03 April 2015

#tokfriday: Faith, Religious Knowledge, #RFRA, and Religious Freedom

The RLS

By passing a "Religious Freedom" law, called Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, Indiana recently joined 18 other states and the Federal US Government in adopting variations of such laws. This past week the Indiana version came under intense scrutiny from the press and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LBGT) groups because the state lacked provisions to protect the LGBT community from discrimination.

The KQ

Other TOK Links:

Ethics, Reason, Human Sciences, History

The Short Article

Religious Freedom or Discrimination?

Other Reading:

Arkansas's real LGBT problem: discrimination is legal even without a religious freedom law

Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous

Indiana's religious freedom law shows the new frontier in the battle over LGBT rights

Indiana, Arkansas Amend 'Religious Freedom' Laws

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