Hugh Hewitt: A Big Win for Religious Liberty

Early this month the Supreme Court released a decision on a case you’ve heard me talking about for years:

Jack Phillips and his business—the “Masterpiece Cakeshop.” Essentially, the government of Colorado here was forcing speech—forcing Jack to celebrate a message he, out of religious conviction, just could not celebrate.

It took 6 years, but the court ruled—7 to 2—in Jack’s favor. Many have tried to diminish the nature of this win, but we should be clear: It was an enormous win for religious liberty and any nuancing of the exact scope of the decision misses how big it would have been if the court ruled against Jack in Masterpiece Cakeshop.

It’s also a huge win for the group defending Jack Phillips, ADF, the Alliance Defending Freedom—a group we’re proud to have with us as a sponsor.

This is a key case, no means the last case.

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Jerry Bowyer: Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade and the Dignity of Human Life

We can understand in part, but Bourdain’s death and Kate Spade’s death brought the parade of televised tributes and eulogies heaping admiration on these celebrities who had taken their own lives.

And now: we have a government report indicating a 30 percent spike in the national suicide rate.

In all this, we hear very little about the immorality of suicide: The deliberate taking of human life.

And: We don’t hear about the studies that show those who do not attend religious services are five times more likely to kill themselves relative to active attendees.

Struggling souls need help, hearing—now more than ever—that life is a gift of God, that life is worth living.

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Dennis Prager: A Huge Betrayal of Trust

Last Thursday’s report by Inspector General Horowitz on FBI behavior during the Hillary Clinton email probe should shake our country to its core.

This report continues the erosion of public trust in an American institution that has long been highly esteemed for its professionalism and integrity.  While exposing gross political bias in several FBI officials, the report scorches former FBI Director James Comey for his abuse of authority, and for deceiving both his superiors and the public.

What motivated him? Mollie Hemmingway on my program did not hesitate to answer: He “was definitely animated by self-interest—in his own power and the power of the FBI.”

There was a time when public servants were motivated by earning the public trust.  We will suffer greatly as a nation if this doesn’t continue.

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