Category: Sovereignty Rights
Divorce, sexual harassment, organ donations, privacy: China’s sweeping first-ever civil code will be debated at its annual parliament meeting in Beijing this week.Read More
“Facebook is a place where many people exchange ideas and share their lives,” Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, said May 18. “The policies of Facebook should mirror broader society, in which speech that does not incite violence is embraced. It’s ironic that pro-life speech is ever censored considering that we advocate against the violence of abortion and for women and their pre-born children.”Read More
YouTubers are being silenced if they don’t agree with the United Nations on public health. As The Verdict reports:
YouTube will ban any content containing medical advice that contradicts World Health Organisation (WHO) coronavirus recommendations, according to CEO Susan Wojcicki.
We are once again facing a political climate which is interested in using government power to bring a supposed utopia to the masses, and which is increasingly disinterested in the Christian faith. If there is heaven on earth, of what use is a heaven in heaven? This is the mindset that leads to an abandonment of concern for men’s spirits and an exclusive focus on the here and now.Read More
The UN actively tracks human rights, notably freedom of speech, and pledges to hold member-states accountable for violations of such rights.
But the truth is that the UN is undermining freedom of speech. It does so, inter alia, by enabling gross violators of the principle and whitewashing them.
Hundreds of pastors in California have announced plans to defy Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive orders deeming religious gatherings nonessential. In an open letter to the Governor, dated May 7, they “declared their intent to begin holding in-person church services beginning on Sunday, May 31, 2020.”Read More
A few days ago, I came across a tweet predicting that the “brilliant intrepid scientist” who discovers a coronavirus vaccine will enjoy only “3 minutes of global admiration before people start combing through his old tweets to see if he ever said something problematic.”Read More
Justice Department speaks out on church closures, condemns religious freedom violations in new statement
“When the community as a whole faces an impending harm of this magnitude, and where the measures are tailored to meeting the imminent danger, the Constitution does allow some temporary restriction on our liberties that would not be tolerated in normal circumstances,” Barr said.Read More
“We’re seeing the government pay directly for religious activity, and that’s not allowed under the (Constitution’s) establishment clause,” said Alison Gill, the vice president of policy for American Atheists.Read More
asterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips will join Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys on a media briefing call following oral arguments in state trial court Thursday in Scardina v. Masterpiece Cakeshop. The hearing concerns a motion ADF attorneys filed last year asking the court to dismiss the latest legal attack against Phillips and his shop for declining to create custom cakes that express messages or celebrate events in violation of his faith.
The same attorney who filed an unsuccessful complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission in 2017 commenced the lawsuit over the same custom cake request. The commission filed charges against Phillips but abandoned the claim in the wake of more evidence of the state’s hostility toward religious freedom—hostility that the U.S. Supreme Court had first condemned in a separate lawsuit that began years earlier but that Phillips won in 2018. Instead of appealing the commission’s decision to drop its action on the 2017 complaint, the attorney filed a new lawsuit in state court that seeks monetary damages of more than $100,000 against Phillips in addition to legal fees.Read More
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the Catholic Church’s demand to display pro-Christmas ads in the D.C. metro system, but one justice warned that this would not be the high court’s last word on this religious speech issue.
Justice Neil M. Gorsuch said it was a clear-cut case of viewpoint discrimination when the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority put the kibosh on the church’s Christmas ad. He said the ad would have been allowed without question had Macy’s sponsored it.Read More
The civil rights office of the US Department of Health and Human Services has issued a stern bulletin warning that doctors must not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, age or other factors if triage becomes necessary during the coronavirus pandemic.
“HHS is committed to leaving no one behind during an emergency,” said Roger Severino. “Persons with disabilities, with limited English skills, or needing religious accommodations should not be put at the end of the line for health services during emergencies. Our civil rights laws protect the equal dignity of every human life from ruthless utilitarianism.”
As the states struggle to cope with growing numbers in hospitals, disability groups have expressed their concerns that the disabled might be denied treatment. According to the New York Times,Read More