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Condemnation Statement by Democratic Students Federation (DSF) against @hecpk's ban on Holi celebrations in Pakistani universities:

We strongly condemn @hecpk for its decision to ban Holi celebrations, even after witnessing successful celebrations at Quaid-I-Azam University. This ban infringes upon students' fundamental rights and disregards religious pluralism and cultural diversity in our country.

Pakistan is a diverse nation incorporating cultural richness. The recent celebration of Holi at Quaid-I-Azam University clearly demonstrated the acceptance and harmony among students from different backgrounds. Such events foster an environment of inclusivity and respect.

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#BREAKING: The 8th Circuit just ruled against the Biden Admin’s transgender mandate, which tried to force religious doctors and hospitals to perform gender transitions against their conscience and medical judgment. A huge win for #ReligiousFreedom! 🧵…
The plaintiffs are Catholic nuns, clinics, a university, and hospitals who gladly serve ALL patients regardless of sex or gender identity. They provide top-notch care to transgender patients for everything from cancer to the common cold.
They also provide millions of dollars in free and low-cost care to the elderly, poor, and underserved rural areas.
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There have been a lot of misleading claims made by #ReligiousFreedom proponents in favor of the #RespectForMarriageAct. Two stand out to me as most troubling:
First, it's claimed that relig. groups should be glad that RFMA, with the Collins' Am., affirms that people who believe in traditional marriage are "reasonable and sincere" and their convictions are "based on decent and honorable religious...premises."

Good news, right?
But that's NOT what it says. The bill does not say these things about ppl who believe in "traditional marriage," but about ppl who believe "diverse beliefs about the role of gender in marriage." Such people are, RFMA says, "due proper respect."
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As shocking as the destruction of a fundamental right in Dobbs may be, more radical changes may lie ahead, @AndrewLSeidel warns in his new book, "American Crusade: How the Supreme Court Is Weaponizing Religious Freedom." My @Salon interview: 1/8…
"As Seidel notes, 150 years ago the Supreme Court warned that weaponized religious freedom would 'permit every citizen to become a law unto himself,' so there's much more at stake here than 'just' the First Amendment. 2/8
The crusaders are trying to weaponize #ReligiousFreedom, transform it from a shield protecting everyone into a sword they alone can wield: 3/8
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A thread on our great Republic: I spent yesterday @TJMonticello the author of the #DeclarationOfIndependence our 3rd president #ThomasJefferson and standing in his study, his bedroom, reading his words, touching his papers, I found myself reflecting on the state of our nation. 1/
Jefferson was no doubt a complicated, conflicted man. He wrote "all men are created equal" and yet, he owned African slaves. He fathered 4 living children with his 15 year old slave #SallyHemings and kept her as his concubine until his death. A period of over 35 years. 2/
The Jefferson I admire, Is the one who believes passionately in #ReligiousFreedom and who wrote it into Virginia's fabric as a commonwealth. He understood that every generation must renew its founding ideals & documents. He believed it should happen every 19 years. 3/
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On Sunday, Christians in ABU Zaria, St Augustine of Hippo Chapel, Kongo Campus were denied access to the hall they've been using for Mass in the last 15 years. They were forced to hold mass outside because a certain director instructed that the Church

returns the letter of permission to worship in the hall that was issued to them 15 years ago until when a permanent site is approved for them.

15 years down the lane, no permanent site to worship and now, the hall has been denied.
Right to Worship is the fundamental human right of every Nigerian guaranteed by the controversial constitution.

