Values-focused certification process for religious leaders? Canadian Senate says yes! Sort of.

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.

The New Oppression Olympics

Today in religious persecution, hardware store owner and Baptist minister Jeff Amyx has been getting some attention for putting a sign in his store window which reads, “No Gays Allowed.” “They gladly stand for what they believe in, why can’t I? They believe their way is right, I believe it’s wrong. But yet I’m going … Continue reading The New Oppression Olympics

“Religious Neutrality Violates the Separation of Church and State”

In Denver, Colorado, a teacher at Florence High School complained that the public school was promoting Christianity, in violation of the separation of church and state.  He was quickly transferred to another school, and is now suing: “On a single day last year, there were no fewer than five Evangelical activities sponsored by the school,” … Continue reading “Religious Neutrality Violates the Separation of Church and State”