RELIGIOUS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RELIGIOUS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Supreme Court rejects appeal over gay bias case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57785554-68/court-case-supreme-freedom.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57785554-68/court-case-supreme-freedom.html.csp">Supreme Court rejects appeal over gay bias case</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JERI CLAUSING </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T13:19:37.351-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 01:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from a studio that refused to photograph a lesbian couple’s commitment ceremony, letting stand a New Mexico high court ruling that helped spur a national debate over gay rights and religious freedom. The justices left in place a unanimous state Supreme Court ruling last year that said Elane Photography violated New Mexico’s Human Rights Act by refusing to photograph the same-sex ceremony “in the same way as if it had refused to photog...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577855542014-04-07T13:19:37.351-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T13:19:37.351-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57785554@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:19:37 MDT Ted Cruz: Religious liberties under attack http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57764392-68/cruz-religious-attack-elliott.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57764392-68/cruz-religious-attack-elliott.html.csp">Ted Cruz: Religious liberties under attack</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PHILIP ELLIOTT and ALAN SUDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T18:34:33.303-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 06:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lynchburg, Va. • Possible Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz said Wednesday that religious Americans have a duty to take a stand against policies, such as President Barack Obama’s health care law, that could threaten their liberties. “As believers, we are called to action; not just sitting quietly and hiding our faith under a bushel but to stand and speak no matter what the consequence,” the Texas senator told students at Liberty University. “Religious liberty has never been more under att...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577643922014-04-02T18:34:33.303-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-02T18:34:33.303-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57764392@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:34:33 MDT Douthat: The Christian penumbra http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57752016-82/religious-penumbra-social-christian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57752016-82/religious-penumbra-social-christian.html.csp">Douthat: The Christian penumbra</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ROSS DOUTHAT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T05:10:04.618-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 05:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here is a seeming paradox of American life. On the one hand, there is a broad social-science correlation between religious faith and various social goods — health and happiness, upward mobility, social trust, charitable work and civic participation. Yet at the same time, some of the most religious areas of the country — the Bible Belt, the deepest South — struggle mightily with poverty, poor health, political corruption and social disarray. Part of this paradox can be resolved by looking at nonr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57752016@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:10:04 MDT Carlson: Scalia once saw the absurdity of religious exemptions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57738616-82/religious-green-hobby-lobby.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57738616-82/religious-green-hobby-lobby.html.csp">Carlson: Scalia once saw the absurdity of religious exemptions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Margaret Carlson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T09:57:01.567-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 09:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. Let’s concentrate for a moment on the “Inc.” part. Hobby Lobby is a for-profit corporation selling arts and crafts. It is asking the court to declare that its religious beliefs are violated by the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that health-care insurance provided by employers include contraception. Founder David Green opposes the mandate with a vengeance. If the court finds in his favor, Hobby ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57738616@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:57:01 MDT Feldman: Hobby Lobby verdict may be a surprise http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57738599-82/religious-hobby-lobby-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57738599-82/religious-hobby-lobby-court.html.csp">Feldman: Hobby Lobby verdict may be a surprise</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Noah Feldman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T09:56:01.682-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 09:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The prognosticators have already declared that, during the Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius oral argument, the Supreme Court justices looked poised to extend religious liberty protections to for-profit corporations. Believe them if you want. But two important wrinkles in the oral argument that haven’t excited comment might tell us a lot about both the court’s potential holding and the tenor of the possible dissent. The first and most interesting twist came in an aside by Chief Justice John Roberts. Solic...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57738599@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:56:01 MDT The Washington Post: The rule on contraceptive coverage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57730012-82/congress-health-religious-rule.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57730012-82/congress-health-religious-rule.html.csp">The Washington Post: The rule on contraceptive coverage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T01:01:03.769-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Supreme Court Tuesday devoted a double session to hear arguments on one of the most contentious pieces of the Affordable Care Act: the rule that companies providing health-care insurance to their employees include coverage for a range of contraception services. Two firms — Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood — contend that complying with the law would violate their owners’ religious principles, so the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) demands that the government grant the companies an exc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57730012@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Parker: A meeting of minds on Hobby Lobby http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57733567-82/religious-dershowitz-hobby-lobby.