In far more sombre news, white supremacist F. Glenn Miller is on trial for murdering three people in a shooting spree in which “His sole mission was to find and kill as many Jewish people as possible,” in the words of Assistant District Attorney Chris McMullin. Miller’s defense strategy appears to be to not deny … Continue reading The Morality Defense
A Senate committee is calling for a certification process for imams, as a way of fighting terrorism in Canada: “In a report issued Wednesday, the Senate security and defence committee said some foreign-trained imams have been spreading extremist religious ideology and messages that are not in keeping with Canadian values, contributing to radicalization. It calls … Continue reading Values-focused certification process for religious leaders? Canadian Senate says yes! Sort of.
Legislators in North Carolina are pushing a bill that would allow magistrates to refuse to marry couples on religious grounds. This touched a nerve for one couple who, in 1976, had been previously denied a marriage license on the grounds of magistrates’ religious beliefs. In The News & Observer, Carol Ann Person explains: “So why … Continue reading Wedding Blues