Posts Tagged ‘religion and politics’
Freedom from Religion Foundation says agency isn’t enforcing the federal tax code, which prohibits tax-exempt religious organizations from getting involved in political campaigns.
Judge agrees with state lawmakers that the lawsuit should be dismissed on the grounds of legislative immunity, but he criticizes the House resolution as ‘proselytizing and exclusionary.’
President Obama intervenes to order revisions as many delegates boo; Republicans pounce on omissions.
Finding ways to accommodate religious conscience is a balancing act between competing interests, and not always possible; but if it is, it should not be an afterthought.
What made Rick Santorum ‘want to throw up’ also paved the way for Santorum, a Catholic, to run for president without nearly the religious opposition President Kennedy faced.
Three-judge panel upholds lower court ruling siding with Muslim community leader who is challenging voter-approved constitutional amendment.
Baptist pastor who called Mormonism a cult isn’t alone in wrongly applying a religious test to the Republican field.
Jennifer Carroll tells audience at Faith and Freedom Coalition rally that assault is waged largely by media, who, she says, ‘would like nothing better than to ridicule Christians.’
Park51, which has drawn criticism from opponents who say they don’t want a mosque near the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, holds its first exhibit.
Federal lawsuit claims Bridgewater Township engaged in religious discrimination, bowed to pressure from protesters and anti-mosque Internet campaign.
OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal judge has granted a request to prevent the state of Oklahoma from certifying election results for a constitutional amendment that would bar state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.
U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange said yesterday that she granted the preliminary injunction against State Question 755, until [...]
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — A judge denied a request yesterday for a temporary restraining order to stop construction at the site of a proposed mosque in Murfreesboro.
Rutherford County Chancellor Robert Corlew said after closing arguments that he didn’t find that the “county acted illegally, arbitrarily or capriciously” when county planners approved the site plan for an [...]
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — A day after a winning a hard-fought U.S. Senate race, Republican Rand Paul said he was hopeful a religious attack that backfired on his opponent would head off similar strategies in future political races.
Nearly four out of five Kentuckians who voted in the Nov. 2 election said they felt Democrat Jack [...]
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — A lawyer for opponents of a proposed mosque in Murfreesboro veered away from the procedural issues at the heart of a legal challenge and peppered witnesses yesterday with questions about the religion Islam.
The attorney equated Islamic religious law with terrorism during a hearing in Rutherford County Chancery Court and taunted a witness [...]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Federal attorneys yesterday jumped into a court battle over the construction of a Tennessee mosque by offering legal proof that Islam is a recognized religion entitled to constitutional protection.
U.S. Attorney Jerry E. Martin of Nashville said his office would not sit by while mosque opponents raised questions in court about whether Islam [...]