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-IRS Makes a Pact with Atheists to Monitor Speech In Churches

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

        (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In July the IRS made a deal with an activist atheist group to monitor potential political speech in American churches. The agreement came in response to a lawsuit by the FFRF.  Here’s the story from the PJ Media: The Freedom From Religion Foundation and the Internal Revenue Service reached an agreement […]

-Did the Death of DOMA Sow the Seeds of a Crisis in Religious Liberty?

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

                          (Photo credit: Kevin H.) One year ago the Supreme Court of the US struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and opened the door to challenges in nearly every state that defined marriage as between one man and one woman. The deluge of lower court cases based upon that decision shows that […]

-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 […]

-U.S. Catholic Cardinal Says Pres. Obama is ‘Hostile Toward Christian Civilization’ and Impeding Religious Freedom

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

               (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In an interview, U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke, overseer of the Vatican’s highest court, said that President Obama is a ‘totally secularized man’ who is actually ‘hostile toward Christian civilization.’  He also accused the President of promoting anti-life and anti-family policies and trying to reinterpret and limit the traditional understanding of freedom […]

-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 […]

-Three More Christian Groups File Suit Against HHS Mandate

Monday, October 21st, 2013

                                           (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Three more ‘faith-based’ Christian ministry groups have filed suit against the Obama administration HHS Mandate. The administration has given a pass to churches but non-profit ministries are still required to follow the mandate and provide health insurance that include access to abortion, abortifacients, and contraceptives regardless of their beliefs and missions. […]

-Federal Government Requiring Permits to Baptize?

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

                     (National Park Service vehicle: Wikipedia) First Amendment to The US Constitution: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; Congress is prohibited from making any laws that prohibit the free exercise of religion in the USA. However that doesn’t seem to stop this administration and it’s […]

-New Mexico Supreme Court: Gay Rights Trump Religious Freedom

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

                       (New Mexico Supreme Court: Wikipedia) In a rather sobering case in New Mexico, the State Supreme Court ruled in essence that gay rights now trump religious freedom in that state.  It all started when two Christian photographers declined to photograph a same-sex union. A complaint was filed against the photographers with the New Mexico […]

-Libya: 48 More Christians Arrested for ‘Proselytizing’

Friday, March 1st, 2013

            (Coptic cross: Wikipedia) We recently posted about 4 Christians who were arrested and facing a possible death sentence for proselytizing. Now 48 more Christians have been arrested in Libya bringing the total to around 100. From the Blaze: It is no surprise that violence against Christians in Islamic has been growing exponentially, with countries […]