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2016-07-23

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Wikileaks emails: Democratic officials 'plotted to expose Bernie Sanders' as an atheist
The Democratic National Committee - a supposedly neutral organisation - apparently hatched a plan to try and undermine Bernie Sanders’ campaign against Hillary Clinton by getting someone to claim he was an atheist.
 
2016-07-23

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Illinois pastor collared for breaking into rival church
What would Jesus do? Probably not this.
 
2016-07-23

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Campaign aims to register a million U.S. Muslims voters in anti-Trump move
U.S. Muslim leaders hope to register a million voters from within their community to help combat what they say is the anti-Muslim stance of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
 
2016-07-23

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Muslims for Trump speak up amid criticism
As most of the chosen delegates convene in Cleveland this week to crown Trump the 2016 Republican presidential candidate, some politically conservative Muslims throughout Illinois are affirming the party's choice, despite inflammatory remarks about their faith.
 
2016-07-23

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Mormon sues Arkansas car dealership, says he was harassed, fired because of faith
A former salesman at Randall Ford in Fort Smith has filed a lawsuit saying he was repeatedly harassed about his religious undergarments and fired because of his faith.
 
2016-07-18

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Pence 'very supportive' of latest version of Trump Muslim ban
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Friday he agrees with Donald Trump's call to ban Muslims from countries with heavy terrorist activity from entering the U.S., a reversal from criticism he levied against the real estate mogul months ago.
 
2016-07-18

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Pensacola reacts to Satanic invocation
Between the chanting and the protests at Thursday's Pensacola City Council meeting, some are questioning why an opening prayer is still allowed at the meeting.
 
2016-07-18

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Alleged 'Satanic' killers win new trial
Twenty-one years after they were sentenced to life in prison for a murder that police and prosecutors claimed was Satanically inspired, the convictions of two men have been vacated.
 
2016-07-16

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Gingrich wants 'Sharia test' for US Muslims
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has suggested testing all US Muslims to see if they believe in Sharia, and deporting those who do.
 
2016-07-16

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Bangladesh mosques urged to give sermon against extremism
All 300,000 mosques in Bangladesh have been asked give a sermon against terrorism and extremism in their Friday prayers this week. The sermon, written by the state-run Islamic Foundation, condemns the "unjust killing of any human being". It also urges parents to protect their children from "brainwashing".
 
2016-07-15

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Republican Platform Calls for Repeal of Ban on Political Organizing by Churches
The new Republican platform, the GOP nominee told Falwell, calls for the repeal of a half-century-old tax law prohibiting churches and tax-exempt institutions from political organizing.
 
2016-07-15

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Staff walk out of school ceremony after Muslim pupil refuses to shake female teacher's hand
Five class heads made decision to leave after school refused to make pupil go home.
 
2016-07-15

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Campaign for ‘no-religion’ census answer hits advertising block at major shopping centres
The Atheist Foundation of Australia says Westfield and Stockland have denied the campaign advertising space because of fears the content may offend shoppers or investors.
 
2016-07-15

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Slick escape: polygamous sect leader uses olive oil to slip free of FBI tracker
A leader of the polygamous Utah sect of the Mormon church, who is facing federal fraud charges, escaped from a GPS tracking device using olive oil or another kind of lubricant, according to the FBI.
 
2016-07-15

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Anglican Church of Canada votes against same-sex unions
The Anglican Church of Canada narrowly voted against authorizing same-sex marriages Monday after nearly a week of passionate debates about blessing such unions at the church’s triennial conference.
 
2016-07-15

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Christian man charged with blasphemy in Pakistan 'for insulting Muhammad' in Whatsapp poem
A Christian man is on the run in Pakistan after he was charged with blasphemy when a Muslim friend accused him of insulting Islam in a poem.
 
2016-07-15

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Atheist sues to remove Ten Commandments monument from Allegany County courthouse grounds
From the moment that Dr. Jeffrey Davis first saw the Allegany County Courthouse complex nearly 30 years ago, the monument to the Ten Commandments on the lawn has bothered him.
 
2016-07-11

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Tourist urged to leave over Buddha insult
A Spanish tourist was escorted out of the ancient Myanmar city of Bagan for having an exposed tattoo of Buddha on his leg in the predominantly Buddhist country, according to local officials.
 
2016-07-11

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Russia’s Church Opposes Giant Jesus Statue in St. Petersburg
Russia’s Orthodox Church appears to be backing protesters against the idea of installing a giant statue of Jesus Christ in the country’s old capital St. Petersburg.
 
2016-07-11

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Mormons pledge to stay in Russia despite religious clampdown
Mormon missionaries will remain in Russia despite the country’s new anti-terrorism law, which will put greater restrictions on religious work starting later this month.
 
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