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American Business Owners Allowed to Discriminate?

    Nathan Cherry at Engage Family Minute: The point is that people should not have to compromise their religious convictions to do business in America. If that means we see some healthy, reciprocal “discrimination” happening, I’m okay with it. I support the right of business owners to conduct business according to their religious and moral convictions. I also support the right of patrons to choose whom they support and whom they do not. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to finish my Chick-Fil-A sandwich.


  • Posted: 03/04/2013
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: engagefamilyminute.com

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Religious Freedom Outscores Obamacare 12-4 in Court

Marriage and Politics: Why the debate matters; why the conjugal view can prevail | Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson & Robert P. George at NRO

    Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson & Robert P. George at National Review Online: Here, we respond to some challenges that even those sympathetic to our views might raise: Why worry about same-sex marriage in particular? Why worry about marriage policy? If marriage policy does matter, why not “broaden the definition” of marriage to promote family values? How would recognizing same-sex relationships as marriages harm marriage? Isn’t ours a losing cause, or at best a secondary one? And why privilege anyone’s sectarian values at all — doesn’t that compromise freedom and equality? We address each of these questions in turn.


  • Posted: 03/04/2013
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

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Empire strikes back: China assaults home churches

“CA Lawmaker Seeks Rights For Transgender Students”

Texas Lawmakers Urge Boy Scouts to Maintain Traditional Values

Ark. Gov. Beebe Vetoes 12-week Abortion Ban

Appeals Court Rules Arizona Day Labor Solicitation Law Is Unconstitutional

DOJ: Children Do Not Need—and Have No Right to–Mothers

Proposition 8 cases based on a phantom constitutional clause | David W. New at Washington Times

“Pepperdine University announces LGBT scholarship”

“Spanish minister angers gays over same-sex marriage comments”

N. Korea’s ‘hatred of Christians’ puts 70,000 believers in prison

UK: Still meaning in life, says man with locked-in syndrome

Germany: Conservatives reconsider stance on marriage

Quebec Government: Please Differentiate Between Transphobia and Homophobia

Virginia Swears in First Openly Homosexual Judge

“Poll: At least half of Delaware’s voters would support same-sex marriage”

Denver: “Former mayor Webb says gay marriage next step after civil unions”

“GOP Jews Back Same-Sex Marriage Efforts”

“Gay Marriage And The Supreme Court’s Empire” | Paul Mirengoff at Power Line

Protest Planned Against Minn. Legislature’s Bill to Redefine Marriage

How can we defend the killing of an unborn child in the name of ‘choice’? | Maria Santo at Baltimore Sun

    Maria Santo at the Baltimore Sun: It is long past time to question the appalling intellectual dishonesty that has led us to kill 55 million children through abortion in the past 40 years. We must, as a matter of justice, find better solutions to difficult pregnancies. Civilized societies thrive through smart, creative, generous, life-giving and just solutions to their difficulties. Civilized societies do not kill children as a solution to any problem, no matter how grave. No society can claim to be just while legally killing its own children in the name of “choice.”


  • Posted: 03/04/2013
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.baltimoresun.com

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Pro-Lifers Oppose Obama Pro-Abortion Judicial Pick Caitlin Halligan

Why pro-lifers keep fighting abortion | Helen M. Alvaré and Meg T. McDonnell at Washington Post

    Helen M. Alvaré and Meg T. McDonnell at Washington Post: Pro-choice Americans must wonder from time to time what keeps pro-lifers going. Why don’t we lay down our signs, cease our marching and admit that we’ve been good and beaten for these 40 years since Roe v. Wade? One of us is a baby boomer, the other a millennial; our views may help others understand these things and, along the way, think about some rarely considered aspects of the U.S. experience with legal abortion.


