Posts tagged "First Amendment"

Pro-choice forces push anti-conscience abortion bill through Illinois legislature

As if we weren’t looking, pro-choice forces this week are pushing an anti-conscience abortion bill through the Illinois Legislature. Illinois Senate Bill 1564, which rewrites the Health Care Right of Conscience Act, is designed to cripple or shut down  pregnancy resource centers, such as Aid for Women and the Women’s Center, that offer women alternatives to... Read more »

Amendment to strip Constitution of special protection for religious beliefs advances

PARODY Washington, D.C. (April 25, 2017) — Efforts to strip the Constitution of its religious protections moved one step closer to reality today as the Senate narrowly approved a rewriting of the First Amendment. The 68-to-32 bipartisan vote—by the required two-thirds margin–follows last month’s House approval of the same measure. No presidential action is required... Read more »

Are atheists imposing their views on others?

Atheists’ frequent criticism of Christianity and other religions is that they are trying to “impose their views on others.” Kept your religion to yourself, communities of believers are frequently instructed by atheists. Okay. Then perhaps atheists should follow their own advice. American Atheists have unveiled a tv commercial in which they are trying to attract... Read more »
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Kissimmee, Fl. police muzzle pro-life activists

From a press release: Florida Police Warned Not to Violate First Amendment Rights of Peaceful Pro-Life Protesters Thomas More Society tells Pro-Life Advocates to Proceed with Prayer Vigil at Kissimmee Planned Parenthood (April 4, 2014 – Kissimmee, FL) The Thomas More Society, a Chicago-based public interest law firm, together with Florida attorney Frederick Nelson of Orlando’s American... Read more »

Here's one of those hateful, sanctimonious, homophobic florists

…who for religious reasons want not to be forced by the government to provide a service or a product at same-sex weddings. Thinking that they have a right under the religious freedom provision of the First Amendment. Imagine. In this day and age. Barronelle Stutzman had been serving a gay client for years, but all... Read more »

Chicago Mayor Emanuel's unconstitutional threat to banks and businesses regarding guns

Article I, Section 10 is a little-known provision of the Constitution that prohibits states from passing a “law impairing the obligation of contracts.” Rahm Emanuel is not a state, but as mayor of a municipal subdivision of the state of Illinois, the constitutional provision applies to him too. Emanuel’s letter to banks (and businesses) to... Read more »
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Wheaton College, others win one against Obamacare's assault on religious liberty

A win for people of faith the media widely ignores A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit by Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey College in their fight to protect their religious liberty against provisions in Obamacare that mandate religious institutions violate their consciences. The Obama administration had been fighting tooth and nail to have... Read more »

Hateful atheist billboards target Christians and Mormons

Democrats at their national convention in Charlotte, N.C., will be able to feast their eyes on nasty billboards posted by American Atheists ridiculing Christians and Mormons. In a press release posted on the group’s website, the group said that today it unveiled the organization’s newest billboard campaign, which exposes the foolishness of religion in the... Read more »

I can hardly wait to hear it.

Don’t say that I don’t give the other side a full chance to explain themselves. Check out this press call: www.americansunitedforchange.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 Contact: Lauren Weiner, 202-470-5870 DATE: February 8, 2012                                                       Jeremy Funk, 202-470-5878   ***PRESS CALL: WED., FEBRUARY 8th @ 2:15 p.m. ET***   U.S. Reps. DeLauro, Schakowsky, Capps, Moore to React to Speaker John Boehner’s... Read more »
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ACLU drops religious liberty from 1st Amendment

Below is the response of the American Civil Liberties Union full response to Newt Gingrich’s accusation that  Meet the Press, moderator David Gregory was taking the “ACLU” position on religious exemptions for contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act. I’m not going to get into the merits of the Gregory/Gingrich exchange; here I’ll only remark on... Read more »
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