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-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 […]

-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 […]

-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 […]

-Abortion Rate at Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade

Friday, January 20th, 2017

According to recent research, the abortion rate in the U.S. is at the lowest rate ever since Roe v. Wade. Here’s the story from NPR: The abortion rate in the United States fell to its lowest level since the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalized abortion nationwide, a new report finds. The report […]

-Satan Clubs in Public Elementary Schools?

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

(Image: AfterSchoolSatan.com) At a time when Christian clubs are being challenged in many public school districts across America, Satan Clubs are now being allowed. Ironically, the same SCOTUS ruling that supported Christian student groups in public schools is being used as the legal basis for establishing new After School Satan Clubs. Here’s the story from […]

-Iowa: Churches Must Comply with Transgender Bathroom Laws?

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

The Civil Rights Commission of at least one state (Iowa) seems to be declaring that churches must comply with the state’s transgender bathroom laws regardless of the first amendment since they are ‘open to the public.’ Here’s the story from Todd Starnes of  Fox News: Is a church a place of public accommodation and if […]

-Supreme Court Rejects Washington Pharmacists’ Religious Liberty Suit

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

The current makeup of the US Supreme Court, following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, now puts American religious liberty in jeopardy. The court voted not to hear an appeal of a Washington State law that forces pharmacists to dispense abortifacients regardless of religious conscience and convictions. Here’s the story from the Christian Post: The […]