Religious Liberty In Peril: The Catholic Charities Decision

Piece by piece, America’s famed and cherished principle of religious liberty is being dismantled. The demolition crew includes activist courts increasingly hostile to the principles upon which this nation was established. The latest evidence comes in a decision handed down in early March by the Supreme Court of California. In a 6-1 ruling, the California high court ordered Catholic Charities of Sacramento to include payment for contraceptives in its health insurance program offered to employees. In other words, California’s highest court ordered Catholic Charities of Sacramento to violate Catholic moral principles.

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The Davey Case and the Future of Religious Freedom

Blame it all on James G. Blaine. A former Secretary of State and the 1884 Republican presidential nominee, Blaine was one of the political fixtures of the nineteenth century. Though largely forgotten, Blaine’s name remains part of our political lexicon because of the so-called “Blaine Amendments” adopted by thirty-seven states in the aftermath of Blaine’s failed attempt to amend the U. S. Constitution. What’s this all about?

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The Homosexual Agenda: Religious Liberty Under Fire

“The storm that will break over America after but a single vote legalizes gay marriage will surely be a moment of decisive social reckoning.” Stanley Kurtz of National Review magazine wrote those words long before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts handed down its infamous decision declaring any prohibition against same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. As Kurtz predicted, “As soon as even a single state legalizes same-sex marriage, the nation will be plunged into a furious legal, political, and cultural struggle.”

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The Bible as Hate Speech? Gays Win Big in Canada

Historically, Americans have been pleased to have Canada as our northern neighbor. The border between the United States and Canada is often described as one of the world’s longest and most peaceful, and visiting Americans find most of Canada pretty much like home–with just enough quaint differences to make a visit interesting.

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