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  • Roundup of Pending Religious Liberty Petitions as U.S. Supreme Court Begins New Term

    10/07/2018 7:23:28 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Monday is the beginning of the 2018-19 term of the U.S. Supreme Court. One task for the justices will be sifting through the numerous petitions pending before the Court to determine whether to decline them or take them up. A handful of the cases that will be waiting for them involve religious liberty questions. Here is a quick run-down of those cases. Patterson v. Walgreen Co. is an employment discrimination case. The employee, Darrell Patterson, is a Seventh Day Adventist whose religious beliefs do not permit him to work on Saturdays. A training instructor, Mr. Patterson was fired by Walgreens...
  • October 4th: Generation NEXT This Is For You: Bring Your Bible To School Day

    09/25/2018 8:47:16 AM PDT · by Virginia Christian Alliance · 2 replies
    Virginia Christian Alliance ^ | September 25, 2018 | Linda Wall
    Linda Wall "Bring Your Bible To School Day" October 4th (hashtag #BringYourBible).Being a Christian is more than going to a building on Sundays. It’s about becoming Christ-like and sharing the message of Jesus to others. During the next two weeks, the Virginia Christian Alliance will send out helpful ideas to assist you in participating in “Bring Your Bible To School Day”. On October 4th, you have an opportunity to introduce your classmates to the Bible, God’s Word. The spokesperson for this year’s Bring Your Bible To School Day is Sadie Robertson. Here is her message to you. CLICK HERE  [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QEI6uqVWLY[/embed]...
  • What Kind of Justice would James Madison appoint to the Supreme Court?

    09/10/2018 12:32:55 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies
    American Minute ^ | by William J. Federer
    His father was a Boston Tea Party "Indian." He graduated second in his class from Harvard, was a U.S. Representative, then was elected Massachusetts Speaker of the House. At age 32, he was appointed as the youngest Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. His name was Joseph Story, and he died SEPTEMBER 10, 1845. Joseph Story served on the Supreme Court for 34 years. He helped establish the illegality of the slave trade in the Amistad case, 1841. When the Supreme Court ruled against the Democrat's Indian Removal Act (Worcester v. Georgia, 1832), Justice Joseph Story wrote March 4, 1832:...
  • Kavanaugh Says Government Cannnot Force Christian Groups to Pay for Abortion Drugs

    09/07/2018 9:53:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/07/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has stated that the federal government cannot compel Christian organizations to provide coverage for abortion-inducing drugs. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, asked Kavanaugh on Thursday during a Senate hearing about the case Priests for Life et al. v. United States Department of Health and Human Services. Kavanaugh, a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, had authored a dissent against the court's decision to reject Priests for Life's petition for an appeal. He explained during the hearing why he supported the group Priests for Life's argument that the HHS...
  • Why Latina Pastoral Leaders Believe Judge Kavanaugh's Appointment Will Protect Religious Freedoms

    09/06/2018 7:19:46 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | 08.28.18 | Karon Smedley
    Why Latina Pastoral Leaders Believe Judge Kavanaugh's Appointment Will Protect Religious Freedoms Contact: Karon Smedley, 480-320-8547, Karon@i360.Consulting; www.i360.Consulting WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Reverend Eve Nunez, President of the National Latina/Latino Commission (NLLC), is praising President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Justice of the Supreme Court. Rev. Nunez and Latino pastoral leaders are united in their support of President Trump's nomination. Rev. Nunez said: "We're thrilled with President Trump's nomination. Judge Kavanaugh is a Christian who's devoted his life of faith to public service, gives his time to advance religious liberty, and to serve God...
  • The Masterpiece Wedding Cake Case is Back Again

    08/25/2018 5:37:06 AM PDT · by jcpryor · 31 replies
    The Chris Pryor Show ^ | 08/24/2018 | Chris Pryor
    Jonathan Scruggs from Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) joins the show. Jonathan and the ADF defended Jack Phillips, the Christian baker involved in the recent Supreme Court case. Although Jack won this year's decision, he is back in front of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission for refusing to bake a cake for Satan's birthday.
  • This Cake Baker Won At The Supreme Court. Now The State Is Trying To Get Revenge

