Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with David French, senior editor at The Dispatch, about Bari Weiss and Andrew Sullivan’s resignation from the NYT and NY Post. He also talks about his latest article: The Case for Religious Liberty Is More Compelling than the Case for Christian Power.Read More »
The Little Sisters of the Poor just won a big case at the Supreme Court, but the win goes far beyond the famous order of Catholic nuns. This decision is a big win for religious liberty and for moral conscience.
In a 7-2 decision, the nation’s highest court ruled that employers who have sincere religious or conscience beliefs against birth control cannot be forced to pay for contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.
The majority decision, written by Justice Clarence Thomas, came nine years after groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor protested that the Obama Administration was forcing a violation of religious conscience through its rules on the Affordable Care Act. The Court upheld a policy correction made by the Trump Administration that restored religious liberty and included the right of conscience for employers.
It took both the Trump Administration and the Supreme Court to set this straight.
Keep that in mind as you vote in November.Read More »
Townhall Review – May 23, 2020
Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson talk with Fred Fleitz, former CIA analyst, about a recently declassified memo that Susan Rice allegedly sent to herself detailing a meeting between former President Obama, Vice President Biden and others where withholding information from the incoming administration was discussed.Read More »
A chilling headline ran over Easter weekend from CNN: “Louisville Police Officers to Record License Plate Numbers of Easter Weekend Church Goers.”
Over the course of this pandemic, I’ve argued that churches should follow generally applicable shelter-in-place orders—that these orders and guidelines do not violate religious liberty.
Indeed, we ought to comply with them out of love of neighbor.
But if policies single out churches and religious groups, it becomes an entirely different issue—an unconstitutional violation of religious liberty.
Over the course of the last several weeks, government officials have crossed the line.
In the case of Louisville, it took a restraining order from United States District Court Judge Justin Walker to curtail Mayor Greg Fischer’s attempt to prevent drive-in church gatherings.
The Judge said, “The mayor’s decision is stunning, and it is ‘beyond all reason’ unconstitutional.”
Consider this, in America in 2020, comes the threat that they’re taking names and they’re taking numbers.
It’s extremely important that all American Christians take note—and in a hurry.Read More »
Seth Leibsohn and Pete Peterson, Dean of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, discuss the role of religion in politics and the role of politics in religion. For more information on the conference that took place on February 6, including a link to watch the entire conference, visit Pepperdine.Read More »
When you hear the word “carve,” what image comes to mind? Some will think of a knife, slicing to the bone.
It’s a startling but fitting image for a proposed legislative measure called “Fairness for All.” This measure is being trumpeted in Utah and beyond as a means to advance LGBT rights and protections while offering “narrowly-defined carveouts for religious citizens and institutions.”
That phrase should send a chill down the spine of all who genuinely value First Amendment liberties. Instead of grounding our freedom in the Constitution and Bill of Rights, this legislation raises a new banner–expanding sexual liberties while boxing in religious liberty. It changes the standard of American practice from our founding documents to the new progressivist handbook. This handbook may trumpet “fairness,” but it offers anything but.
Instead of “narrow carveouts,” Americans should re-embrace the freedom that has made us unique from our founding.
It’s called the First Amendment.Read More »