Thursday

The Briefing 02-04-16

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  • In historic mosque visit, Obama attempts to reduce teaching of Islam to moralism
  • In influential mosques across the globe, demise of the West a common theme preached
  • Statement for religious freedom signed in country that does not recognize Christian faith
  • Death of militarized fourth-grader in Afghanistan exposes horror story of child combatants
  • Proponent of forcing bakers to bake gay cakes changes mind, champions freedom of conscience
Wednesday

The Briefing 02-03-16

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  • US looks to register women for the draft, comes face-to-face with egalitarian implications
  • Recent pro-life victories in Kentucky made possible by election of pro-life governor
  • While some religious liberty battles are inevitable, Bevin shows how others are avoidable
  • China detains Christian pastor, sends signal to those who would challenge the atheist regime
Thursday

The Briefing 01-07-16

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  • Religious liberty and LGBT rights are on a collision course in 2016
  • Court ruling portends restrictions on religious organizations hiring according to beliefs
  • Federal court's appropriation of Title IX signals legal revolution larger than SSM ruling
  • Christian schools seek Title IX exemptions, prove importance of confessional accountability
Wednesday

The Briefing 11-11-15

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  • Obama administration exercises cultural power of presidency in support revision to Civil Rights Act
  • Collision between erotic and religious liberty evidenced in Atlanta fire chief lawsuit
  • Secularization of America shown in diminishing size of Christian groups on college campuses
  • Supposed Starbucks furor reminder not to confuse church's business with that of corporate America
  • Veterans Day reminder to give honor to whom honor is due
Monday

The Briefing 11-09-15

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  • Supreme Court takes up yet another religious liberty case against Obamacare
  • Media's fixation on same sex marriage evidenced in one edition of New York Times
  • Mormonism and Reformed Judaism illustrate different religious responses to cultural pressure
  • Study on children's self esteem reveals little parents don't already know
Wednesday

The Briefing 09-02-15

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  • Pope's 'Year of Mercy' exemplifies problems of sacramental system, changes nothing
  • Judge awards religious liberty to March for Life on moral, not religious basis
  • Professor's syllabus bans use of offensive terms like 'male' and 'female'
  • Opposition to child-bearing reflects reduction to children to a mere 'want'
Monday

The Briefing 08-17-15

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  • Politicians, including White House, defend Planned Parenthood in cycle of anti-life
  • Efforts to defund Planned Parenthood critiqued as inconsistent with destruction of embryos
  • Colorado baker informed by court his Christian convictions need not apply to baking
  • Federal court instructs nuns on whether nuns should oppose contraception mandate
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