Browsing All posts tagged under »Freedom Of Religion«

Solving the Border Crisis

April 9, 2021 by

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Burt Prelutsky   ~ I say it’s better to spend money down there than up here. Everyone seems to agree that until things get straightened out in Central America, we’re going to have to deal with millions of people wanting to either move here or at least send their kids to America. Straightening things out […]

Americans View Religion As An ‘Identity,’ Not A ‘Hobby.’ Policymakers Should Take Note.

November 28, 2020 by

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By Nicole Russell ~ A new survey has provided unique insights into what faith-based Americans have been thinking about their beliefs in the wake of COVID-19—and how they feel about state officials imposing pandemic-induced lockdowns. The survey, facilitated by Becket, a legal organization dedicated to religious liberty, is its second annual Religious Freedom Index, which […]

HHS Acts To Preserve Religious Freedom At Hospitals During Pandemic

July 23, 2020 by

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By Virginia Allen ~ The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services took two important steps Tuesday to protect religious freedom during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency’s Office for Civil Rights announced that patients at hospitals within the University of Maryland Medical System may receive visits by clergy amid the pandemic. And, the office said, […]

US In Moral Decline

October 24, 2019 by

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By Walter E. Williams ~ Attorney General William Barr last week told a University of Notre Dame Law School audience that attacks on religious liberty have contributed to a moral decline that’s in part manifested by increases in suicides, mental illness, and drug addiction. Barr said that our moral decline is not random but “organized […]

Ilhan Omar’s Impoverished View Of Religious Freedom

March 8, 2019 by

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By Emilie Kao and Madison Ferguson ~ The House of Representatives voted on Thursday on a resolution condemning bigotry and hate. The resolution was spurred by the recent remarks of freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, which questioned the loyalty of Jews to the United States. Both her anti-Semitic statements and broader views of religious freedom […]

How The Trump Administration Is Taking Serious Action To Protect Life, Conscience

January 27, 2018 by

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By Melanie Israel ~ The Department of Health and Human Services made news last week when its Office for Civil Rights announced the creation of a new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division dedicated to protecting our first freedom. The very next day, the department unveiled a proposed regulation to robustly enforce federal conscience statutes, and […]

The Supreme Court Quietly Gives Religious Liberty A Big Win

January 17, 2018 by

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By Monica Burke ~ Religious liberty and freedom of conscience won big at the Supreme Court last week, just in time for Religious Freedom Day on Jan. 16. The justices declined last week to hear a legal challenge against a Mississippi law that protects citizens, small businesses, government employees, and charities from official discrimination by […]

Gay Marriage Australia – Abbott Tells Turnbull: Match Words With Deeds On Gay Marriage

November 14, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott challenges Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to match words with deeds:   Less than two months ago, the Prime Minister said: “I … want to reassure Australians that as strongly as I believe in the right of same-sex couples to marry, even more strongly … do I […]

President Trump’s Timely Evangelical Appeal

October 23, 2017 by

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By Star Parker ~ President Trump addressed this year’s annual Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. He is the first sitting U.S. president to do so. The Values Voters Summit is hosted by the Family Research Council, an organization whose mission is addressing public policy and culture from a Christian point of view. My organization […]

Promise Kept: Trump Administration Protects Americans’ Religious Freedom

October 7, 2017 by

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By Emilie Kao ~ The Justice Department fulfilled President Donald Trump’s promise to provide clear guidance on the administration’s commitment to restore robust protection of religious freedom across all federal agencies and executive departments Friday. This fix was sorely needed in the wake of President Barack Obama’s administration actions that harmed Americans’ religious liberty. The […]

Gay Marriage Australia – Ireland’s Warning: First Gay Marriage, Then Your Freedoms Will Fall

August 23, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Here in Australia, activists – even Attorney-General George Brandis – claim the same-sex marriage plebiscite has nothing to do with freedom of speech and religion. Really? Check what happened in Ireland the minute gay marriage was made legal. Let these same activists here in Australia swear they will oppose such intolerance […]

You’re A Bad Man, Governor Brown

July 11, 2017 by

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By Daniel Greenfield ~ Charlie Brown has been down on his luck before. But he’s never been targeted by an entire state. What insane dictator could possibly hate the lovable Peanuts character? Kim Jong-Un? No, Governor Brown. Governor Jerry Brown, who despite having slightly more hair than Charlie, is much less popular than Schultz’s beloved […]

