Legal

Indian Judge: Ceasing Cow Slaughter Will End All Woes Because Cow is Mother

Cows give birth to religion, and stopping cow slaughter will solve all the problems in the world, said a district court in India.

Iran's Bizarre New Plan to Enforce Mandatory Hijab Laws

Iran is implementing new methods of enforcing the wearing of hijab in public. Several lawmakers have floated the move after the first attempts gained tremendous backlash.

In December, Hossein Jalali, a hardliner lawmaker and member of the cultural committee of Iran’s parliament, announced that the regime plans to inform women who do not wear hijab via SMS. “After notifying them, we enter the warning stage, and last, the bank account of the person who unveiled may be blocked,” the lawmaker added.

Islamic Republic of Iran Executes Protesters, Including Via Public Hanging

Iran's Islamic regime is now carrying out a series of protest-related executions after the first victim, Mohsen Shekari, was executed on December 8.

Shekari was hanged after Iran's Revolutionary court found him guilty of "moharebeh" (enmity against god). He was hanged after a staged court trial, less than three months after being accused of being a rioter.

Iranian Protestors Sentenced to Death for Enmity Against God

Iranian parliament pushed judges to sentence protesters to the death penalty. According to the lawmakers, the judiciary should issue death sentences to individuals arrested during the riots.

Catholic Churches Fight to Maintain Loophole in Child Sex Abuse Reporting

Religious organizations in the US defended a loophole allowing clergy not to report child abuse cases. In 2020, the Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City heavily opposed House Bill 90 (HB90) in Utah.

The Catholic church argued that the “bill would violate the confidentiality of the confessional seal.” In February, the Catholic church gathered 9,000 signed letters from its parishioners and sent them to Rep. Angela Romero, the bill’s author.

Jewish University Battles in the US Supreme Court to Block LGBT Club

In an ongoing battle between religious rights and anti-discrimination laws, a New York City Jewish University has announced it will “pause” all student groups following a US Supreme Court decision allowing an LGBTQ group on campus.

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