  • Posted: 03/04/2013
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.washingtonpost.com

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Pa. Abortion Doctor Goes on Trial in 8 Deaths

Adultery: When law and morality (used to) agree | Albert Mohler

Manitoba anti-bullying Bill 18 may force gay-straight alliance clubs on independent religious school

‘Is she breathing normally?’ ‘No.’: Two medical emergencies in 10 days at Delaware abortion clinic

Health industry pushes GOP states toward Obamacare | Tim Carney at Washington Examiner

Obama friend, fmr. leader of Soros-funded group, receives $340 million to run ObamaCare exchanges

Botched abortion at Albuquerque late-term abortion clinic lands 14th woman in hospital

TN: Hearing on Hamilton County prayer lawsuit scheduled April 24

Marriage: A Supreme Test of Rights | Harry R. Jackson at Townhall

TX: School Board Seeks Feedback on Faith Banner Ban

Georgia Baseball Coach Resigns Following Complaint Over Bible Citation on Team Ball Caps

College Says Christian Student Groups Must Accept Non-Christian Leaders

A Federalism-Based Equal Protection Argument Against DOMA | Dale Carpenter at Volokh Conspiracy

Iowa: Forum debates judicial selection process

Vacancies, backlogs plague federal judiciary

    Houston Chronicle: When federal Judge Royal Furgeson Jr. took senior status from the federal bench in San Antonio in 2008, colleagues thought it would be a matter of months before his seat was filled. Five years later, the vacancy is categorized as a “judicial emergency” . . .


  • Posted: 03/04/2013
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: www.chron.com

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Justice Ginsburg Says She Won’t Step Down This Year: ‘After That, Who Knows?’

Constitutional Issue Avoided In Preacher’s Guilty Plea For Possessing Poisonous Snakes

Court Denies Injunction In Businesses’ Challenge To Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

What Ever Happened to “Safe”? | Edward Mechmann at Archdiocese of NY

Tanzania: Time stops in Rome, but war on Christians continues

Wrestling ref’s penalty for prayer a 1st Amendment violation, says legal group | One News Now

Rialto City Council defends public prayers before meetings | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin: Still, those who champion public invocations say the practice is legal, no matter which deity is mentioned. “The Supreme Court made it clear in 1983 that public prayers are constitutional,” said Brett Harvey, senior counsel for the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Alliance Defending Freedom. Harvey said if the Founding Fathers delivered prayers according to the dictate of their conscience, legislators and those giving invocations today should be able to do the same.”The wording of the Constitution hasn’t changed,” Harvey said. “It’s not the government’s job to tell people when and how to pray, and the ACLU would like prayers to conform to some generic civil orthodoxy that they agree with, that’s consistent with their beliefs.”

    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin: Still, those who champion public invocations say the practice is legal, no matter which deity is mentioned. “The Supreme Court made it clear in 1983 that public prayers are constitutional,” said Brett Harvey, senior counsel for the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Alliance Defending Freedom. Harvey said if the Founding Fathers delivered prayers according to the dictate of their conscience, legislators and those giving invocations today should be able to do the same.”The wording of the Constitution hasn’t changed,” Harvey said. “It’s not the government’s job to tell people when and how to pray, and the ACLU would like prayers to conform to some generic civil orthodoxy that they agree with, that’s consistent with their beliefs.”


  • Posted: 03/04/2013
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: www.dailybulletin.com

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Natural Law Liberalism Beyond Romanticism

Pro-Life Groups Tell UN Treaty Bodies to Stop Pushing Abortion

Culture Digest: Planned Parenthood In Colorado Sued For Forced Abortion | Townhall

A Questionable Victory for Free Speech

Imprisoned Virginia Pastor: God’s Law Reigns In Same-sex Dispute

Czech Lawmakers To Charge President With Treason

A third possibility on Prop. 8 | Erwin Chemerinsky at LA Times

Obama pushing to diversify federal judiciary amid GOP delays

Who Governs the Family? Marriage as a New Test Case of Overlapping Jurisdictions | Witte, John and Nichols, Joel A. at Faulkner L. Rev.