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Freedom From Religion Foundation co-presidents Annie Laurie Gaylor and Dan Barker penned the letter and sent it on the very same day “Obama addressed the National Prayer Breakfast last week.” In it, they asked Obama to “welcome the ‘nonreligious to the American family.'”
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When peaceful protests injure hundreds and destroy entire neighborhoods, and the coronavirus infects protesters depending on the cause they’re protesting for, words don’t mean very much. And reality itself is under siege in the minds of the men and women who run the country. A Southern Democrat segregationist inserted “sex” …
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NOTE:  This commentary was originally written in 2002.  Please keep in mind this represents the political climate 18 years ago, but it is still relevant today. “It all depends on what the meaning of is, is.” With those words, then president of the United States Bill Clinton, crystallized to the …
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Discussions about freedom and liberty – as well as the important distinction between negative and positive liberties, which form the bedrock of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights – have become quite quaint, as people use these words in Orwellian fashion to justify a litany of government intrusions in our lives. When we let their meanings become obscured, we cede to those whose underlying goal is more state power the ability to manipulate the public for their own tyrannical ends. We not only need to comprehend the differences between freedom and liberty, but also recover their original meaning so that there is foundational clarity in political discussions.
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Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb is considered to be the most important imam in Sunni Islam, and he arrived at the signing ceremony in Abu Dhabi with Pope Francis “hand-in-hand in a symbol of interfaith brotherhood”.  But this wasn’t just a ceremony for Catholics and Muslims.  According to a British news source, the signing of this covenant was done “in front of a global audience of religious leaders from Christianity, Islam, Judaism and other faiths”…
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Yes, there are actually people out there that want to be a Jedi so badly that they have made “Jediism” their official religion. As you will see below, a new documentary entitled “American Jedi” has just been released that examines this phenomenon, and when I first heard about this I decided that …
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While preparing for his current overseas tour, President Donald Trump remarked in his weekly address: “This weekend, I begin my first trip overseas as president – a trip with historic significance for the American people. I will be visiting with the leaders in many different countries to strengthen our old …
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What would you say if you were told that a group of football players was praying together before a game? If I informed you that they were not led by their coaches. That it was not organized by these coaches either? Most of us would remember that students praying on …
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Slovakia is not wrong. Islam is much more than just a religion. Islam a comprehensive system — political, military, legal, religious and dietary. Unlike Canon Law, which pertains only to Catholics, and Jewish law, which  pertains only to Jews, Islamic law asserts its authority over non-Muslims (which is why non-Muslims …
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Pope Francis embraced the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the prestigious Sunni Muslim center of learning, in an historic bid to reopen dialogue between the two churches.
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