Tag: religious freedom

Coptic Christian bishop: I forgive ISIS

By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor CNN)—Even by ISIS’ brutal standards, the video is horrific. Twenty-one Coptic Christians beheaded on a beach in Libya. Christians across the world expressed horror and outrage at the mass killing, with Pope Francis calling…

Hate crimes’ bill passed by House could threaten religious freedoms, critics warn

Following the U.S. House’s passage of hate crimes legislation attached to a military spending bill, critics have argued its provisions create “special rights” based on sexual behavior and could threaten religious freedom. They further charged that the provisions’ backers used the military as a “political tool” to achieve their goals.