Wednesday

The Briefing 08-31-16

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  • There never was any middle ground: A response to David Gushee's volcanic LGBT prediction
  • What happens when religious liberty faces "other stronger interests"? Well, who's defining "stronger"?
  • Liberal, Moderate, or Conservative? Facebook is making a list and checking it twice
Thursday

The Briefing 08-25-16

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  • God and the natural order: How should Christians process the deadly earthquake in Italy?
  • ISIS turns to kids for its future, recruiting new suicide bombers with toys and ice cream
  • New federal transgender rule threatens backbone of the American health care system—religious hospitals
Thursday

The Briefing 06-30-16

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  • America's new state religion: California bill threatens existence of Christian higher ed
  • California to consider legalizing recreational marijuana in November with "Adult Use of Marijuana Act"
  • The economics of morality: Microsoft first major company to try capitalizing on marijuana
Thursday

The Briefing 04-21-16

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  • Court rules that schools cannot provide separate bathrooms based on biology, citing Title IX
  • Official statement from US Civil Rights Commission identifies religious liberty as problem
  • Norwegian court says mass-murderer's rights violated by solitary confinement in 3-room suite
  • Justice served? Accomplice in Manson murders could be released on parole in California
  • Fidel Castro nears the end of his life, reminding of the futility of atheistic communism
Wednesday

The Briefing 04-13-16

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  • Why can't positive reinforcement replace punishment in parenting? Children are born sinners.
  • Do women face "pregnancy penalties" at work? Only if motherhood and children are devalued.
  • John Kasich says he wouldn't sign "anti-LGBT" law, asks why we can't just agree to disagree
Wednesday

The Briefing 04-06-16

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  • Both 2016 presidential frontrunners handed significant setbacks in Wisconsin primaries
  • Mississippi joins states standing for religious liberty, backlash sure to follow
  • Invasive government lawmakers propose sexual orientation appear on national census
  • Authority of Scripture, not social issues, root of Church of Scotland's decline
Tuesday

The Briefing 03-29-16

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  • Theology matters: Georgia gov. who vetoed religious liberty bill member of liberal church
  • North Carolina passes bill banning biological men from the ladies' room, backlash ensues
  • Tragic irony: Cosmo mocks Indiana bill banning Down syndrome abortion while promoting model with Downs
Monday

The Briefing 03-07-16

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  • 2016 Republican presidential race reaches level of unprecedented coarseness and crudeness
  • Georgia's Republican governor pledges to veto religious liberty bill on religious grounds
  • US Military to begin recruiting women for combat, ignoring physiological differences
  • Former First Lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94, leaving influential yet complex legacy
Thursday

The Briefing 03-03-16

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  • Oral arguments reveal expected ideological divide among SCOTUS justices on abortion
  • Marriage, high school education, full-time job: 3 statistically-proven steps out of poverty
  • As Georgia faces corporate backlash over religious liberty bill, media exaggerate effect
  • In attempt to push LGBT agenda, California considers travel ban on "anti-gay" states
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
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