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  • Supreme Court Justice Alito Mocks Prince Harry, Boris, Macron, Trudeau for Roe Interference

    08/07/2022 2:35:47 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Jul 2022 | JACK MONTGOMERY
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito mocked Prince Harry, Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Justin Trudeau, and other foreigners who have taken it upon themselves to intervene in America’s abortion debate.In a speech to Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty Summit in Rome, Italy, the conservative justice quipped he “had the honour this term of writing I think the only Supreme Court decision in the history of that institution that has been lambasted by a whole string of foreign leaders who felt perfectly fine commenting on American law,” referring to the overturning of Roe v. Wade.“One of these was former prime...
  • There is 'Heavy Hatred Against Christian Values' in Western Society, Says [Finnish] MP Prosecuted Over Sexuality Beliefs

    07/07/2022 6:39:01 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 7/2/22 | Ryan Foley
    (CP) Finnish lawmaker Päivi Räsänen, prosecuted for voicing her traditional Christian beliefs about marriage and sexuality, believes that a "heavy hatred for Christian values" in Western society will cause many Christians to censor themselves for social acceptance. The former interior minister who has served in Finnish Parliament for nearly three decades was one of several global political figures to speak at the annual International Religious Freedom Summit in Washington, D.C., this week. The event aims to increase "the public awareness and political strength for the international religious freedom movement. The summit is led by former Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom...
  • Passover, Easter Remind Us Why Religious Liberty is Worth Fighting For. (The Lord has Risen, Allelujah!!!)

    04/16/2022 3:32:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | April 16, 2022 | Ronna McDaniel
    A recent poll found that a sizeable majority of Americans say the moral lessons of Easter are still “very important” to preserving a strong America for future generations. Unfortunately, some of the loudest voices in American politics disagree. The Democrat Party has drifted so far from the values Americans hold dear that they aren’t just apathetic; they’re actively working to undermine them. Consider how Democrats treated people of faith during the COVID-19 pandemic. For months, they forced houses of worship to keep their doors closed, threatening them with fines and even jailtime if they dared to gather. When Democrat governors...
  • Big legal win for Wright-Patterson Air Force members fighting vaccine mandate

    04/04/2022 3:44:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    WXIX ^ | Apr. 1, 2022 | Jennifer Edwards Baker
    A federal judge in Cincinnati granted a temporary order this week blocking Air Force action against 18 service members including 11 who currently or recently served at Wright-Patterson in Dayton who are fighting the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. A federal judge in Cincinnati is stopping Air Force action against 18 servicemembers fighting the COVID-19 vaccine including 11 who currently or recently served at Wright-Patterson in Dayton. The servicemembers sued earlier this year over the denial of religious accommodations for refusing shots. The First Amendment and Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) does, in fact, apply to the military, contrary to...
  • Federal Judge Stops US Navy from Violating Religious Beliefs of 4,000 Sailors Opposed to COVID Shot

    03/30/2022 6:46:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 3/30/22 | Matt Lamb
    All 4,000 Navy members seeking a religious exemption to the abortion-tainted jab have been granted a temporary reprieve.FORT WORTH, Texas (LifeSiteNews) — A federal district court judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction preventing the Navy from requiring 4,000 service members to take abortion-tainted COVID jabs. Judge Reed O’Connor issued a preliminary injunction on Monday against the Department of Defense (DOD) jab mandate. He previously stopped the DOD from enforcing it against dozens of Navy SEALs in a January 3 ruling. The ruling covers the 3,320 active-duty sailors and 864 reserve sailors who have religious objections to the COVID vaccines....
  • Federal appeals court sides with Navy SEALs suing over Pentagon's vaccine mandate

    03/02/2022 7:52:48 AM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 1st, 2022 | Gina Martinez
    On Monday the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Navy's request to reinstate the U.S. Navy's COVID-19 vaccine requirement. In November, dozens of U.S. Navy SEALs claimed they were wrongfully denied COVID vaccination exemptions on religious grounds. The suit, which lists 35 unnamed service members, argues that that the Defense Department's mandate violates their First Amendment rights. While the percentage of vaccinated active duty personnel in each service is at 95 percent or higher, the number of unvaccinated personnel is close to 30,000. The Navy itself has previously said that it has not granted an exemption to any...
  • 5th Circuit Upholds Injunction Against Vaccine Mandate For Navy Seals With Religious Objections

