Today, on Capitol Hill, There Will Be a Hearing on “Religious Accommodations” in the Military

Tomorrow, the U.S. House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on “Religious Accommodations in the Armed Services” — and Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation will be one of the non-right-wing representatives on the panel (sitting next to people from Family Research Council, Liberty Institute, and the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty):



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This Video Featuring the Children of Saudi Blogger Punished for “Insulting Islam” Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes

30-year-old Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi was punished last year for starting a progressive website that called for, among other things, religious tolerance and women’s rights. That was insulting to Islam, said his critics, and he now faces 10 Years in jail along with 1,000 lashes.

In a video created by Amnesty International Canada, his children narrate a letter they’ve written to their father… and… um… I’d tell you more but there’s something liquid-y streaming down my face.

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Sen. Chuck Grassley Spreads George Washington Quotation About “God and the Bible”… Even Though He Never Said It

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa tweeted this earlier today (and posted it on Facebook, too):



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Miami-Dade Commissioners May Soon Put Up “In God We Trust” Motto in Their Chambers

Two years ago, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners decided to replace the moment of silence at their meetings with an invocation prayer.

And now the economic development committee has approved a resolution to put up the words “In God We Trust” behind the area where the commissioners sit.



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Missouri County Officials Who Finally Covered Up a Jesus Fish Symbol on a War Memorial Now Reconsidering Decision

Last week, we learned that a war memorial outside the Boone County courthouse in Missouri had finally covered up the Jesus Fish symbol that had been there for 20 years:

The literal cover-up came in response to a letter Americans United For Separation of Church and State sent county officials back in May. Officials feared a losing lawsuit and decided it wasn’t a battle worth fighting.

Now, they may be changing their minds.

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