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July 18, 2015
America in fact has a “long history of providing accommodations to neutral, generally applicable laws.” Simply rehearsing the examples [of religious accommodation] would “overwhelm” any listener with the evidence of America’s historic respect for liberty of conscience by writing conscience protections into law.
July 9, 2015
The core doctrine of religious freedom is basic to American democracy and supported by the Catholic Church … religious freedom is a good way for society to prosper. There is stability in any society, independent of state power or the stability of the state, which is promoted by belief in God.
June 26, 2015
The end result, Professor George said, is that true equality among citizens and religious freedom is undermined. The concept of dignity, used by the Supreme Court in its decisions advancing homosexual practice and homosexual marriage, will be used to overcome claims of religious liberty and conscience.
June 19, 2015
The morality of personal autonomy the Supreme Court mandates is inimical to the Biblical morality of sin and salvation. Christian subculture itself, established to enable Christians to obey God in the world and provide a refuge from secularization, will be attacked as contrary to the public good.
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.
May 6, 2015
Faithful Christians need to beware least they be drawn into believing that the results of legal and social battles are binding on what they will or will not do … This means that one cannot take action against conscience even if there is never a legal accommodation of conscience … faithfulness to Christ demands that we take this route, and never be disobedient to God.
April 17, 2015
Anderson and Whelan outlined a very tenuous future for religious liberty, in which great attention and skill will be needed to substantially preserve the religious liberty Americans have historically known.
April 11, 2015
While eugenics is associated with Nazi Germany, it was in large measure an early twentieth century Anglo-American project … People “don’t want to hear that they are sinful human beings, and unfortunately, that’s what history teaches us.”
April 10, 2015
Materialism focuses attention on material security and quality of life in this world, yet the continued consistent application of the ideal of a high quality of life finally results in a devaluing and loss of life.
March 21, 2015
One can effectively make the point that in the contemporary arguments among conventional, non-creationist scientists, the purposeless, unguided mechanism proposed by Neo-Darwinism not a settled issue, but is seriously questioned in peer discussion.