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The Valley Mennonite Church League combines recreation and religion

­­­In an effort to prevent a layup, a man with graying hair held back by a thick, white headband, wearing shorts that look like they were made in the …

United Methodist

Religion not often on display in NHL

He used to keep it hidden. Even many of his teammates — those Adam McQuaid spent years playing with, protecting, avenging — didn’t know. He only …

Golden State Warriors

Dabo Swinney keeps faith in Clemson football, but is he crossing the line?

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney’s Tigers will play Mark Richt’s Georgia Bulldogs Saturday night in Athens, Ga., in a nationally televised prime-time game …

College Football

Photo of Fla. high school football team praying sparks controversy

A fight over school prayer is looming in Seminole County, Florida.<p>A photo surfaced showing Seminole High School football players kneeling in prayer …

High School Football

Yakima News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KIMA

© KIMA | Portions are © Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.<p>KIMA CBS …

3A title contender won't compete, says religion prevents running on Saturday Sabbath

HESSTON — One of the top high school cross country runners in Class 3A in Kansas won’t be competing in this weekend’s regional qualifying races …

Request to recognize National Day of Prayer highlights schism among Roosevelt Park City Council

ROOSEVELT PARK, MI - A schism among the Roosevelt Park City Council recently led to a heated discussion about whether the municipality should support …

Michigan

Freedom From Religion group targets NCAA basketball teams for having chaplain

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent letters to five more public universities that employ religious leaders for their basketball teams. The …

Student Athletes

Noah's Ark Theme Park Group Sues Kentucky Over Withdrawn Tax Breaks

A Creationist group building a Noah’s Ark-inspired theme park said Tuesday it would sue Kentucky for $18 million in tax rebates the state withdrew …

​GORMAN: Religious freedom isn’t a license to discriminate

Indiana’s recently passed statute neglects individual rights in protecting corporations<p>Substantial controversy has been raised over Indiana’s …

Religion

Amina And Fahad Tirmizi, Muslim Couple, Sue Empire State Building Over Discrimination

Amina and Fahad Tirmizi, a Muslim couple from Long Island, are suing the Empire State Building for $5 million over what appears to be a case of religious discrimination.<p>According the lawsuit obtained by The Huffington Post, the Tirmizis say their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights were violated …

LDS will dedicate new Camp Liahona

Frederick Maryland Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in concert with seven other stakes throughout the region,will give a …

Jesus

Levelling the playing field for Muslim girls

NewsApr 22, 2015 by Emma Reilly The Hamilton Spectator<p>Hamilton educators want Muslim girls to get off of the sidelines and onto the sports field.<p>The …

Muslim Women

Petition: Wednesday night makeup games are 'religious discrimination'

Hundreds of people in Lancaster County, SC, have signed a petition started by a woman calling for the county to stop rescheduling make up games on …

Religion

Religious symbols spur spirited battle in west Michigan

<i>Grand Haven</i> — If the battle over religious symbols on public property was over in western Michigan, someone forgot to tell symbol …

Rights & Freedoms

‘Catholics need not apply’: Toronto city council blasted for rejecting appointee over her Catholic views

NewsCatholic Church, Freedom, Politics - Canada<p>catholic, freedom of religion, toronto<p>TORONTO, April 2, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Two Toronto …

Church Of Bacon Is Victim Of Discrimination, Wells Fargo Refused To Notarize Affidavit Due To Religious Beliefs

The United Church of Bacon, based in Las Vegas, Nevada, is claiming their rights were a victim of discrimination at the hands of Wells Fargo Bank. …

Growing religious persecution 'a threat to everyone'

<b>"I don't know if we will ever be able to go back to Syria. My mother wants to see her home again, but she may never be able to return."</b><p>Maria fights back the tears as she contemplates her country of birth, now wracked by fighting.<p>Her mother - now in her 80s - was able to flee the fighting in Syria …

Religion

Muslim-American man wins nearly $1.2 million in job discrimination case

His co-workers may have not seen past his beard, but the jury did.<p>A Muslim American man from Ypsilanti has won a nearly $1.2-million jury award after …

Washington Nationals Sued for Religious Discrimination

The Washington Nationals were hit with a $300,000 federal religious discrimination lawsuit on Tuesday. The complaint – available here – alleges that …

Federal court reviews legality of NYPD Muslim surveillance program

Judge will rule whether strict limits on surveillance apply to the NYPD's investigations into hundreds of Muslims<p>A federal judge on Tuesday revisited at a decades-old court settlement restricting how the New York Police Department conducts surveillance after civil rights lawyers accused the …

Portland area bakers, florists on front lines of 'religious freedom' and gay weddings debate

comments<p>At a time when polls show Americans have mixed opinions about allowing wedding-related businesses to deny service to same-sex couples for …

Same-Sex Couples

A Texas Woman Might Use The 'Religious Freedom' Law In The Most Amazing Way Possible

Joan Cheever said police infringed her religious freedom when they fined her $2,000 for feeding the homeless in San Antonio.<p>As she'd done every Tuesday for years, Cheever was giving out free meals from her food truck in a public park last week when police rolled up and started writing a ticket. …

Muslim Woman Charges Discrimination Over Pool Rules

A Muslim woman is crying foul over a community swimming pool’s policy of requiring bathers to wear swimsuits after she wasn’t allowed to enter the …

Yes, Indiana’s ‘religious freedom’ law could promote discrimination

Gov. Mike Pence (R) seemed very frustrated Sunday as he struck back at critics of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), claiming that they spread disinformation about the law he signed last week.<p>“This is not about discrimination,” Pence insisted. “We’ve been doing our level best to …

LGBTQI