U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear appeal of ruling barring NYC churches from meeting in schools

NYC churches praying for help after losing court fights

Everyone but churches can use NYC schools – will the mayor do anything about it?

Indiana religious-freedom law emerges as 2016 Republican litmus test

NYC churches hope mayor keeps promise, rescinds worship service ban

Mayor De Blasio, don’t make these churches homeless!

New York City ban on worship services in schools left intact by Supreme Court

New York City to change rules to allow churches to rent schools

NYC churches set for Easter, future unclear

Supreme Court lets ban on churches in NYC schools stand

Supreme Court won’t force NYC to allow after-hours worship in public schools

Supreme Court allows NY schools’ worship ban to stand; churches look to mayor

Justices reject N.Y. church’s bid to use public school space

Decision time for Dems: Abortion rights or helping the poor?

A case for opening schools to worship

Democrats block bill to help sex trafficking victims a third time to push abortion funding

Mayor de Blasio emerges as an unexpected champion of religion

Reid blocks bill to help sex-trafficking victims because it doesn’t fund elective abortions

Laughing at the death of our republic

Scott Walker: “I’m pro-life on abortion, my position is consistent on that”

Obama administration urges nationwide recognition of same-sex marriage

The great Terri Schiavo divide

The rich roots and spoiled fruits of liberal toleration

Conservatives filing brief in favor of same-sex marriage

    The Washington Post: In the brief, the signatories argue that they “have concluded that marriage is strengthened, and its value to society and to individual families and couples is promoted, by providing access to civil marriage for all American couples—heterosexual or gay or lesbian alike. In particular, civil marriage provides stability for the children of same-sex couples, the value of which cannot be overestimated. In light of these conclusions, amici believe that the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits States from denying same-sex couples the legal rights and responsibilities that flow from the institution of civil marriage.”


  • Posted: 03/04/2015
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Truth-telling and the right of self-government: Why Obama’s marriage lie matters

New religious freedom official: the time for action is now

With GOP votes, Senate Committee approves pro-abortion Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

The ‘law’ of unintended consequences

Evangelical Christians much more politically engaged than rest of the UK

Oregon to swear in nation’s first openly bisexual governor

The most surprising same-sex marriage poll we’ve seen in a while

How the welfare state penalizes parents who marry

U.S. won’t help fight Boko Haram until Nigeria accepts homosexuality, birth control, bishop says

Young Brits reject religion, approve of atheist politicians

Planned Parenthood appeals Bobby Jindal administration’s rejection of abortion services in New Orleans

Why politics still matter: The temptation to withdraw is ever with us

    Christianity Today: It’s not news that politics can be dreary and dysfunctional. For this reason, as we begin another long season of presidential election politics, many Christians are running for cover, eager to avoid politics as much as possible. The reasons for withdrawal have become predictable. Some suggest politics is too broken, too corrupt, for Christians get involved in without sacrificing faithfulness. Others claim politics is a distraction from more spiritual pursuits. These are both long-held, persistent ideas, each with their own merits, but they are ultimately incomplete.


  • Posted: 02/12/2015
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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Fewest Americans satisfied with abortion policies since 2001

What will matter to evangelicals in 2016

    The Wall Street Journal (Access via Google): Thomas Jefferson wouldn’t make it as a Sunday school teacher in a Baptist church. We don’t tend to recruit those who would cut apart a Bible to get rid of miracles and resurrections—for us the best parts—to instruct our children. Yet the same Baptists and other evangelicals who wouldn’t have let Jefferson near their baptismal pools were willing to check his name for president of the United States because he was willing to stand up for religious freedom.


  • Posted: 02/06/2015
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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No, it’s not ‘childish’ to insist on a reporting requirement for late-term abortions

Why judges tilt to the right

The extinction of pro-life democrats in Congress

Ban on abortion after 20-weeks is Harry Reid’s “Worst Nightmare”

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan changes abortion stance

GOP abortion bill: Politics wins, life loses

Obama hopes the Supreme Court recognizes nationwide right to same-sex marriage

Obama reaffirms ‘deep commitment’ to abortion as thousands March for Life in U.S. capital

Marriage federalism is popular

A tale of two tweets: Pope and Obama both focus on March for Life

Christian leaders Matt Chandler, Russell Moore fed up with GOP decision to hold off on mid-term abortion ban

What life is like at 20 weeks in the womb

GOP caves on abortion on eve of March for Life

House passes bill to completely ban taxpayer funding of abortions

Most Catholic College alumni in U.S. Senate support abortion

Abortion bill dropped

Why everyone should be terrified by the GOP’s abortion bill debacle

How should conservatives think about family leave?

House leaders sticking with abortion bill despite defections

Three views on David Leonhardt’s letter about liberals and marriage

Obama administration opposes bill banning abortions after five months gestation

Obama first President to say ‘Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual’ in SOTU speech

Former U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf named Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor University

House Republicans debate pro-life politics

Kerry urged to speak out against religious persecution in Pakistan

Religious freedom and diplomacy: More than a luxury

High court won’t hear challenge to Vermont campaign law

Sen. Marco Rubio laments court rulings on same-sex marriage

Jeb Bush: We need to ‘show respect’ for both supporters, opponents of same-sex marriage

The Mario that might have been

What Mario Cuomo got wrong on abortion

75-plus House members oppose proposed rule allowing secret abortion surcharge in Obamacare

Roy Blunt: Republicans’ war for women

Conservative group sues California AG over donor list demands, ‘bullying’

Conservatism after Obama

Why the ‘war on women’ failed in 2014