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  • Four GOP Candidates Pledge To Pass FADA In First 100 days

    02/12/2016 10:44:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 12, 2016 | Nate Madden and Robert Eno
    Four remaining Presidential Candidates Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio, and Jeb Bush have pledged to push for passing the First Amendment Defense Act within their first 100 days in office, while others still in the race have not. The pledge, a joint effort of the American Principles Project, Heritage Action for America and Family Research Council Action, reads "If elected, I pledge to push for the passage of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) and sign it into law during the first 100 days of my term as President." "Our future President, whoever he or she may be,...
  • Princeton's Robert George: Are You Ready to Pay the Price? The Days of Socially Acceptable....

    02/07/2016 6:50:59 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2/4/16 | John-Henry Westen
    ORLANDO, February 4, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- "It is no longer easy to be a faithful Christian, a good Catholic, an authentic witness to the truths of the Gospel," said Princeton Professor Robert George to a large crowd at the Legatus Summit in Orlando, Florida last weekend. Professor George added that people can still safely identify as "Catholic" as long as they don't believe, or will at least be completely silent about, "what the Church teaches on issues such as marriage and sexual morality and the sanctity of human life." He said "the guardians of those norms of cultural orthodoxy that...
  • Evangelical leader blasts Falwell for hosting Trump

    01/18/2016 11:48:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 234 replies
    Politico | January 18, 2016 | Blake Hounshell
    One of the United States' most influential evangelical leaders blasted Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. on Monday for hosting Donald Trump to give a campaign speech. Russell Moore, who heads the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, let fly a series of tweets after Falwell gave a glowing introduction to Trump, calling him "one of the greatest visionaries of our time" and saying Trump "lives a life of helping others ... as Jesus taught in the New Testament." Moore appeared incredulous at Falwell's language, which was more effusive than he had...
  • CRUZ: Religious Liberty Is Fundamental to Our National Character

    01/16/2016 7:05:51 PM PST · by Isara · 7 replies
    Cruz News ^ | January 16, 2016
    Celebrates Religious Freedom DayHOUSTON, Texas - Today in honor of Religious Freedom Day, memorializing the 230th anniversary of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, Ted Cruz released the following video. Authored by Thomas Jefferson, the statute passed in the Virginia General Assembly on January 16, 1786. The statute recognized that all individuals have the right to live in accordance with their faith, paving the way for the First Amendment and becoming a pillar of the American tradition.See the video and transcript below:Ted Cruz: Religious Liberty Is Fundamental to Our National Character (Video)"The right to freely worship the Lord God Almighty...
  • Will Twitter Declare War on Religious Conservatives?

    01/05/2016 9:42:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | January 5, 2016 | Michael Brown
    With a view towards curbing abusive posts, Twitter has established new, stricter guidelines, stating, "We do not tolerate behavior that crosses the line into abuse, including behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another user's voice." So far, so good. I can't imagine that anyone thinks we need more incivility and hatred and incitement on social media, and I can understand why Twitter CEO Dick Costolo feels "ashamed" at how poorly his company has handled abusers. With that in mind, Twitter's guidelines are understandable, stating, "You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people...
  • Is Evangelical Morality Still Acceptable in America?

    07/17/2014 7:09:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 07/17/2014 | Alan Noble
    People who disagree with same-sex marriage and birth-control use have been met with accusations of bigotry. Are some Christians being unfairly shamed out of the public sphere? Is evangelical Christian morality still viable in American public life? This is the question lurking in recent debates over religious-liberty issues, from the Supreme Courtís Hobby Lobby decision to the Christian bakers who object to baking cakes for gay weddings. In discussions of these cases, objections to same-sex marriage and contraception are described as a retreat from ďsecular society.Ē And in some cases, evangelicals actually have retreated: Since the Boy Scouts of America...
  • New Ted Cruz Ad Puts Focus on Religious Liberty