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57733567-82/religious-dershowitz-hobby-lobby.html.csp">Parker: A meeting of minds on Hobby Lobby</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathleen Parker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T10:35:01.789-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 10:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When it comes to tackling complicated legal issues, one would be hard-pressed to conjure a less likely partnership than Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz and Baylor University President Ken Starr. Well, OK, there was the David Boies and Ted Olson confederacy fighting for gay marriage rights after they took opposite sides during the 2000 Bush-Gore election dispute. Still, witnessing Dershowitz and Starr discuss and largely agree on religious liberty issues raised by the popularly known Hobby ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57733567@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:35:01 MDT Justices seem split on birth-control coverage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57730694-68/religious-case-companies-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57730694-68/religious-case-companies-court.html.csp">Justices seem split on birth-control coverage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK SHERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T21:37:02.323-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 09:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama’s health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees’ preventive care plans. Peppering attorneys with questions in a 90-minute argument, the justices weighed the rights of for-profit companies against the rights of female employees. The discussion ranged to abortion, too, and even whether a female worker could be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577306942014-03-25T21:37:02.323-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-25T21:37:02.323-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57730694@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:37:02 MDT Birth control rule, religious rights seem to divide Supreme Court http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57727560-68/court-religious-case-justices.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57727560-68/court-religious-case-justices.html.csp">Birth control rule, religious rights seem to divide Supreme Court</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK SHERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T18:41:29.527-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 06:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Seemingly divided, the Supreme Court struggled Tuesday with the question of whether companies have religious rights, a case challenging President Barack Obama’s health overhaul and its guarantee of birth control in employees’ preventive care plans. Peppering attorneys with questions in a 90-minute argument, the justices weighed the rights of for-profit companies against the rights of female employees. The discussion ranged to abortion, too, and even whether a female worker could be ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57727560@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:41:29 MDT Rare honor: Female BYU prof to run Mormon institute http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57725508-180/lds-byu-church-institute.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/57725508-180/lds-byu-church-institute.html.csp">Rare honor: Female BYU prof to run Mormon institute</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T11:46:52.257-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 11:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The LDS Church has named Barbara Morgan to head its LDS Institute of Religion in Cambridge, Mass. Women rarely oversee Mormon institutes of religion, and Morgan’s selection is believed to be highest-profile appointment to such a job for an LDS woman . Morgan will take a year leave of absence from her position in the religion department at Brigham Young University before taking over in September in Massachusetts, according to a statement on BYU’s Religious Studies Facebook page. “She will be te...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57725508@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:46:52 MDT Lowry: The war on Hobby Lobby http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57727840-82/hobby-lobby-religious-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57727840-82/hobby-lobby-religious-government.html.csp">Lowry: The war on Hobby Lobby</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rich Lowry</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The National Review</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T09:56:01.967-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 09:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Not too long ago, the Greens of Oklahoma City were law-abiding people running an arts-and-crafts chain called Hobby Lobby. They weren’t disturbing the peace, or denying anyone his or her rights. They were minding their own business — quite successfully and in keeping with their Christian faith. The roughly 600 Hobby Lobby stores stock Christian products, close on Sundays and play Christian music. Then one day Uncle Sam showed up to make an offer that the Greens couldn’t refuse — literally. As pa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57727840@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:56:01 MDT Justices to hear arguments over birth-control controversy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57721131-68/health-birth-control-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57721131-68/health-birth-control-court.html.csp">Justices to hear arguments over birth-control controversy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK SHERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-23T22:44:02.195-06:00">Updated Mar 23, 2014 10:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration and its opponents are renewing the Supreme Court battle over President Barack Obama’s health care law in a case that pits the religious rights of employers against the rights of women to the birth control of their choice. Two years after the entire law survived the justices’ review by a single vote, the court is hearing arguments Tuesday in a religion-based challenge from family-owned companies that object to covering certain contraceptives in their health p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577211312014-03-23T22:44:02.195-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-23T22:44:02.195-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57721131@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:44:02 MDT Letter: Aversion to homosexuality is biological, too http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57702994-82/sex-attraction-bigotry-biological.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57702994-82/sex-attraction-bigotry-biological.html.csp">Letter: Aversion to homosexuality is biological, too</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T07:45:35.025-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 07:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There is more to the majority unease over full marriage equality for same-sex relationships than simple religious bigotry. By now most would agree that same-sex attraction is biologically based and genuine. Yet some are quick to derisively condemn as learned religious bigotry the feelings of the large majority of opposite-sex attraction who are uncomfortable, embarrassed and confounded with open homosexuality. Why is it thought that in the first case the reason is biological and innate, while ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57702994@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:45:35 MDT Op-ed: A Hobby Lobby win would encourage discrimination in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57702741-82/hobby-lobby-religious-discrimination.