Religious Liberty
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January 9th, 2018
Trump-Happy-New-Year
By John Zmirak  – stream.org – January 1, 2018 I dream that in 2018 we’ll see Justice Ginbsurg retire. And Pope Francis. And zero funding for Planned Parenthood, plus a pro-life president of Mexico. Last time I urged the reader to prayer with my list of the “big three” bad events I hope we don’t undergo in 2018. So it...
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January 4th, 2018
Make 2018 the Year of Religious Freedom
By: Rebecca Hagelin – townhall.com – January 3, 2018 “Religious persecution.” It’s a phrase that conjures up awful scenes of brutality and human rights violations in distant lands. Christians in many countries are routinely locked up, beaten or deprived of their livelihoods simply for attempting to practice their faith. Most of us can’t imagine what it’s like for the government...
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January 4th, 2018
Top Threats to Your Religious Liberty
By: firstliberty.org – December 28, 2017 As 2017 closes, America finds itself at a tipping point, with the stakes for religious freedom at an all-time high. Not only will the results affect the religious rights of millions of citizens in the present era, they are likely to have a long and lasting impact on the religious liberty of future generations....
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December 29th, 2017
Kliens Van
By: firstliberty.org – December 28, 2017 Salem, Ore. – Today, the Oregon Court of Appeals issued its decision in the case of Aaron and Melissa Klein, former owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa who were represented by First Liberty Institute. The court ruled against the Kleins, upholding a decision by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) that resulted in...
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December 28th, 2017
Queens NY church
by David French –  nationalreview.com – December 27, 2017 If I had to pick one of the most under-appreciated and under-reported stories of 2017, it would be that a post-Christian America is a more vicious America, and that the triumph of secularists is rendering America more polarized, not less. Remove from the public square biblical admonitions such as “love your...
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December 8th, 2017
Kleins Masterpiece
  By: firstliberty.org – September 15, 2017 On September 7, 2017, attorneys with First Liberty Institute filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of their clients, Aaron and Melissa Klein. The amicus brief was filed in support of Jack Phillips, the petitioner in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which is expected to...
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December 5th, 2017
Cross
By: Allen West – allenbwest.americanewshub.com – December 4, 2017 King Henry VIII declared himself head of state and head of church, establishing the Church of England. Therefore, those who were not members of the Church of England were persecuted. And we must remember that King Henry wanted to accommodate his own personal behavior — divorce — so he created his...
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December 5th, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court
By: David French – nationalreview.com – December 4, 2017 It’s astounding how many defenses of the state’s position in Masterpiece Cakeshopdepend on misrepresentation and misconceptions. Last week I wrote about the most common misrepresentation — that Jack Phillips discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation when he refused to design a custom cake for a same-sex-wedding celebration. After all, he...
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December 4th, 2017
Masterpiece Cakeshop
By: George Will – nationalreview.com – December 2, 2017 The conversation about a cake lasted less than a minute but will long reverberate in constitutional law. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear 60 minutes of speech about when, if at all, making a cake counts as constitutionally protected speech and, if so, what the implications are for...
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December 1st, 2017
Masterpiece Cake
By: David French – nationalreview.com – November 30, 2017 The First Amendment and nondiscrimination laws should point the Supreme Court to the just decision. Forgive me for starting a piece with the oldest cliché in the practice of law. As the saying goes, “If the law is on your side, pound on the law. If the facts are on your...
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