Freedom of Religion  (Page 1)

Attorney General Barr Defends Religious Liberty from Secular Progressives in Remarks at Notre Dame

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 12:00pm 10/15/2019 at 12:00pm
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When you read things like this, it becomes easier to understand why so many on the left revile Barr. He was an excellent choice for Attorney General by Trump.

The Observer reports:

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Winning: VA Rule Change Allows Bibles, Christmas Decorations

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 5:00pm 8/29/2019 at 5:00pm
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Under the Obama regime, the VA underwent major restrictive changes in terms of religion and Christmas, with various VA’s around the country instituting a range of bans.  Bibles, high school...

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SCOTUS: 1925 Bladensburg ‘Peace Cross’ can stay on public land

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 10:45am 6/20/2019 at 10:45am
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The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and has ruled that the 1925 ‘Peace Cross’ Memorial erected to remember World War I dead can stay on public land. The Opinion is here.

Here is an explainer about the case from The Federalist Society:

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Masterpiece Cakeshop Sued A Third Time, Ostensibly Over “Gender Transition” Cake

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 4:00pm 6/15/2019 at 4:00pm
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Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado is once again the target of a lawsuit.  This time, the family-run bakeshop is being sued not by Colorado but by the complainant, Attorney Autumn Scardina, in the dropped suit filed by the state.

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Republican Senators Introduce Legislation to Protect Freedom of Religion on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:00pm 5/16/2019 at 12:00pm

This ties directly into the protection of free speech as well. Kudos to these senators.

The College Fix reports:

Republican senators introduce Equal Campus Access Act to protect students’ religious freedom

Three Republican senators have proposed legislation in an effort to protect college students’ freedom of religion on campus.

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Mike Pence Tells Liberty University Students to Be Prepared to Defend Their Christian Faith

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 1:30pm 5/12/2019 at 1:30pm
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Pence knows what he’s talking about on this topic. He is right to issue this warning as well.

The Hill reports:

Mike Pence tells Liberty University graduates to prepare to be ‘shunned,’ ‘ridiculed’ for being a Christian

Vice President Pence warned the 2019 graduating class at Liberty University in his commencement address that they...

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New Poll Shows Half of Americans Favoring Religion Playing Bigger Role in Society

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 7:00pm 4/23/2019 at 7:00pm
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A new poll conducted by Pew Global Views revealed that at least half of the Americans questioned support religion playing a larger role in society.

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Texas AG Launches Investigation After San Antonio City Council Intentionally Excludes Chick-fil-A From Airport Contract

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 5:30pm 4/3/2019 at 5:30pm
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A few weeks ago, a viral article by Think Progress accused Chick-fil-A’s foundation of actively supporting anti-LGBTQ organizations. The article was cited and reposted by news networks and individual blogs alike, and for the gazillionth time, calls to boycott the world’s best chicken sandwich bounced around progressive spheres of the web.

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After forcing student to wash off Ash Wednesday cross, Utah teacher now on leave

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 4:00pm 3/9/2019 at 4:00pm
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Like millions of Catholics this past Wednesday, I attended Mass and began the season of Lent by having an ash cross marked on my forehead.

One student who also observed Ash Wednesday and went to school with an ash cross was forced to wash it off by a teacher, despite pleas from...

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Masterpiece Cakeshop wins again – CO drops prosecution for refusal to bake ‘gender-transition cake’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 7:00pm 3/5/2019 at 7:00pm
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The second attempt by the State of Colorado to punish Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop has come to an end, once again, with a victory for the baker.

Round 1 was the baker’s refusal to create a custom cake for a same-sex marriage, on the ground that it violated the baker’s Christian...

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Rider University Dean Resigns Over Ban on Chick-fil-A in Defense of Company’s Christian Values

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 1:00pm 3/5/2019 at 1:00pm
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In the fall of 2018, Rider University in New Jersey surveyed students to find out which restaurant they would like to have on campus. Students preferred Chick-fil-A, but that choice was rejected by university leadership, which felt the company’s corporate values were insufficiently inclusive.

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Sen. Sasse Introduces Resolution Making it Unconstitutional to Deny a Nominee Public Office for Membership in Knights of Columbus

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 8:00pm 1/16/2019 at 8:00pm

Wednesday, Sen. Ben Sasse introduced a resolution that reiterates the unconstitutionality of disqualifying a nominee for public service based on their membership to the Catholic organization, Knights of Columbus, according to a report by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
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Hawaii Congresswoman Calls Out Fellow Hawaii Senator Hirono For “Fomenting Religious Bigotry” During Judicial Nominee Questioning

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 5:00pm 1/9/2019 at 5:00pm

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) wrote a scathing op-ed, which was published in The Hill Tuesday, in which she lambasted lawmakers who questioned US district judicial nominee Brian Buescher about his affiliation with the Catholic organization, Knights of Columbus.

While Rep. Gabbard never mentioned Sen. Hirono by name, the only two Senators to have...

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DOJ Says U. Iowa Violated Christian Group’s First Amendment Rights

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 28, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/28/2018 at 12:00pm

The school found the groups traditional values of faith “unwelcoming” and deregistered them. Luckily, the Department of Justice saw things differently.

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Colorado goes after Masterpiece Cakeshop again – this time over “gender transition” cake

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 9:00am 8/15/2018 at 9:00am
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When Masterpiece Cakeshop won its case on June 4, 2018, in the U.S. Supreme Court over refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gay wedding, many people assumed it was a win for religious freedom and free speech (the right not to have government compel your speech).

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Christianity Under Fire at Harvard

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 9:00am 4/10/2018 at 9:00am

An Evangelical Christian group at Harvard recently dismissed its student leader when she revealed that she is in a same sex relationship. For this, the group has been branded discriminatory. For merely holding true to their faith, these students have now seen their group defunded.

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Islamist Supremacy at Temple Mount: US Congressmen detained after falsely accused of praying

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 11:30am 2/25/2018 at 11:30am

United States lawmakers Scott R. Tipton (R-Colo) and David B. McKinley (R-W.Va) were stopped and questioned by Israeli police on the morning of February 22nd while they were visiting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

According to media reports of the incident (see, for example, here and here), Tipton and McKinley were detained...

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