    12/29/2015 5:17:23 PM PST · by Isara · 20 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | December 29, 2015 | Shane Vander Hart
    Ted Cruz interviews Dick and Betty Odgaard during his religious liberty rally in Des Moines. Photo credit: Dave Davidson ( Yesterday, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) released a new ad that lacks any spoken narration, but highlights court victories he had as a private attorney and as Solicitor General of Texas. The ad that will air statewide in Iowa through January 3rd highlights Cruz's victories defending the Mojave Memorial Cross, the Texas Capitol Ten Commandments monument, the Second Amendment, and the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.You can watch the :30 second ad entitled ‚ÄúVictories‚ÄĚ below:Victories (Video)Cruz...
  • Cruz on DAY ONE: 'Rescind every single illegal, unconstitutional' Obama action

    12/28/2015 7:42:46 AM PST · by Isara · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/28/15 | Paul Bedard
    Surging Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz is laying out what would be the most aggressive first day in office every for a new president, starting with the elimination of "every single illegal and unconstitutional" executive action taken by President Obama.In an epilogue to his father Rafael Cruz's upcoming autobiography, the Texas senator also said that he would rip up Obama's controversial deal with Iran, open an investigation into Planned Parenthood's abortion practice, end the IRS's "persecution of religious liberty," and shift the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem."All of that is on day one. It is an example of...
  • Illinois Senator Asks Pope to Curb Dominican Cardinal's Criticism of Gay US Envoy

    12/17/2015 12:19:48 PM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois has written to Pope Francis, criticizing "hateful" public remarks by Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez of Santo Domingo about the openly homosexual US ambassador to the Dominican Republic. The Illinois lawmaker said that the ambassador, James "Wally" Brewster, has shown "patience and professionalism" in the "mean-spirited attacks" by the Dominican cardinal. He appealed to the Pope to stop the cardinal's "intolerant public statements."
  • Can Google Silence the Church?

    12/11/2015 10:28:08 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 7 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 12/11/15 | Chelsen Vicari
    Whether we’re talking about the redefinition of marriage or taxpayer funded abortion and contraception, one question is crossing many Christians’ minds: where will the next challenge to religious liberty arise? Among some, there is a growing concern that the next threat to religious liberty will be a cyber showdown.
  • Children Seized from Parents on Charges of ‚ÄėChristian Indoctrination‚Äô in Norway

    12/03/2015 3:21:10 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 11 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 12/3/15 | Heather Clark
    A Christian couple in Norway have reportedly become embroiled in a battle with social services after their five children were removed on charges that included ‚ÄúChristian radicalization and indoctrination.‚ÄĚ On Nov. 16, Norway‚Äôs child welfare services, the Barnevernet, seized Marius and Ruth Bodnariu‚Äôs two daughters, two sons and their baby, Ezekiel. The two eldest children were reportedly removed from school without their parents knowledge, and then Barnevarnet representatives arrived with police at the Bodnariu home, where welfare services seized the remaining children, minus the baby. The organization returned the following day and removed the infant as well after the family...
  • Equality Law Protections Extended to Religious-Run Schools and Hospitals [Ireland]

    12/07/2015 6:18:29 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Oireachtas has approved legislation that extends equality law protections for LGBT teachers to schools and institutions run by the Catholic Church. The Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, which has passed all legislative stages, scraps Section 37(1) of the Employment Equality Act, which exempts the promotion of "certain religious values" from the legal definition of discrimination. The section applies to "religious, educational or medical" institutions which are "under the direction or control of a body established for religious purposes". The move to amend the Act is principally aimed at protecting staff at denominational schools which receive state funding, though hospitals and...
  • Ireland Revokes Protections For Religious Freedom In Wake Of Gay Marriage Vote

    12/05/2015 8:25:55 AM PST · by Petrosius · 28 replies
    Brietbart ^ | December 4, 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    On Tuesday night the latest bastion against religious intolerance was swept away, as the Dail voted unanimously to repeal Section 37 of the state's Employment Equality Act. Section 37 granted specific exemptions for "religious, educational or medical institutions" when it came to gay rights, allowing them "to maintain the religious ethos of the institution".
  • The First Amendment Needs Your Prayers

