

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