Tag : civil rights
Gospel title : When Gospel Sermons Came on the Phonograph
summary : July 5, 2017: The first truly African-American musical form, the "Spirituals," took shape in the 17th and 18th centuries within the generations of slaves born into the tough American experience. Music was a daily part of their survival and sustenance.
date : Jul 05, 2017 11:24 AM EDT
Dennis Baxley title : Religion Now Can Be Expressed on School Grounds Per Florida Senate Votes
summary : Florida State Senators voted to approve legislation that abolishes previous rules that prevented religious services and events from being conducted on school property.
date : Mar 30, 2017 04:24 PM EDT
Serene Jones title : 'Religious Left' Surfaces as US Political Power, Prompted by Trump Presidency
summary : Rev. Serene Jones, president of New York's Union Theological Seminary, said monthly lectures on social justice are drawing crowds three times the size they did prior to the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president.
date : Mar 28, 2017 10:56 AM EDT
Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson title : 700 Club Canada Co-Host Says Franklin Graham Still Right for Vancouver Festival of Hope
summary : Despite differing opinions among Canadian Christian leaders about U.S. evangelist Franklin Graham's applicability for speaking at the Festival of Hope in Vancouver March 3-5, 700 Club Canada co-host Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson claims he still stands for truth that should be heard at the event.
date : Feb 28, 2017 10:20 AM EST
Franklin Graham head bowed title : Vancouver Christian Leaders Disagree, Oppose Having Franklin Graham at Festival of Hope
summary : A notable number of Christian leaders are protesting or boycotting an upcoming rally in Vancouver by U.S. evangelist Franklin Graham, due to his controversial, "abusive" public comments about various types of faiths and society groups. In defense, Graham points to Jesus' sometimes harsh words.
date : Feb 21, 2017 01:27 PM EST
Barronelle Stutzman title : Washington Christian Florist Refusing Service To Same-Sex Wedding Ruled Against by Court
summary : A Richland, Wash., florist who, due to her religious beliefs, refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding was found to have broken the state's antidiscrimination law.
date : Feb 16, 2017 04:48 PM EST
Jeff Sessions title : Religious Freedom May Drive Jeff Sessions' AG Civil Rights Priorities
summary : The new, 84th Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to champion religious freedom in the US Justice Department.
date : Feb 15, 2017 03:58 PM EST
White House Obama LGBT Web Page title : Trump Administration Purges LGBTQ Rights, Health Care, Climate Change White House Web Pages
summary : A WhiteHouse.gov page previously about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights is non-existent after U.S. President Donald Trump was sworn in. The whitehouse.gov/lgbt page reportedly was gone within an hour of Trump taking office. It was replaced by a Trump "transitionsplash" page. Other previously available White House webpages about climate change, civil rights and health care, also were taken down.
date : Jan 22, 2017 05:04 PM EST
16th Street Baptist Church title : Churches Amid Historic Civil Rights' Sites Designated by President Obama as National Monuments
summary : Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and other civil rights landmarks in Birmingham, Ala., were designated on Thursday as the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument by President Barack Obama in one of his last official acts as U.S. leader. This church is where four girls died in 1963 after Ku Klux Klan members detonated more than a dozen sticks of dynamite outside the church basement. He also deemed two other new national monuments: Freedom Riders National Monument in Anniston, Ala., and the Reconstruction Era National Monument in South Carolina.
date : Jan 15, 2017 09:35 AM EST
Protect American Families Act of 2017 SB 54 title : Religion Registry: US Federal Bill Introduced to Protect Religious Freedom, Liberties
summary : Bill (S.54) was introduced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday to prohibit creation of immigration-related registry programs that classify people based on religion, race, age, gender, ethnicity, national origin or nationality. The Protect American Families Act of 2017 was introduced by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), in response to statements from then-candidate Donald Trump, indicating he would create a federal registry of Muslims, seek to deny Muslims entry to the United States, or otherwise add a religious test to American immigration procedures, if he became president.
date : Jan 08, 2017 10:26 AM EST
Child in Classroom title : Religious Discrimination Now Can Be Reported, Measured in US Schools Via DOE
summary : U.S. Department of Education (DOE) leaders implemented new measures that will require schools to report the number and frequency of religion-based harassment of students. For the first time, every public school across the country will report to the department's Civil Rights Data Collection on the number of incidents of religious-based bullying or harassment in their schools in the 2015-2016 school year. This new data is intended to provide stakeholders, policymakers and educators critical details about religious discrimination problems, as well as a way to measure future progress.
