Category Archives: Religious Liberty

“He saw the city and wept over it”

In American electoral politics, we take for granted that liberals will win in the cities and conservatives will win in the country with the suburbs up for grabs. However, this is increasingly an untenable position as inner suburbs have moved to the left over the past few decades. In the latter half of the 20th [...]

Mozilla, Brendan Eich, and the HHS Mandates

Last week Brendan Eich was forced to step down as CEO of Mozilla Corporation because of complaints that, among other things, he had given a contribution to support Proposition 8–the amendment to the California Constitution defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman.  These developments have occasioned a debated about whether it [...]

The HHS Mandates and the Many Meanings of Pluralism

There is an amusing bit in the famous movie Becket in which King Henry II of England and his counsellor (and later Archbishop of Canterbury) Thomas Becket spar about the meaning of honor.  Becket, who is presented in the film as at first a kind of self-interested survivor, emphasizes self-preservation.  ”Honor is an affair of the [...]

In Pakistan: A Christian Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

According to the U.K. Telegraph, a Pakistani Christian has been sentenced to death for blasphemy. Apparently, the imposition of such a penalty for such an offense is not the only problem.  According to the Telegraph: Masih, a cleaner, was accused of insulting the Prophet Mohammed during a conversation with a Muslim friend in the eastern [...]

Three Rival Versions of Moral Enquiry?

Below are 9 statements about the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods cases, which were argued earlier this week in front of the Supreme Court.  Try to guess which statement(s) are from (a) Sandra Fluke in the Washington Post, (b) Solicitor General Verrilli’s briefing, or (c) Notre Dame Associate Professor of Political Science Patrick Deneen, writing [...]

Hobby Lobby and Religious Liberty: One Analyst Predicts Victory

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in the Hobby Lobby case, in which that corporation, which is owned by Christians, is challenging some of the HHS insurance mandates.  Hobby Lobby claims the mandates force it to provide contraceptive coverage that includes drugs that induce abortion, and that this is contrary to their religious [...]

Pray on March 25 for Religious Liberty!

Do business owners have religious freedom? Can ‘free citizens’ be forced to pay for child-killing drugs? On Tuesday, March 25, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases (Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood) that could dramatically alter the future of religious liberty in America. That’s why we have launched our National Prayer [...]

Banned in Boston?

All is not well in Beantown. The South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade is the latest target in the LGBT bullying campaign to destroy freedom of expression. The Allied War Veterans of South Boston have sponsored a parade since 1901 celebrating the Feast of St. Patrick and the British Evacuation of Boston during the Revolutionary [...]

Is the ghetto all we have left? Thoughts on the showdown in Arizona

I’ll be honest: It was difficult to watch the goings-on in the state of Arizona this past week. On second thought, “difficult” probably isn’t the right word for it. In fact, I know it isn’t. There really isn’t a single term that can describe how disgusted I felt when I learned that corporate interests, the mainstream [...]


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