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  • Employees Fired for Being “Too Religious” Receive Settlement Payment

    04/05/2012 8:10:09 PM PDT · by sreastman · 10 replies
    Faith Issues ^ | 4/5/2012 | Liberty Counsel
    Employees Fired for Being “Too Religious” Receive Settlement Payment Faith Issues/Liberty Counsel Hallmark Management Company has settled with Daniel and Sharon Dixon, after firing and evicting them from a property management position for having a piece of artwork hanging in their office that contained a Scripture reference. Liberty Counsel successfully represented the Dixons in the case of Dixon v. Hallmark Companies and will be awarded $76,250. Daniel and Sharon Dixon were the employees and tenants of a government-subsidized facility, Thornwood Terrace Apartments, in Lake City, Florida. In 2007, a regional manager for Hallmark asked Sharon if the words on the...
  • The Pope Told You So [Ecumenical]

    04/17/2012 6:31:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 9 replies ^ | April 17th, 2012 | Rev. George W. Rutler
    The Pope Told You So Media & CultureApril 17th, 2012 Rev. George W. Rutler Our many fellow Catholics now enchained for the Faith of our Fathers in such places as China, Syria, and Egypt are, as Father Faber’s hymn says, “in heart and conscience free.” But what happens when a government tries to chain the conscience itself?A few weeks ago, in a remarkably unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the attempt of the present Administration in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran  Church and School v. EEOC to restrict religious freedom by interfering with the hiring of ministerial personnel. Chief Justice Roberts wrote that the Administration’s argument...
  • FReep this poll!!! Cardinal Timothy Dolan: TIME magazine 100 poll

    04/04/2012 1:16:27 AM PDT · by koinonia · 16 replies
    TIME Magazine ^ | March 29, 2012 | TIME Staff
    Timothy Cardinal Dolan Age: 62 Occupation: Prince of the Catholic Church The man most likely to give Barack Obama fits on the way to Election Day is the newly birettaed Archbishop of New York. Affable, jolly and theatrical, Dolan deploys these genial weapons as the Catholic Church's point man in the battle against the Obama Administration's policies on contraception and abortion. The President barely won the Catholic vote in 2008; without an accommodation, Dolan could turn away enough voters to tilt a close election — all with a smile.
  • Obamacare Mandate in Deep Trouble

    03/28/2012 8:43:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies ^ | March 28, 2012 | Keith Koffler
    Obamacare Mandate in Deep Trouble PoliticsMarch 28th, 2012 Keith Koffler The Obamacare health insurance mandate appears to be teetering on the edge of being struck down by the Supreme Court, as the only potential swing justices – Anthony Kennedy and Chief Justice John Roberts – expressed deep skepticism that the government’s power to compel commerce could be limited once it can force you to purchase insurance.Kennedy appeared deeply skeptical until the end, when he gave proponents of the mandate some hope by suggesting health care may be a unique case.Here’s a concise analysis by Lyle Denniston, author of SCOTUSblog: If Justice...
  • Stand Up For Religious Freedom Nationwide Rallies Friday

    03/20/2012 1:08:53 PM PDT · by Nora · 3 replies
    Coalition to Stop the HHS Mandate ^ | 3/10?/12 | Coalition to Stop the HHS Mandate
    In addition to the 15 Catholic bishops scheduled to speak at Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom locations, countless other influential speakers from all walks of life will also be addressing rallies throughout the country this Friday, March 23. The speakers at the more than 130 Rally sites represent a wide array of backgrounds and professions, including members of Congress, physicians, college presidents, pastors, radio hosts, law professors, heads of organizations, publishers, religious sisters, pregnancy resource directors, and rabbis
  • Santorum To Scarborough: Yeah, You're Pigeonholing Me On Religious Freedom, Contraception!

