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“A wolf in sheep’s clothing”

The Arizona legislature has passed a bill that uses the cover of “religious freedom” to allow a person to discriminate against a GLBT person in public accommodation. Bishop Kirk Smith opposes the legislation.

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Counting martyrs

Religious persecution happens all over the world and in some places in the world proclaiming the Gospel out loud can result in death, but is it really true that over 100,000 Christians are martyred every year and that over a million people have been killed for their faith in the last decade?

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“Religious” prayer at public meetings

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard a case about prayer at public governmental meetings. The Greece, N.Y. case, the first major church-state dispute to go before the Supreme Court in nearly a decade, could be a vehicle to test the current justices’ views on whether practices seen as an official “endorsement” of a religion can give rise to a valid legal claim.

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