freedom of religion en Islamic Group Gets OK To Cut Crosses Off NY Church <p>A city board in upstate New York has given a Muslim group the go-ahead to remove six crosses from the roof and spires of a century-old former Catholic church so the now-vacant Gothic structure can be used as a mosque.</p><p>More than 200 people had signed an online petition calling on the Syracuse Landmark Preservation Board to deny an application by North Side Learning Center, the church's new owner, to remove the crosses and build a six-foot chain-link fence.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 23:23:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 87391 at Paul Elisha: On the Tolerance for Difference <p>The currently dis-United States of ours has arrived at a trying juncture, in its turbulent tribulations, to determine the actual status of its democratic durability.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:16:02 +0000 40847 at