January 18, 2022

Poll: More Americans to Attend Religious Service This Christmas After ‘Suppressed Attendance’ Last Year

More Americans plan to attend a religious services this Christmas after attendance waned during the coronavirus pandemic last year, a Rasmussen poll released on Friday found.This year, 44 percent of American adults plan on attending a religious service, up from 39 percent last year when the pandemic and government induced shutdowns “suppressed attendance.”  Forty-three percent of…

NEA Board Member Suggests Unvaccinated with Religious Exemptions Deserve to Die

A member of the board of directors of the National Education Association (NEA) posted a message to Facebook that denounced unvaccinated individuals who claim religious exemptions and asserted they deserved to die, according to the Libs of Tik Tok social media account, which shared a screenshot of the post on Tuesday. Mollie Paige Mumau, a…

Religious freedom advocates ask Biden to put Nigeria back on watchlist for anti-Christian violence

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! FIRST ON FOX: A broad array of religious freedom advocates has banded together in asking President Biden to put Nigeria back on the State Department’s list of countries of particular concern (CPC) on religious freedom, citing the ongoing violence, killing and displacement of Christians at the hands […]

Rabbi Shmuley: Religious People Have the Best Sex

I have not watched the new Netflix series My Unorthodox Life, a show supposedly about how fashion executive Julia Haart lives her life in freedom from the repressive Orthodox Judaism in which she was raised. I’m not boycotting the show because it attacks Judaism. This has become weirdly common on Netflix. Indeed, you’d think its…

Religious Freedom Commissioners ‘Flattered’ by China’s Sanctions

The leaders of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) said Sunday they are “flattered” to be on the list of those the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has sanctioned. Gayle Manchin and Tony Perkins, the chairman and vice chairman of the USCIRF, wrote in Sunday’s Wall Street Journal that the CCP sanctions represent “a…

Religious Persecution on the Rise Worldwide

It is both a moral imperative and a wise strategy for the U.S. to encourage global religious freedom.To many American Christians, religious liberty appears ever more precarious. While social antagonism is rising, however, the constitutional guarantee to live a life of faith appears strong. The greatest political challenge is the increasing partisan divide, as the…

At the Supreme Court, a Red Line for Religious Freedom

A majority of justices set limits on state lockdown power last week, in what would seem a watershed for the new court. In a helter-skelter year for Americans’ conception of themselves, their freedoms and the very integrity of the democratic process itself, the Supreme Court set limits last week on the state’s power to curtail…

Fauci on SCOTUS Ruling on Religious Gatherings: ‘Considerable Risk’ for Coronavirus Spread

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that the Supreme Court ruling that religious gatherings cannot be restricted in New York State was a “considerable risk for acquisition and spread” of the coronavirus pandemic. Guest host Martha Raddatz said, “The Supreme Court struck down New York’s…

Promoting Religious Liberty Affirms ‘Human Dignity,’ Pompeo Tells Values Voter Summit.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reaffirmed Friday that the Trump administration is committed to religious liberty, both at home and abroad. Speaking at the conservative Values Voter Summit in Washington, Pompeo said that more than 80 percent of the world’s population lives in countries that place significant limitations on religious freedom. He singled out Iran […]

China Forces All Religious Buildings to Fly Communist Flag.

China’s state-run newspaper Global Times derided critics in the West Thursday for condemning a new initiative forcing all religious buildings to fly China’s red flag as a means to “enhance the concept of nation.” The newspaper claimed the move was necessary because, without imposing the government’s wishes on individual religions, the nation could “lurch toward war.” […]

Study: Trump Religious Freedom Order Helps 13.7 Million Receive Health Care and Social Services.

Image via Shutterstock, a Roman Catholic doctor holds Rosary beads while wearing a stethoscope. One year ago, President Donald Trump issued an executive order promoting free speech and religious freedom across the federal government. According to a study released on Thursday, also the National Day of Prayer, this order played a critical role in allowing […]

Religious right notches gains under Trump

President Trump’s administration is delivering for social conservatives, who are thrilled by the gains they’ve seen on their core issues of abortion and religious freedom. Through court appointments, administrative staffing, executive orders and agency guidance, Trump’s presidency has been a triumph for the religious right. “He was a wild card, for sure, but we feel completely vindicated,” […]

Lonely, Confused Atheists Call New Obamacare Religious Exemption A ‘Burden To Religious Freedom’

American atheist groups released statements suggesting that they are hopelessly confused after the Trump administration announced a birth control exemption for employee health insurance plans in cases when employers have sincere religious or moral objections to birth control. The administration’s Affordable Care Act exemption — announced on Friday — includes private companies, universities and “any […]

Trump DOJ and HHS Issue Major Religious Liberty, Pro-Life Protections

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s administration kept a major campaign promise on Friday, implementing his Executive Order 13798 by issuing key protections for religious liberty, as well as protecting the unborn. President Trump signed Executive Order 13798 on May 4 to declare the policy of the United States government regarding religious liberty under the U.S. Constitution and […]

The LGBT Agenda vs. Religious Freedom

One day in 2012, Charles Craig and David Mullins entered Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, to order a wedding cake. Phillips, a Christian and self-described “cake artist” who custom-designs cakes for various occasions, politely declined, citing his religious beliefs. Having previously, in the words of his lawyer, refused to bake cakes for Halloween, […]

Report: Religious Freedom At Risk In America

Americans shouldn’t take their religious freedom for granted because it’s under severe attack, says a new report from the First Liberty Institute. As The Washington Free Beacon reports, the non-profit organization says threats to religious liberty are up 133 percent since 2011. Encroachments on faith are coming from a wide variety of sources, including the government, business […]

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. […]

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