March 29, 2017

Report: 9 Trump Admin Actions to Protect Religious Freedom Abroad.

WASHINGTON — Respected religious freedom scholars have released a list of recommendations that the Donald Trump administration and the United States Congress should take seriously in order to better equip the U.S. government to combat rising threats to international religious liberties through diplomacy. On Monday, the the D.C-based Religious Freedom Institute (RFI) and the Center […]

Is Christmas Still a Religious Holiday in America?

Nearly nine in ten Americans will celebrate Christmas this year, but a majority say the holiday is only “somewhat” or “not too” religious for them. In recent years, fewer Americans consider Christmas a “strongly religious” holiday. Less than half of Americans who celebrate Christmas (43 percent) still consider it a “strongly religious” holiday, according to a new study […]

Congress Passes Key Bill to Combat Religious Persecution

A key religious freedom bill that would bolster the State Department’s ability to help counter terrorism and the increasing persecution of religious minorities throughout the world has been sent to President Barack Obama’s desk. (Photo: Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah)Displaced Iraqi Christians who fled from Islamic State militants in Mosul, pray at a school acting as a refugee […]

It’s Not Unchristian to Be Concerned About Refugee Resettlement, Religious Freedom Advocate Says

(Photo: Reuters/David Ryder) People gather to protest against the United States’ acceptance of Syrian refugees at the Washington State capitol in Olympia, Washington, November 20, 2015. Christian religious freedom activist Faith McDonnell is pushing back against the notion that it is unchristian to voice concerns with how the State Department is resettling refugees from Syria […]

Germany: Muslim migrant KILLS 70-year-old woman, leaves Arabic notes “religious in content”

Europe’s new normal. Before too long stories like this will be coming daily. “Religious Identity of 70 Year Old Woman’s Murderer Known,” The Eponymous Flower, May 26, 2016: BAD FRIEDRICHSHALL. [Junge Freheit] Police have released new details In the case of a murdered 70 year old woman from the Baden-Württemberg Bad Friedrichshall about the alleged […]

Liberals Attacking Christians Should Read What Thomas Jefferson Said About Religious Freedom

Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, drafted in 1777, is one of the most important documents in United States history. It’s also perfectly suited to address the recent controversy surrounding North Carolina’s HB2. Jefferson’s primary concern in the statute is the “natural right” of people to express their opinions without interference or retribution by civil or […]

Why the Little Sisters of the Poor Believe Obamacare Mandate Violates Their Religious Liberty

The Little Sisters of the Poor is a group of Catholic nuns who typically lead a quiet, dignified existence caring for the elderly poor. In the last few years, that quiet existence has been troubled by the constant court battles the group has been fighting over the Affordable Care Act’s so-called “contraceptive mandate,” which requires […]

Ted Cruz: ‘I Will Never Compromise Away Your Religious Liberty’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% said he would never compromise on core principles, such as religious liberty, during the Fox News GOP debate in Detroit Thursday night. Asked by debate moderator Bret Baier about whether a gay couple should be able to adopt children, Cruz said he would leave that decision to the states. “I am […]

To ‘Reaffirm the Importance of Religious Freedom,’ Obama to Visit US Mosque With Extremist Ties

The White House announced on Saturday that President Obama will be visiting a Baltimore mosque on Wednesday—the first time he’s done so in the U.S.  The intended purpose, according to the White House, is to “celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life.” […]

Report Reveals What Is Now the Largest Single Religious Group Among DEMOCRATS and Democratic-Leaning Americans — and It’s Stunning

The largest, single religious group among Democrats is now the “nones” — an umbrella group that includes atheists, agnostics and those unaffiliated with a specific faith, according to the second installment of the Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study. The new report, titled, “U.S. Becoming Less Religious” — a follow-up to a highly publicized […]

The Quiet Revolution: A RELIGIOUS REVIVAL in America

I have often mentioned the special role that religion, in the form of Biblical morality, plays in the history of the American political experiment. The Founding Fathers, under the influence of the British Enlightenment of the 18th century, understood the state and its nature to be the natural outgrowth of the nation as a whole. […]

Reporters Asked Pope Francis If He Supports People Who Refuse to Grant Gay Marriage Licenses on Religious Grounds. Here’s His Response.