    03/01/2022 6:28:57 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Religion Clause ^ | 3/1/22 | Howard Friedman
    In U.S. Navy Seals 1-26 v. Biden, (5th Cir., Feb. 28, 2022), the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to grant the Navy a partial stay of an injunction issued by a Texas federal district court protecting 35 special warfare personnel who object on religious grounds to complying with the military's COVID vaccine mandate. The court said in part: Defendants have not demonstrated “paramount interests” that justify vaccinating these 35 Plaintiffs against COVID-19 in violation of their religious beliefs. They insist that “given the small units and remote locations in which special-operations forces typically operate, military commanders have determined...
  • Survey says … very few Americans view religious liberty as most valuable freedom

    02/11/2022 8:40:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/11/2022 | Jorge Gomez and Lauren Moses
    According to a recent survey conducted by the Freedom Forum, fewer people in our country consider religious freedom as the first and most foundational freedom.It’s indeed alarming to see there’s waning knowledge about religious liberty being the cornerstone of a free society, the wellspring from which all other liberties flow.We’re at a point in our nation’s history when religious freedoms — indeed all of our constitutional rights and freedoms — are under attack like never before. A scan of headlines will quickly show that people of faith nationwide are being censored, alienated, and even fired because they’re living out or...
  • Navy SEALs Victorious for God and Country

    01/07/2022 5:02:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | January 7, 2022 | Thomas P. Kilgannon
    Dulles, Virginia – A federal courthouse is not typically the terrain on which Navy SEALs fight on behalf of their fellow Americans, but this week it proved to be a decisive venue for them. On January 3, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor issued an injunction against the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Navy, barring them from taking adverse action against 35 servicemembers who sought a religious exemption from DoD's vaccine mandate. The group includes Navy SEALs and other members of the Navy Special Warfare Command who hold strong religious convictions preventing them from taking the vaccine while remaining true to...
  • Biden Admin Memo Details Plan to Weaken Religious Liberty Protections in Favor of LGBT Lobby

    11/17/2021 8:20:47 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/17/21 | Calvin Freiburger
    HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra 'told Congress that he values religious freedom and that nothing will change with OCR concerning enforcement,' but 'his actions since then prove that he lied,' Roger Severino says.WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) – The Biden administration is considering revoking a federal civil rights agency’s power to review alleged violations of religious liberty by the federal government, according to a draft memo to Secretary of Health & Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra obtained by Fox News. Fox reported that the memo concerns a 2017 Trump administration decision that empowered HHS’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to review federal agencies’...
  • There Is No Way To ‘Fix’ The Equality Act. It’s Identity Politics Or Equality Before The Law, And Republicans Must Choose

    05/17/2021 6:50:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 17, 2021 | Joy Pullman
    There can be no compromise with those whose political program requires erasing American citizens' constitutionally guaranteed rights to freely speak and freely worship. On May 15, Fox News reported that three Republican senators would like to write caveats into the Equality Act that might give them the political cover to vote for the bill to criminalize free speech and Christianity in the United States.“Representatives from the offices of Sens. Thom Tillis, R-N.C.; Rob Portman, R-Ohio and Susan Collins, R-Maine, met with groups including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Concerned Women for America, the Family Research Council and American...
  • Bad news in Supreme Court’s ruling on behalf of religious liberty: The 5-4 Decision is Not the Only Cause for Concern

    04/14/2021 7:48:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/14/2021 | Michael Brown
    It was good to see the Supreme Court rule yet again in favor of religious liberty in the latest California case to reach the nation’s highest court. Yet the fact that the ruling was only 5-4, not to mention some of the reasoning in the dissenting opinion, gives real cause for concern. This should not have been a close vote at all. Instead, it should have been a slam dunk for religious freedoms. As reported on Forbes, “The Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 margin late Friday that California's coronavirus-related restrictions on gathering in private homes violated constitutional rights on...
  • Supreme Court Slam On California COVID Rules Also Burnishes Religious Liberty Protections

    04/12/2021 6:01:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 12, 2021 | Margot Cleveland
    The court’s unsigned order in Tandon v. Newsom signifies the reemergence of religious liberty as a valued jurisprudential principle to the Supreme Court.On Friday, for the fifth time the U.S. Supreme Court slapped down a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding anti-religious COVID restrictions established by California’s embattled Gov. Gavin Newsom. The court’s unsigned order in Tandon v. Newsom represents much more than a victory for the plaintiffs who sought to host Bible studies in their homes on equal footing with analogous commercial activities: It signifies the reemergence of religious liberty as a valued jurisprudential principle to the Supreme...
  • Supreme Court Allows Religious Speech Violation Lawsuit to Continue

