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  • 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
    tedcruz.org ^ | 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
    TedCruz.org ^ | 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
    TedCruz.org ^ | 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 ‘weddings’

    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)—There was a time when Church and State cooperated – 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
    TedCruz.org ^ | 10/16/15
    Persecuted American Christians to Tell their StoriesHOUSTON, Texas – 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, “There is a war on faith in America today.” 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
    TedCruz.org ^ | 10/14/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – 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’s 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’s largest Christian university. In August, Cruz hosted a Religious Liberty Rally in Iowa drawing in over 2,500 attendees –...
  • Ben Carson Calls Congress a ‘Peanut Gallery,’ Urges a Bill Protecting ‘Religious Rights’

    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 “religious rights” for all Americans in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage.Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, said the court “essentially” changed the definition of marriage, which has worked well for “thousands of years.”“The 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’s 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. “Bridge Creek officials say that if the Amish hadn’t...
  • 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 “immeasurable harm” by arguing against acceptance of same-sex unions. Martine Delaney, the anti-discrimination commissioner of Tasmania’s state government, called for an investigation of the Australian bishops’ conference which issued Don’t Mess with Marriage. The pamphlet was distributed to 12,000 families with children in the state’s 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 Francis’ unexpected and unscheduled visit to the Little Sisters of the Poor, a convent of elderly nuns fighting ObamaCare’s contraception mandate in the courts, is a clear message shot across the Obama administration’s bow that such religious persecution is not acceptable, backing up the American Catholic Church’s mantra: we will not comply While the lamestream media focuses on the Pope’s 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 America’s 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 America’s 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
    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/ ^ | 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 can’t be...
  • Alarmed report details Sexual Left’s 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 “marriage,“ reproductive rights, biotechnology, sexual diversity, gender equality, and sexual education. It also publishes reports with the intention of “naming and shaming” individuals, organizations, parties, and networks which work on behalf of life and the family. The FES’s 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
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/22/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – After seeing more than 2,500 attend Friday’s 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.“It 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,” said Campaign Manger Jeff Roe. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the response....
  • Live from Des Moines, it’s 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 – 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 “Rally for Religious Liberty” at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Airing LIVE Friday, Aug 21 6:30pm EDT on C-SPAN.org 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
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/11/15
    Highlights Cruz’s proven record defending American values, defunding Planned ParenthoodHOUSTON, Texas – The Cruz for President campaign today released a 30-second TV spot called ‘Values’ 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’s 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’s 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
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/05/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – 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.“Our campaign couldn’t be more excited for the Newsboys to perform at this rally,” stated Sen. Cruz. “We 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.”The 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 Court’s 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. “The 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
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 7/17/15 | Colby Itkowitz
    Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) doesn’t really understand why congressional Republicans are again focusing their limited time on lightning-rod social issues, but if they’re going to force the debate, he’s hoping to soften any blowback. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage, Republicans — 124 of them in the House and 34 in the Senate — want legislation passed ensuring the federal government cannot discriminate against anyone who actively opposes same-sex marriage, citing “a religious or moral conviction.” 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 Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty by Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Democrat of Wisconsin and the Senate’s only lesbian, is a looming threat to religious liberty. With the possible loss of tax exemptions for churches and institutions that don’t comply with the Supreme Court’s 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...
  • The Supreme Court’s death sentence on Christian culture

    07/07/2015 10:13:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Church of St. Michael ^ | July 5, 2015 | FR. GEORGE W. RUTLER
    The Supreme Court’s abuse of its authority in the decision redefining marriage as an institution based on feelings rather than fact and sanctioning deviancy as a civil right was expected, but the surprise was its sentimental substitution of nihilistic narcissism for jurisprudence, expressed in an amorphous substitute for English diction. This passed a death sentence on Christian culture, just as Roe v. Wade sanctioned the deaths of millions of infants. As Christ rose from the dead, so can our nation, but only the cynic and the naďf will deny that the next steps will be attacks on Christ himself in...
  • 2015 State of the 1st Amendment. (Sad polling data-Only 19% know freedom Of religion in 1st Am.)

