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European Court of Human Rights rules against Hungarian church registration law

Kevin D. Williamson: The liberal gulag

Jordan Lorence: Supreme Court turns down Elane Photography case

ADF asks court to dismiss renewed attack on Hawaii churches

Govt punishment of NM photographer stands, compelled speech problem unresolved . . . for now

Union Univ. sues over requirement for abortion-causing drugs

U.S. Supreme Court snapshot: Elane Photography v. Willock

Marriage, reason, and religious liberty: Much ado about sex, nothing to do with race | Ryan T. Anderson

    Ryan T. Anderson at Heritage: “Whatever one’s views of marriage and however the state defines it, there is no compelling state interest in forcing all citizens to facilitate, participate in, or celebrate a same-sex relationship as a marriage. Believing that marriage is the union of man and woman is a reasonable position held by many. Bans on interracial marriage, by contrast, were grossly unreasonable. Protecting religious liberty and the rights of conscience does not restrict anyone’s freedom to enter into whatever romantic partnerships he or she wishes. Americans should remain free to speak and act in the public square based on their belief that marriage is the union of a man and woman without fear of government penalty. No one should demand that government coerce others into celebrating their relationships.”

  • Posted: 04/04/2014
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Federal judge: Ohio must recognize out-of-state same-sex “marriages”

Roger Kiska: Belgium’s deadly cough

Obama administration opens Medicare to same-sex “married” couples

ADF considering next steps after 2nd Cir. rules against weekend worship services at NYC public schools

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich forced to resign for supporting traditional marriage laws

American Humanist Association asks judge to fine officials for prayers at government meetings

Cost of violating First Amendment for OSU: $101,000

Mozilla, mo’ problems: Ritual sacrifice in Silicon Valley

County clerk to 4th Circuit: Uphold Va. marriage amendment

Federal judge stays ruling in Va. marriage case Harris v. Rainey

Ed Feulner: Honoring Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood Specialties for living their faith

Multiple losses for Planned Parenthood in Ariz, Ala., Kan.

Tucson judge rejects bid to delay new abortion rules in Arizona

West Virginia governor vetoes 20-week abortion bill

Judge extends order 60 days to keep Texas man from being starved to death

Justice Department: Federal gov’t will recognize Michigan same-sex “marriages”

Matt Bowman: How the coercion coalition is imposing the new “freedom” in America

Prof. Michael McConnell on the Hobby Lobby arguments

5th Circuit upholds Texas law protecting women from cut-and-run abortionists

5th Circuit upholds new Texas abortion rules

Are you ready to pay the Hobby Lobby poll tax?

David Cortman: Abortion pill mandate, Hobby Lobby and why the Supreme Court should honor faith

Georgia Catholic groups win fight over HHS contraception mandate

Michigan won’t recognize same-sex “marriages”

World Vision reverses decision to hire Christians in same-sex “marriages”

Judge issues order to prevent Texas man from being starved to death

Michigan AG: Defending traditional marriage is defending the state constitution

Kansas can strip Planned Parenthood funding, 10th Circuit rules

Yuval Levin: Pluralism, individualism, and religious liberty

    Yuval Levin at National Review: “Bazelon’s article essentially attempts a redefinition of pluralism as a tool of progressive political action rather than a broad protection of the right to dissent. Pluralism is only legitimate, Bazelon suggests, when it is used by progressive dissenters to break the stranglehold of a traditionalist majority; when instead it is used by traditionalist dissenters to break the stranglehold of a progressive majority, it is illegitimate. It is a view of the right of conscience narrowed by its subservience to the progressive understanding of the nature of the liberal society—that is, to a view of history as defined by a series of breakthroughs in the struggle against ancient prejudice.”

  • Posted: 03/24/2014
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Robert George: Religious exemptions are vital for religious liberty

US Supreme Court holds off deciding whether to hear NM photographer’s case

6th Circuit stays Michigan marriage ruling

National Review editorial: The ACA’s heavy burden

Ken Starr: Obamacare shackles religious freedom

Rick Warren: If the contraceptive mandate passes, it will ruin a core U.S. ideology

Brief: Telling the truth isn’t defamation

Federal judge strikes down Michigan marriage amendment

ADF: Government has no mandate to meddle in a family’s business

Matt Bowman: Religion is your business | National Review

Matt Bowman: If a company can be African American, can’t it be religious?

Federal judge denies Tennessee’s request for stay in marriage recognition case

SCOTUSblog argument preview: Religion, rights, and the workplace

Jury finds UNC–Wilmington retaliated against professor

California sisters fighting back after professor steals graphic pro-life sign; police report released

Ross Douthat: The challenge of pluralism

    Ross Douthat at The New York Times: “[I]t’s precisely when people in liberal societies see themselves as out on the vanguard of history that they’re least likely to concede that they might, just might, be making a mistake, and most inclined to feel instead that the thing to do is shatter the shield wall around the remaining bastions of unenlightenment rather than permit them to persist. It’s when a consensus is at its most self-confident, in other words — and therefore most vulnerable to the errors of overconfidence — that the kind of pluralism that might serve as a corrective becomes hardest for that consensus’s exponents to accept.”

  • Posted: 03/19/2014
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Joshua Hawley: For-profit doesn’t mean no conscience

Stanford Anscombe Society demands tax on free speech be removed

Federal judge stays enforcement of Kentucky marriage ruling pending appeal

Pornography is at the heart of our social ills

    Paul S. Loverde, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, at First Things: “Those who deny that the act of viewing pornography has any negative consequences must understand just how toxic the situation has become. . . . The most graphic forms of pornography are now easily and anonymously accessible on the internet and on any smartphone. Many among us are now caught in patterns of addiction that rival those of drugs and alcohol in their grip on the individual, if not in the disruption that results in their lives. Depression, anxiety, isolation, marital strife, and job loss can all be intensified for those caught in the web of this addiction. . . . This addiction is not merely behavioral, a bad habit that can be broken like any other. Chronic viewing of pornographic material impacts one’s brain chemistry in a manner that can “hook” a person and lead to a quest for increasingly lurid forms of pornography.”

  • Posted: 03/19/2014
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Encouraging suicide isn’t a crime, Minnesota court says

Tennessee governor appeals same-sex “marriage” order

ADF to W.Va. governor: Bill protecting babies from pain is sound

The Church and civil marriage

Volokh and Shapiro: Choosing what to photograph is a form of speech

Consent decree bars Louisiana school district’s promotion of religion

Utah brief: Marriage ruling “a judicial wrecking-ball”

Federal judge strikes Arkansas’ 12-week abortion ban

UNC–Wilmington on trial for retaliation against professor

Va. college sued for prohibiting student speech

ADF: Atheist group’s objections to SC school’s graduation ceremony unfounded

Mollie Hemingway: Can the AP be trusted to cover the abortion issue fairly?

Zac Crippen: The sorry state of religious liberty at the Air Force Academy

Federal lawsuit challenges Arizona marriage amendment

What’s going on at Air Force Academy? God’s word vs. Pentagon’s word