Category: Religious Liberty

SPOTLIGHT: A Victory for Young People, Pastors and Religious Liberty in Illinois

Written by Benjamin Smith

On this week’s edition of Illinois Family Spotlight, Monte Larrick talks to John Mauck, an attorney and partner of the Mauck and Baker law firm based in downtown Chicago.  Mauck and Baker is nationally known for representing churches, religious institutions, businesses, and individuals.

John gives us an update about their lawsuit against HB 217, a new law which bans professional counselors from helping minor children who are struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction. … Continue Reading

Trump Will Enact ‘Morally Sound’ Religious Freedom Policy, Says Ken Blackwell

Written by Samuel Smith

A key member of President Donald Trump‘s transition team says it’s only a matter of time before the president and his administration enact a policy, perhaps an executive order, protecting religious freedoms.

Ken Blackwell, who served as the chief domestic policy advisor to the Trump transition team, told The Christian Post during a conference call Thursday that it’s not a matter of “if” but “when” the Trump administration will enact a policy to protect religious liberties.… Continue Reading

GOP Calls on Trump to Honor Promise to Defend Religious Liberty

Written by Todd Starnes

In February President Donald Trump made a promise to people of faith across the fruited plain.

“My administration will do everything in its power to defend and protect religious liberty in our land,” the president said at the National Prayer Breakfast.

When he campaigned for the White House he stated that the “first priority of my administration will be to preserve and protect our religiously liberty.”

“The First Amendment guarantees our right to practice our faith as we see fit…all the time, always, wherever,” he went on to say.… Continue Reading

Don’t Put Your Light Under a Basket!

Don’t Put Your Light Under a Basket!

Written by Dr. Michael Brown

Whenever I hear Christian leaders talk about the inevitable collapse of the church of America (or elsewhere) I ask myself, “But hasn’t Jesus risen from the dead? Didn’t He ascend to the right hand of the Father? Hasn’t all authority in heaven and earth been given to Him? And aren’t we commanded to go and make disciples in His name and by His authority?”

If so, how then we can speak of any inevitable collapse of the church (or, specifically, of Christian society), regardless of how inevitable that collapse appears to human eyes?… Continue Reading

Does Religious Liberty Have a Friend in soon-to-be Justice Gorsuch?

Written by Noel W. Sterett

When it comes to religious liberty, America has long had the best laws. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution succinctly and powerfully states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Many state constitutions contain even stronger protections for religious liberty and recognize the God of the Bible as the foundation of good governance and the source of our liberty.… Continue Reading

Obama Audited Billy Graham, So Wiretapping Trump Tower is Not a Stretch

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Written by Todd Starnes

The Obama Administration engaged in eight years of political payback and heavy-handed bullying that specifically targeted their “political enemies.”

They used the Internal Revenue Service to wage an ugly campaign of bullying and intimidation to silence Tea Party groups and Christian ministries.

In 2013 President Obama’s minions sent IRS agents to bully the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

“I believe that someone in the administration was targeting and attempting to intimidate us,” Franklin Graham wrote in a letter to the White House.

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Conservatives Call on Trump to Protect Religious Liberty

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Written by Todd Starnes

Christians are under fierce attack across the fruited plain and some of the nation’s most prominent conservative leaders are urging President Trump to take immediate action.

More than 150 members of the Council for National Policy are calling on the president to issue an executive order “protecting the practical exercise of religious freedom.”

“For the last eight years, Americans of all backgrounds have suffered the loss of their religious freedoms because of destructive Obama-era policies,” the CNP wrote in a letter to the president.… Continue Reading

Conservatives Worry About Trump Caving to LBGT Pressure on Religious Liberty

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Written by Peter LaBarbera

A pro-natural marriage advocate at the conservative Heritage Foundation said President Donald Trump “should not cave” to LGBT activists by failing to issue a strong executive order defending Americans’ religious liberty, a leaked draft of which has been the subject of intense criticism on the Left.

Heritage senior fellow Ryan Anderson said, based on a document first leaked to the leftist magazine The Nation, that the order would be a “great place to start” for President Trump to honor his pledge to strongly defend the freedom of people to exercise their spiritual and moral conscience.… Continue Reading

Neil Gorsuch Could Rule on These 3 Big Cases If He Joins Supreme Court Soon

Written by Fred Lucas

President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court could have a say in rulings on religious freedom, transgender bathrooms in schools, and private property rights, if he is confirmed before April 16.

Judge Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and other senators Wednesday at the Capitol less than 24 hours after Trump announced his nomination.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., however, has vowed to filibuster the nomination.… Continue Reading

The One Act that Defined President Barack Obama

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Written by Peter Heck

How appropriate it was that President Obama delivered his farewell address from Chicago, the crime capital of America … for it is indeed his crime against a humble group of nuns that will be forever etched in many people’s memory.

I was unable to watch President Obama’s Farewell Address last Tuesday night delivered appropriately in the crime capital of the country, Chicago, Illinois.  That didn’t break my heart because I found myself indifferent to the spectacle for a number of reasons.… Continue Reading

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