    03/19/2012 6:57:00 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    A rather testy exchange on today's Morning Joe, with co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski going at it with Rick Santorum. A full five minutes of Santorum's segment were devoted to questioning him on his views on contraception and religious freedom. At the end, seemingly to Scarborough's surprise, Santorum said that "yeah, sure" he thought Scarborough, like the MSM at large, was attempting to pigeonhole him on the matter. View the video here.
  • No Compromise

    03/15/2012 5:57:33 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/14/2012 | George Weigel
    In May 1953, the Polish government ordered the implementation of a decree giving the state the authority to appoint and remove Catholic priests and bishops throughout the country: The Catholic Church was to become a subsidiary of the Polish state; its clergy would act as agents of state power; and its educational and charitable activities would be approved (or rejected) by a state intent on bringing the most important institution in Polish civil society to heel. The bishops of Poland, who had tried for years to find a modus vivendi with the Communist regime, now drew the line. Meeting in...
  • Religious Freedom Is Social Justice

    03/12/2012 5:35:39 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/12/12 | George Weigel
    In his March 12 column, Washington Post writer E. J. Dionne Jr. attempts some fraternal intimidation of the Catholic bishops of the United States prior to the meeting of the bishops’ conference administrative committee on Tuesday and Wednesday. The argument, such as it is, doubtless reflects certain currents of thought within the Church in the United States — those currents that are deeply uncomfortable with the bishops’ emphasis in recent years on a robust assertion of Catholic identity. But that is about as much as can be said for it; as a matter of theological or political reasoning, its pluperfect...
  • HHS mandate threatens Little Sisters of the Poor elder care

    03/08/2012 1:30:08 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    cna ^ | March 8, 2012 | Kevin J. Jones
    Baltimore, Md., Mar 8, 2012 / 12:34 am (CNA).- The Little Sisters of the Poor say the HHS contraception and sterilization mandate threatens their continued ministry to the impoverished elderly. They are “strongly objecting” to the federal rule and say it should be repealed as soon as possible.“Because the Little Sisters of the Poor cannot in conscience directly provide or collaborate in the provision of services that conflict with Church teaching, we find ourselves in the irreconcilable situation of being forced to either stop serving and employing people of all faiths in our ministry – so that we will fall...
  • Dolan: White House invoked support of “enlightened” Catholics in refusing to budge on mandate

    03/08/2012 2:13:03 PM PST · by NYer · 45 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 8, 2012 | CHRISTINE DHANAGOM
    March 8, 2012 ( White House staff members have told U.S. bishops that the administration will not consider further revision of the mandate forcing religious employers to pay for birth control, sterilizations, and abortion-inducing drugs, and that the religious leaders should listen to “enlightened” Catholics who accept the president’s terms, reports Cardinal Timothy Dolan. In a letter sent to fellow Bishops last week, the New York archbishop revealed some of what had transpired in a recent meeting involving staff members from the White House and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). “Our staff members asked directly whether the...
  • US tags Vatican as a money laundering concern

    03/07/2012 1:36:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 102 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 7, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is for the first time citing Vatican City as a potential hub for money laundering. The State Department's annual International Narcotics Control Strategy Report released Wednesday identifies the Holy See as one of 68 countries or jurisdictions "of concern" for money laundering or other financial crimes.
  • Limbaugh vs. Party of Subsidized Sin

    03/06/2012 5:28:34 AM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 5, 2012 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    Babbling incessantly about a fictitious "war on women," Barack Obama and his band of hubristic hedonists play the victim even as they rape the freedom and conscience rights of the religious. Obamacare's decree that the religious pay for the promiscuity of their employees and students represents the greatest government-directed assault on religious liberty in the history of America. The audacity of the president's secularist hope -- which is nothing more than a totalitarian power grab against the Catholic Church and other denominations -- is despicable. The GOP should apologize for nothing in this battle of the culture war and take...
  • The Left, Not Social Conservatives, Threatens Religious Liberty

