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Meeting Contemporary Challenges to Religious Freedom

Meeting Contemporary Challenges to Religious Freedom

April 5, 2014

If it is proper for the state to define the good life, then many mandates about how people should behave are entirely proper. But defining the good life is considered by most religions to be their proper function. Religious freedom rests in large measure on the intuition that people should not be required to take action they believe is wrong. And that mandates a modest role for government, as it has traditionally had in Anglo-Saxon liberalism.

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Hobby Lobby and the Ideology of Discrimination

April 3, 2014

“We are now entering a realm where the government is seen as the insurer of autonomy and must grow in power to achieve that end.”

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Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Case: Kudos to Church Officials Defending Liberty

March 25, 2014

Today the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Hobby Lobby case against Obamacare’s HHS mandate compelling religious employers to subsidize insurance for contraceptives and abortifacients. The owners of Hobby Lobby are Evangelical and object to abortifacients.

Hobby Lobby, the family-owned craft and hobby store, has attracted a wide variety of support in its fight for a religious exemption from Obamacare's contraception mandate.

The Remarkable Hobby Lobby Coalition

February 4, 2014

A snapshot of the remarkable coalition of Hobby Lobby supporters, which includes a organizations, individuals, and denominations of varying ideologies, faith, and partisan affiliation.

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How Churches are Harming Human Trafficking Victims

January 17, 2014

Did you know that January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month? To commemorate this, a project of the United Methodist Church is committing to emphasize “reproductive services” for victims without regard for their emotional, physical and spiritual health.

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10 Things Evangelicals Can Be Thankful for This Year

November 27, 2013

As you gather with friends and family to feast, let us first stop and offer our thanksgiving to the Lord for what He has done this year through the workings of His Church.

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The Little Sisters of the Poor, the Bogeyman & His Evangelical Henchmen

November 13, 2013

It is embarrassing that of all the countries that Little Sisters of the Poor operates, it is the United States of America that is demanding either obedience or expulsion.

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With Government Shutdown No Deterrent in Obamacare Religious Liberty Assault

October 7, 2013

The federal government may be shut down in part due to disagreements over funding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or, ObamaCare as it is more commonly known, but, it is still up and running to strip away our religious liberties.

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Catholics, Evangelicals, Others Join Forces for Religious Liberty

July 3, 2013

Yesterday (July 2) a group of inter-religious leaders released a letter responding to the Obama Administration’s Health and Human Services (HHS) final version of its contraceptive insurance coverage mandate. In a press conference at…


Confronting the Real “War on Women”

April 14, 2013

Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) Casual sex, cohabitation, and the collapse of marriage are three of the worst “falsehoods … [that] constitute a very real war on women,” said Dr. Janice Crouse at an April 12th…


The Legal Attack on Religious Liberty in America – Part 1

March 1, 2013

By Rick Plasterer An acute threat to religious freedom at the very practical level of day to day life was the topic of two presentations at the Family Research Council on Wednesday, February 20….


Event Alert: Rick Warren to Speak at Georgetown’s Berkley Center

February 5, 2013

Does religious freedom help societies flourish? Does the freedom of religious individuals and institutions to put their faith into practice make a difference to the economic and political well-being of the world’s people, especially…