Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law Could Allow Sex Offenders to Attend Church in Public Schools

Last week, we announced that the ACLU is officially opposed to Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, such as the one Indiana recently adopted amid public outcry about the potential for discrimination against gay people. That same week, the ACLU of Indiana filed an interesting lawsuit that both uses and challenges the state’s RFRA.

A new Indiana law that took effect on July 1 prohibits “serious sex offenders” from entering “school property,” including to vote or to attend a worship service at a church renting a public school, even though that worship, by definition, takes place when children are not in school. (The plaintiffs in this case were attending church at religious schools, but this will apply to churches in public schools too. And if you’re wondering about whether churches can legally rent schools for worship, see here.)

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Kansas Governor’s Executive Order Will Let Taxpayer-Funded Religious Groups Discriminate Against LGBT People

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has, once again, done something to make life worse for people in his state in order to pander to his religious base.

Yesterday, he issued an Executive Order in order to protect religious leaders from the evils of gay marriage. (Something they never had to worry about in the first place.)

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Catholic Priest in Hot Water After Lying About Hidden Camera in Church Bathroom

This past April, a 15-year-old boy went into the bathroom at St. Francis Catholic Church in Sherwood, Oregon, and noticed something weird

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“By His Grace” Is a Christian Photo Studio That Just Got Outed For Shameless Image Theft

Disclosure: From mid spring through the fall, photography takes up the bulk of my time and ultimately provides 75 to 80 percent of my annual income. I’ve been a professional photographer for ten years now.

Given my métier, I have pretty strong feelings about people who market themselves as photographers but are so devoid of clients, chops, and originality that they are reduced to passing off the work of others as their own. I know: You wouldn’t think such pitiful miscreants exist in the age of Google Image Search and Tin Eye (’cause chances are, they’ll be found out!), but it’s true: there are hundreds, possibly thousands of fauxtographers out there who think nothing of stealing the work of more successful colleagues. These plunderers post the images online and falsely claim ownership to try and book jobs.

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Puerto Rican Police Set Up Road Block to Proselytize to Drivers, According to Atheist Group’s Complaint

Have you ever been driving and come across a police road block? Maybe there’s an accident up ahead, or they’re doing surprise sobriety checks on all drivers.

In Puerto Rico last week, drivers in Barceloneta City came across one of those blocks. You won’t believe what happened when they stopped:

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