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...]

Dear O’Brien: The Free Exercise Clause and Professing Catholicism

Is the contraception/abortifacient mandate, brought to us by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), doomed? Last week, a U.S. federal appeals court, in an order involving O'Brien Industrial Holdings v. HHS, spared O'Brien, a Catholic employer, from the HHS mandate for the appeal's … [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...]

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...]