Tag Archives: religious freedom

Religious Freedom Is About Human Dignity

A recent Wall Street Journal article brings together Robert George, a conservative legal scholar (and huge intellect) who teaches at Princeton University, and Katrina Lantos Swett, a mother of seven and an “educator and political candidate” based on her bio.  It is a very thoughtful piece and puts forth I think some profound principles as to why religious liberty is so […]

DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional

The highest court in the United States has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act, commonly referred to as DOMA, is unconstitutional. In a 5-4 justice split, with strong wording used in both the majority opinion and the dissent, it was determined that DOMA specifically set out to restrict the rights of a class of individuals. Justice […]

Supreme Court To Hear Case On Prayer At Council Meetings

From ReligiousClause.blogspot.com: The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to weigh in on the extensively litigated issue of opening city council meetings with prayer.  It granted certiorari in Town of Greece, NY v. Galloway, (Docket No. 12-696, cert. granted 5/20/2013). (Order List). In the case, the 2nd Circuit created an extremely fact-dependent test for determining the constitutionality […]

The Multi-Pronged Assault on Religious Freedoms

Not all attacks on freedom are reported. Often there is fear of retribution or judgment. This week, we have seen a variety of freedoms being chipped away at, whether intentionally or not. Some of the chipping has come from the government, the media, and individuals in the military. Click here for a full report.

In South Africa, Religious Center Cannot Choose Own Members

If anything this is a picture of things to come in the United States.  This is a faith-based organization in South Africa who cannot decide who attends it’s Christian-based classes as per the South Africa Human Rights Commission: The South African Human Rights Commission finds that the Creare Training Centre prospectus “Relationship Etiquette” which opposes […]

Obama Attacks Religious Freedoms Forcing Employers To Provide Contraceptives

While Chick-Fil-A Appreciation day was a clear success, let’s not overlook the beating religious values took today as Obama and his administration are forcing businesses to provide birth control and abortion-inducing drugs in their insurance plans. This day — August 1 — is a dark one for religious freedom in the United States. The Obama […]