    08/15/2018 11:45:47 AM PDT · by detective · 68 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 15, 2018 | Bre Payton
    Colorado is trying to compel the same baker who just won a Supreme Court case into baking a second cake that violates his religious beliefs. Masterpiece Cakeshop’s Jack Phillips, who won a Supreme Court case in June, is once again being harangued by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission for refusing to bake a cake with a pro-LGBTQ message. Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuit late Tuesday night against the commission on his behalf, over the state’s second attempt to compel him to bake a cake with a message that violates his religious beliefs. Two months ago, the Supreme Court...
  • DOJ's New Religious Liberty Arm Set to Investigate the Southern Poverty Law Center?

    08/02/2018 7:37:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/02/2018 | Tyler O' Neill
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday morning, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new religious liberty task force in the Department of Justice (DOJ) to defend religious freedom as laid out in last October's memorandum. In his remarks, Sessions referenced the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a threat to religious liberty, suggesting the new task force may investigate or target the left-wing smear group. "A dangerous movement, undetected by many, is now challenging and eroding our great tradition of religious freedom," Sessions declared, adding that this movement "must be confronted and defeated." He also lamented that "one group can actively...
  • Sessions announces 'religious liberty task force'

    07/30/2018 3:07:09 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 30, 2018
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that the Department of Justice is creating a "religious liberty task force." Sessions said the task force, co-chaired by Associate Attorney General Jesse Panuccio and the assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Office of Legal Policy, Beth Williams, will help the department fully implement the religious liberty guidance it issued last year. The guidance was a byproduct of President Trump’s executive order directing agencies to respect and protect religious liberty and political speech. Sessions said on Monday that the task force will “ensure all Justice Department components are upholding that guidance in the...
  • With State Department Ministerial, Trump Administration Signals Seriousness on Religious Freedom

    07/23/2018 2:21:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2018 | Travis Weber
    Later this week, the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will host the first-ever “Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom” at the State Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. The fact that this meeting is being held is about as important as what will come out of it.True, the substance matters. It’s crucial that activists and government officials from around the world hear tales of persecution from individuals whose plight has been overlooked or who have been beyond the reach of all press coverage. It is important that organizations know how to access government funds available to help them aid the persecuted. It...
  • Liberal Groups Sue for Details on New HHS Religious Freedom Division

    07/20/2018 12:15:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    TOWN HALL ^ | July 19, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    The Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Women's Law Center filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Thursday after they received no response to a January Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information about the new HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Conscience and Religious Freedom division. The groups are seeking information about how the new division operates, how it allocates resources, whether its decision-making is influenced by outside groups, and why it was needed in the first place. When the division was first announced, HHS explained that it “has been established to...
  • Trump's ambassador lobbied Britain on behalf of jailed right-wing activist Tommy Robinson

    07/20/2018 6:46:35 AM PDT · by Hostage · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | JULY 13, 2018 | Mark Hosenball
    LONDON (Reuters) - Sam Brownback, the U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom, complained to the British ambassador in Washington D.C. about the treatment of an English right-wing activist who is in jail for disrupting a trial, according to three sources familiar with the discussion. Brownback raised the jailing of Robinson during a meeting with Darroch that covered a range of “religious freedom issues”, the British official confirmed earlier this week.
  • Couple Headed to Prison After They Refused Medical Care for Their Premature Baby Girl

    07/17/2018 1:04:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 17, 2018 | John Stonestreet
    Equal treatment under the law is a cornerstone of our government—but one group of humans doesn’t get the same treatment as everyone else. What does being born change about a child? Speaking strictly scientifically, nothing of consequence. A child minutes before birth is the same as a child minutes after birth: same physical capabilities, same level of development, both highly dependent on others, they even look more or less the same. Both dream, suck their thumbs, respond to mom’s voice, and feel pain. But when it comes to both federal and state law, the difference between an unborn baby and...
  • The Supreme Court Let Me Live My Faith Again

