Many people are saying that the Supreme Court decision on marriage will mean “nothing” for religious freedom. Stuart Shepard shares the real meaning of “nothing.”
In this short audio clip, Guy Finley talks about some of the characteristics of free will -- the capacity to choose what we love -- and the higher kind of responsibility that comes with that gift. [audio mp3="http://www.beliefnet.com/columnists/lettinggo/files/2015/05/20150503_shorttalk2.mp3"][/audio]
States have passed more than 50 pro-life laws this year and close to 300 since 2010.
There are many suggestions on how we should respond to the redefinition of marriage. Stuart Shepard and Tom Minnery take a look at some of the ideas being suggested – some are rather simple and others are nation changing.
Many are comparing the recent Supreme Court decision redefining marriage to Roe v. Wade. There are similarities but there’s also a significant difference. One that will hit you personally.
The five justices who redefined marriage for the nation made an attempt to give the appearance that they support religious freedom. “The First Amendment,” they wrote in the decision, “ensures that religions, those who adhere to religious doctrines, and others have protection as they seek to teach the principles that are so fulfilling and so […]
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In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court has determined that same-sex marriage is now a right and must be recognized by all 50 states.
Stuart Shepard offers a poignant reflection on something that’s written on our hearts. Something that we all know to be true.
We all know marriage is beneficial for children. And a lasting commitment between a husband and wife also benefits society. But why is the state also interested in the institution of marriage?
They are called “telemed” abortions (when an abortionist talks to a woman on the internet and prescribes abortion inducing drugs), and they are now legal in Iowa.
Very soon the Supreme Court will rule on the definition of marriage in our country. What would the fallout be if marriage is redefined and how would that affect your religious freedom?
There was encouraging news for churches and free speech in a recent Supreme Court ruling. Government can no longer play favorites with different types of speech. In other words, religious signs must now be given the same treatment as any other sign.
In this new series of podcasts about Swami Sivananda, Abbot George relates his memories in a much fuller form than in previous podcasts. Click here to listen to I Meet Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh if you do not see the player above. The podcast length is 14:32 minutes. Show More Summary
It’s a brand new bridge, but the shiny guardrail is now crumpled. It did its job: It kept the driver from plunging into the creek 20 feet below. That’s how Stuart Shepard introduces this inspiring allegory about the purpose of law.
Wisconsin is working on a bill that would prevent abortions after 20 weeks. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act passed the Wisconsin Senate and now must go before the State Assembly. The governor has indicated he will sign the bill.
Thanks to an appeals court in Texas, abortion facilities have to uphold basic health standards – standards required by other surgical centers in the state.
How will the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage affect you? And how will a redefinition of this sacred institution impact Christian businesses, ministries and churches.
North Carolina civil servants will not be forced to violate their deeply held religious beliefs – thanks to the state’s legislature overriding the governor.
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