Note that ABU Zaria is a Federal University and not some religious institution.
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They’re back….crafty devils left the bullhorns at home and brought COWBELLS. @MayorWu maybe you stop being a dictator, talk to @EdforBoston and call a City Council meeting for #NoVaxMandates
No quit. “Who is the Mayor? @MayorWu or @JoeBiden, #Soros ” Wu is devoted to DC narrative. Bright side w/ these moms you’ll never have a chance to be called “SleepyMichelle”
“Warriors come out and playyyy” er sorry they just wanna talk. Why don’t you just talk to ‘em @MayorWu ? They seem nice.
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Hindus in minority in Kanyakumari; census does not reflect ground reality of 'crypto-christians': Madras High Court

Read more here:
Scheduled Caste Hindus, though having converted to Christianity, call themselves Hindus for availing reservation: Madras High Court

#madrashighcourt #ReligiousFreedom

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If an individual based on his personal conviction, wants to change his religion, his choice must be respected: Madras High Court
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@SeanathanCory @walden4pa53 @HoLichette @backtothewind0 @BernieSanders I love #ChristianMythology,
it has many beautiful parts.
But like the people who wrote it,
it is full of cruel & evil things.

Goodness was in the world long before any middle eastern men wrote the bible. Some #mythos worship knowledge instead of demonizing it.
@SeanathanCory @walden4pa53 @HoLichette @backtothewind0 @BernieSanders One red flag for me as a little girl growing up w bible study was the way they dealt with questions. Why did they assume a deity crushed up a gold statue to poison water that made the whole town sick for revenge. Doesn’t a pathogen
make more sense?
They didn’t understand germs🤷🏻‍♀️
@SeanathanCory @walden4pa53 @HoLichette @backtothewind0 @BernieSanders Surely SOMEONE in the town must have proposed the idea that there must be another explanation.
Theres always several possible questions to rule out before defaulting to magic.

Or how about the burning bush?
If it really happened,
what else could have lit it ablaze?
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[A thread] Morrison is gearing up for an election based on "freedom". His rhetoric the last few days has been around giving Australians choices (he actually used this justify his #EV backflip). #auspol 1/9
Morrison is subtly, and not so subtly, painting Labor as anti-freedom and dictatorial. He is being backed of course by Murdoch. He cannot fight an election on fiscal rectitude as he has blown out a trillion dollar debt and tripled the deficit. #auspol 2/9
He is using the Victorian lockdowns and other Labor states border closures (WA and QLD) as political weapons - using them as evidence of Labor's willingness to curtail personal freedoms and choice. #auspol 3/9…
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1 - Skewing the Narrative & Murdering History
Parallel Histories: A search for the truth | Ms @BaelaJamil Mr @BangashYK


#SingleNationalCurriculum #SNC #Aik_Nisab #ایک_نصاب #TextBooks
2 - Skewing the Narrative & Murdering History Parallel Histories: A search for the truth | Ms @BaelaJamil Mr @BangashYK

“End History & Create Pakistan Studies”


#AikNisab #Pakistan
#SingleNationalCurriculum #SNC #Aik_Nisab #ایک_نصاب #TextBooks
3 - Skewing the Narrative & Murdering History Parallel Histories: A search for the truth | Ms @BaelaJamil explains “Conjuring / Imagining Pakistan History”


#AikNisab #Pakistan
#SingleNationalCurriculum #SNC #Aik_Nisab #ایک_نصاب #TextBooks
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I think its time to talk about #ReligiousFreedom and exactly where one person’s #freedom starts, and another’s ends. And no I’m not talking about a woman’s body dividing cells, I’m talking about breathing adults who #vote
#ReligiousFreedom is SO important to everybody. And I agree that I ALSO want my own #FreedomOfReligion. But other people DON’T get to define that.
I am in charge of my own #belief systems. You could even say I’m RESPONSIBLE for them🤔
No matter how wacky they got, the point in time where I am no longer allowed to practice my #Religion, would start IF it harmed another breathing adult, and that word #harm is pretty loaded too, isn’t it?
How do we define #Freedom?
How do we define #Life?
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A reminder: many faiths see the Texas abortion ban as a VIOLATION of #ReligiousFreedom. #utpol…
While we're a big tent on abortion and public policies related to reproduction, we find this from @johnastoehr to be an important gut-check. At what point does a law violate moral agency and cross into unrighteous dominion?…
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#BREAKING: A federal court just tossed out a lawsuit by a former Catholic-school guidance counselor who broke her contract by entering a same-sex union in violation of Church teaching. This is a big win for #ReligiousFreedom.…
The guidance counselor claimed that asking Catholic teachers to uphold Catholic teaching is illegal discrimination.…
.@BECKETlaw argued that Catholic schools exist to teach the faith to the next generation, and they can’t do that effectively if the law forces them to employ teachers who oppose core aspects of the Catholic faith.…
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The #Constitution was founded on the idea that the role of government is to protect God-given rights.

