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Source: Charleston-Gazette Mail For the first time in history, Congress has passed a law that protects people who doubt religion. The Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act — named for a former congressman who championed freedom of conscience — is designed to shield all types of minority believers who suffer attacks and prejudice. It specifically says authorities must “protect theistic and non-theistic beliefs as well as the right not to profess or practice any religion.” The bill passed Congress last week and is expected to be signed by President Barack Obama. This first-time inclusion of nonbelievers recognizes a transformation…