Obama Ignoring Religious Liberty Abroad

Congressional testimony and protest highlight administration’s lack of interest in religious liberty
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The federal government has not made religious freedom a foreign policy priority in the 15 years since Congress passed the International Religious Freedom Act, congressional testimony Thursday morning revealed.

Fighting for the Freedom of Faith

Conference highlights decline of religious liberty in America
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Faith leaders and religious freedom experts lamented the decline of religious freedom in America at the National Religious Freedom Conference on Thursday.

Risky Religion

Concerns remain over military’s treatment of soldiers who share their faith
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Conservatives remain concerned about the military’s rules regarding soldiers sharing their faith despite efforts by the Pentagon to quell the controversy.

Democratic Platform Problems Persist

Gone are references to Founders, God; Obama's name mentioned more than 140 times
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CHARLOTTE — God isn’t the only one excluded from the Democratic party platform—the founding fathers are also missing.

Politics and the Bimah

Philadelphia-area synagogue’s plans to host DNC chairman draw scrutiny

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) is scheduled to appear in a Philadelphia-area synagogue Monday on behalf of the Obama for America campaign, fostering more concerns that Team Obama is engaging in a controversial and possibly illegal effort to win over Jewish voters from within their religious institutions.

Tabernacle Tummel

Fallout over postponed DNC chair speech to South Florida synagogue continues

The pro-Obama president of an embattled Miami synagogue that has come under fire for liberal bias disregarded warnings that a scheduled talk by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) could constitute a violation of a federal law prohibiting non-profits from engaging in political advocacy.

Persecution on the Peninsula

Saudi cleric issues fatwa to demolish Christian Churches in Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s top Muslim leader recently issued a religious decree calling for all Christian churches on the Arabian peninsula to be demolished, a move that elicited protests from the U.S. government and undermines recent efforts in the kingdom to promote interfaith tolerance.