Crucial Religious Freedom Case Arrives To Supreme Court

December 4, 2016 by

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By Star Parker ~ A loss of Scalia’s conservative anchor would open the door for our nation’s highest court to turn completely into a group of black-robed Hollywood scriptwriters. Among the factors that drove the electoral victory of Donald Trump was his very strong support from evangelical Christians. Trump won the white evangelical vote 81 […]

Religious Freedom In An Age Of Secularism

June 2, 2016 by

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By Star Parker ~ The civil rights movement became unmoored from the religious and moral values that drove it to begin with. The late Claremont Institute scholar, Harry V. Jaffa, opened an essay he wrote called “The American Founding as the Best Regime,” discussing the meaning of the words of the preamble to our Constitution. […]

Will The Same-Sex Marriage Push Destroy The Right Of Churches To Dissent?

July 11, 2015 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Paul Kelly is rightly suspicious of the hidden agenda of many same-sex marriage activists: The real issue is conceptually simple — it is whether same-sex marriage will deny conscience rights to much of the population… This week … Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson, a strong supporter of same-sex marriage, began to […]

Judge Halts DC’s Rule Requiring Justification for 2A Rights + More – Daily Digest

May 20, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “Men, to act with vigor and effect, must have time to mature measures, and judgment and experience, as to the best method of applying them. They must not be hurried on to their conclusions by the passions, or the fears of the multitude. They must deliberate, as well as resolve.” […]

Obama’s Attacks On Religion In America

March 11, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Americans tend to take the liberties spelled out in the Bill of Rights for granted. This is especially true of freedom of religion in which the First Amendment protects “the free exercise thereof” while at the same time prohibiting “an establishment of religion” to ensure that neither a state nor the […]

Military Atheist Activist Goes After ROTC Programs At Christian Schools

November 14, 2014 by

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By LTC Allen West (U.S. Army Ret) ~ The secular humanists are on the offensive again and this time it’s not the Freedom from Religion Foundation but the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) and former U.S. Air Force Academy graduate, Mikey Weinstein. Weinstein now has an Army ROTC program in his sights. Todd Starnes writing […]

Americans Concerned About Declining Influence Of Religion

October 10, 2014 by

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By Star Parker ~ American families have been damaged and out-of-wedlock births have increased six-fold from 1960 to 42 percent today. Government has displaced family. A new Pew Research Center survey of opinion about the importance of religion in American life shows an interesting picture. Over the last 12 years, the percentage of Americans that […]

Hollywood Rediscovers The Bible

February 18, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ When I was growing up in the 1950s there were two blockbusters, “The Ten Commandments” and “Ben-Hur.” Together they pulled in $1.795 billion in adjusted domestic ticket sales. The power of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to draw audiences is impressive and, in hard times like the present, many […]

Assault on Free Speech in Tennessee

June 4, 2013 by

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By ACT for America ~ The Latest Assault on Free Speech Tomorrow night (June 4th) a meeting that appears to be unprecedented will take place in Manchester, Tennessee.   A representative of the Department of Justice–a U.S. Attorney–and an FBI agent will appear at a meeting sponsored by a Muslim organization to warn people about […]

Fearing The Success Of Religion

May 31, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ I know any number of atheists and they are generally cheerful, law-abiding, moral people. The ones I know don’t go around demanding that symbols and acts of religious devotion by others be restricted. I like the atheists I know even if they don’t believe in God or identify themselves as Baptists, […]

Religion and the 2012 Elections

March 4, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ The one thing that Presidents from Washington through to modern times have held in common was the belief that religion was a central component of the life of the republic. Calvin Coolidge, President from 1923 to 1929, said “Our government rests upon religion. It is from that source that we derive […]

The Separation Of Church and State For Dummies

December 15, 2009 by

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Once again, it’s that time of year when liberals raise a ruckus over any type of Christmas display in or around a taxpayer-funded building, such as a courthouse or a public school, claiming such a display violates the Constitutional provision regarding the separation of church and state. It’s ironic how liberals only cite the Constitution […]