Health & Human Services: Religious Employers Still Ain’t “Religious”

First Amendment: Congress shall make no law…prohibiting the free exercise [of religion.] The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently blew a chance to exempt any conscientious “religious employer,” such as Christian-owned Hobby Lobby, from HHS’ contraception/abortifacient … [Read more...]

A Renegade Student’s Spotlight on School Prayer

Roy Costner IV, the 2013 valedictorian at Liberty High School in South Carolina, recently made headlines for reciting the Lord's Prayer at his graduation. His prayer was effectively a finger in the eyes of atheist activists and highlighted the thorny issues of free speech and school prayer. Here’s … [Read more...]

O Hobby Lobby, Art Thou a Religious Employer?

Last week, Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned chain, said it will defy the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)' contraception/abortifacient mandate.  The owners, who oppose abortifacients but not contraceptives, claim that the abortifacient part of the mandate violates the owners' and … [Read more...]

Got Religion? HHS’ Mandate and the Founders’ “Religious” Employers

First Amendment: Congress shall make no law…prohibiting the free exercise [of religion]…or abridging the freedom of speech…or the right of the people peaceably to assemble… Lawyers at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must ignore the First Amendment’s original meaning.  Since … [Read more...]

Hell or Horsewhipping? Religious Authority versus Government Force

In the United States, critics of such religious authorities as Catholic leaders often accuse religious authorities of “forcing” their followers to obey religious rules. For instance, the New York Times editorial board recently claimed that, by opposing the Obama administration’s … [Read more...]

Movie Review: “For Greater Glory”

Over the last several years Catholics in America and Europe have experienced what they believe are the stripping of religious rights, and many are concerned the situation could easily turn into a public confrontation with various governments. One example of this is in England, where just this week … [Read more...]

The Awakening: Fighting for Religious Freedom

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. – Edmund Burke The final count has arrived. The Stand Up for Religious Freedom rallies on March 23 attracted over 63,000 Americans in over 140 cities – more than six times the initial estimates of participation. The rallies … [Read more...]