Now, that doctrine is under assault, and the numerous rights of Americans are in jeopardy. (Thread👇)

Watch FREE on @EpochTVus:…
As a new narrative is being taught to America’s youth: #FreeSpeech is being worn down through #Censorship, #ReligiousFreedom is being suppressed, and the right to bear arms is being called into doubt.

As history itself is being rewritten, what does the future hold for America?
Join host @JoshJPhilipp as he speaks with experts including @DineshDSouza, @VDHanson, Rick Green, Trevor Loudon, @MaryGrabar, Thomas K. Lindsay, Kevin Roberts, Craig Parshall, Dustin Bass, and K. Lloyd Billingsley in “America Rewritten.”…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 06/12/2021…
Persecution & Toleration: The Long Road to Religious Freedom

#BookReviews #history #ReligiousFreedom
If You Sell a House These Days, the Buyer Might Be a Pension Fund…

#RealEstate #investment #HousingMarket #PensionFunds
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From requiring a mask outdoors, to subjecting citizens to gov’t pre-approval for a BBQ, to restricting the free exercise of religion — enough is enough

The unending control over people’s lives must end — that’s why I filed suit against St. Louis Co today
3 weeks ago I sent a letter to St Louis Co expressing deep concern about the ongoing Stay-At-Hone-Order & asked for evidence for their extreme restrictions. Not only did they ignore our request for justification, they pulled a bait and switch & issued a new amended order
After review of the amended order it become clear, given the number of typos & blatant inconsistencies that this was rushed out the door in an attempt to appease our office and avoid litigation.

It did not. #COVIDー19
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#lgbtq #ReligiousFreedom
Protecting the LGBTQIA community from discrimination is a great thing. About damn time, in fact.

"But my religious freedoms!" we're hearing.
They still exist. This is just stopping you enforcing your faith on other people.
You know, infringing on THEIR religious freedoms.
You know who else complained about losing their religious freedoms?

White people, when black people were protected from discrimination.

Men, when women were protected from discrimination.
It sounds like your religion is built around telling other people what they can and can't do.

Rather than telling you how to live your own damn life.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/15/2021…
Convicted or not, Trump is history – it's Biden who's changing America…

#PartisanPolitics #SystemsChange #influence
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#BREAKING: Major victory for #ReligiousFreedom: A federal court just struck down the controversial #TransgenderMandate that ordered doctors to perform potentially harmful gender-transition procedures in violation of conscience and medical judgment: 1/…
The plaintiffs are religious doctors, hospitals, and clinics who joyfully serve ALL patients regardless of sex or gender identity. They routinely provide top-notch care to transgender patients for everything from cancer to the common cold. 2/
They also provide millions of dollars in free and low-cost care to the elderly, poor, and underserved rural areas. 3/
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#China's crackdown on its tiny congregation of #Jews. ~100 practising in a community of ~1,000. That such a small group can attract the #CommunistParty’s ire shows how far the suppression goes @TelegraphWorld @Telegraph… #religiousfreedom #Hanukkah
Ancestors of those in #China claiming Jewish heritage – prob merchants from Persia – settled >1,000 yrs ago in Kaifeng, then a bustling imperial capital during Northern Song Dynasty. Through dynasties, wars, natural disasters, Cultural Revolution, they kept their history alive
Pressure now renewed under Chinese leader Xi Jinping's campaign against foreign influence, unsanctioned religions - all part of push to 'Sinicise' faith in #China. But the Kaifeng #Jews are a resilient bunch - as I discovered on a recent visit
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