    07/06/2015 10:38:06 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 8 replies
    newseum institute ^ | 07/05/15 | newseum institute
    Do Americans Know What the First Amendment Includes? When asked to name the five specific freedoms in the First Amendment, 57% of Americans name freedom of speech, followed by 19% who say the freedom of religion, 10% mention the freedom of the press, 10% mention the right to assemble, and 2% name the right to petition. Thirty-three percent of Americans cannot name any of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. Over the past year, those naming freedom of speech decreased from 68 to 57%, freedom of religion decreased from 29 to 19%, and freedom of the press declined from...
  • Marching boldly into the New Post-homophobic Christianity

    07/05/2015 6:44:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 5, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    It wasn’t like we didn’t see this coming but it’s certainly arriving faster and harder than even some of the more conservative estimates would have predicted. Now that gay marriage (or just any old marriage if you prefer) is a “constitutionally assured right” in the United States, Left side proponents are taking their victory laps. But at the same time they’re going to stick to the established talking points of telling everyone not to worry… nothing bad is going to happen to anyone else. You’re just not adjusted to the New and Improved Post-Homophobic Christianity. (From the Daily Beast) The...
  • Churches Could Lose Tax Exemption Over Gay Marriage

    06/30/2015 10:40:19 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 30, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Lost in the celebrations over universal gay marriage, like abortion, being deemed a right found in the “penumbras and emanations” of the Constitution is the chilling effect the ruling has on religious liberty. In a telling exchange between the Obama administration’s Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. and Justice Samuel Alito, detailed by Tom Blumer at Newsbusters.com, in which Verrilli admitted that churches could lose their tax exemptions if they refuse to perform gay weddings: Justice Alito: Well, in the Bob Jones case, the Court held that a college was not entitled to tax­exempt status if it opposed interracial marriage...
  • Religious liberty is rallying cry after gay marriage ruling

    06/29/2015 12:14:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 29, 2015 1:02 AM EDT | Rachel Zoll and Steve Peoples
    Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. Their concerns are for the thousands of faith-based charities, colleges and hospitals that want to hire, fire, serve and set policy according to their religious beliefs, notably that gay relationships are morally wrong. The Republican Party’s 2016 presidential candidates are already campaigning on the issue. And Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is urging President Barack Obama and the nation’s governors “to join me in reassuring millions of Americans that the government will not force them to participate in activities that violate their deeply held...
  • TEXAS: Governor Abbott Statement On Supreme Court Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

    06/26/2015 1:35:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 174 replies
    Office Of The Governor ^ | June 26, 2015 | Governor Greg Abbott
    Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling: “The Supreme Court has abandoned its role as an impartial judicial arbiter and has become an unelected nine-member legislature. Five Justices on the Supreme Court have imposed on the entire country their personal views on an issue that the Constitution and the Court’s previous decisions reserve to the people of the States. “Despite the Supreme Court’s rulings, Texans’ fundamental right to religious liberty remains protected. No Texan is required by the Supreme Court’s decision to act contrary to his or her religious beliefs regarding marriage....
  • For Leftists, It's Open Season on Christians

    06/16/2015 5:13:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    If you doubt that Christians are fair game for ridicule by the cultural left, take a look at the hit piece on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia by Jeffrey Tayler for Salon. I can't decide which is worse, the title or the subtitle. The title: "Antonin Scalia is unfit to serve: A justice who rejects science and the law for religion is of unsound mind." The subtitle: "The justice claims to be an originalist, but his real loyalty is to religion and a phony man in the sky." The writer is trying to be cute, but don't conclude that any...
  • Top Catholic Archbishop: Americans ‘Increasingly Subject to a Soft Despotism’

    06/05/2015 1:08:19 PM PDT · by xzins · 37 replies
    CNS ^ | June 4, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) (CNSNews.com) - Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, who serves as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, has delivered a sermon warning that religious liberty is under attack in the United States and that American Christians “are being increasingly subject to a soft despotism.” A transcript of the archbishop’s sermon--which was delivered at a special mass for Catholic lawyers in Broward County, Fla.--is now linked to a page on the USCCB’s website that is dedicated to the issue of religious liberty. “While atrocities are...
  • ‘Gay’ Activist’s Call for Churches to Be Forced to Take Homosexuality Off ‘Sin List’ Draws Concerns

