Topic: Civil Rights
According to Pew Research, 18% of Americans and 30% of Republicans still believe that Obama is Muslim. The truth is he has never been Muslim, and is a practicing Christian. View Obama's address on the National Day Of Prayer.
about Obama's private faith
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45 percent were kept and 25 percent were compromised. Check it out.
Nobel Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu denounced religions that discriminate against LGTB-identified people during the United Nations launch of its gay-rights program in July 2013, in Cape Town. He said, "I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid."
According to a 2013 study by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institute
23 percent of 18- to 33-year-olds are religious progressives, 17
percent are religious conservatives, and 22 percent are non-religious. (page 34 of comprehensive report)
This comprehensive editorial reviews a wide range of trends to explore this issue.
Carter says, "There's no evidence at all that Jesus Christ did anything except to exalt women."
Recent data shows that women pay
from 40 to 69 percent more out of pocket for health care than men do.
This photo, which was attached to the email, is not of allegedly
battered Officer Darren Wilson, but rather of now-deceased motocross
rider Jim McNeil who was killed
in an accident in 2011.
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed the suit for an unnamed juror to lift a lifetime gag order regarding the case. A juror disagrees with what has been revealed by McCulloch and feels the jury was ill informed. Legislators have asked for a review to see if McCulloch "manipulated" the grand jury.
The city relies heavily on ticketing
practices to generate revenue for the city. Between 2011 and 2013, African-Americans made up 95 percent of those
charged with improper “manner of walking in roadway,” 94
percent of those charged with “failure to comply,” and 92 percent of
those charged with disturbance of the peace. Blacks account for
just 67 percent of the city's population.
Corporate giant, Salesforce, is canceling all programs in Indiana, saying they won't require their customers/employees to travel to Indiana to face discrimination. NCAA is concerned about how it would impact players and fans in next week's men's basketball Final Four in Indianapolis.
After Indiana Governor Pence signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the pizzeria owner who said they would never cater a gay wedding went out of business due to the backlash. But a go-fund-me account netted over $125,000 in donations in 17 hours.
The Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage was a historic milestone, but it didn’t put an end to discrimination against same-sex couples. On HBO’s “Last Week Tonight
” Sunday, John Oliver called on the federal government to extend basic civil rights protections to the LGBT community because, as he put it, “same-sex couples can get married and return to work only to find they’ve lost their jobs or housing because of it."
In spite of a Supreme Court ruling on 8/31/15 saying that county clerk, Kim Davis, could not deny a marriage license to a gay couple, she continued to refuse saying she was guided by God's authority. There was no explanation about how God condoned her three marriages. The ACLU plans to levy fines.
Deli Clerk, because she might have to serve pork (Leviticus 11:7-8
); Clothing sales clerk or manufacturer because fabrics may have two types of yarn (Leviticus 19:19
); church leader, priest, or deacon because women are not to speak in church (1 Corinthians 14: 34 - 35
); public school teacher because women are not to teach men (1 Timothy 2:12-13
); jeweler because women are required to dress modestly
(1 Timothy 2:9
); any Sunday sports job because it violates the Sabbath (Exodus 31:14-15
); or a County Clerk because of she might have to register a divorce
). Jesus said the second greatest commandment is "Love your neighbor as yourself.”Matthew 22:36 - 40
The Black Lives Matter movement has been protesting police brutality and calling for criminal justice reform. Remarks like Palin's are exactly what creates the rage in the first place. Her bigotry dehumanizes people across the country and gives Christians a black eye.
The 1996 Port Arthur Massacre, was Australia's 9/11. A mentally challenged gunman killed 35 and injured 23 innocent people at a tourist attraction. Australia took action and has never had another mass shooting. An entire generation has grown up not fearing such things.
The Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
performed the first in-depth federal look at conversion therapy and concluded that "none of the existing research" supports that gender orientation can be changed. Conversion Therapy has resulted in many suicides.
Henson was humiliated when he went to Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers in Whitefish Bay, Wisc. to purchase a watch. The staff saw him coming, locked the doors and hid in the back. Police officers questioned him and ran his plates. The only reason for the drama was his race.
Jim Wallis, who spoke to the Parliament of the World's Religions
said, if you believe that every human being regardless of religion or nationality, is made in the image of God, is a child of God, and if you believe in loving your neighbor then income inequality is a spiritual issue, a moral issue,
and a religious test of our belief. We can address inequality through human dignity, stewardship, and the common good.
Pastor, Kevin Swanson hosted an political event attended by 1700 people in Iowa, where he called for gays to be rounded up and killed. He quotes Bible verses out of context to support this murder.
On the stage with him were Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindil, and Mike Huckabee.
A study by Baylor University researcher Aaron Franzen found frequent
Bible reading predicted greater support for issues ranging from the
compatibility of science and religion, important of seeking social and economic justice, to more humane treatment of
Francis recalled Church teachings that homosexuals “should not be discriminated against. They should be respected, accompanied pastorally.” He clarified if a gay person has good will and looks for God, who are we to judge? Read what Jesus said