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Freedom of Religion

Lesbian teacher bans cross jewelry, plasters class with LGBT propaganda Christian religious liberty defense group Liberty Counsel sent a demand letter to the Hillsborough County Public Schools on Thursday to protest a lesbian activist teacher who allegedly banned some of her students from wearing Christian jewelry and turned her classroom into an intolerant, pro-LGBTQ propaganda zone.

Lora Jane Riedas, a math teacher at Riverview High School in Tampa, placed LGBT “rainbow” stickers on her students' notebooks and decorated her classroom with décor that “blatantly promotes a pro-LGBT agenda,” according to the letter from Liberty Counsel attorneys Richard Mast and Mary McAlister to Hillsborough County schools Superintendent Jeff Eakins.

“I need you to take your necklace off,” Riedas allegedly said to one student wearing a cross necklace. The student, Liberty Counsel’s client, asked “Why?” Then Riedas refused to explain, stating “That’s disrespectful; you have to take it off,” according to the demand letter.

“Our client did not want to be disrespectful, so she took it off, but she felt bad because she felt she was being forced to deny her faith,” said the letter. “All of our clients are afraid to openly wear their cross necklaces in [Riedas’] class anymore.” 

Ottawa archbishop on Trudeau: If you dissent on life issues, you're not a Catholic in good standing

Ottawa Archbishop Terrence Prendergast has issued a statement in response to Catholic Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's new policy that only 'pro-choice' candidates will be endorsed to run as candidates in his party.

Entitled, "Being in Communion with the Catholic Church on Moral Issues," the letter says, "One may not dissent from these core teachings on life issues and be considered a Catholic in good standing."

All priests of the archdiocese have been informed that the archbishop expects the letter will be made available to parishioners in the bulletin this Sunday.

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Trump vows to repeal political limits on churches

Warning that religious freedom is "under threat," President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal the Johnson Amendment, an IRS rule barring pastors from endorsing candidates from the pulpit."

"I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution," Trump said during remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast, a high-profile event bringing together faith leaders, politicians and dignitaries.

Trump made a similar pledge as a candidate but has not detailed how he plans to scrap the rule or how quickly he will proceed in doing do.

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LGBT activists target Montreal company for refusing to film gay 'wedding' over 'religious beliefs'

A Montreal video company is being targeted by homosexual activists after it declined to shoot their gay "wedding" because it went against the owner's "religious beliefs."

It all started when Mike Cerantola approached award-winning film company Premiere Productions to book a date next fall for filming his "marriage."

When a representative asked for details about the bride, Cerantola replied that there wasn't one, just "two guys."

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CAIR To Trump: Drop Franklin Graham From Inaugural Prayers; Trump to CAIR: I Will Be Declaring You A Terrorist Organization

Perhaps CAIR has not been keeping up with the news. President Trump will be introducing legislation which will declare CAIR, Muslim Brotherhood and at least two other Islamist organizations as "Terrorist" and will be banned from the U.S.

And CAIR has the audacity to demand Franklin Graham not pray at the inauguration because they consider him to be Islamophobic!

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