Tag Archives: religious liberty

The Relationship Between Religion and Politics: Seth Leibsohn and Pete Peterson

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.

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Owen Strachan: Don’t Be Fooled By “Fairness for All”

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.

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Democratic Debate: Socialist Candidates Message, “Impeach, Impeach, Impeach”

Townhall Review – October 19, 2019

Dan Proft and co-anchor Amy Jacobson talk with Seth Frantzman, Middle East analyst at The Jerusalem Post, about President Trump’s decision to pull troops from Syria.

Sam Malone talks with Robert Maginnis for his analysis of the situation with Turkey and Syria.

Hugh Hewitt and Alex Conant of Firehouse Strategies talk about the Democrat Presidential debate and where the candidates rank.

Sebastian Gorka talks with James O’Keefe of Project Veritas about evidence that the elite media has something of a vendetta against President Trump.

Albert Mohler gives his analysis of a speech on religious liberty given by U.S. Attorney General William Barr at Notre Dame Law School.

Dennis Prager and Kimberly Strassel, Wall Street Journal, talk about her book, “Resistance (At All Costs): How Trump Haters Are Breaking America.”

Bob Frantz talks with Dr. Everett Piper, former President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, about individual responsibility and getting your own act together before criticizing someone else.

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Owen Strachan: A Big Win for First Amendment Freedom

“The rights of free speech and free exercise… are not limited to soft murmurings behind the doors of a person’s home or church…

These guarantees protect the right of every American to express their beliefs in public. This includes the right to create and sell words, paintings, and art that express a person’s sincere religious beliefs.”

So said the majority of the Arizona Supreme Court earlier this week.

With this win, artistic printers Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski of Phoenix were freed up to conduct their business according to their deeply held convictions.

SOGI policies we’ve seen elsewhere were turned on these two who had—respectfully—opted not to create wedding invitations for same-sex weddings.

Attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom stepped in—and religious liberty prevailed.

This is a big win for First Amendment freedom.

We should never have to murmur our convictions.

We should never be compelled to express views at odds with those convictions.

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Religious Liberty in Kentucky Threatened: ADF’s Jim Campbell with Mark Davis

Mark Davis invites Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Jim Campbell to share the latest on a case in Kentucky that forced t-shirt print shop owner Blaine Adamson to print shirts that violated his religious beliefs. The case is Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission v. Hands On Originals.

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Michael Medved: Tolerating Hatred in Their Midst

Six months to the day of the infamous synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh, neo-Nazi terrorism struck again with a murderous rampage at a vibrant Hassidic congregation in suburban San Diego.

The attack occurred days after the New York Times and Representative Ilhan Omar both outrageously described Jesus as a “Palestinian”—obscuring the well-known fact that he identified as Jewish, both ethnically and religiously.

It also came at a time when the Times had to apologize for a vile anti-Semitic cartoon showing the Prime Minister of Israel as a dog, leading a blind, yarmulke-wearing Trump.

No, it’s not true that Democrats have become “anti-Jewish”—the overwhelming majority of Jewish voters continue to identify as Democrats and play leadership roles in the party.

But facing an undeniable upsurge in anti-Semitism, Democrats have been reluctant to call-out the haters in their midst, especially in contrast with the GOP and its consistent support for Israel and religious liberty.

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The Kavanaugh Nomination and the New Face of McCarthyism


Townhall Review – October 6, 2018

Dennis Prager takes a close look at life-long liberal Alan Dershowitz’s examination of the Democrat’s conduct during the Kavanaugh confirmation process. Hugh Hewitt talks with Judiciary Committee member John Cornyn about the Kavanaugh FBI investigation. The American Bar Association now says they still support the Kavanaugh nomination regardless of a letter written by ABA President Robert Carlson. Larry Elder comments. Hugh Hewitt asks Senator Joni Ernst if principles, like the presumption of innocence, are now at risk in political discourse. Larry Elder interviews Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation about the new trade deal with Canada and Mexico. Ed Martin talks to Adam Andrzejewski about his work showcasing and exposing wasteful government spending at all levels. Mike Gallagher takes issue with Senator Cory Booker’s comment that “it doesn’t matter if Kavanaugh is guilty or innocent.” Joe Walsh talks with Jim Daly of Focus on the Family about Bring Your Bible to School Day.

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