    03/02/2012 4:54:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 136+ views ^ | March 2, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Now hear this: No Republicans on the national political scene, including Rick Santorum, threaten our religious liberty. Many Democrats, including President Obama and Senate Democrats, do. And they've struck again with the Senate's defeat of the Blunt amendment. President Obama, who seems to spend as much time community organizing as he does attending to his executive duties, doubtlessly conspired with his crack opposition research trolls and the liberal media to shoehorn the contraception issue into the 2012 presidential campaign. What do I mean about Obama's spending time community organizing? Well, he is using the office of the presidency to intimidate...
  • The Way Freedom of Religion Should Work

    02/27/2012 9:42:37 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2-27-12 | Joseph Farah
    Barack Obama has a curious idea about the way freedom of religion is supposed to work. He mandates that everyone should be forced to provide services and funding that a significant percentage of the population finds morally objectionable. Then he backpedals and suggests that some institutions, such as the Catholic Church, be exempted from those requirements. That approach has nothing to do with the notion of freedom of religion as the Founding Fathers viewed it when they specifically safeguarded it in the First Amendment. Freedom of religion is supposed to be a personal matter of conscience. It is an individual...
  • Santorum at Ave Maria - a small voice resonates

    02/21/2012 12:38:25 PM PST · by Notwithstanding · 19 replies
    Ave Maria Living ^ | 2/21/2012 | staff
    It’s normal to wonder if anyone is paying attention. As humans, our lives don’t seem to have meaning absent our communications and interactions with others. And as Christians, the influence our own lives has on others is of great import; our salvation in some way depends on whether we are channels for and bearers of His love. This goal is summed up in the lyrics of the alma mater song for Ave Maria’s law school, the Ave Maria project (in its many forms) serves as a “beacon in darkness, voice for all to hear.” Of course we typically toil away...
  • Priest Arrested For Praying In Front Of The White House

    02/19/2012 2:28:15 PM PST · by · 23 replies · 2+ views
    Click on the link to watch the video of the arrest captured by a citizen journalist.
  • Mr. President, Talk is Cheap

    02/17/2012 7:30:14 PM PST · by ReformationFan
    Rick Santorum ^ | 2-17-12 | Rick Santorum
    When it comes to America’s first freedom, religious freedom, the Obama Administration has strong rhetoric – but its policies, regulations, and actions reveal a very different agenda. President Barack Obama recently issued a national proclamation commemorating Religious Freedom Day. With his words, he honored the aspiration of countless settlers who came to America “to practice their beliefs free from prejudice and persecution.” Last Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast, the president, with his words, praised his “strengthened White House faith-based initiative” that has “partnered with Catholic Charities to help Americans who are struggling with poverty.” However, the President’s lofty words...
  • Evangelicals & Catholics Together: In Defense of Religious Freedom (vs. Islam, Secularism)

    02/17/2012 12:49:27 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies
    First Things ^ | March 2012 | Evangelicals and Catholics Together
    Eighteen years ago, this fellowship of Evangelical and Catholic pastors, theologians, and educators was formed to deepen the dialogue among our communities on issues of common concern, to explore theological common ground, and to offer in public life a common witness born of Christian faith. Since our founding in 1994, we have addressed, together, such important public policy questions as the defense of life, even as we have proposed to our communities patterns of theological understanding on such long-disputed questions as the gift of salvation, the authority of Scripture, and the call to holiness in the communion of saints. We...
  • Obama's anti-religious implosion

    02/12/2012 4:35:21 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    Renew America ^ | 2-12-2012 | J. Matt Barber
    Barack Obama may have just lost the election. He has foolishly gone to war in an election year with tens of millions of Catholics, Protestants and Jews — Democrat, Republican and independent alike. He has thrown down a radical feminist gauntlet and dared the Church to pick it up. They've picked it up. From running up trillions in debt and deficit, to the vast expansion of the size and scope of federal bureaucracy, Mr. Obama has done more in three years to supplant our 236 year-old Constitutional Republic with a Euro-style socialist autocracy — than a lesser Marxist could have...
  • WSJ Almost Uniquely Raises Self-Insurance Issue in 'Immaculate Contraception' Editorial

