Midgard Gazette: News of the day for Pagans, Heathens, and Wiccans
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News of the Day: March 16, 2013
Columnist frets that allowing school prayer will allow the wrong kind of prayers (Picayune Item - MS)
"...the new Mississippi law — and others like it around the country — features language requiring that state school districts adopt a policy to allow a “limited public forum” at school events such as football games or morning announcements for students to express religious beliefs... Does the law allow school-sanctioned public student expressions of basically Protestant or evangelical prayers and religious beliefs, or does it broadly allow Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and other faiths to have equal expression? What about paganism? Atheism? Agnosticism?"
Billy Graham: Not all religions can be true (My San Antonio)
"Take, for example, the belief of some religions that there are many gods and goddesses — thousands of them, in fact. Other religions, including Christianity, believe in only one supreme God, who alone is worthy of our worship and obedience. Both can't be true."
"A prisoners' rights group in B.C. is suing the federal government for allegedly violating the constitutional rights of non-Christian inmates by cancelling the contracts of 18 non-Christian chaplains at federal prisons. Two Buddhists, two Wiccans, two Muslims, a Sikh and a Jewish believer say Corrections Canada is denying them reasonable access to religion and spirituality."
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