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  • SCOTUS Decision Allowing Religious Exemptions On Birth Control Is A Big Win For Religious Liberty

    07/08/2020 5:37:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 8, 2020 | Paulina Enk
    In a major win for religious liberty, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 on Wednesday that employers with moral or religious objections would be exempt from the federal mandate that requires company health insurance to cover birth control. The case was a consolidation of The Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania and Trump v. Pennsylvania, both of which sought to alter the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). While the bill itself had no requirements for contraceptive access being guaranteed, this became mandatory through interim final rules (IFRs). While Churches have always been exempt...
  • Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Supreme Court Ruling on Religious Liberty

    07/08/2020 3:07:03 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | July 8, 2020 | White House
    Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a big win for religious freedom and freedom of conscience.  Almost a decade ago, the Obama administration attempted to force employers, including religious nonprofits like the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of nuns, to provide contraceptive coverage to their employees, in violation of their religious beliefs.  Twice before in this ongoing saga, the Supreme Court has blocked these overly rigid and misguided efforts and sided with religious freedom.  Today, it has once again vindicated the conscience rights of people of faith.Since Day One, the Trump Administration has sought to lift burdens on...
  • MAJOR VICTORY FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: The Merits of the Case

    06/28/2020 12:23:25 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | June 26, 2020 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    MAJOR VICTORY FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: The Merits of the Case With the decision in Soos v. Cuomo, federal district Judge Gary L. Sharpe has removed religious gatherings from the virtual ghetto in which Governor Cuomo, his Attorney General and New Yorks Mayor Bill de Blasio had placed them under Cuomos crazy-quilt scheme of executive orders by which he is enforcing his increasingly indefensible, and in many applications patently ridiculous, COVID-19 lockdown. Before this decision, religious gatherings alone were confined to 25% of building capacity while secular businesses, manufacturing facilities, nonprofits, office environments of all kinds and even restaurants with permitted...
  • Thomas Moore Society wins lawsuit vs. Cuomo, DeBlasio

    06/27/2020 11:48:55 AM PDT · by stonehouse01 · 10 replies
    Remnant Newspapers ^ | 6/27/2020 | Michael J. Matt
    Christopher Ferrara and the Thomas More Society law center have scored a major victory for religious freedom in America.
  • Citing protests, federal judge strikes down Cuomo and de Blasio lockdown orders for churches

    06/26/2020 12:57:58 PM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 26, 2020 | Nicholas Rowan
    A federal judge on Friday struck down orders issued by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio that limit the size of church services. The ruling, a preliminary injunction delivered by District Judge Gary Sharpe, notes that by endorsing protests for racial justice while simultaneously discouraging large gatherings in churches, both Cuomo and de Blasio undermined their claim that their lockdown orders were "generally applicable."
  • Dem Rep: Religious Liberty Is a Bogus Term

    06/16/2020 5:08:40 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    freebeacon ^ | JUNE 15, 2020 | Paul Crookston
    Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D., N.Y.) said Monday that religious liberty is a "bogus term" that merely serves as a "pretext for discrimination." Maloney was celebrating the morning's high-profile victory for LGBT rights at the Supreme Court, but he took time to criticize the author of the decision, Justice Neil Gorsuch, for having supported religious liberty. "We know that Neil Gorsuch is a supporter of so-called religious liberty, which is a bogus termit is actually some sort of pretext for discrimination hiding behind the guise of religion," Maloney said. "I'm still on the lookout for that from the author of...
  • Minnesota Catholic, Lutheran Bishops to Gov: Were Opening Up Regardless of Your Order

    05/20/2020 5:57:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 5/20/20 | Claire Chretien
    May 20, 2020, 7:21 p.m. EST: BREAKING: The Minnesota Catholic Conference and The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod in Minnesota sent Governor Tim Walz separate letters today announcing that they will resume worship services on May 26 despite Governor Walzs current COVID-19 executive order which allows retailers to operate at 50 percent capacity but caps church worship services at ten people. Governor Walzs latest re-opening order allows the Mall of America to open its doors to those seeking retail therapy but disallows churches from providing spiritual healing to their congregations. At the same time, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty sent Governor...
  • The Supreme Court Shouldnt Ban Christian Schools From Teaching The Faith

