Tag Archives: Religion

Ambassador for Religious Freedom Appointment Raises Criticisms

Approximately two years after making his promise to name Canada’s first Ambassador for Religious Freedom, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is set to the announcement Tuesday at a Toronto-area mosque and community centre. Harper has invited representatives of a diverse array…

Pancakes or Prayer? Restaurant Sues Church

Claiming an infringement on their copyright, the International House of Pancakes has sued the International House of Prayer. The IHOP restaurant is known for preparing pancakes and other breakfast items and for many restaurants, serving food 24/7 everyday of the…

Does Freedom of Speech Protect Burning the Koran?

 Earlier this week, a Florida pastor announced his plans to burn copies of the Islamic holy document, the Koran, on September 11. His plan was met with widespread criticism, including the US Attorney General and President Obama. While the consensus…

Free Speech? Attorney General Slams Pastor’s Plan to Burn Koran

In a private meeting with leaders of various religions, Attorney General Eric Holder expressed his dismay at a Florida pastor’s plan to burn copies of the Koran. According to a person in attendance, Holder called it "idiotic and dangerous." Holder…

Should President Obama Have Commented on the Ground Zero Mosque?

There has been a recent uproar over a proposed mosque near the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. Last week, the City of New York removed the last construction barrier for the project. Last Friday, President…

East Coast Custody Battle by Split Lesbian Couple

There is an interesting custody battle brewing in Vermont and Virginia that involves religion, same-sex unions, and artificial insemination. Janet Jenkins and Lisa Miller were joined in a civil union in Vermont in 2001. Miller later moved to Virginia in…