    03/12/2021 6:56:25 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Washington D.C., Mar 8, 2021 / 05:00 pm MT (CNA).- The Supreme Court on Monday allowed a former college student to pursue a remedy against school officials who restricted when and where he could evangelize on campus. In Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski, the court ruled 8-1 that Chike Uzuegbunam, who was restricted from evangelizing on a public college campus, could sue school officials for nominal damages due to an alleged violation of his free speech. Justice Clarence Thomas authored the majority opinion, while Chief Justice John Roberts was the lone dissenter. “To demonstrate standing, the plaintiff must not only establish an...
  • 5 Things You Need To Know About The Extremist ‘Equality Act’ House Democrats Just Passed

    02/26/2021 7:13:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 26, 2021 | Margot Cleveland
    Adding ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ to the list of protected classes may seem straightforward enough, but the proposed law does more—much more.The statutory language instead provides for an extreme remaking of all aspects of society, destroys the promise of equality for women, and threatens religious liberty and the privacy rights of all Americans, especially children. The proposed law also will upend state and federal protections of the unborn—yes, the Equality Act is about abortion too.Here are the five facts about the Equality Act Americans need to know.1. The Equality Act Is Deceptively SimpleThe statutory language of the Equality Act...
  • EQUALITY ACT IS ANTI-CHRISTIAN “Most Comprehensive Attack on Christianity Ever Written Into Law”

    02/23/2021 3:59:56 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 24 replies
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why the Equality Act is flawed: According to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Equality Act is “about ending discrimination”; President Joe Biden agrees. That may be its intent, but its effect is to promote the most comprehensive assault on Christianity ever written into law. This explains why the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has been fighting this proposed law for years. Most recently it said the Equality Act “would discriminate against people of faith.” The Catholic League and many other civil rights and religious organizations have also sounded the alarm. The Equality Act...
  • Supreme Court Rules Favorably Toward Inmate Requesting Priest at Execution

    01/27/2021 6:03:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/25/21 | Staff
    Washington D.C., Jan 25, 2021 / 12:55 pm MT (CNA).- The Supreme Court on Monday ruled favorably toward a Catholic death row inmate requesting the presence of a priest at his execution. In a set of orders released on Monday morning, the court vacated a ruling of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court against Ruben Gutierrez, a Catholic death row inmate in Texas challenging the state’s prohibition of chaplains at executions. In addition to vacating the Fifth Circuit Court ruling, the Supreme Court also sent Gutierrez’s case back to lower courts for reconsideration, in light of findings by a district court...
  • How Pope Francis can cleanse the far-right rot from the Catholic Church (BAT $%^& CRAZY ALERT)

    02/09/2017 5:01:54 PM PST · by NRx · 32 replies
    WaPo ^ | 02-09-2017 | Emma-Kate Symons
    Pope Francis needs to take tougher action against the United States’ most influential Catholic in Rome, Cardinal Raymond “Breitbart” Burke. The renegade cleric is not only undermining Francis’s reformist, compassionate papacy, and gospel teaching as it applies to refugees and Muslims, but the rebel prince of the church is also using his position within the walls of the Vatican to legitimize extremist forces that want to bring down Western liberal democracy, Stephen K. Bannon-style. Simply put, the Vatican is facing a political war between the modernizing Pope Francis and a conservative wing that wants to reassert white Christian dominance. Burke...
  • United Nations follows Pope Francis's lead in declaring international day

    12/26/2020 6:29:22 PM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Aleteia ^ | December 25, 2020 | John Burger
    United Nations follows Pope Francis's lead in declaring international dayWith unanimous vote in the General Assembly, February 4 becomes the International Day of Human Fraternity.The United Nations General Assembly voted unanimously to designate February 4 — the anniversary of the signing of the “Document for Human Fraternity” by Pope Francis and Grand Imam Ahmad Al-Tayyeb — as the “International Day of Human Fraternity.”The General Assembly voted Tuesday and invited Member States and the United Nations system to include this celebration in their calendar beginning in 2021.Supported by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Equatorial Guinea, Morocco, Burkina Faso and...
  • Hanukkah Then and Now: A Fight for Religious Liberty

    12/10/2020 5:39:34 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | DEC 10, 2020 | Rabbi Michael Barclay
    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”, and it seems, as we approach the holiday of Hanukkah (beginning tonight) that these words are exceptionally true…especially in California, New York, and other states flexing their authoritarian muscles. ... Under the guise of “protecting against Covid-19,” multiple state governors have put citizens in lockdown. These governors have arbitrarily decided which businesses are essential and which are not, with total disregard for the holistic well-being of the people ... It is sickly ironic that Gov. Newsome here in California considers the production of television and films essential, but church...