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Transcendent Religion in Secular Utopia

August 7, 2014

Essentially, our problem is that we must obey a transcendent God in a society which is being structured to be self-sufficient without God.

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The Freedom to Serve

July 9, 2014

To live out the Catholic faith at least, as the First Amendment clearly supports in its guarantee of the “exercise of religion,” it must be possible to engage in charitable activity in the world. If one cannot act according to the standards of one’s particular faith, such activity is not a distinct “exercise of religion.”

Archbishop Foley Beach received authority to lead the Anglican Church in North America from Archbishop Robert Duncan at the Anglican Church in North America Provincial Assembly at St. Vincent's College in Latrobe, PA on June 29. Beach will be formally installed as Archbishop in an Atlanta service October 9 (photo: ACNA).

Big Shoes to Fill: An Interview with Anglican Archbishop Foley Beach

June 30, 2014

Foley Beach of the Anglican Church in North America’s Diocese of the South was elected in a bishops’ conclave to succeed Archbishop Robert Duncan.

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Supreme Court Rules for Hobby Lobby in Religious Liberty Case

June 30, 2014

Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against Obamacare’s HHS mandate compelling religious employers to subsidize insurance for contraceptives and abortifacients.

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Obeying God Rather than Men

April 21, 2014

We need to understand that our commitment to obey God is a matter of duty, not part of a strategy to either recover dominance or religious freedom. Perhaps, however, if the wider society sees a significant minority of Christians who do not comply with state law and regulations requiring them to sin, and the resultant loss of talent and service to society, there will be accommodation … But whatever happens in the status of Christians in the wider society, our duty to God is clear. Our first commitment is as disciples of Christ – Christians – and only after that as Americans, or whatever other identities and allegiances we have.

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.

America's First Freedom

America’s First Freedom

March 24, 2014

Of all freedoms in the civil order, none can be more important than religious freedom, since it protects our right to live in accordance with what we apprehend to be ultimately right and wrong. This cannot be set aside for values the state imposes.

Ahead of oral arguments on March 25, Hobby Lobby filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court explaining that the HHS contraception mandate violated the owners' religious beliefs. (Source: The Becket Fund)

Hobby Lobby Files Supreme Court Brief

February 12, 2014

Hobby Lobby has filed a brief with the Supreme Court formally requesting relief from the Obamacare contraception mandate, arguing that the mandate violates its owners’ religious freedom in violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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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.