Posts Tagged religious freedom

How The First and Second Amendments Are Linked

From Stream.org:

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution didn’t appear out of thin air. In fact, it’s practically plagiarized from the English Bill of Rights. Parliament adopted that in 1689 for one specific reason: to protect the religious freedoms of Puritans and other “low-church” Protestants. They’d been persecuted, legally, by British kings for more than a century. So Parliament included in the bill the proviso that “no Protestant” could be denied the right to carry arms. The link between gun rights and religious freedom was spelled out in the text. (Alas, it left us Catholics out — but that got fixed in the American version, a century later.)

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After Attacks NY Jews Openly Defy NY Law To Protect Themselves

From Amy Swearer:

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Cop Fired For Beard Length

From PoliceMag.com:

A Hasidic Jewish NYPD cadet said he plans to sue the agency, after he was dismissed because he refused to trim his beard.

More on the firing here and here.

This comes on the heels of news that the D.C. police are now allowing sikhs to join the force with full beards and turbans.

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“Islamic” terms banned for non-Muslims

Malaysia has banned certain terms from being used by non-Muslims.

Full story

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