date : Sep 26, 2016 03:09 PM EDT
David Hall SSA title : Christian Federal Employee Who Refused to Watch LGBTQ Video May Be Fired
summary : A Christian employee of the Illinois Social Security Administration who refused to watch a video on LGBTQ "diversity and inclusivity" is in danger of losing his job. David Hall, 42, said he is protesting over the video because "I don't believe God wants me to do that."
date : Sep 18, 2016 04:00 PM EDT
John Tortorella title : World Cup Players Who Sit in National Anthem Will Sit Entire Game, Says Team USA Hockey Coach
summary : Team USA hockey coach John Tortorella made headlines this week when he told ESPN's Linda Cohn, "If any of my players sit on the bench for the national anthem, they will sit there the rest of the game." In the wake of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's "sitting protest" during the anthem regarding concerns about civil rights of minorities, Tortorella expressed a zero tolerance policy for players who refuse to participate in the U.S. national anthem during the 2016 World Cup of Hockey tournament.
date : Sep 11, 2016 10:11 AM EDT
Seattle Seahawks Build A Bridge Video title : Seattle Seahawks Announce 'Unity Plan' For National Anthem on Sept. 11
summary : After recent hullabaloo about several Seattle Seahawks' team members saying they were considering protesting the national anthem over civil rights concerns when the team faces the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists' attacks, the rest of the team decided on a plan of action -- one of interlocking arms and standing during the anthem as a sign of unity, Seahawks' receiver Doug Baldwin said in a Facebook 42-second video released Saturday (Sept. 10). "Progress can and will be made only if we stand together," he calmly stated.
date : Sep 10, 2016 06:59 PM EDT
Christian Colleges Shame List title : Christian Colleges 'Shame List' Warns LGBTQ Students About Discrimination
summary : A total of 102 Christian colleges and universities were labeled as "absolute worst" for LGBTQ students on a new "shame list" distributed by national educational organization Campus Pride. All colleges that fail Campus Pride's standards, such as the 57 institutions requesting a religious exemption to the current interpretation of Title IX regulations, were labeled "absolute worst," rather than various degrees of ratings.
date : Sep 05, 2016 07:15 PM EDT
Heterosexual PRIDE title : #HeterosexualPrideDay Hashtag Trends on Twitter, Induces Debates In Gay Pride Month
summary : With June designated as LGBT Pride Month, some people are celebrating a little day of pride of their own: Heterosexual Pride Day. The hashtag #HeterosexualPrideDay started trending on Twitter early Wednesday morning, with some people calling for fairness and tolerance in celebrating sexuality.
date : Jun 29, 2016 12:28 PM EDT
Martin Luther King Jr. title : Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes Still Inspiring: 'Faith Is Taking First Step Even When You Don't See Whole Staircase'
summary : Martin Luther King Jr., an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, is being honored Monday via a national holiday. Many people still turn to his insightful quotes for inspiration and providing examples of how to better live together in harmony.
date : Jan 18, 2016 02:46 PM EST
Alice Paul title : Alice Paul: Quaker Roots Shaped Gender Activist, Her Greatest Achievements
summary : Equal rights activist Alice Paul would have turned 131 years old today. In her honor, she is being depicted today on Google’s search page holding up a sign that reads, “Deeds not words.” No doubt her childhood steeped in Quaker principles, such as absolute equality, including among genders, led to her desire to improve society.
date : Jan 11, 2016 02:33 PM EST
Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling title : Christian Activist Meeke Addison on Same-Sex Marriage: ‘Sexual Preference’ Not Equal to Skin Color
summary : Christian activist Meeke Addison holds a strong view against the practice of same-sex marriage, which the Supreme Court legalized last week in a 5-4 vote. She works as a radio host in Mississippi.
date : Jul 01, 2015 09:49 AM EDT
Patrick Stewart title : Sir Patrick Stewart Expresses Support for Northern Ireland Bakery That Refused to Bake Pro-Gay Marriage Cake, Clarifies Remarks
summary : Legendary British actor Sir Patrick Stewart has expressed his support for the Christian bakers in Northern Ireland who refused to make a cake containing a statement in support of gay marriage. Those bakers were later found guilty of discrimination and fined.
date : Jun 09, 2015 01:14 PM EDT
Christian Wedding Chapel Owner Betty and Dick Odgaard of Gortz Haus Gallery title : Iowa Christian Wedding Chapel Owners Turn the Other Cheek after Vile Response from Gay Rights Activists
summary : The Christian owners of a business containing a flower shop, restaurant and wedding venue in Iowa have decided to discontinue services related to weddings after facing a legal challenge for their refusal to host a same-sex marriage. That decision has led to vile attacks from some gay rights activists.
date : Apr 14, 2015 01:31 PM EDT