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Religious Social Service

Why the Little Sisters Should Prevail – Part 2

April 7, 2016

Without liberal/left ideology, most people could easily see that people should not be required to pay for other people’s choices that they believe are immoral, or contribute to behavior believed immoral. This must be offered as the final argument for religious conscientious objection to a society which professes pluralism, and a state which professes neutrality.

Religious Social Service

Why the Little Sisters Should Prevail – Part 1

April 4, 2016

Religious educational and social services are not primarily educational and social services, but exercises of religion, teaching, broadcasting, publishing, or healing as religious acts, or as Christians would say, in obedience to Christ. They cannot be simultaneously irreligious in disobeying the commands of their faith (or again, as Christians would say, the commands of God).

Burger Court (1972-1975)

Revolution by Judicial Fiat

May 27, 2015

The reason the sexual revolution prevailed is that it was imposed on the nation by the Supreme Court … [but] our non-negotiable commitment is to obey God… the imposition of a sexual ethic hostile to the Biblical revelation gives believers the possibility of displaying the truth about marriage, sexuality, and the family.


IRD: Bizarre Christianity Today Article Whitewashes Planned Parenthood’s Sanger

March 12, 2015

A new blogging series from Christianity Today is raising eyebrows for praising Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger and for minimizing objections to birth control provisions in Obamacare.

St. Paul Preaching in Athens by Raphael. Source: Wiki Commons

In Defense of Comparing Culture War Issues to Cannibalism and Other Sordid Things

November 26, 2014

Next to eating turkey, debating religion and politics with family members and loved ones around the holidays is a cherished part of that tradition.


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…”

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.”


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.

Fighting sexual exploitation

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.

Thanksgiving Dinner

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.