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Shut up and play nice: How the Western world is limiting free speech
Jonathan Turley, Washington Post

Free speech is dying in the Western world. While most people still enjoy considerable freedom of expression, this right, once a near-absolute, has become less defined and less dependable for those espousing controversial social, political or religious views.

Muslims protest ‘age of mockery’ as thousands descend on Google HQ
Jennifer O’Mahony, The Telegraph

Thousands of Muslims have pledged a series of protests against Google HQ for a “hateful and offensive” anti-Islam video, saying they now live in an “age of mockery”.

Plaintiffs Against the HHS Mandate Reach More Than 100 Strong
Sarah Torre, The Foundry

The number of plaintiffs that have joined legal challenges to Obamacare’s anti-conscience mandate reached over 100 this week.

America’s Endangered Religious Liberty
Rick Plasterer, Juicy Ecumenism

Same-sex marriage and the Health and Human Services contraceptive/abortifacient mandate are emerging as the greatest threats to domestic religious liberty, according to panelists at a half-day conference on legal protection for liberty of conscience, held by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).

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