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.
Homosexual and transgender activists are vociferously complaining the proposed order would constitute a “license to discriminate” against LGBTQ individuals and events like homosexual “marriages.”
Based on the leaked draft of the executive order, Anderson describes what it would do:
- “It tells the entire federal government to respect federal statutes and U.S.
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Written by Billy Hallowell
A new Marist Poll found that the majority of Americans — 89 percent — believe protecting religious freedom is an important undertaking, with 57 percent calling it an “immediate priority.”
While Republicans were the most likely (66 percent) to see the issue as one of immediate importance, the poll, which was commissioned by the Knights of Columbus, found that 55 percent of Democrats and 51 percent of Independents agreed. These are intriguing findings, considering the ongoing debate over the balance between gay rights and religious liberty.
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, who heads the Catholic organization that commissioned the survey, said in a statement that he believes the results show that Americans “have embraced religious freedom and have rightly rejected the false notion that it is something negative” — something that he said is observed among people from all political parties.… Continue Reading
Written by David E. Smith
In response to the recent Supreme Court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby, Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin announced that he will introduce a bill that “requires all corporations using this Supreme Court decision to deny or limit contraception services to disclose this policy to all employed and applicants for employment.” U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) also responded by promising that Democrats “will continue to fight to preserve women’s access to contraceptive coverage and keep bosses out of the examination room.”
What ridiculous reactions! Conservative people of faith no more want bosses in the examination room as they want government bureaucrats, politicians and other ninnies in the examination room.
And as a matter of fact, women have access to 20 different types of FDA approved, over-the-counter birth control pills that are readily available at local pharmacies. … Continue Reading