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All Americans urged to ‘stand together’ to reject religious bigotry

All Americans, both elected officials and ordinary citizens, ‘must stand together’ to ‘call out and reject religious bigotry no matter where it comes from,’ said US Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.

We must ‘fight to protect the freedoms and principles that bind us together as Americans,’ she said in an 8th January op-ed for The Hill.

‘Whether we think of ourselves as Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Sikh, Buddhists, Jews, atheists, agnostics, or anything else,’ she said, ‘it is imperative that we stand united in our commitment to protect religious freedom and the right to worship or not worship, safely and without the fear of retribution.’

Gabbard, who is Hindu, said that ‘for too long in our country, politicians have weaponised religion for their own selfish gain, fomenting bigotry, fears and suspicions based on the faith, religion or spiritual practices of their political opponents.’

In the op-ed, she said she objected to the treatment of Brian Buescher, a Catholic nominated for a judgeship for the US District Court for the District of Nebraska.

During his 28th November confirmation hearing, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, expressed concern about Buescher being a member of the Knights of Columbus because of the organisation’s opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage.

Picture: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, is seen at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in this 2016 file photo. (CNS photo/Mike Segar, Reuters).

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OTHER NEWS

Far too many homeless people still not safely housed, say charities

"Far too many" homeless people are still on the streets, in shelters and hostels, despite the Government aiming to have all rough sleepers safely housed by last weekend. Last week the Government asked local authorities to do everything to "get everyone in" by the end...

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Let’s get back to nature

Top gardening influencer Ellen Mary reveals how families can reconnect with nature in their own garden. By Hannah Stephenson. If you’re lucky enough to have your own garden, there’s lots of ways you and your family could enjoy it – and connect with nature and benefit...

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The government has announced strict new measures for tackling coronavirus. Now in lockdown in an effort to beat the virus, Boris Johnson announced last week that we are only allowed to leave the house for the following reasons: Shopping for basic necessities One form...