Religious Liberty
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February 22nd, 2021
#BanTheBible Bills are BACK
We need you to take action to stop #BanTheBible bills at the Texas Capitol. Contact your State Senator and Representative today! In apparent contempt for the overwhelming opposition from Texas citizens to #BanTheBible bills last legislative session, Democratic state legislators have filed many of these highly controversial bills yet again during the current Texas Legislative Session.
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February 19th, 2021
Banned button on a keyboard-censorship
The Daily Citizen is a publication of Focus on the Family. On January 19, it tweeted that President Biden’s nominee for assistant secretary of health, Rachel Levine, is “a transgender woman, that is, a man who believes he is a woman.” The story included a link to an article about the nomination.
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February 18th, 2021
School - first liberty institute - institute for Justice
Last week, First Liberty Institute and the Institute for Justice (IJ)—a leading nonprofit law firm in school choice issues—petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appellate court decision in our Maine School Choice case. On behalf of two families, our legal team is challenging a Maine law that excludes students attending faith-based schools from the state’s high school tuition...
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February 12th, 2021
Orwell's 1984 book cover
A recent New York Times column suggested, among other things, the appointment of a cross-agency government task force to deal with disinformation headed by a “reality czar.” Apparently, George Orwell’s “1984” is no longer considered a cautionary tale, but for some has become an instruction manual.
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February 9th, 2021
Supreme Court Bldg
Gavin Newsom’s bad 2021 got worse late last week when the U.S. Supreme Court, in South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom, issued emergency relief suspending California’s months-long ban on indoor religious services for violating the First Amendment.
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February 1st, 2021
March For Life in Texas
By: Ryan T. Anderson – wsj.com – January 31, 2021 President Biden’s pledge to heal and unify seems to mean giving the far left everything it demands in the culture wars. Conservatives therefore must resist. Yet in doing so we must avoid the trap of framing every debate as if it were about religious liberty. Religious liberty is important, but it’s only...
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January 22nd, 2021
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FLI Executive General Counsel Hiram Sasser joins First Liberty Live! host Stuart Shepard for an in-depth discussion on Coach Joe Kennedy’s case, and an inside look at what to expect during next week’s oral arguments at the Ninth Circuit.
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January 18th, 2021
waving American flag
By: Lathan Watts – cnsnews.com – January 15, 2021 As two days of national commemoration approach, Religious Freedom Day (Saturday) and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday), Americans would do well to consider the unbreakable link between the two and the lesson available in their chronological observance. The Latin phrase, post hoc ergo propter hoc, meaning “after this, therefore because of this,” is often derided...
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January 8th, 2021
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito
The fact that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito gave the keynote address to the Federalist Society in and of itself should be neither surprising nor controversial.
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January 4th, 2021
Various religious leaders pray for Donald Trump
If there is any good to come from last weekend’s Christian-nationalist “Jericho March,” and other bizarre, angry, and sometimes-violent right-wing attacks on the 2020 presidential election, it’s that the scales may start to fall from the eyes of thoughtful American Evangelicals.
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