    12/04/2015 3:27:25 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 4, 2015 | Peggy Noonan
    We are all free to say what we think, and must be, for without this freedom we will no longer be America. More on that below. But you always hope what is said will be constructive, helpful, maybe even at some point heartening. You have a responsibility as an adult to do your best in this area. But as soon as the story broke Wednesday afternoon, and while it was still going on, there were accusations and bitter words flung all over the Internet. The weirdest argument came almost immediately. A person named Chris Murphy, who is a U.S. senator...
  • Triumphant Ted Cruz Rally for Religious Liberty

    11/15/2015 8:26:20 AM PST · by Isara · 12 replies
    Vicky Kaseorg's Blog ^ | Sunday, November 15, 2015 | Vicky Kaseorg
    Officially blown away by a presidential candidate. I attended the Ted Cruz Rally for Religious Liberty yesterday. From the moment he strode onto stage, a few things were apparent. No teleprompter guided him,† and if there were any notes, he never used them. Nonetheless, he spoke for nearly an hour with enthusiasm, a clear love of God and country, passion, and conviction. Much of the rally centered about everyday heroes who suffered religious persecution here in the land of the free, and refused to give up their right to live their faith. Coach Joe Kennedy, a football coach who...
  • Cruz ties Paris attacks to religious liberty pitch

    11/14/2015 3:48:19 PM PST · by Isara · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat November 14, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Greenville, South Carolina - Ted Cruz used the backdrop of the terror attacks in Paris as the latest evidence that Christians are under siege, making a pitch on Saturday to evangelicals here that tied together his take-no-prisoners foreign policy with his faith-driven domestic agenda. The Texas Republican, kicking off his most extensive trip yet in South Carolina, had planned for a month a large, highly-produced "Rally for Religious Liberty" that mirrored a similar event this summer... But Friday's attacks in France recalibrated Cruz's message and its overall tone: He began the event with a lengthy moment of silence, and Cruz...
  • Rally to Defend Religious Liberty [Live Event]

    11/14/2015 9:05:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies ^ | 11/14/15 | Ted Cruz, et al
    Greenville, SC | 12 pm ET | #DefendReligiousLiberty
  • Ted Cruz Announces Endorsement of Christian Talk Show Host (Dr. Michael Brown)

    11/04/2015 2:31:23 PM PST · by Isara · 10 replies ^ | 11/04/15
    Dr. Michael Brown supports Cruz for PresidentHOUSTON, Texas - Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the endorsement of Dr. Michael Brown, a Judeo-Christian talk show host and evangelical leader.Dr. Brown is a Messianic Jew and a professor of Biblical and Hebrew studies. He's the founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry, the Director of the Coalition of Conscience, and host of the daily, nationally syndicated talk radio show The Line of Fire. Brown also hosts a TV show on Judeo-Christian apologetics, "Answering Your Toughest Questions.""I deeply appreciate Dr. Brown's support, and respect his contribution to Judeo-Christian scholarship," Cruz said....
  • Join Ted Cruz in South Carolina! (Nov. 14 - 16)

    11/04/2015 8:36:20 AM PST · by Isara · 5 replies
    Saturday, November 14South Carolina Rally for Religious LibertyFeaturing Sen. Ted Cruz, Bishop E.W. Jackson, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Dr. Michael Brown, brothers Jason and David Benham and more! 12:00 pm Bob Jones University 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd Greenville, SC 29614RSVP HERESunday, November 15Myrtle Beach Town Hall 2:15 pm Horry-Georgetown Technical College Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium 12050 Highway 501 East Conway, SC 29526RSVP HEREMonday, November 16Sun City Town Hall 9:00 am The Pavilion 114 B Sun City Lane Sun City, SC 29909 *Due to the local hosts this event is limited to residents of Sun City only.RSVP HERECollege of...
  • Ted Cruz Announces Religious Liberty Heroes to be Featured at South Carolina Rally