    02/11/2012 8:01:33 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    News Busters ^ | 2-11-12 | Tony Blumer
    Yesterday's announcement by President Obama (headlined at the White House's website as "Remarks by the President on Preventive Care") of planned revisions to an ObamaCare-driven rule which, in the President's words, "if a woman’s employer is a charity or a hospital that has a religious objection to providing contraceptive services as part of their health plan, the insurance company -– not the hospital, not the charity -– will be required to reach out and offer the woman contraceptive care free of charge, without co-pays and without hassles." Showing just how out of touch the establishment press is with reality, an...
  • Southern Baptist leader: Obama gave Christians ‘the dismissive back’ of his hand

    02/10/2012 4:40:19 PM PST · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/10/12 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 10, 2012, ( – Evangelical and pro-family leaders have denounced the Obama administration’s new “accommodation” on the HHS mandate forcing religious institutions to provide birth control and abortifacients as an accounting gimmick that still compels people of faith to violate their deeply held principles or face legal penalty. “Mr. President, mere accounting tricks will not suffice,” Dr. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission wrote in a statement e-mailed to “You have given your fellow citizens’ cry of conscience the dismissive back of your hand by offering them not a solution.”...
  • Obama’s laughable compromise on health mandate

    02/10/2012 11:36:31 AM PST · by landsbaum · 22 replies
    President Barack Obama has been hammered lately over his health mandate that every employer must provide insurance coverage for contraception, abortifacients and even sterilization, things many religious people find to be sinful, according to the tenets of their faith. As our editorial today points out, this is an egregious violation of First Amendment guarantees to the exercise of religious beliefs when the state demands people act against their beliefs. The White House today has suggested a compromise, which is transparently absurd...
  • Obama administration struggles to contain uproar over birth-control rule

    02/09/2012 6:23:21 AM PST · by sr4402 · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/08/12 05:54 PM ET | Amie Parnes and Sam Baker
    The White House struggled Wednesday to contain the growing uproar over its birth-control mandate, with Democrats peeling off one by one in what has become an increasingly divisive election-year controversy. Still, one senior Democratic aide said the plan has put some lawmakers in an “awkward position.” “A lot of Democrats just don’t want to talk about it and be in the position of defending it,” the aide said. “It’s horrible timing.”
  • Allentown diocese to workers: Contraception mandate could end health benefit

    02/07/2012 8:30:17 AM PST · by libertarian neocon · 22 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | Peter Hall
    The Diocese of Allentown has enlisted its workers in a fight to defeat an Obama administration mandate that religious employers pay for contraceptives and other reproductive health care services. Unless the rule is overturned, the Catholic diocese would end health care benefits altogether for about 1,000 teachers, administrators and other employees when it takes effect in August 2013, the diocese warned in a letter last week. "The Church cannot be placed in the moral position of directly funding abortions and contraception through these imposed health care reforms," diocese Vicar General Alfred A. Schlert wrote to employees. "Therefore, the only option...
  • Obama’s senior political adviser urges all sides in birth control fight to ‘lower our voices’

    02/07/2012 8:33:52 AM PST · by tobyhill · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/7/2012 | ap
    A political adviser to President Barack Obama said Tuesday the administration didn’t intend to “abridge anyone’s religious freedom” with its regulation requiring church-affiliated employers to cover birth control for their workers. “This is an important issue. It’s important for millions of women around the country,” said Axelrod, the political adviser to Obama’s re-election campaign. “We want to resolve it in an appropriate way and we’re going to do that.”
  • Newt: Obama's war on the Catholic church

    02/05/2012 7:03:12 AM PST · by Milagros · 34 replies
    Newt: Obama's war on the Catholic church On NBC's 'Meet The Press.' Liberal Rachel Maddow "diasgrees..." David Brooks of the NYTimes, highligted it (that it's going to be an issue), saying though its not being talked much in the media...
  • The Religious Freedom Against Government Mandates Battle Has Already Been In Court For Years

