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-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 […]

-Federal Court: Magistrate Wrongly Forced to Resign for Refusing to Marry Gay Couples

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

In a monumental ‘freedom of religion’ case, a Federal Court ruled in favor of a former North Carolina magistrate who was forced to resign over refusing to marry gay couples. From the Faithwire: Law firm Becket released a statement last week claiming victory in the Myrick v. EEOC case after a federal court found that […]

-CA Judge: Forcing Bakers to Make Gay Wedding Cakes Violates Free Speech

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

A California judge has ruled in favor of a baker who was sued by the state for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. Here’s the story from the Blaze: Kern County Judge David Lampe ruled that the state could not force Cathy Miller, owner of Tastries Bakery, to bake a cake that […]

-Supreme Court: Mississippi Law Protecting Dissenters of Gay Marriage Stands

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

The US Supreme Court has allowed a Mississippi law protecting bakers and other dissenters of same-sex marriage to stand.  Here’s the story from the Christian Post: The United States Supreme Court declined to hear appeals on two lawsuits aimed at striking down a Mississippi law that allows businesses to refuse to service same-sex weddings. In […]

-Must Public Officials Give Up Their Religious Liberty?

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Must public officials give up their religious liberty? In past generations this question would have seemed to be ridiculous in the face of the First Amendment but over and over again those serving in public office are now being challenged to conform to secular and atheist notions of ‘Church and State’ rules of conduct that […]

-Supreme Court ‘Bake-Off’ For Religious Freedom

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

              (Supreme Court Building: Wikipedia) The Supreme Court heard arguments today in the case: Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The importance of this case for the future of religious freedom in the USA cannot be overstated. From Christianity Today: The case of a Christian baker in Colorado who refused to make a […]

-Clergy Housing Tax Break Ruled Unconstitutional Again

Friday, October 20th, 2017

A federal judge has ruled once more that the clergy housing tax break is unconstitutional. Her first 2013 ruling against the tax break was overturned by an appeals court in 2014. Now the same judge has ruled against the break in a new case initiated by the atheist group- FFRF. Here’s the story from Christianity […]

-Man Wants State to Legalize His ‘Marriage’ to a Computer

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

An Alabama man has initiated a federal lawsuit because state officials have refused to legalize his ‘marriage’ to his beloved computer. From Fox News: A deluded Alabama man who “married” his MacBook computer is suing state officials for refusing to recognize the nuptials.  … The self-described “machinist” has filed multiple lawsuits involving his blushing computer […]

-Judicial Nominee Interrogated About Her Faith

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

A judicial nominee was interrogated and attacked by Democrat Senators over her Catholic and Christian beliefs. The theme seemed to be – ‘Are you or have you ever been a Catholic’ who actually believes in the teaching of that faith? Here’s the story from from Todd Starnes on Townhall: Senate Democrats came dangerously close to […]

-Atheists Demand Sen. Rubio Stop Tweeting Bible Verses

Monday, August 28th, 2017

An atheist group has demanded that Sen. Marco Rubio stop tweeting Bible verses claiming that it’s against the Constitution. From the Christian Post: The nation’s largest atheist organization is demanding that Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., stop tweeting Bible verses from his Twitter account, telling him that doing so is a violation of the United States […]