Two Muslim women in the U.K. were barred from boarding a flight from Manchester to Pakistan for refusing to pass through “naked” airport body scanners, sparking a debate over whether the scanners violate religious laws on modesty.
“Christian morality goes to intent, not legalism," wrote one commenter on a Pentecostal listserv, likening the experience to visiting the doctor. "The motive of the scanner is not to be titillated by the view of the body, but to provide safety and security."
We’ll continue tracking the story to see whether the TSA decides to come up with alternatives to the body scanner.
A Wiccan altar puts teacher, officials at odds (Des Moines Register).
Tenn. school board settles lawsuit over First Amendment violations (Associated Baptist Press).
A Director took religion too far, fired state workers say (Dispatch Politics).
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you next Friday!