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Author: Sam Grover

Sam Grover

It’s time to “convert” military chaplaincies

Here is one concrete idea for supporting our active duty military without increasing the military budget: convert our military chaplaincies. Each branch of our military has a chaplaincy program, ostensibly in order to accommodate the spiritual needs of service members serving abroad and in remote areas. But the need for such accommodation is questionable.

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Florida bill seeks to legalize religiously-motivated discrimination

Have you been watching the legal battles over cake decorators and municipal clerks like Kim Davis who want to be able to discriminate against gay couples in the name of “religious freedom?” Now a bill has been pre-filed in Florida for the 2016 legislative session that would allow any person (or corporation) to legally discriminate in the name of their personal religion.

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Arizona’s anti-abortion law leads schools astray  

Arizona has an ambiguous, poorly-drafted law on the books that forces public schools to promote childbirth and adoption as preferred options to abortion for unwanted pregnancies in all of their programs and instructional materials. The law is terribly constructed. Which is probably why Arizona’s public schools have mostly been ignoring it for the past few years. But not Gilbert Public Schools, a Phoenix suburb with a high Mormon population.

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