    02/02/2012 11:26:28 PM PST · by stevelackner · 4 replies
    STEVELACKNER.COM ^ | February 2, 2012 | Steven W. Lackner
    Much has been reported in recent days regarding the Obamacare mandate that would require religious institutions to provide health insurance whose services include contraception. But few realize that a case with essentially the same underlying principle has been working its way through the federal court system for a couple years already. The L.A. Times reported in 2009 that "pharmacists are obliged to dispense the Plan B pill, even if they are personally opposed to the 'morning after' contraceptive on religious grounds, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. In a case that could affect policy across the western U.S., a supermarket...
  • 2/3/12 Hillsdale College Talk and Lunch in D.C: "Blasphemy and Free Speech"

    02/01/2012 1:38:09 PM PST · by hillsdale1
    Hillsdale College ^ | 02/01/12 | Hillsdale College - Kirby Center
    Paul Marshall, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, will speak at the February 3, 2012, “First Principles on First Fridays” lecture program through Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship, at 227 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. The lecture, “Blasphemy and Free Speech,” will begin at noon, and is open to the public. A book signing and lunch will follow. Contending that efforts to restrict free speech in the name of limiting blasphemy is a dangerous threat around the world, and one that is growing in the West, Paul Marshall...
  • Pope & US bishops team up to put religious freedom on the political agenda

    01/21/2012 3:44:01 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies ^ | January 20, 2012 | Phil Lawler
    Pope & US bishops team up to put religious freedom on the political agenda   By Phil Lawler | January 20, 2012 1:19 PM On Thursday, Pope Benedict warned visiting American bishops that religious freedom is being threatened in the United States. By the end of the day, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) had issued a statement welcoming the Pope’s remarks and encouraging lay Catholics to become involved in the political battle to preserve freedom of conscience.That’s a quick response. Almost suspiciously quick.Sure, the bishops’ conference has a staff capable of turning out a quick news release. And sure,...
  • MARRIAGE AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: Fundamental Goods That Stand or Fall Together (Catholic and open)

    01/12/2012 2:20:47 PM PST · by Heart-Rest · 5 replies
    The USCCB Web Site ^ | January 12, 2012 | Large Group Of American Religious Leaders
    An Open Letter from Religious Leaders in the United States to All Americans Released January 12, 2012 Dear Friends: The promotion and protection of marriage—the union of one man and one woman as husband and wife—is a matter of the common good and serves the wellbeing of the couple, of children, of civil society and all people. The meaning and value of marriage precedes and transcends any particular society, government, or religious community. It is a universal good and the foundational institution of all societies. It is bound up with the nature of the human person as male and female,...
  • Hosanna-Tabor: U.S. Supreme Court Church-State Decision Protects the Church

    01/12/2012 3:52:58 AM PST · by tcg · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 1/12/12 | Keith A Fournier
    Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is one of the most important Religion Clause cases of the last fifty years. ...There is a difference between a secular approach to governance and secularism, an ideology at odds with properly accommodating religious faith,churches,religious institutions and religious speakers. ...The Establishment Clause was intended to protect against the establishment of a National Church and a forced adherence to its doctrine by all citizens. It was more aptly understood as an Anti-Establishment Clause. Sadly, the interpretation of the Clause has devolved into an interpretation of a Church/State separation which is...
  • Concern over Muslim prayer in West Shore schools raises questions..........

    01/10/2012 6:27:23 AM PST · by Nextrush · 28 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | 1/10/12 | Monica Von Dobneck
    The possibility that Muslim students in the West Shore School District might be allowed to pray during the school day has angered some parents, even though nobody is sure that it's happening. The issue came up when a parent was on Bob Durgin's radio talk show with a letter from a staff member who attended a training session on multicultural awareness Dec. 9 at the school district. The session addresed, in part, the issue of Muslim prayer, according to the letter. Durgin devoted several of his talk shows to the subject. District officials are not saying much about it. Spokesman...
  • All-American Muslim? (MPAC)