    05/14/2020 2:06:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 14, 2020 | Ashley McQuire
    Using claims of discrimination as a wedge in the door for government bureaucrats would end religious education and the religious rights of parents to educate their children according to the dictates of their faith. While the Supreme Court was hearing oral argument May 13 about whether Catholic schools should have the right to decide whom they employ as teachers, my daughter was on a Zoom call with her Catholic schoolteacher. Like the schools that appeared before the court, Our Lady of Guadalupe School and St. James School, her Catholic elementary school has one class per grade, and as a result,...
  • China: Exposing Shocking Horrors Inside Sujiatun Concentration Camp(w/ Crimatorium)

    03/14/2006 11:46:41 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies · 2,963+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | 03/11/06 | Ji Da
    Exposing Shocking Horrors Inside Sujiatun Concentration Camp By Ji Da Epoch Times Staff Mar 11, 2006 A reporter from China who worked for a Japanese television news agency and specialized in Chinese news recently escaped to the United States after being wanted in China for reporting on controversial issues. (The Epoch Times) High-res image (1200 x 900 px, 72 dpi) [ Warning: graphic photos below ] Falun Gong Practitioners a Cheap Source of Black Market Organs In recent years, international organ buying and selling markets have had extreme shortages. As the world's most populous country with the death penalty, China...
  • The Kids Are Not Alright

    03/01/2020 5:47:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2020 | Kathryn Lopez
    Darcy Olsen's motivation in life is the babies in America crying not for the normal reasons that babies cry, but because they are born addicted to meth, inheriting that addiction from their mother. Olsen wants states to protect those babies from their parents instead of putting them in foster care, only to return them to the same home with the same neglect and abuse or worse. With a background in public policy, foster care advocacy is now her life's work. She's been a single foster and adoptive mother herself, surrounded by the support of her family and church. A pretty...
  • Pete Buttigieg: Religious Freedom 'Ends' When Religious Groups Refuse to Hire LGBTQ Employees

    02/25/2020 2:55:55 PM PST · by kevcol · 76 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 25, 2020 | Craig Bannister
    Openly-gay Democrat presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg says he supports religious liberty but, not past the point where it is being used by religious organizations to refuse to hire or serve LGBTQ people. That freedom ends where you begin to invoke it to harm other people who violate your organizations religious doctrine by not hiring or serving them, Buttigieg told a CNN town hall on Monday.
  • Charities steered $65M to Trump lawyer Sekulow and family

    01/31/2020 9:01:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 31, 2020 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER
    WASHINGTON -- Jay Sekulow, one of President Donald Trumps lead attorneys during the impeachment trial, is being paid for his legal work through a rented $80-a-month mailbox a block away from the White House. The Pennsylvania Avenue box appears to be the sole physical location of the Constitutional Litigation and Advocacy Group, a for-profit corporation co-owned by Sekulow. The firm has no website and is not listed in national legal directories. The District of Columbia Bar has no record of it, and no attorneys list it as their employer. But Sekulow, 63, is registered as chief counsel at the American...
  • Trump on why he decided to speak at March for Life: 'Religious liberty is under siege'

    01/25/2020 12:37:30 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 25, 2020 03:14 PM | Andrew Mark Miller
    President Trump said that religious liberty is under siege when asked why he decided to become the first president in history to attend the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday. "Religious liberty is under siege. If you look at everything that the folks here stand for that were surrounded by, thats under siege," Trump told Fox News. He went on to say that it was an honor to be at the march. Trump addressed the March for Life crowd on Friday for about 15 minutes in a speech that touted the several ways his administration has supported pro-life...
  • President Trump Addresses March for Life LIVE