    11/02/2015 4:42:52 PM PST · by Isara · 2 replies ^ | 11/02/15
    Targeted Americans of Faith to Tell Their StoriesHOUSTON, Texas - The Cruz for President campaign today announced the names of five Americans targeted for their religious faith who will be featured at the South Carolina Rally for Religious Liberty."I am proud to be joined by such a heroic group of Americans," said Ted Cruz. "Increasingly, renegade government officials seek to coerce people of faith either to act in a manner that violates their faith or forfeit their career. The right to religious liberty built America. Denying that right is un-American, and it is morally wrong."Joining Ted Cruz in Greenville will...
  • Obama EEOC Fights for Religious Liberty -- for Muslim Truckers

    10/28/2015 8:01:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/28/2015 | By Daniel John Sobieski
    Well, at least they were not told to bake a cake for a gay wedding. In President Obama’s fundamentally transformed America, Christian bakers are forced by the blunt instrument of government mandate to cater a gay wedding regardless of their religious beliefs, but Muslim truckers can now refuse to transport alcohol because their Muslim beliefs and Sharia law prohibits it. As an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission press release cheerfully chirps about its victory over Star Transport, a trucking company based in Morton, Illinois: A federal jury in Peoria, Ill., has awarded $240,000 to two Somalian-American Muslims who were fired...
  • BRING IT ON: Why The Washington Establishment Hates and Fears Ted Cruz

    10/25/2015 8:03:30 PM PDT · by Isara · 29 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | October 25, 2015 | John Tutten
    You can always tell when the Washington statists really fear something. They become like jackals on a carcass in the savannah, tearing and ripping at it until there is nothing left. Anything or anyone that might upset the symbiosis between the political hacks and their corporate cronies must be eliminated. After all, they worked very hard to put this self-serving, freedom killing mechanism in place. No idea or outsider can be allowed to interfere with the unending orgy of money and power. There really is just one party in Washington today. Yes, we still have Democrats and Republicans, but when...
  • Southern Baptist leader: Christians should not attend homosexual Ďweddingsí

    10/20/2015 11:04:32 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 87 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/19/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, October 19, 2015 (LifeSiteNews)‚ÄĒThere was a time when Church and State cooperated ‚Äď when governing powers welcomed the influence of Judeo-Christian values and sought to harmonize its laws with morality. But since the radical secularization of Western society, Christians have been forced into an adversarial, politically incorrect role, much like the early Church in times of persecution. Since a "culture of death" began to dominate the West, genuine Christians have become counter-cultural. The leader of America's largest Protestant denomination, Dr. Albert Mohler, applies this Christian counter-culturalism to the latest politically correct trend in society: the approval of sodomy...
  • Ted Cruz to Host South Carolina Rally for Religious Liberty

    10/16/2015 11:17:54 AM PDT · by Isara · 1 replies ^ | 10/16/15
    Persecuted American Christians to Tell their StoriesHOUSTON, Texas ¬Ė The Cruz for President Campaign announced today that on November 14, Ted Cruz will host a Rally for Religious Liberty in Greenville, SC. The rally will call attention to recent acts of government-sanctioned religious persecution against Americans of faith, and in particular recent attacks against evangelical Christians. RSVP information for press who wish to cover the event is below.Participating in the Rally for Religious Liberty will be Family Research Council president, Tony Perkins, author of a new book on religious liberty, No Fear: Real Stories of a Courageous New Generation Standing...
  • Ted Cruz plans religious liberty rally at Bob Jones

    10/16/2015 7:11:49 AM PDT · by Isara · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/15/15 | Shane Goldmacher
    Ted Cruz is planning a major rally around religious liberty in November at Bob Jones University in South Carolina, the latest in his continued push to win over evangelical voters who comprise a key voting bloc in the Republican primaries. The rally, to be held on November 14, is modeled after a similar one that Cruz held in August in Iowa. Cruz told a Des Moines crowd of more than 2,500 then that, ďThere is a war on faith in America today.Ē Cruz has made outreach to conservative Christians central to his candidacy. He launched his campaign in March at...
  • White House wants to ban conversion therapy on minors

