Tag Archives: religious freedom

Jerry Bowyer: Beto Makes the Case for State Suppression of Religion

On CNN last week there was a deeply disturbing exchange between Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke and Don Lemon, who asked:

“Do you think religious institutions—like colleges, churches, charities—should they lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage?”

“Yes. There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break, for anyone, any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us.”

Just to be clear, this not about whether donors should be allowed to deduct contributions or not. This is an open call for the state to tax the church, to seize the assets of the church—and synagogue and mosque—and not of churches in general, but targeted at the ones who retain the orthodox positions of their respective faiths.

It’s an argument for the state suppression of religion.

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Hugh Hewitt: Echoes of Jefferson and Madison

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently hosted the nation’s second annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom.

From China to Iran to Burma and beyond, the forces of anti-religious pluralism are ascendant in many places across the globe. And yes: The struggle for religious freedom is ongoing even here.

The Ministerial will be an enduring mark of Pompeo’s tenure at Foggy Bottom. This, along with his new Commission on Unalienable Rights will continue to focus the agenda of liberties owed to every individual by virtue of their existence—primary among them being the right to exercise religious beliefs freely and without interference from the state.

On my program recently, Pompeo argued, quote: “Nations become stronger when they permit their citizens to exercise their core beliefs about who they really are.”

He’s echoing Jefferson and Madison—and deserves a hearty recommendation for doing so in our age of cynicism.

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Secretary Pompeo on Provocations from Iran and Global Threats to Religious Liberty

Townhall Review – July 20, 2019

Hugh Hewitt talks with Wisconsin Representative Mike Gallagher about the Iranian attacks on oil tankers and what the U.S. response might be.

Dennis Prager talks with Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal about Nike’s decision to discontinue the Betsy Ross Flag shoe following complaints from their spokesperson, Colin Kaepernick.

Dennis Prager testifies before a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee about YouTube’s censoring many of PragerU’s videos.

Sebastian Gorka and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talk about the State Department’s initiative on “inalienable” rights.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Oklahoma Senator James Lankford about his efforts to halt government shutdowns due to budget impasses.

Dennis Prager talks with Brent Bozell, founder and head of the Media Research Center, about his new book, “Unmasked: Big Media’s War Against Trump.”

Hugh Hewitt and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talk about Iran’s attacks on oil tankers and the State Department’s  Second Annual Ministerial on Religious Freedom demonstrating that America still believes religious freedom is worth fighting for.

Mike Gallagher talks about a YouTube executive in San Francisco who is being called racist because he challenged a stranger, who happened to be black, who “tailgated” him into his apartment complex.

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Sec. of State Pompeo with Hugh Hewitt: A Serious Look at Iran’s Provocations and Contemporary Threats to Religious Liberty

Hugh Hewitt and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discuss the recent provocations by the rogue regime in Iran as well as the currently underway State Department’s Second Annual Ministerial on Religious Freedom.

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The Good and Bad from the Helsinki Summit


Townhall Review – July 21, 2018

Hugh Hewitt is joined by Dr. Kori Schake, Deputy Director for the International Institute of Strategic Studies, for a discussion on President Trump’s Helsinki press conference comments and the reaction to Trump’s retraction. Mike Gallagher talks about Michael Goodwin’s article on President Trump and the Russian meddling investigation. Michael Medved disputes the allegations that President Trump’s comments rise to the level of treason. Hugh Hewitt invites Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on to talk about the July 24-26 State Department event focused on international religious freedom. Hugh Hewitt and ADF counsel Jeremy Tedesco,  discuss another critical case winding its way through the court system. Larry Elder talks about the double standard between celebrity racial comments and Papa John’s. Dennis Prager tells us why the Left gets bored so they seek out causes to take on without care of the consequences.

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