    12/28/2011 7:07:59 AM PST · by bayouranger · 25 replies ^ | 12-28-11 | Bruce Bawer
    The other day the New York Times invited a few contributors to answer the question “Is America’s religious freedom under threat?” The answer provided by Salam Al-Marayati, head of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), in an essay entitled “A Campaign Against Patriotic Muslims,” was a resounding yes – at least, that is, where his co-religionists are concerned. Among Al-Marayati’s assertions: “religious freedom for the Muslim American is under threat….Today’s anti-Muslim rhetoric is eerily similar to the pre-Nazi rhetoric against Jews….Hate against Muslim children in elementary and secondary schools is on the rise.” There is, insisted Al-Marayati, “an inquisition mentality...
  • Speak Not of Evil: When Free Speech Becomes ‘Blasphemy’

    12/20/2011 7:58:10 AM PST · by bayouranger · 5 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 12-20-11 | Frank Gaffney Jr
    One of the most popular attractions in Washington, D.C. is a building that graces Pennsylvania Avenue with an exterior engraved with the First Amendment to the Constitution and its guarantee of, among other liberties, freedom of speech. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would have been well advised to hold her three-day meeting last week with the some of the most determined enemies of free expression – increasingly doing business as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) – at the Newseum, rather a few blocks away in Foggy Bottom. After all, at that shrine to our most fundamental civil rights, the...
  • Free speech questions surface after Clinton's invitation to Muslim group

    12/06/2011 2:05:46 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | December 6, 2011 | MarianneBauman
    Paul Marshall of the Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom Washington D.C., Dec 6, 2011 / 02:51 pm (CNA).- A religious liberty expert is concerned that the U.S. State Department appears to be collaborating with a group that has worked to outlaw criticism of Islam around the world.“The U.S. government should not be getting into the business of trying to shape what people say about religion,” said Paul Marshall, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom.Marshall made his remarks to CNA on Dec. 5, after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton invited the Saudi Arabia-based Organization of...
  • Hillary Clinton: Religious objections to homosexuality like supporting honor killings, widow burning

    12/09/2011 3:50:23 PM PST · by wagglebee · 50 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/9/11 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C. December 8, 2011 ( – In a speech designed to convince the world that “gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said religious objections to homosexuality should not stand in the way of vigorous United Nations action to promote the homosexual rights agenda. On Tuesday, Clinton said promoting the global acceptance of “gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people” is “one of the remaining human rights challenges of our time,” likening the effort to ending racial, sexual, or religious discrimination. She noted that perhaps the “most challenging issue arises when...
  • Macy's Fires Christian Worker for Not Allowing Transgender in Women's Fitting Room

    12/08/2011 6:13:18 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 50 replies
    Christian Post Reporte ^ | Dec. 07 2011 | Alex Murashko
    A Macy’s department store employee in San Antonio, Texas, has been fired for not allowing a cross-dressing young man to return to the women’s dressing room, according to a law firm that specializes in religious freedom cases. Natalie Johnson said she told the young man politely that he could not go back into the dressing room after seeing him exit the women’s fitting room, reported Liberty Counsel, a group of advocacy lawyers. Johnson said the man was wearing make-up and girls’ clothing and told her that he is a female. The cross-dresser was accompanied by five other individuals, who argued...
  • Macy’s Shows Religious Freedom and Homosexual Agenda Cannot Coexist

    12/08/2011 3:17:03 AM PST · by scottfactor · 22 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/08/2011 | Gina Miller
    Those of us who are paying attention, who see—and can read—the writing on the wall, plainly understand that the radical sodomite agenda and America’s constitutionally-protected freedom of religion cannot coexist. The two are mutually exclusive, and Macy’s department store has given us yet another proof of this truth, which I will explain in a few moments. The advancement of the militant homosexual agenda has reached “warp speed” under Barack Obama (or whatever his name is). He has packed his administration with homosexuals, refused to defend the federal law of the Defense of Marriage Act, and signed away the sanity of...
  • Op-Ed: The End of Religious Freedom

