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-New HHS Contraceptive Mandate Rules Fail Again

Monday, August 25th, 2014

              (Photo credit: Wikipedia) On Friday (Aug.22) the Obama administration issued new procedures (the 8th set of rules) for fulfilling their HHS Contraceptive and Abortifacient Mandate. However, the Baptists and the Catholic Bishops have already found the latest revision to be inadequate for maintaining religious freedom. Here’s the story from the Baptist Press: In a […]

-Federal Judge Gives Baptist College an Exemption From HHS Mandate

Friday, August 15th, 2014

        (US Depart.of Justice: Wikipedia) A federal judge in Louisiana on Wednesday gave a Baptist college an exemption from the Obama administrations HHS Contraceptive/Abortifacient Mandate. Here’s the story from the CItizenLink: In a landmark decision, a federal district court on Wednesday said a Christian college in Louisiana is exempt from complying with the HHS mandate. […]

-SCOTUS Gives Wheaton College An Injunction Against HHS Mandate

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

                                                 (Wheaton Logo: Wikipedia) One of the actions of the Supreme Court that received little attention compared with the Hobby Lobby controversy was an injunction handed out to Wheaton College just before closing time for Independence Day. The action incurred the wrath of the three woman justices who were still smarting over the Hobby Lobby […]

-Hobby Lobby Wins Case Against HHS Contraceptive Mandate

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

                                                             (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Monday the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties in the case against the Obama administration’s HHS Contraceptive Mandate. Here’s the story from the Citizen Link: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning that families can run businesses based on Christian principles. In a 5-4 […]

-Hobby Lobby SCOTUS Case: Can Businesses Be Forced to Pay for Abortion?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

                                   (Photo credit: Wikipedia) During the arguments before the Supreme Court yesterday in the Hobby Lobby case, the government lawyers contended that ultimately the USA government should have the power to force businesses and business owners to pay for abortions even if it is against their religious conscience. From OneNewsNow: Jordan Sekulow of the American […]

-Justice Dept. Protects Muslim Religious Liberty

Monday, March 10th, 2014

              (Photo credit: Wikipedia) (Updated 3/11) The Obama administration is at least protecting the religious rights of some in America- Muslims. The Justice Department is currently suing a Philadelphia school district so that a Muslim employee will be able to maintain his customary ‘religious’ beard. Here’s the story from Philly.com: The U.S. Department of Justice […]

-Ukraine and the Proliferation of Soviet Era “Freedom of Worship”

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

              (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Russian leaning government of President Yanukovich of Ukraine is threatening to outlaw a major Christian denomination for holding public services supporting the Western leaning political opposition. In the process, Soviet era type restrictions on religious freedom are being supported that would allow worship services to be held only in officially […]

-Obama Administration Doubles Down on HHS Contraceptive Mandate

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

                  (Photo credit: Wikipedia) On New Years Day the Obama administration chose to issue a response supporting the HHS Contraceptive/Abortifacient Mandate even in face of the decision by SCOTUS Justice Sotomayor to block it’s scheduled implementation. Here’s the story from the Politico: The Obama administration Wednesday said the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage regulations are […]

-Justice Sotomayor Blocks HHS Contraception Mandate

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

(Justice Sotomayor: Wikipedia) Happy New Year! Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor insured that 2014 would begin the right way by blocking Obama’s HHS contraceptive/abortifacient mandate on New Year’s Eve. Here’ the story from the New York Times: Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday temporarily blocked the Obama administration from forcing some religious-affiliated groups to provide health […]

-SBC’s GuideStone Gets Injunction Against HHS Abortifacient Mandate

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

            ( SBC logo: Wikipedia) The provider of health insurance for several hundred ministries affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention received an injunction on Friday (Dec. 20) against the Obama administration’s HHS contraceptive and abortifacient mandate. Here’s the story from the Baptist Press: Federal District Judge Timothy DeGiusti issued a preliminary injunction Dec. 20 against […]