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Two Big First Amendment SCOTUS Decisions

June 30, 2014

The Supreme Court handed down two big decisions today (5-4, predictably), one striking down parts of the Obamacare contraception mandate, the other allowing certain employees to opt out of union membership. The Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision notes that since HHS has already carved out some exemptions for religious institutions to be exempt from the [...]

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Vatican Chief to Obama Administration: You are “Hostile Towards Christian Civilization”

March 24, 2014

Vatican chief justice Cardinal Raymond Burke said the following when asked about the Obama Administration in an interview for a Christian magazine: It is true that the policies of the president of the United States have become progressively more hostile toward Christian civilization. He appears to be a totally secularized man who aggressively promotes anti-life [...]

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Obamacare vs. Little Sisters of the Poor

January 4, 2014

Just to review, the First Amendment to the Constitution states in its first clause: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; … That second part makes some very uncomfortable, and often is ignored in the courts. That being said, the Roman Catholic Church doesn’t approve of [...]

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Glenn Beck’s Piss Obama Pisses Off Liberal Hypocrites

November 28, 2012

Glenn Beck isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I like him more often than not.  Like him or not, he certainly knows how to make a point in a provocative way.  He did just that on Tuesday when he responded to the latest artist to depict President Obama as Jesus Christ by submerging an Obama [...]

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The Contraception Mandate Begins

August 1, 2012

Today, August 1 is the day when Obamacare’s contraception mandate goes into effect.  This mandate doesn’t give “women control of their health care” as HHS Secretary Sibelius said; women have had that ability regarding birth control since 1965.  Instead, this mandate essentially forces religious institutions to unreasonably violate their consciences in providing birth control coverage [...]

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Mayor Menino’s Chick-Fil-A Hypocrisy

July 29, 2012

Mark Steyn pointed out a glaring inconsistency with Boston Mayor Menino’s position on groups supporting gay marriage in his town. Stepping back for a moment, remember that Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy said, “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit.  We are a family-owned business, a family-led [...]

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The Catholic Church Strikes Back

May 21, 2012

The Catholic Church is not a fan of the contraception mandate required under Obamacare.  So, they recently decided to take action.  Forty-three organizations have filed twelve separate lawsuits against the provision.  Two Catholic universities have decided that the extra insurance cost warrants dropping student coverage altogether!  Here’s the beginning of the First Amendment (my emphasis [...]

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Catholic Bishops Rail on Obamacare

February 5, 2012

I have to admit that while I’m more than a C&E (Christmas/Easter) Catholic, I do tend to attend mass only sporadically.  Well, I HAD to attend mass this weekend to hear what my priest was going to say about the Obamacare mandate forcing religious groups to violate their consciences or be forced to only provide [...]

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Don’t Build the Ground Zero Mosque

August 17, 2010

Freedom of religion, bad taste, national and local leaders gaffing or retracting or opposing.  New developments, twists, turns, breaking news, clarifications, jokes.  This seems like an August slow news-type story sometimes. That’s not to say this isn’t an important issue.  Whenever Americans get to a point where our rights and freedoms begin to infringe on [...]

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