    12/07/2011 11:24:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/12/11 | Phyllis Chesler
    President Obama must prevent the shutting down of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. The need for its work has never been so acute as Islamists gain power. Prof. Phyllis Chesler Prof. Phyllis Chesler is the author of fifteen books, including Women and Madness (Doubleday, 1972), The Death of Feminism: What's Next in the Struggle for Women's Freedom (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and most recently, The New Anti-Semitism. She is the co-founder of the Association for Women in Psychology and the National Women's Health Network. â–ş More from this writer Time has run out for the cause of worldwide religious...
  • Perry TV Ad: I Can Defend Faith from Obama’s “War on Religion"

    12/07/2011 1:14:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Lexi Stemple
    ...Texas Gov. Rick Perry is on the attack, claiming in a new TV ad that President Obama is waging a "War on Religion," and he's the GOP candidate that can defend faith in America. "I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a Christian, but you don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school. As President, I'll end Obama's war on religion. And I'll fight against liberal attacks on our religious heritage," says...
  • It’s an Obama World/Walter Reed Hospit. Bars Family Members From Bringing Bibles to Injured Soldiers

    12/05/2011 7:28:18 AM PST · by KyGeezer · 131 replies · 1+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 5, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    It’s an Obama world. While we were preoccupied with other disastrous Obama policies, military bureaucrats under Barack Obama passed a new rule that barred loved ones from bringing Bibles to wounded soldiers. The US Military says they are rescinding the order but only after a Republican lawmaker denounced the policy on the House floor. Todd Starnes reported: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center said they are rescinding a policy that prohibits family members of wounded military troops from bringing Bibles or any religious reading materials to their loved ones. The decision to rescind the ban on Bibles came exactly one...
  • Homosexual-rights activists call for boycott of Salvation Army’s annual red kettle campaign

    12/05/2011 1:50:11 PM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    California Catholic ^ | December 5, 2011
    >As Christmas shoppers flock to stores, the familiar sights and sounds of Salvation Army bell-ringers with red kettles will prompt many to toss in their coins and remember the less fortunate. But not everyone is in a giving mood. reported last week that some LGBT activists are urging people to ignore the bell-ringers because the Salvation Army holds Biblical views that the activists claim are bigoted. The Salvation Army adamantly denies that it discriminates against anyone, including LGBT, who seeks its services or programs. Gay leaders are not satisfied. Andy Thayer, co-founder of the Gay Liberation Network, said, “We...
  • Pastors charged after telling 'gays' about sin...Now facing bench trial in court run by lesbian

    12/02/2011 7:40:50 PM PST · by Just4Him · 37 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | 12/1/2011 | Bob Unruh
    Their sign warns those who are "Drunks, homosexuals, abortionist, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, witches, idolators" that "Hell awaits you." Their hearing will be in Houston Municipal Court, which is run by Barbara E. Hartle, who, according to the Dallas Voice, is listed by the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund as "one of only a few out members of the Texas judiciary." She was appointed to the position by Houston Mayor Annise Parker, identified by the Los Angeles Times as "the first lesbian to head a major American city." Allen told WND that no matter what happens, the fact that...
  • Atheists playing the victim

    11/29/2011 11:07:27 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    One News Now ^ | 11/28/2011 | Charlie Butts
    One conservative attorney says he has no sympathy for the atheists who have launched a holiday advertising campaign to promote their stance and attack Christians. The billboard and newspaper ads that read "Bias Against Atheists is Naughty, Not Nice" are being placed in towns where atheists have made an effort to push religion out of the public arena. "I have very little sympathy for atheists, the ones who are perpetrating anti-Christian bias," admits Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel Action. "And when they receive a little push-back and people point out the reality that we are a Christian nation, they get...
  • Vatican Cardinal Burke: ‘We’re well on the way’ to Christian persecution in the U.S.

