Religious Liberty
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The cross still stands

Religious Liberty | The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Bladensburg cross could curb hostility toward religion
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/25/19, 05:09 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision Thursday in favor of a nearly century-old memorial cross in Bladensburg, Md., signaled that the justices want to leave more room for religion in the public square.

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California Assembly seeks LGBT affirmation from pastors, churches

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/25/19, 01:41 pm

The California State Assembly passed a resolution on Monday calling on religious leaders and others with “moral influence” to affirm homosexuality and transgenderism. The resolution asks counselors, pastors, churches, educators, schools, legislators, and others to avoid supporting traditional and Biblical views of sexuality, which the measure claims can cause suicide and depression.

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U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Perkins to chair religious liberty commission

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/20/19, 04:11 pm

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has elected Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, as chairman for the 2019-2020 term. The USCIRF is an independent body that advises the president, the State Department, and Congress on religious freedom and persecution around the world. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., appointed Perkins to the commission in May 2018.

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