Category Archives: Law

Megyn Kelly Interviews the Duggar Parents and Daughters (Video)

When you live your life on TV, it then becomes your judge, your jury and your confessional. At the bottom of this post, find links to the entire interview Megyn Kelly of Fox News conducted with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” broadcast on her show “The Kelly File,” on […]

Liberty, Lies, and Statistics

It’s easy to lie with statistics, but to completely invent data and then publish it in a peer-reviewed journal takes a lot more effort–and some serious chutzpah. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what Michael LaCour appears to have done in a study which purported to show that people more readily changed their position on same-sex marriage if […]

Religion and Discrimination

The controversy a few weeks ago over Indiana’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act has touched off an argument about the role of claims of religious conscience in relation to anti-discrimination laws.  Some Christian business owners would object to serving at a same-sex wedding, but in some jurisdictions they could be sued for refusing, […]

‘Civil’ Marriage Does Not Exist

If we Catholics ever hope to convince supporters of same-sex “marriage” that it isn’t real, we first have to convince ourselves that “civil marriage” is just as unreal. Sure, the State thinks it controls something that it likes to call “civil marriage,” as though it is really a thing. But the Catholic view of marriage […]

Benjamin Watson and Baltimore: Having a Fearless Witness for Christ

Back in January, I posted a Facebook message containing a wish and a prayer for the New Year from New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, who’s also a husband and father of five (number five, a daughter, is due in August). Near the end of his message, he wrote: I’M ENCOURAGED, because ultimately the […]

Dishonest News Coverage of the Debate over “Discrimination”

The big story of this week is apparently Indiana’s effort to pass a law modeled on the national Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  Supporters of the law complain that news coverage has been biased and dishonest.  They have a point, if the following is any indication. CBS Cleveland has a story on its website about an […]

The ACLU’s Attack on Civil Liberties

The ACLU has decided to lend its legal talents to the defense of an aggressive form of “civil rights,” and this makes it hostile to traditional forms of civil liberties–especially the free exercise of religion.  I write about this in this article at Public Discourse. Here is a key passage, in which I contend that […]

Indiana is the new Brendan Eich

In 1993, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) passed the Democrat controlled U.S. House of Representatives unanimously. It passed the U.S. Senate (also controlled by Democrats) by a vote of 97-3. It was signed into law by Bill Clinton. RFRA, allows the government to place a “substantial burden” on someone’s religious beliefs and practice so […]



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