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Dodging Bullets Over Religious Freedom

July 26, 2014

“Effectively, this writes a blank check to the Obama Administration (or future administrations) to force employers to pay for insurance coverage of any drugs, devices, and services…”

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Ladies, Don’t be Fooled: Women Won in the Hobby Lobby Ruling

July 2, 2014

Understandably, women’s hearts are beating fast and our heads are spinning with confusion due to uproars declaring a heightened “war on women” in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest decisions.

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Religious Liberty Victories and the Strange Fruit of Sour Grapes

July 1, 2014

Do not miss the dialectic of William James here: religion is really personal and individualistic. Everyone is free to make religion into whatever they “feel.” All is negotiable otherwise….


Denominational Responses to the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Ruling

July 1, 2014

Let’s sort out the responses to the Hobby Lobby decision, shall we?

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A Millennial’s Take on the Hobby Lobby Case

June 26, 2014

Despite what some Evangelicals might think, there is something more important than the outcome of the Hobby Lobby case.

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Atheist Groups Embrace Legislative Prayer

May 8, 2014

After the Supreme Court reaffirmed the constitutionality of legislative prayers, atheist groups are eyeing ways to increase secular and humanist invocations. How should Christians react?

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World Vision Withdraws From the Brink

March 28, 2014

World Vision’s Monday policy was a muddle from the start and seemed like the construction of a clueless secular public relations firm.

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.

In McCullen v. Coakley, the US Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of a Massachusetts law banning protests immediately outside abortion clinics.

The ACLU, Abortion and Free Speech

January 20, 2014

In 2000, the ACLU came to the defense of the right of Christians to pray and protest outside of abortion clinics. But as the issue comes before the Supreme Court again, the ACLU has betrayed its principled stance in favor of abortion advocacy.

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New York Magazine Interviews Pious Catholic Who Turns Out to be Supreme Court Justice

October 7, 2013

“Maybe the world is spinning toward a wider acceptance of homosexual rights, and here’s Scalia, standing athwart it. At least standing athwart it as a constitutional entitlement. But I have never been custodian of my legacy. When I’m dead and gone, I’ll either be sublimely happy or terribly unhappy.”

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Bad Theology, Even Worse Jurisprudence: A Response to Donald Miller

July 27, 2013

By Brandon Smith Christians ought to be wary of following Donald Miller’s recent advice to seek truth more like a Supreme Court justice. Far from being a group of individuals seeking only to find…

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The Animus Standard and the Flight from Reason

July 19, 2013

The rhetoric of the cultural left in attempting to force social change on an unwilling majority seems to play off Supreme Court decisions. The court’s “animus” standard introduces an ideological element into law, invalidating laws which have good rational support, if it judges “animus” or hostility to have been part of the enactment of these laws.