"The loss of power and privilege to those who do not practice the dominant culture's religion. In the United States, this is institutionalized oppressions toward those who are not Christian."
The University of California at Davis, defining "Religious/Spiritual Discrimination" in its "Principles of Community" glossary. After students complained, the school deleted the glossary from its website.
Source: Alliance Defense Fund
"Mr. Hinn acknowledged to Strang his inappropriate relationship with the other minister."
A lawsuit from Strang Communications (now Charisma Media), seeking $250,000 from Benny Hinn for violating the "moral turpitude provision" of his book contract when the evangelist was photographed in Rome with Paula White.
Source: Orlando Sentinel
"To some degree, it's tough to be a Christian here. But in other ways, it is the kind of soil in which Christianity does well. And that is [because] Christians ?are out of power."
Tim Keller, on Manhattan.
Source: The Atlantic
"Someone who is deported from a country for religious, humanitarian activities and someone who actually broke the law must be separately treated."
The Korea World Missions Association, in a letter to South Korea's Foreign Ministry, on word that the country plans to deny passports to missionaries who have been deported from countries closed to overt evangelism.
Source: Korea Herald
"I think sometimes these issues get manufactured and they get a lot of attention on the blogosphere. … Planned Parenthood, in the past, has done good work. If there was a specific problem at this center, it should be addressed."
President Barack Obama, on LiveAction's efforts to show that Planned Parenthood turns a blind eye to sex trafficking and abuse.
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