Category: Religious Freedom
Waco-based Justice of the Peace Dianne Hensley’s refusal to perform gay weddings violates the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, a Texas judicial agency has said in a public warning.Read More
The plaintiff, a Muslim electrician and member of Service Employees International Union 32BJ District 615, informed the school and the union last fall that his religious beliefs conflicted with being part of the union. He requested that his dues be diverted to charity, and when no action had been taken a year later, according to the complaint, he sued.Read More
Since November 27, the Iranian government has arrested at least 11 Baha’is in Isfahan and Khuzestan, searched their houses, and confiscated personal items.Read More
For the past 20 years, military members have been able to wear dog tags with Bible verses on them, giving them light and hope in some of their darkest times. For some Gold Star families, this is one of their most cherished possessions to remember their loved one who gave the ultimate sacrifice. But all this could be coming to an end.Read More
Both charitable giving and religious beliefs have declined in the past two decades.
A report from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Vanguard Charitable found that the number of Americans donating to charity decreased from 2000 to 2016, the most recent year of available data.
In 2000, 66% of Americans gave to charity, but 16 years later, that number saw a 13-point drop and declined to 53%. That decline amounts to 20 million fewer households giving to charity.Read More
There is a troubling phenomenon in the world today, significantly noted by Harvard professor Robert D. Putnam in his Bowling Alone.
That problem is social isolation.
Putnam’s book in the year 2000 noted that while more people were bowling than ever before, fewer were joining bowling leagues. Since then, the problem of Americans failing to form communities has worsened — with consequences far worse than the decline of bowling leagues.Read More
Pro-life activists scored a win at Edgewood College last month when the Catholic institution removed Planned Parenthood from its list of wellness resources, following a massive petition demanding the abortion provider be stripped from the school’s website.Read More
Moms and dads of faith have long pointed their children to Chick-fil-A with hearts full of gratitude for their adherence to a faith that causes them to close each week in honor of the Sabbath. Even people who don’t go to church admire the business for the practice. It is unusual, to say the least, when the fight to the top is often marked by greed.
Mr. Cathy and Chick-fil-A became symbols of courage at a time in America when foundational principles are increasingly under attack by leftists. When Mr. Cathy refused to buckle to political correctness and instead continued to boldly but lovingly promote the timeless principles of faith, freedom and family, Americans rallied to his cause.Read More
Controversy has erupted at a Grand Rapids area Catholic church after a local openly gay judge says the priest advised her not to come forward for Holy Communion.Read More
A proposal to adjust the remit of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has divided lawmakers and bureaucrats.Read More
Religious liberty is often a high priority for conservatives, but last week’s acquittal of an Arizona man prosecuted for aiding migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border is spotlighting the ability of religious freedom law to shield people of faith regardless of political ideology.Read More