    11/28/2011 8:49:17 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 11-28-11 | John-Henry Westen
    VATICAN, November 28, 2011 ( – One of the highest ranking cardinals in the Vatican has said that the United States is “well on the way” to the persecution of Christians. Cardinal Raymond Burke Cardinal Raymond Burke, former Archbishop of St. Louis and now the head of the Vatican’s highest court, told Catholic News Agency that he could envision a time when the Catholic Church in the U.S., “even by announcing her own teaching,” is accused of “engaging in illegal activity, for instance, in its teaching on human sexuality.” Asked if the cardinal could even see American Catholics being arrested...
  • Christian worker loses her job after being 'targeted' by Islamic extremists

    11/28/2011 2:18:38 AM PST · by DetroitRight · 19 replies
    U.K. Telegraph ^ | Sunday, November 27, 2011 | Jonathan Wynne-Jones
    Nohad Halawi, who worked at Heathrow Airport, is suing her former employers for unfair dismissal, claiming that she and other Christian staff at the airport were victims of systematic harassment because of their religion. She claims that she was told that she would go to Hell for her religion, that Jews were responsible for the September 11th terror attacks, and that a friend was reduced to tears having been bullied for wearing a cross. Mrs Halawi, who came to Britain from Lebanon in 1977, worked in the duty-free section as a perfume saleswoman of the airport for 13 years but...
  • ‘We were deceived’ on New York gay ‘marriage’ vote: Archbishop Dolan

    11/26/2011 1:15:00 PM PST · by NYer · 45 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 25, 2011 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    NEW YORK, NY, November 25, 2011 ( - In the aftermath of the legalization of gay “marriage” in New York state, some commentators had wondered why, despite their leadership role in the fight against the law, the state’s Catholic bishops’ efforts had ultimately seemed so strangely half-hearted, given the high stakes. One of these was gay activist Terence Weldon. Writing after the vote at the blog “Queering the Church,” he said: “the really interesting thing about the Catholic bishops and NY gay marriage is not how vigorously they fought against it (as the headlines would have it), but how lukewarm...
  • Campus pamphleteer exposing ‘homofascism’ acquitted of trespassing charge

    11/25/2011 3:06:49 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 11-25-11 | Peter Baklinski
    A judge has acquitted a controversial pro-family activist from a July 2008 charge of trespassing at a Canadian university. William (Bill) Whatcott was arrested by campus security at the University of Calgary and put into a holding cell for distributing a pamphlet that addressed the “harmful consequences” of homosexuality. Whatcott, in an email to LifeSiteNews, called the ruling a “victory for all Canadians who value freedom of expression and religious liberty on our university campuses.” Judge J.D. Bascom ruled from the Provincial Court of Alberta on November 15th that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms “applies” to the University...
  • Bank of America, Cisco back down after firing traditional marriage supporter

    11/22/2011 11:01:27 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11-22-11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, November 22, 2011 ( — In a rare successful pushback against the pro-gay rights corporate culture, customers of Bank of America and the Cisco Corporation have won a promise from the two companies not to discriminate against employees or vendors who publicly oppose same-sex “marriage.” The National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) Corporate Fairness Project announced Nov. 7 that both companies, which the leading gay rights group Human Rights Campaign had rated favorably, backtracked on a decision to cancel seminars by Frank Turek, who is a traditional marriage advocate. Frank Turek was 'fired' by both Cisco and Bank of America...
  • Catholic Caucus: Catholic Bishops Push to Keep Religious Issues at Heart of 2012 Race

    11/18/2011 10:49:26 PM PST · by topher · 13 replies ^ | Nov 18, 2012 | By Lauren Green
    [first paragraph omitted -- so that useful paragraphs might be excerpted...] ... The shepherds of America's 65 million Roman Catholics met this week for their fall conference, where the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops created a new Committee for Religious Liberty. Father William E. Lori, bishop for Bridgeport, Conn., and chairman of the new group, told the assembled men of the cloth that "there is no religious liberty if we are not free to express our faith in the public square and if we are not free to act on that faith." The church has been embroiled in several skirmishes...