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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 […]

-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 […]

-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 […]

-“Hate Speech Is Not Protected By the First Amendment”-Really?

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Recently, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Howard Dean tweeted that: “Hate speech is not protected by the first amendment.” Constitutional lawyer Emily Zanotti took exception to Dean in an interview. From The Blaze: For Friday’s episode of “Pure Opelka,” host Mike Opelka invited constitutional lawyer Emily Zanotti to discuss how very wrong […]

-ABA: Proposed Rule Change Could Affect Religious Freedom of Attorneys?

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

UPDATE: The proposed rule was passed. From Townhall: The amended ethics rule now bans the offensive conduct only if the lawyer knows or reasonably should know it is harassment or discrimination. … The guidance that comes with the rule, however, defines discrimination as “harmful verbal or physical conduct that manifests bias or prejudice toward others.” […]

-Iowa Civil Rights Commission Backs Down and Supports Religious Freedom

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Earlier this month, the Iowa Civil Rights Commission seemed to be saying that any church that opened its doors to the public was subject to the state’s discrimination laws and transgender bathroom regulations. It was tantamount to legally requiring pastors and churches to refrain from preaching or teaching traditional Christian doctrine and, in particular, Biblical […]

-Mississippi: Half Time Civil Disobedience Against Federal Judge

Monday, August 24th, 2015

During half time at a high school game in Mississippi, hundreds of fans stood up and sang ‘How Great Thou Art’ as a response to a federal court order that had blocked the band from performing their half time show that included the classic hymn that has been a popular hit several time over by […]

-Oregon: Bakers Who Refused to Make a Same-Sex Wedding Cake Are Fined and Silenced

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

The Christian bakers in Oregon who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding have been fined $135,000 and in addition have been ordered not to talk about it. Here’s the story from the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal: Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian finalized a preliminary ruling today ordering Aaron and Melissa Klein, the […]

-Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Arizona Church and Free Speech

Friday, June 19th, 2015

  (Photo: Alliance Defending Freedom) The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of a small church in Gilbert, Arizona that was having problems with city over their street signs. The city restricted and threatened the church with fines over their temporary street signs but did not subject political or commercial signs to the same rules. […]

-Could ‘Net Neutrality’ Regulations Result in Feds Controlling Content?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

The two Republican members on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which recently passed new “net neutrality” regulations, are both concerned that this could ultimately lead to Federal bureaucrats or worse yet Federal political appointees controlling content on the Internet. The fear is that the new ‘regs’ might be used in ways that are somewhat comparable […]