    10/15/2015 6:38:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/15/15 | Robert King
    White House officials pushed to ban conversion therapy for LGBT youths, pointing to new findings that debunk the therapy. A ban on the conversion therapy for minors was introduced in Congress on Thursday, following a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. "The science rebukes this so-called practice and so do we," White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett told reporters on a call Thursday. The report from the administration includes a consensus from an expert panel held by the American Psychological Association earlier this summer.The panel found that variations in "sexual orientation and gender identity are normal,...
  • Cruz Campaign Continues to Demonstrate Commitment to Faith and Religious Liberty

    10/14/2015 7:42:44 PM PDT · by Isara · 3 replies ^ | 10/14/15
    HOUSTON, Texas ¬Ė Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz today announced that he is putting in place the talent and organizational structure to further energize the overwhelming support the campaign is receiving from Americans of faith. Reverend Rafael Cruz, father of Ted, has been crisscrossing the country talking to faith leaders about his son‚Äôs candidacy, signing up pastors, and spreading the message of the campaign.Demonstrating his commitment to people of faith, Cruz began his Presidential Campaign by announcing at Liberty University, the world¬ís largest Christian university. In August, Cruz hosted a Religious Liberty Rally in Iowa drawing in over 2,500 attendees ¬Ė...
  • Ben Carson Calls Congress a ĎPeanut Gallery,í Urges a Bill Protecting ĎReligious Rightsí

    10/13/2015 7:22:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/13/2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    [1]Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson urged Congress to pass legislation guaranteeing ¬ďreligious rights¬Ē for all Americans in the aftermath of the Supreme Court¬ís decision on gay marriage.Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, said the court ¬ďessentially¬Ē changed the definition of marriage, which has worked well for ¬ďthousands of years.¬Ē¬ďThe legislative branch, however, I would have thought would have been already prepared with legislation in case the Supreme Court came down with that decision, to make sure we preserve the rights, the religious rights of everybody. Not everybody agrees with their new definition of marriage, and it¬ís a conviction and a...
  • Another Week In Which The War on Christians Intensifies

    10/03/2015 1:06:16 PM PDT · by American Faith Today · 9 replies
    American Faith Today ^ | October 3, 2015 | American Faith Today
    Another Week In Which The War On Christians Intensifies Broadcast in Politics Conservative 22 minutes 4 seconds until Show American Faith Today American Faith Today unfollow Call in to speak with the host (347) 989-8387 h:428673 s:7972989 upcoming Play Host Christian persecution Oregon shooting Christians in other countries Academic elites gay agenda Shots fired. That's a common refrain to alert law enforcement and it's a common refrain to alert Christians of the actions of our enemies against us. We saw another shooting taking place in Oregon and it would seem that this individual did not have much love for those...
  • Amish finally win the right to follow their beliefs in Eau Claire County

    10/01/2015 7:05:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 10-1-15 | Paul Brennan
    The Amish may have a reputation for raising barns lightning-fast, but this project has taken 10 years. It has taken that long for members of the Old Order Amish who want to build homes in Eau Claire County to complete the permitting process. The county refused to accommodate to their religious beliefs. Members of the Old Order strictly adhere to Amish religious and cultural traditions, and they reject electric appliances, modern plumbing and other innovations. The county welcomed the Amish when they first began settling in Eau Claire in the 1970s. ďBridge Creek officials say that if the Amish hadnít...
  • Australian State Anti-Discrimination Minister Denounces Catholic Publication Affirming Marriage

    09/29/2015 10:16:28 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    A prominent politician in the Australian state of Tasmania has lodged a formal complaint against a pamphlet on marriage produced by the Catholic Church, saying that it causes ďimmeasurable harmĒ by arguing against acceptance of same-sex unions. Martine Delaney, the anti-discrimination commissioner of Tasmaniaís state government, called for an investigation of the Australian bishopsí conference which issued Donít Mess with Marriage. The pamphlet was distributed to 12,000 families with children in the stateís Catholic schools. Delaney charged that the publication denigrated the rights of homosexuals.
  • The Pope, the Little Sisters, and ObamaCare

