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Missouri Legislation Would Refuse Service Based on Religious Beliefs

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
Missouri legislators on Monday introduced legislation that would permit business owners to refuse service to LGBTs based on their religious beliefs.

Reflections on Phelps’ Plans to Picket Shooting Victims’ Funerals

By William Kapfer | Sunday Jan 9, 2011
Fred Phelps and the homophobic Westboro Baptist Church have their eyes on Tucson, Arizona. They plan to travel to Tucson to protest at the funeral of the nine-year-old girl killed during an assassination attempt on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

Obama implores minister to call off Quran burning

Thursday Sep 9, 2010
President Barack Obama is exhorting a Florida minister to "listen to those better angels" and call off his plan to engage in a Quran-burning protest this weekend.

Top US commander: Burning Quran endangers troops

By Kimberly Dozier | Tuesday Sep 7, 2010
The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan warned Tuesday an American church’s threat to burn copies of the Muslim holy book could endanger U.S. troops in the country and Americans worldwide.

French Tourists Worry About Proposed Ban on Veils

By ELAINE GANLEY | Sunday Sep 5, 2010
Protests in Pakistan, al-Qaida warnings, skittish Muslim tourists: France’s plan to do away with burqa-style veils is already reverberating far beyond its borders.

U.S. Complicit in Iraq’s Anti-Gay Pogrom?

By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Jun 23, 2010
Media accounts suggest that the United States’ invasion of Iraq not only precipitated a "crisis" level of anti-gay violence, but that through inaction and a reliance on local strong-arms, the U.S. is complicit in the ongoing pursuit, torture, and murder of gay Iraqis.
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