Tag Archives: Indiana

Word Cloud: PRAISE (Redux)

Originally posted on January 8, 2016 by Nona Blyth Cloud After the frantic weeks from Thanksgiving to New Years, we’re all ready for that “long winter’s nap” we never got in December. But in the U.S., that can be hard … Continue reading

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Getting a Religious High in the Hoosier State?: First Church of Cannabis Granted Tax-Exempt Status in Indiana (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro Crooks and Liars wrote, “The intent of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) in Indiana was to allow the free exercise of ‘religious freedom,’ which was highly contested and revised due to public outcry. That’s because the … Continue reading

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Political Cartoonist Mark Fiore Looks at Religious Freedom and Gay Commerce (VIDEO)

Posted by Elaine Magliaro Mark Fiore: What do you do when you sign a law that is perfectly fine and simply safeguards Religious Liberty for All in the great tradition of apple pie and God? Why, you urge your state … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom Laws: Digging a Little Deeper

By Elaine Magliaro Religious Freedom Restoration Act: Indiana Discriminatory state Religious Freedom Restoration Acts appear to be all the rage in some parts of this country. Unlike the RFRA legislation passed previously in other states, the recent passage of Indiana’s RFRA … Continue reading

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Zaid Jilani: “How Religious ‘Liberty’ Has Been Used to Justify Racism, Sexism and Slavery Throughout History”

By Elaine Magliaro Zaid Jilani has an interesting article titled How Religious ‘Liberty’ Has Been Used to Justify Racism, Sexism and Slavery Throughout History over at AlterNet. Jilani says that religion has been used for hundreds of years to deny … Continue reading

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Regarding the State of Indiana, Mike Pence, Planned Parenthood, and an Exploding HIV Outbreak

By Elaine Magliaro Last week, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana “declared a public health emergency in Scott County, Indiana…after 79 people tested positive for HIV linked to intravenous drug use.” Today, Laura Bassett (Huffington Post) said that Scott County has become “the … Continue reading

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Privatization Fail: Company That Runs Toll Road in Indiana Has Filed for Bankruptcy

By Elaine Magliaro Last week, Mike Spindell wrote a post titled Privatization is a Bad, Immoral Idea and Has Nothing to Do With Free Markets. Like Mike, I think that privatization is a bad idea that has nothing to do with … Continue reading

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