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'Religious Hatred?' In Russia, Playing Video Games in Church Can Get You Sent Up for 3½ Years

Apr 30
Russian prosecutors requested a 3½ year prison sentence Friday for a blogger charged with inciting religious hatred for playing "Pokemon Go" in a church.

Activist Seeks Satanic Prayer to Make A Point

By Michael d'Oliveira | Nov 21
In his quest to strengthen the wall between church and state, activist Chaz Stevens has asked South Florida cities to allow him to give an invocation in the name of Satan.

Ind. Gov. Pence's Approval Deeply Damaged by 'Religious Freedom' Law

By EDGE | Apr 14
Governor Mike Pence may be seeing some long-term political damage as a result of his signing Indiana's now amended "license to discriminate" law.

What Americans Think About Gay Rights and Religious Liberty

By Emily Swanson | Apr 2
A recent poll suggests Americans' sympathy for religious objection may be limited to wedding-related businesses.

Lawsuit an Unusual Challenge to Gay Marriage Ban

By Mitch Weiss | Apr 29
A coalition of clergy members is challenging North Carolina’s constitutional ban on gay marriage with an unusual approach in a federal lawsuit: They say it violates their religious freedom.

Arizona Legislators Killed Several Controversial Bills

Apr 28
The Arizona Legislature killed several controversial bills before adjourning last week.

Miss. Governor Signs Religious Practices Bill

By Emily Wagster Pettus | Apr 4
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without government interference but that opponents worry could lead to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Miss. Governor to Sign Anti-Gay ’Religious Freedom’ Bill

By Jason St. Amand | Apr 3
Mississippi’s Republican Governor Phil Bryant said he plans to sign a religious freedom bill that could allow business owners deny service to LGBT customers based on their religious beliefs.

Miss. Lawmakers Have Busy Agenda in Final Week

By Emily Wagster Pettus | Mar 31
Mississippi lawmakers are scheduled to finish their three-month session the end of this week, and they have plenty of work left to do.

Miss. Religious-Practices Bill Goes to Negotiation

Mar 28
Mississippi lawmakers could try to write a final version of a religious-practices bill that has sparked concerns about anti-gay discrimination.

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