    05/30/2015 5:59:01 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 81 replies
    Christian News ^ | 27 May 15 | Heather Clark
    Concerns are arising among Christians and online commentators after a homosexual activist recently told a national publication that churches “must be made ‘to take homosexuality off the sin list.'” Mitchell Gold is the founder of Faith in America, an organization that aims to “end the harm to LGBT youth and families from misguided religious teaching.” He served on the board of directors for the Human Rights Campaign for seven years, and was named on of the “Top 50 Most Powerful Gay People in America” in 2007 by Out Magazine. In an article written by Frank Buni of the New York...
  • Invoking Reagan, Ted Cruz Discusses His Presidential Campaign and the Fight for Religious Liberty

    05/19/2015 1:52:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Peach Pundit ^ | May 19, 2015 | Jon Richards
    Senator Ted Cruz, who appeared in Georgia over the weekend at the Republican state convention in Athens, sees his candidacy for President of the United States as Reaganesque. Comparing the 1980 and 2016 election cycles, he noted the similarity between incumbent Democratic presidents Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama. And in an interview late Friday afternoon, he told me how he hopes to win the presidency in 2016. Cruz noted that since World War II, the GOP has only won the presidency when they ran on all three legs of the proverbial Republican Stool. The winning candidate has been a fiscal...
  • Ted Cruz: Too Many Republicans are Scared of Gay Marriage/Religious Liberty Debate

    05/22/2015 8:10:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/22/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Many Republican politicians are afraid to engage in the debates over religious freedom and gay marriage, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz told a gathering of pastors in Washington, D.C., adding that some of them are even running for president in 2016. Over 600 were in attendance at the Watchmen on the Wall conference hosted by the Family Research Council. Cruz, who represents Texas in the U.S. Senate, was discussing the recent debate over passage of a Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana. Most Democrats opposed the bill while also, as The Christian Post reported at the time, misrepresenting it....
  • Republican Governor Mary Fallin defends religious liberty against gay marriage

    05/19/2015 9:30:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 15 replies
    Great news about one of my favorite Republican governors, Mary Fallin.Excerpt: If the U.S. Supreme Court decides to overturn the millennia-long definition of marriage, Oklahoma clergy will not have to be concerned that they will be forced to perform such ceremonies.On May 1, Governor Mary Fallin signed a law that would allow ministers to exercise their religious beliefs on marriage and decline to “wed” same-sex couples.Governor Fallin’s office said in a press release that H.B. 1007 is “a bill protecting religious leaders from being compelled to perform marriages that are in direct contradiction to their religious beliefs.”The law says that...
  • Ted Cruz may be about to stoke religious liberty fight at state GOP convention (Tonight in GA)

    05/15/2015 3:09:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 15, 2015 | Jim Galloway
    ATHENS – The fight over religious liberty legislation in Georgia is about to get much hotter. Ted Cruz is almost sure to make it so. At 7 p.m. tonight, the Texas senator will address a dinner gathering of the Georgia GOP here. His remarks will come roughly 15 hours before the convention takes up, as a platform resolution, an endorsement of SB 129, the religious liberty legislation sponsored by state Sen. Josh McKoon. A floor fight is anticipated. What will Cruz say tonight about the issue? He just gave us a preview. Said the senator: “It is sad. It wasn’t...
  • Jindal Wonders How Hillary Would Change Religious Views: ‘Re-Education Camps?’

    05/10/2015 5:23:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 9, 2015 | Kerry Picket
    GREENVILLE, S.C. — Religious liberties were a hot topic at the Citizens United Freedom Summit Saturday, with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal taking particular offense at a remark made by Hillary Clinton on the issue. Jindal wondered how Clinton could actually change an individual’s religious views saying, “And by the way the speech in this conference where she said those of us who are pro-life should need to have our religious beliefs changed. She didn’t say how. What does it mean? Re-education camps? She proposed to have our religious beliefs changed.” “You have to see her most recent comments on religious...