    01/24/2020 9:29:37 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies
    Best election, best POTUS, evah!
  • White House Hosts Catholic Leaders for Religious Freedom Briefing

    12/20/2019 6:52:23 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Washington D.C., Dec 17, 2019 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- The White House hosted dozens of Catholic leaders on Monday afternoon for an internal briefing on life and religious freedom issues. The off the record briefing, held in the Indian Treaty room of the Executive Office Building, focused on life, religious freedom, and other issues pertinent to the Catholic faith community, according to an invite provided to participants. Attendees also had the opportunity to share their observations or concerns with the administration. Catholics in attendance included former Kansas congressman Tim Huelskamp, now a senior political advisor for CatholicVote.org; Patrick Reilly, president...
  • Will Gay Rights Trump Religious Freedom?

    11/06/2019 8:44:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/06/2019 | Luke Goodrich
    Julea Ward was a master’s student in the counseling program at East­ern Michigan University, a few credits shy of graduating with a 3.9 GPA. One of her final tasks was to counsel real clients under faculty supervision.She counseled her first two clients without incident. But as she re­viewed the file before meeting her third client, she learned he was a gay man seeking counseling for a same-sex relationship. Ward was happy to counsel gay clients about a wide variety of life issues, but her religious be­liefs wouldn’t allow her to affirm a same-sex relationship. So she asked her faculty supervisor...
  • Most white evangelicals will support Trump regardless of personal conduct, poll finds

    10/22/2019 8:13:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/21/2019 | Samuel Smith
    Impeachment proceedings havent diminished white evangelical support for President Donald Trump. Most white evangelicals say Trumps personal conduct makes no difference in, or increases, their support for him, a new poll shows.The Public Religion Research Institute released its 10th annual American Values Survey the organizations flagship research report on Monday at a rollout event held at the progressive-leaning policy think tank Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. The data is based on interviews with 2,527 Americans taken in two different waves conducted between the end of August and mid-October to take into account the announcement of a House impeachment...
  • Bannon Fights Eviction From Italian Gladiator School

    10/16/2019 7:06:55 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/16/19 | Martina Moyski
    A fundamentally political move against the conservative populistVIA TRISULTI, Italy (ChurchMilitant.com) - Italy's ministry for culture is claiming it has evicted Steve Bannon's "Gladiator School" from a 13th-century Italian monastery, 38 miles south of Rome. "As the DHI indicated when the Ministry for Culture first announced this politically motivated manoeuvre back in May, we will fight our case in court with every resource at our disposal," said Benjamin Harnwell, director of the Dignitatis Humanae Institute, in comments to Church Militant. "We look forward to demonstrating that the objections against the DHI promoted by the Left over the last two years...
  • Franklin Graham: I Will Not Worship Rainbow Pride Flag

    10/13/2019 4:08:27 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-12-19 | Thomas D. Williams
    Celebrated Christian evangelist Franklin Graham has taken issue with the Democrats extreme push of the LGBTQ agenda, saying he will stand with biblical morality. I will not bow down at the altar of the LGBTQ agenda nor worship their rainbow pride flag, Rev. Graham said in reaction to Beto ORourkes promise to strip churches of their tax-exempt status if they do not recognize homosexual marriage. Im going to stand with the Word of God, the Holy Bible, which is truth from cover to cover, Graham added in a three-part tweet Friday evening. Rev. Graham, the son of Americas Pastor, Billy...
  • Why Trump Is Gaining Conservative Christian Supporters

    10/07/2019 8:21:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/07/2019 | Michael Brown
    A recent editorial in the New York Times confirms the results of my own online polling. President Trump appears to be gaining more conservative Christian voters than he is losing.Writing for the Times on October 5, Jeremy W. Peters compiles an impressive list of former Never Trumpers who are now firmly in his camp. And quite a few of those on his list would identify as conservative religious voters.Some of them once labeled Trump a racist and a fascist. Others, like Glenn Beck, once called Mr. Trump an immoral man who is absent decency or dignity, but now says that...