Just hours after President Barack Obama told the LGBT community at a Democratic fundraiser that “religious freedom doesn’t grant us the freedom to deny our fellow Americans their constitutional rights,” Pope Francis seemingly had a very different message. When asked aboard the papal plane whether he supports individuals who refuse to violate religious conscience as […]

‘I’M ONE OF YOU’: DONALD TRUMP VOWS TO PROTECT CHRISTIANS, RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump appeared at the Iowa Faith and Family Coalition with his personal Bible in hand, a gift from his mother where she made special written notes to him, and a photo of his confirmation. He then went on to respond to the backlash from the media after he brushed off a supporter […]

SPECIAL PRESENTATION ON THE FUTURE OF MARRIAGE & RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

The University of North Florida Catholic Ospreys and the Diocesan Center for Family Life are hosting a special, one-night presentation by Ryan T. Anderson on the future of religious liberty following the Supreme Court decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, this past June. The presentation will be on Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 PM in the UNF […]

Leftists looking to reverse Bush-era policy on religious freedom

A policy created by President Bush that exempted religious organizations from non-discrimination policies in their hiring practices is under assault by far-left groups. The policy, contained in a Justice Department memo from 2007, said that under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, religious groups seeking federal grants were exempted from complying with non-discrimination laws in hiring. […]

Leftists looking to reverse Bush-era policy on religious freedom

A policy created by President Bush that exempted religious organizations from non-discrimination policies in their hiring practices is under assault by far-left groups. The policy, contained in a Justice Department memo from 2007, said that under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, religious groups seeking federal grants were exempted from complying with non-discrimination laws in hiring. […]

Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Choose Religious Rights Over Gay Rights

The month of June was a depressing one for conservatives. The Supreme Court’s 50-state mandate for gay marriage and the upholding of Obamacare were a disaster for religious liberty, and social conservatism seemed to be in retreat. But an encouraging new poll shows that by a margin of 4 to 1, Americans favor religious freedom […]

The Religious Origins of the Sanctuary Movement

Thanks to Donald Trump, the major media are being forced to cover the illegal immigration movement, such as the proliferation of “sanctuary cities” across the U.S. that attract criminal aliens, give them legal protection, and let them back out on the streets to commit more crimes. But the really taboo topic is how these sanctuary […]

Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling Will Harm Religious Freedom, Marginalize Biblical Worldview, Russell Moore, Tony Perkins, Samuel Rodriguez Warn

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling Friday that the Fourteenth Amendment requires all 50 states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, numerous social conservative and religious groups are calling the court’s ruling an abuse of judicial power and a decision that could hurt religious liberty in America. Among the numerous commenters, […]

MATT STAVER: Christians Must Stand Their Ground, ‘Disobey’ Unjust Laws Limiting Religious Freedom

Christians Must Stand Their Ground, ‘Disobey’ Unjust Laws Limiting Religious Freedom, Says Matt Staver in Kick-Off to 3-Day Future Conference Traditional marriage and LGBT demonstrators gather around the steps of the Supreme Court building in Washington D.C. on April 28, 2015 for the oral arguments for Obergefell v. Hodges. As the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage […]

EMERGENCY !!! PROTECTING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM PHONE CALLS NEEDED FOR MON APRIL 27, 2015

EMERGENCY !!! PROTECTING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM PHONE CALLS NEEDED FOR MON APRIL 27, 2015 The greatest attack on the religious organizations of faith is under way in Tallahassee. We must let our voices be heard now in one accord. In the past few weeks the House and Senate passed an adoption Bill, HB 7013 which has […]

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