Posts tagged "First Amendment"

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 »

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: 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 »

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 »

Another grossly political decision from the Obama administration

The Chicago Tribune reports: The Obama administration announced it would give Catholic hospitals and other religiously affiliated institutions an extra year to comply with a new rule requiring employers to provide free birth control in their health plans. But the administration held fast to the underlying rule, despite vigorous objections from Catholic bishops and other officials who... Read more »

Illinois lied about civil union law; a lesson for other states

Anti-Catholic bigots can stop reading here because the following comes from a Catholic blog. The open-minded can continue to read. When a bill creating civil unions in Illinois was signed by Governor Pat Quinn in January, sponsors and activists for the law agreed that its provisions would not affect religious social service or adoption agencies.... Read more »

Obama's religion? Not our business.

Too much is being made of President Barack Obama’s religious beliefs. Or whether he has them. Is he Chrisitan or Muslim? Does he practice his religion? Why hasn’t he picked a church in Washinton D.C. where he is a regular congregant? What do Americans think his religion is? This has gone way overboard. It reminds... Read more »
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