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Trump hosts victims of religious persecution at White House

President Trump met with dozens of victims of religious persecution at the White House on Wednesday as part of an ongoing effort by the administration to push for religious freedom abroad. Twenty-seven people, including Christians from Burma, Vietnam, North Korea, Iran, Turkey, Cuba, Eritrea, Nigeria, and Sudan, Muslims from Afghanistan, Sudan, Pakistan and New Zealand, Jewish persecution victims …

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PA National Guard Unit Bans Christian Scouts From Tour Because of Religious Beliefs

A Pennsylvania-based Christian scouting troop was banned from touring a National Guard facility due to the troop’s religious affiliation. The  Fort Indiantown Gap National Guard regularly hosts tours for Boy Scout troops, civic and other youth organizations.  However, last February, Trail Life USA Troopmaster Joseph Evege sent an email asking if he could schedule a …

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Wiccan Professor Sues Catholic University for Religious Discrimination

A college professor in western New York is suing the Catholic university she woks for, claiming the school discriminated against her because she is a Wiccan. In a suit filed last month, Pauline Hoffman, a journalism professor at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, New York, claims administrators at the 161-year-old Franciscan college pressured her to …

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Military Atheist Group Wants to Throw Air Force Commander ‘Behind Prison Bars’ for His Christian Faith

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) sent a formal complaint this week to Defense Secretary James Mattis calling for an investigation of Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, a Christian and the newly installed commander of the 412 Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The group is furious at Teichert for posting links to articles, …

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Office Depot accused of religious discrimination

A Rolling Meadows woman has accused Office Depot of discriminating against her Roman Catholic faith after employees told her running copies of an anti-abortion prayer violated company policy. Last month, Maria Goldstein, 42, ordered 500 copies of “A Prayer for the Conversion of Planned Parenthood” at an Office Depot in Schaumburg to distribute at her …

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