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57702741-82/hobby-lobby-religious-discrimination.html.csp">Op-ed: A Hobby Lobby win would encourage discrimination in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brandie Balken, Karrie Galloway and Maryann Martindale</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T01:01:05.062-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius, a case that could create an unprecedented religious liberty exemption from the Affordable Care Act’s “contraception mandate” for private corporations. The federal law requires all health insurance to cover preventive services for women, including FDA-approved birth control. A ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby would undermine reproductive rights and anti-discrimination laws and precedent. It would allow the owner of Hob...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57702741@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 01:01:05 MDT British judge tosses fraud case against Mormon prophet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57706938-78/court-church-phillips-lds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57706938-78/court-church-phillips-lds.html.csp">British judge tosses fraud case against Mormon prophet</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Peggy fletcher Stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T21:40:51.75-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 09:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A British district court judge has thrown out a fraud case against LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson, saying “the court is being manipulated to provide a high-profile forum to attack the religious beliefs of others.” Tom Phillips, a former Mormon bishop and stake president, had charged that Monson has “made representations … which were untrue or misleading — including statements about the origins of LDS scriptures — to “make a gain for himself or another.” “To convict, a jury would need to ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57706938@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:40:51 MDT Letter: Hobby Lobby can’t force its beliefs on others http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57694638-82/owners-religious-beliefs-allowed.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57694638-82/owners-religious-beliefs-allowed.html.csp">Letter: Hobby Lobby can’t force its beliefs on others</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T01:01:02.8-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Luke Goodrich (“Hobby Lobby owners deserve religious rights,” Opinion, March 15), couldn’t be more incorrect in his assessment and arguments. First off, no one is infringing upon the owners religious rights. They remain free to believe and practice their religion as they see fit. However, that does not mean they have a right to force their religious beliefs on others. Following Goodrich’s faulty logic, a business owned by a fundamentalist Christian group that promotes only faith healing should ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57694638@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:01:02 MDT Letter: Putin is like other religious extremists around world http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693712-82/putin-religious-russian-brooks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693712-82/putin-religious-russian-brooks.html.csp">Letter: Putin is like other religious extremists around world</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T01:01:03.052-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a Ukrainian growing up in the Soviet Union and being part of Russian and, more broadly, Slavic culture, I can confidently say that David Brooks is exactly right when he writes for the New York Times that the foundation of Putin’s actions is his belief in “Russian exceptionalism,” which is an idea that “Russia has its own unique spiritual status and purpose” (“Putin believes in Russian exceptionalism,” Opinion, March 4) Brooks quotes one of Putin’s favorite philosophers, Ivan Ilyin, who write...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57693712@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Letter: Risky to let companies refuse to obey law based on religion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693490-82/companies-hobby-lobby-religious.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57693490-82/companies-hobby-lobby-religious.html.csp">Letter: Risky to let companies refuse to obey law based on religion</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T05:56:45.715-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 05:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Luke Goodrich’s Hobby Lobby argument (“Hobby Lobby owners deserve their religious rights,” Opinion, March 15) fails in at least two ways. First, his analogy is specious: An African-American company denied a license by a town government because of some individuals’ race does not equate with the federal government requiring all companies to comply with a law. No individuals are being required to use contraceptives. Religious freedom for individuals cannot be conflated to give companies license to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57693490@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:56:45 MDT Salvation Army settles New York workers’ suit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57699055-68/army-salvation-religious-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57699055-68/army-salvation-religious-government.html.csp">Salvation Army settles New York workers’ suit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DEEPTI HAJELA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T16:27:02.122-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The Salvation Army agreed Tuesday to settle a decade-old lawsuit accusing it of religious discrimination in its employment practices in New York. The settlement announced by the New York Civil Liberties Union calls for the Salvation Army to notify all current and future employees of its government-funded social service programs that it doesn’t discriminate based on religious belief. The requirement applies only to workers in New York. The notification would also tell employees they ar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57699055@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:27:02 MDT Parker: “Noah” is a good movie, not a call to prayer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57697656-82/noah-movie-bible-film.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57697656-82/noah-movie-bible-film.html.csp">Parker: “Noah” is a good movie, not a call to prayer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathleen Parker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T15:40:09.145-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 03:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There’s nothing quite so helpful as a fatwa and threats of a Christian boycott to create buzz in advance of new movie. “Noah,” scheduled for its U.S. release on March 28, has become such a target. The United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Bahrain have banned the movie because it depicts a prophet, which, as Danish cartoonists will attest, isn’t the peachiest of ideas in certain circles. Even here in the land of religious tolerance, the National Religious Broadcasters threatened to boycott the film unl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57697656@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:40:09 MDT