Religious Liberty

Federal Judge Rules Cross Violates Law and Must be Removed

Federal Judge Rules Cross Violates Law and Must be Removed

Atheists across the fruited plain are rejoicing after a federal judge declared that a cross erected in a Florida park violated the law and must come down. “I am aware that there is a lot of support in Pensacola to keep the cross as is, and I understand and I understand and respect that point […]

KY Court of Appeals Ruling in Favor of Christian Shop Owner

KY Court of Appeals Ruling in Favor of Christian Shop Owner

The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled today that Blaine Adamson, owner of Hands on Originals, has the freedom to decline orders that force him to promote messages contrary to his faith. In 2012, the Kentucky shop owner was targeted by a city commission after turning down a job to print rainbow t-shirts for a local […]

WA State Supreme Court Rules Against Grandma in Gay Wedding Debacle

WA State Supreme Court Rules Against Grandma in Gay Wedding Debacle

“It’s wrong for the state to force any citizen to support a particular view about marriage or anything else against their will,” Waggoner said. “Freedom of speech and religion aren’t subject to the whim of a majority; they are constitutional guarantees.” The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled unanimously against florist and grandmother Baronelle Stutzman in […]

How Trump Can Act Now to Protect Religious Liberty

How Trump Can Act Now to Protect Religious Liberty

In a press conference last Thursday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer was asked about a draft executive order on religious freedom and the president’s thoughts on the topic more generally. His response was excellent. After the Obama administration tried for years to reduce religious freedom to “freedom of worship,” Spicer’s robust defense of free […]

MA Pastors Challenge State Anti-Discrimination Law

MA Pastors Challenge State Anti-Discrimination Law

BOSTON — Four Massachusetts pastors and their churches are suing the state over a new anti-discrimination law that threatens to control how they express their beliefs around gender and sexuality and how they operate their bathrooms. “It could affect me as a pastor, what I teach and how we operate our church. This is new […]

State of Georgia Demands that Pastor Eric Walsh Hand Over his Sermons; 20,000 Sign Petition Condemning Government Intrusion Into Church

State of Georgia Demands that Pastor Eric Walsh Hand Over his Sermons; 20,000 Sign Petition Condemning Government Intrusion Into Church

An online petition started by the Family Research Council condemns Georgia officials for demanding that a Seventh-day Adventist lay minister hand over his sermons to the state government, calling it an attempt to silence people of faith. “I stand with Dr. Eric Walsh’s freedom to believe and live according to his deeply-held beliefs. The demand that […]

Archbishop Chaput – “About Those Unthinking, Backward Catholics”

Archbishop Chaput – “About Those Unthinking, Backward Catholics”

Back in 2008, in the weeks leading up to the Obama-McCain presidential election, two young men visited me in Denver. They were from Catholics United, a group describing itself as committed to social-justice issues. They voiced great concern at the manipulative skill of Catholic agents for the Republican Party. And they hoped my brother bishops […]

The First US Congress VOTED to…pay a CHAPLAIN

The First US Congress VOTED to…pay a CHAPLAIN

Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger wrote in Marsh v. Chambers (1982): “It can hardly be thought that in the SAME WEEK the members of the first Congress VOTED to appoint and pay a CHAPLAIN for each House and also VOTED to approvethe draft of the FIRST AMENDMENT … (that) they intended to forbid what they […]

Massachusetts Law Could Jail Pastors For Using The Wrong Pronouns

Massachusetts Law Could Jail Pastors For Using The Wrong Pronouns

A new Massachusetts law banning sex-segregated bathrooms in public places could soon be used to jail and fine pastors if they use pronouns inconsistent with individuals’ biological sex. The entity tasked with enforcing the law, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, recently released a guidebook explaining the nuances of these new rules, including a portion about […]

“To disarm the people…was the best & most effectual way to enslave them.” -warned George Mason, Father of the Bill of Rights

“To disarm the people…was the best & most effectual way to enslave them.” -warned George Mason, Father of the Bill of Rights

“Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Thus began the first of the Ten Amendments, or Bill of Rights, which were approved SEPTEMBER 25, 1789. “The Father of the Bill of Rights” was George Mason of Virginia.George Mason was the richest man in Virginia, owning 15,000 […]

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