by Jill Stanek The other side is becoming increasingly hostile, attacking the religious freedoms of pro-life Christians with greater boldness. From The New York Times, December 2: The American Civil Liberties Union announced on Monday that it had filed a lawsuit against the nation’s Roman…
The historic city of Berlin will host an historic international conference on religious freedom this week. Chiefly organized by the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America, the conference's...Show More Summary
As we sat down and enjoyed our traditional Thanksgiving meals, many of us remembered the Pilgrims' quest for religious liberty. We considered how they came to this new country at great sacrifice, seeking the freedom to practice their religion.
(For an introduction to this series of posts, see here.) 1. Say that you feel a religious obligation to use a prohibited drug — hoasca (the drug at issue in Gonzales v. O Centro Espírita Beneficente União do Vegetal (2006)), peyote,Show More Summary
National Review Online Senior Editor Ramesh Ponnuru dedicated his Bloomberg View column to misleading about two unprecedented Supreme Court cases that could make it easier for for-profit, secular corporations to refuse to provide insurance...Show More Summary
Over half the articles of the proposed constitution for Egypt were approved by the “Committee of 50? on Saturday. The rest will be taken up on Sunday. The voting was on a…
Scott Lemieux digs into the contraception/religious freedom case upcoming before the Supreme Court. The legal issues are complex, but they touch on fundamental questions about whether a corporation can exercise religious freedom. Also don’t miss the strange story of how MSNBC’s Irin Carmon has gotten dragged into the case. On that same case, an […]
This year, the first day of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving, a coincidence that last happened in 1888 and will not occur again for 79,043 years, according to Jewish sources. Jews and Christians agree that "Thanksgivukkah" is not a contradiction but a fortuitous connection between holidays that both celebrate thankfulness to God and religious freedom.
The Supreme Court of the United States will hear two cases about the Affordable Care Act, brought by businesses who claim their religious freedom is violated by the mandate to cover contraception. I'm writing about it in the Guardian this week:
Hey all, it’s Thanksgiving (or as it’s known overseas, Americans Eating Again Day). And much as the Pilgrims bravely left England to escape religious persecution, hoping to achieve the freedom that would allow them to enact their own religious persecution for a change, The A.V. Show More Summary
The marketing frenzy surrounding “Thanksgivukkah” – a term coined by a Massachusetts woman for this year’s rare convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah – reminds me of an old New Yorker cartoon: Leaning on the railing of a ship bound for the New World, one Pilgrim says to another: “My immediate goal is religious freedom, but […]
The U.S. Supreme Court announced it will review two cases where the government is trying to force Christian-owned businesses to provide health care coverage that includes abortion-inducing drugs. One case involves a legal challenge brought by Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Mardel, Inc. Hobby Lobby is a chain of more than 500 arts-and-crafts stores with […]
This has driven Progressives to their typical barking moonbat level 10 status (The Hill) The Obama administration faces a tough task in convincing the Supreme Court to rule in favor of ObamaCare’s contraception mandate, according toShow More Summary
Thanksgiving from Speaker of the House John Boehner, with a prayer for religious freedom:I’m pleased the Supreme Court has decided to address this important issue. Faith-based employers, including Catholic charities, schools, universities, and hospitals, should not be forced to provide services that contradict their faith. Show More Summary
Christian companies say that it violates their religious freedom to not be allowed to force their employees to follow the tenets of their religion.
IN 2010 the Supreme Court held that corporations had a right to free speech that the first amendment protects. Next year they look set to decide whether corporations also have religious freedoms that the first amendment similarly protects. Show More Summary
On Tuesday morning, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear a pair of religious freedom cases: Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius. The question is whether for-profit corporations...Show More Summary
Today the Supreme Court agreed to hear two cases that challenge Obamacare's contraceptive mandate as a violation of religious freedom. Last year the Court upheld the requirement that individuals obtain government-approved medical coverage by treating it as an exercise of the tax power. Show More Summary
"Obamacare's employer mandates are at issue in the case, which involves whether corporations and religious institutions themselves enjoy the same First Amendment [sic] rights as individuals," says a Breaking News email from CNN.Among the plaintiffs is Hobby Lobby, a nationwide chain of about 500 for-profit arts and crafts stores. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court has agreed to review whether the contraceptive coverage requirement in the new federal health care law violates employers’ religious freedoms. The disputed provision to the Affordable Care Act requires most companies to provide health insurance policies that include contraception services. Show More Summary