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-Supreme Court: WWI Memorial Cross Stays

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Yesterday (6/20/19) SCOTUS ruled that a WWI memorial cross on state land in Bladensburg, Maryland could stay where it was. From Christianity Today: On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of allowing a memorial cross to remain on a state-owned median in Bladensburg, Maryland, and declared that government efforts to maintain the landmark […]

-Supreme Court Throws Out Ruling Against Christian Bakers

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a ruling against a Christian couple in Oregon who were fined for not baking a cake for a gay wedding. Here’s the story from the Christian Post: … the high court vacated an earlier ruling against Aaron and Melissa Klein, a Christian couple from Oregon who lost their […]

-Permanent Injunction Against Forcing Pro-Life Centers to Promote Abortion

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

On Friday, a federal judge issued a permanent injunction against a 2015 California law that forced ‘pro-life’ counseling centers to refer to area abortion clinics. The injunction is in response to a Supreme Court ruling on this matter. From The Christian Post: A federal judge has formally barred California from enforcing a law requiring pro-life […]

-European Court: Goodbye Free Speech- Illegal to Defame Muhammad

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

                               (Image: Wikipedia) The European Court of Human Rights ruled this week that free speech does not extend to defaming Islam’s founder- Muhammad. Even if what is said might be true? Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff was originally fined and given a jail sentence for calling Muhammad a pedophile after noting that the 56 year old prophet of […]

-Lessons from Canada: Christianity is Not Part of the ‘Diversity’ the Left Seeks?

Friday, August 17th, 2018

DIVERSITY   TRADITIONAL CHRISTIANITY A new law school in Canada wanted its student body to maintain traditional Christian standards when it comes to marriage and sexual behavior. Several provincial law societies declared that graduates from that school would not be allowed to practice law in their provinces. It finally went to the Canadian Supreme Court […]

-Supreme Court: California Can’t Make Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Promote Abortion

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

The U.S.Supreme Court has made a number of rulings this season that supported the First Amendment. In this case free speech was the First Amendment issue cited as being violated by the State of California. From Christianity Today: The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to block a California law requiring pregnancy centers post referrals to state-funded […]

-The Best and The Worst of Times

Monday, June 18th, 2018

The last 3 or 4 weeks have been the worst and the best of times including a family emergency and death, along with a blessed vacation with our granddaughter. Meanwhile a lot has happened since I last posted at the end of May. The Best: The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of the Colorado […]

-Christian Venue’s Creative Response to Forced Hosting of Same-Sex Weddings

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

A wedding venue in New York, Liberty Ridge Farm, lost a 3 1/2 year legal battle after they declined to host a same-sex wedding. The Christian owners, who support traditional marriage, have found a creative way to discourage potential same-sex customers. They make it very clear that part of their fees and profits will be […]

-Ohio: Custody Taken Away From Christian Parents Who Blocked Transgender Treatments

Monday, February 19th, 2018

TRANSGENDER RIGHTS VS. PARENTAL RIGHTS An Ohio judge has taken the legal custody of a 17 year old daughter away from her Christian parents because they blocked her from taking transgender treatments to become a boy. Here’s the story from the Blaze: An Ohio couple lost legal custody of their daughter Friday after refusing to […]

-Should Freedom of Religion Cases Turn Toward Free Speech as a Defense?

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

FREEDOM of RELIGION   FREE SPEECH Is freedom of religion a lessor right than free speech? Not according to the Constitution but in the last 9 years or so religious freedom has been assailed and attacked on so many different fronts that it may seem like it is a civil right that is far more limited […]