    09/28/2015 10:08:29 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Pope Francisí unexpected and unscheduled visit to the Little Sisters of the Poor, a convent of elderly nuns fighting ObamaCareís contraception mandate in the courts, is a clear message shot across the Obama administrationís bow that such religious persecution is not acceptable, backing up the American Catholic Churchís mantra: we will not comply While the lamestream media focuses on the Popeís seeming alignment on issues such as climate change and immigration reform, the chattering class ignores this ongoing battle over religious liberty.
  • Pope Francis Has Put Himself Into Americaís Hot-Button Religious Freedom Debate

    09/26/2015 10:23:51 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 26, 2015 | Michelle Boorstein and Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    Pope Francis Has Put Himself Into Americaís Hot-Button Religious Freedom Debates Michelle Boorstein, Sarah Pulliam Bailey. September 26 In addition to immigration and climate change, Pope Francis has spotlighted another topic on his U.S. trip, one that is just as contentious: The debate over what constitutes religious freedom. His fellow bishops in the United States have in recent years selected as their top priority what they call threats to the rights of Americans to freely practice their faith. For them this has meant concern that, among other things, church-affiliated non-profits will have to do abortion referrals or treat gay spouses...
  • Ted Cruz: Pope Francis Leads On Abortion, Marriage, And Religious Liberty

    09/23/2015 9:36:57 AM PDT · by Isara · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 23, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    In an era when many global leaders are descending to relativism, Pope Francis continues to proclaim the truth. In the past few months, we have witnessed the gravest attacks on life, marriage, and religious liberty that our nation has ever endured. Planned Parenthood is profiting from unborn babies they dismember. The Supreme Court has undermined the truth of marriage in all 50 states. And Christians are being fined, and even thrown in jail, for their faith. These recent actions are attempting to rip by the roots the tenets that have made this nation the freest on the face of the...
  • The Next Kim Davis: Government Officials Exercise Their Right to Refuse Gay Marriages

    09/18/2015 11:34:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/18/2015 | Rod Kackley
    Either of two judges in Oregon could become the next Kim Davis by taking a stand for what they see as their religious freedom to refuse to perform same-sex marriages. The Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability will hold hearings in November concerning the case of Marion County Circuit Court Judge Vance Day, who has been refusing to perform same sex-marriages. Patrick Korten, a spokesman for the legal firm Day has hired, told the Oregonian the judge never prevented a gay couple from getting married, as Kim Davis did in Kentucky by refusing to issue marriage licenses. Instead, Davis...
  • Religious Liberty and Constitution Monday

    09/07/2015 1:22:38 PM PDT · by American Faith Today · 6 replies
    American Faith Today ^ | September 7, 2015 | American Faith Today
    Well, on a day in which I've thrown a show together quickly and in which my computer and my mouse have not behaved like good little gender neutral devices, I'm going to give it my best shot today. Nothing extraordinary or incredibly deep in terms of a topic. Just a few stories related to Kim Davis in Kentucky as well as a couple of stories involving Freedom From Religion highlighting their silliness and shortsighted hypocrisy in this battle we face to try to keep God in our culture today. Show starts at 4:30 Eastern time, and is archived after that.
  • First They Came For The Christians

    09/06/2015 5:58:51 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies ^ | September 6, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    We live in a fundamentally transformed America where Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis is thrown in jail for refusing to issue a lesbian couple a marriage license in violation of her religious beliefs but San Francisco officials who violated the law, created a sanctuary city, and harbored an illegal criminal alien charged with the murder of Kate Steinle, are not? Kim Davis, we are told, is obligated as a public official under the law, as determined by the Supreme Court, which was not established to write laws to issue such licenses. But then are we saying Christians canít be...
  • Alarmed report details Sexual Leftís agenda to defeat surging European family movement