    06/08/2018 7:49:52 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 7, 2018 | Jack Phillips
    The Supreme Court’s ruling this Monday on my case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, helped determine that people of faith remain free to pursue our chosen vocations. . . . after decades of developing my craft, my home state took it away from me. My case started in 2012 when I was asked to design a wedding cake celebrating a same-sex marriage. I politely declined that request because of my religious beliefs about marriage. But I told the customers that I would sell them anything else in my shop, or create a cake for them for a different...
  • Court agrees cops can withhold Bible from inmate

    06/03/2018 9:59:25 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 161 replies
    WND ^ | 6/3/2018 | WND
    A U.S. court has opened the door to restrictions on religious practices that are not considered “mandatory” by the faith.
  • US Secretary of State announces major religious freedom meeting

    06/02/2018 9:40:30 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    CNA/EWTN News ^ | Washington D.C., May 29, 2018 | Courtney Grogan
    Washington D.C., May 29, 2018 / 04:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. government will host its first-ever Ministerial Meeting to Advance Religious Freedom this summer, newly-confirmed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced May 29. “Religious freedom was vital to America’s beginning. Defending it is critical to our future,” Pompeo said at the announcement, which coincided with the release of the State Department’s annual report on the state of international religious freedom in 200 countries and territories. “Our Founders understood religious freedom not as the state’s creation, but as the gift of God to every person and a fundamental right for...
  • A Christian Nationalist Blitz (NYT alert)

    05/27/2018 6:15:03 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 26, 2018 | Katherine Stewart
    America’s Christian nationalists have a new plan for advancing their legislative goals in state capitols across the country. Its stated aim is to promote “religious freedom.” Not shy, they call it “Project Blitz.” “Blitz” accurately describes the spirit of the enterprise, but the mission has little to do with what most Americans would call religious freedom. This is just the latest attempt by religious extremists to use the coercive powers of government to secure a privileged position in society for their version of Christianity. The idea behind Project Blitz is to overwhelm state legislatures with bills based on centrally manufactured...
  • Warnings from a Survivor of Communism

    03/18/2018 8:49:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2018 | Jerry Newcombe
    “I should be dead. Buried in an unmarked grave in Romania. Obviously, I am not. God had other plans.” So declares a lady who grew up under Communism. Her name is Virginia Prodan. I had not heard of her until she reached out to me through Facebook---to commend me for a recent column I had written about how Communism, despite its deadly track record, seems to be gaining some support among the young and naďve of the West. I have come to learn her story, to read her book, and to interview her on the radio. She has an important...
  • EEOC and left-wing judges strike a blow against religious freedom

    03/11/2018 6:59:03 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 19 replies
    powerlineblog. ^ | March 10, 2018 | Paul Mirengoff
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has agreed with the EEOC that a funeral home engaged in unlawful discrimination when it fired a male funeral director who was “transitioning” to female and dressing as a woman at work. The case is EEOC v. Harris Funeral Homes. The opinion is by Karen Nelson Moore, a Clinton appointee and one of the most left-wing federal appeals court judges in America. She was joined by Bernice Donald and Helene White. Donald, an Obama appointee, is also a far leftist. White was nominated by Clinton but blocked by then-Senator Spencer Abraham....
  • Radical activist against religious freedom nominated for EEOC role by Trump

    03/09/2018 11:53:31 AM PST · by TBP · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 9, 2018 | Glenn Beck
    President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is an open advocate for “sexual liberty” over religious freedom.. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has called on Trump to withdraw her nomination, saying that her “radical views on marriage and the appropriate use of government power place her far Commissioner Chai Feldblum began serving on the EEOC under the Obama administration in 2010. Her second term will end this July. Last year, Trump nominated her to a third term; if she is confirmed by the Senate, Feldblum will serve until 2023.outside even the liberal mainstream.” Key quotes from Feldblum: “I’m...