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Homeland Security Chief Agrees With Obama's Refusal To Call ISIS 'Radical Islam' ~ TEXT and VIDEO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, ISIS/ISIL, religion, Islam, terrorism, politics )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on Sunday reiterated President Barack Obama's contention that the Islamic State should not be referred to as a branch of "radical Islam" because the term grants the terrorist group religious legitimacy.
Obama Tells Muslims: Don't Let Isis Hijack Your Religion and Identity ~ TEXT and VIDEO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, world, President Obama, ISIS/ISIL, Islam, religion, terrorism, news, ethics, media, freedoms )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - theguardian.com
Muslims in the US and around the world have a responsibility to fight the idea that terrorist groups like Islamic State speak for them, Barack Obama has declared in his most direct remarks yet about any link between Islam and violent extremism.
Remove Judge Roy Moore From the Bench for Putting His Religion Above the Constitution ~ PETITION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: petition, abuse, Americans, religion, First Amendment Rights, Judge Roy Moore, Alabama, corruption, ethics, dishonesty, constitution, government, politics, news )

Carrie
- 14 days ago - leftaction.com
Judge Roy Moore is the Chief Justice of the state of Alabama, but he apparently has no clue how the Constitution works. Moore's defense? That the US is a "Christian" nation, and the laws of God supersede the rulings of the Supreme Court. Patently absurd!
Foreign Intel Confirms: We Knew Where Hostages Were, Obama Stalled Rescue Attempts Until It Was Too Late
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: religion, military, nation, world )

Hilary
- 14 days ago - ijreview.com
Last year, after James Foley and Steven Sotloff were beheaded, reports surfaced that the White House had credible information as to the location of the hostages yet took so long vetting the intelligence that the rescue window closed.
Pop the Popcorn: Pope Francis to Address Republican-Controlled Congress
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, Americans, religion, Pope Francis, good news, republicans, news, media, freedoms, politics, government )

Carrie
- 39 days ago - rawstory.com
Before Pope Francis holds Mass on the Ben Franklin Parkway in September, in front of an expected crowd of 2 million, he'll have a few other places to visit, according to reports.
God Goes Into Real Estate, Now Owns Town
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Alabama, religion, real estate, separation of church and state )

Freya
- 48 days ago - dailykos.com
In a secret meeting where only the city council and the mayor were present, it was unanimously decided to cede ownership of the town to that person or persons known as "God."
The New Congress Is 80 Percent White, 80 Percent Male and 92 Percent Christian
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, Americans, diversity, men, women, minorities, religion, government, politics, ethics, news, elections )

Carrie
- 54 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Trying to predict the gender and race of a member of Congress is like trying to predict who would win a basketball game between the 1996 Chicago Bulls and the 2015 New York Knicks. Which is to say: It is easy.
Reasons for Hope
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: progressive issues, religion )

TomCat
- 62 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
FBI Statistics Belie Claims of Rampant Anti-Muslim Crime
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FBI, statistics, religion, hate crimes, Islam, Judaism )

Beatrice
- 71 days ago - clarionproject.org
Taking the data provided by the FBI, Rusin's analysis shows that Muslims suffered 13.1 of all hate crimes motivated by religion (versus, for example, Jews, who suffered 60.6 percent of all religiously motivated hate crimes).
Bryan Fischer: Torture Is A Christian Value
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: torture, Christianity, religion, far right, videos )

Freya
- 73 days ago - addictinginfo.org
Conservatives have been falling all over themselves claiming that torture is perfectly constitutional and has value as an interrogation method. And now Bryan Fischer has declared torture a "Christian principle."
Terrifying Law Turns Michigan Into A Theocracy -- The Christian Right Is Coming For Your State Next
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: theocracy, Religious Right, religion, tyranny )

Freya
- 82 days ago - addictinginfo.org
One of the core tenets of the United States established by the Founding Fathers was the separation of Church and State -- but an expanding Christian Right wants to turn the U.S. into a religious state, where ideology trumps law -- and they just succeeded in
Huckabee Wants to Fire Atheists Working for the Government
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Huckabee, atheism, atheists, prejudice, discrimination, right-wing, religion )

Freya
- 103 days ago - patheos.com
Dreams of Theocracy: Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is urging Christian conservatives to vote so that those who "refuse to hear God's heart" can be replaced by the faithful.
North Carolina Personal Nullification
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: religion, GOP Hate, GOP Crimes, lgbt )

TomCat
- 128 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
TX Judge Responds to Complaints About Bible Reading in Court By Hosting Prayer Breakfast
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, religion, Separation of Church and State, ethics, government, politics, Texas, Judge Wayne Mack, law, constitution, abuse )

Carrie
- 132 days ago - rawstory.com
A Texas judge, under fire for opening court proceedings with a Bible reading followed by a prayer, has scheduled a prayer breakfast next week where he claims he will address the issue.
 

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