    09/03/2015 12:15:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/3/15 | Gabriele Kuby
    September 3, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- The world-wide operating¬†Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the intellectual activist centre of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) which presently governs Germany in a coalition with the Christian Democratic Party under Chancellor Angela Merkel. As their publications¬†and conferences reflect, the FES pushes for same-sex ‚Äúmarriage,‚Äú reproductive rights, biotechnology, sexual diversity, gender equality, and sexual education. It also publishes reports with the intention of ‚Äúnaming and shaming‚ÄĚ individuals, organizations, parties, and networks which work on behalf of life and the family. The FES‚Äôs latest publication takes an international approach, describing anti-gender activists and actions in France, Germany, Hungary, Poland,...
  • Religious liberty: The Kentucky county clerk and the Muslim flight attendant

    09/02/2015 7:04:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/02/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Two current cases may help clarify the issue of the degree to which religious conviction exempts a person from performing job duties.  The New York Times and the rest of the national media are giving front page treatment to Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples on religious grounds. For them, the story is one of religious bias from the hateful right standing in the way of human happiness. The other story is receiving less national attention. Melissa Nann Burke of the Detroit News reports: A Muslim-American group...
  • Supporters Hold Over 200 Watch Parties for Cruz Rally for Religious Liberty

    08/22/2015 6:37:24 PM PDT · by Isara · 33 replies ^ | 08/22/15
    HOUSTON, Texas Ė After seeing more than 2,500 attend Fridayís Rally for Religious Liberty in Des Moines, IA, the Cruz for President campaign announced that there were more than 200 watch parties held around the country to view the rally. Those hosting the parties were given special access to watch online and invite their friends and neighbors to their homes or churches.ďIt was important for us to have our nationwide leadership use this opportunity to invite their communities to hear more about religious liberty from Senator Cruz,Ē said Campaign Manger Jeff Roe. ďWe couldnít be more pleased with the response....
  • Live from Des Moines, itís Ted Cruz (Description of Rally for Religious Liberty)

    08/22/2015 12:08:12 PM PDT · by Isara · 4 replies
    Power Line ^ | August 22, 2015 | Scott Johnson
    Nebraska attorney Dave Begley continues his series of reports for us on the appearances of presidential candidate in Iowa. Here is his report on the appearance of Ted Cruz yesterday, covered here by the Des Moines Register:I could not pass up the chance to see the champion college debater and Supreme Court advocate in action, so I drove to see Ted Cruz in Des Moines at the Rally for Religious Liberty. He made a brilliant presentation to his target audience. I was impressed.Cruz drew on emotion, logic, drama, rhetoric, and related multimedia presentations to drive his message home with great...
  • Ted Cruz Draws Huge Crowd at Iowa Rally for Religious Liberty

    08/22/2015 11:30:35 AM PDT · by Isara · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Aug 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    DES MOINES, Iowa Ė GOP presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) closed out a memorable day in Iowa with a massive rally for religious liberty in downtown Des Moines Friday evening. The overflow crowd of 3,000 Cruz supporters gathered to hear the conservative torch bearer draw attention to the persecution of Christian business owners. --- The enthusiastic crowd heard Cruz passionately defend the rights of Christian business owners. He was joined on stage by Dick and Betty Odgaard, owners of a wedding chapel business in Grimes, Iowa that was forced to close due to the legal and financial repercussions of...
  • Senator Ted Cruz Religious Rally in Iowa Live at 6:30 EDT [Aug 21, 2015]

    08/21/2015 2:56:52 PM PDT · by Isara · 100 replies
    C-Span ^ | Friday, Aug 21, 2015
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), a candidate for 2016 Republican presidential nomination, hosts a ďRally for Religious LibertyĒ at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Airing LIVE Friday, Aug 21 6:30pm EDT on Watch it Live!
  • ICYMI: Cruz for President Releases TV Ad Ahead of Rally for Religious Liberty

    08/11/2015 6:55:02 AM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies ^ | 08/11/15
    Highlights Cruz¬ís proven record defending American values, defunding Planned ParenthoodHOUSTON, Texas ‚Äď The Cruz for President campaign today released a 30-second TV spot called ¬ĎValues¬í that will appear on Fox News Channel in the Des Moines area starting today, leading up to his Rally for Religious Liberty on August 21st.The spot comes on the heels of Sen. Cruz¬ís robust debate performance and a new NBC poll showing a surge of seven points, ranking him second place among other GOP candidates. It highlights Sen. Cruz¬ís commitment to upholding American values, specifically his continued leadership in calling for the defunding and prosecution...
  • Newsboys to Appear at Cruz Rally for Religious Liberty on August 21

