Category: Religious Freedom

Joe Biden: Bad For Religious Liberty

Joe Biden said today that if he’s elected (and assuming he has a Democratic Senate behind him), he will sign the Equality Act within the first hundred days. I believe him, too. This is an issue that the Democratic Party is united on. The only reason it’s not the law now is because the Republican Senate would not pass it.

The Equality Act would raise sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) to the level of race in federal civil rights law. That means that there would be no difference This would be bad news for the religious liberty of dissenting Christians, Muslims, and Jews.

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Religious Persecution in China Must Be Called Out

On the matter of religion in China, Beijing has made one thing perfectly clear: No religious group lies beyond the grasp of the Chinese Communist Party.

Late last month, the Jamestown Foundation reported on a new Chinese Communist Party program of collectivization and reeducation in Tibet similar to the forced labor campaign being carried out against Uighurs in Xinjiang province.

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With the New Year in Judaism, Now is the Time to Atone for Religious Discrimination

October’s cooler temperatures usher in autumn and mark the beginning of the Jewish High Holidays. The holidays began with Rosh Hashanah, which is Hebrew for “head of the year.” As is usual for any new year, it signals a fresh start.

Sadly, as Jewish Americans celebrate their most holy days, discrimination is an ever-burning bush, often at the hands of government officials.

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UN criticized for electing countries previously engaged in religious freedom violations

The criticism resulted due to the fact that elected countries were previously engaged in religious freedom violations. A few of these countries are China, Russia, Pakistan, and Cuba. Before the election on Tuesday, human rights organizations called on U.N. member states to oppose the election of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan due to their “unqualified” human rights records.

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