    08/05/2015 12:18:11 PM PDT · by Isara · 30 replies ^ | 08/05/15
    HOUSTON, Texas Ė Cruz for President today announced that the nationally-acclaimed, Grammy-Award nominated and Dove-award-winning Christian pop rock band, Newsboys, will make a special appearance at the Rally for Religious Liberty on August 21 in Des Moines, IA.ďOur campaign couldnít be more excited for the Newsboys to perform at this rally,Ē stated Sen. Cruz. ďWe are looking forward to working with them and all participants in this event to shine a light on the ongoing assault on religious liberty in this country.ĒThe Rally for Religious Liberty will be held at the Iowa events Center Grand Ballroom at 730 3rd Street...
  • Why the Marine Hymn Contains "Shores of Tripoli"

    03/05/2015 8:19:50 AM PST · by Parmy · 36 replies
    Subject: Why the Marine Hymn Contain Shores of Tripoli"... Interesting bit of history. This may be one of the more informative history lessons you ever read. Why the Marine Hymn Contains the Verse "To the Shores of Tripoli" Most Americans are unaware of the fact that over two hundred years ago the United States had declared war on Islam and Thomas Jefferson led the charge! At the height of the eighteenth century, Muslim pirates were the terror of the Mediterranean and a large area of the North Atlantic. They attacked every ship in sight, and held the crews for exorbitant...
  • Is Social Liberalism Winning?

    07/24/2015 8:11:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | July 24, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Editor's note: This article was co-authored by Tim Graham.The end of the Supreme Court term was depressing for conservatives. The double-whammy of a 50-state mandate for gay marriage and the upholding of Obamacare sounded the alarms for religious freedom. All that unease is measurable. Credit The Washington Post for doing precisely that. The polling team has just reported, "Liberals have won a string of victories on gay marriage and health care reform this year, but a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds a large majority of Americans are unhappy with where the nation is headed on social issues." They found...
  • Defending Religious Liberty

    07/23/2015 8:17:35 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia | July 21, 2015 | Judy Russell
    On June 26th, same-sex marriage legislation as well as amendments to the state public accommodation laws were enacted in all 50 states, under the Supreme Courtís ruling of Obergefell v. Hodges. While gay couples all around the nation stormed the streets and churches with a whole universe of rainbow colored banners and outfits, many Americans observed in horror what they saw as a direct violation of their First Amendment guarantee of religious liberty. ďThe legalization of same-sex marriage and the amending of state civil rights laws to include sexual orientation have resulted in situations where Americans have been forced to...
  • House GOP moderates ready intraparty battle over religious freedom bill

    07/18/2015 8:28:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 7/17/15 | Colby Itkowitz
    Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) doesnít really understand why congressional Republicans are again focusing their limited time on lightning-rod social issues, but if theyíre going to force the debate, heís hoping to soften any blowback. In the wake of the Supreme Courtís decision to legalize same-sex marriage, Republicans ó 124 of them in the House and 34 in the Senate ó want legislation passed ensuring the federal government cannot discriminate against anyone who actively opposes same-sex marriage, citing ďa religious or moral conviction.Ē Specifically, they support a measure saying those entities cannot have their tax-exempt status revoked. There is broad agreement,...
  • Lesbian Democrat senator denies individual right to religious liberty

    07/13/2015 10:14:49 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 13, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The chilling redefinition of the First Amendmentís guarantee of religious liberty by Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Democrat of Wisconsin and the Senateís only lesbian, is a looming threat to religious liberty. With the possible loss of tax exemptions for churches and institutions that donít comply with the Supreme Courtís same-sex marriage decision, an era of religious persecution may be upon us. Baldwin made her remarks on the June 27 broadcast of Up With Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. In a transcript of her remarks posted on Newsbusters, Baldwin ignored the fact that it was religious persecution in Europe that led to people...