Posts Tagged ‘ First Amendment ’

American Minute with Bill Federer Religious Freedom Day-A Lesson in Liberty!

Jan 17th, 2017 | By

By: Bill Federer “Each year on JANUARY 16, we celebrate Religious Freedom Day in commemoration of the passage of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom,” -wrote President George W. Bush in his 2003 Proclamation. The 114th Congress Resolution issued January 16, 2017: “Whereas American democracy is rooted in the fundamental truth that all are created

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‘Religious freedom,’ ‘liberty’ just ‘code words’ for intolerance, U.S. Civil Rights chairman says

Sep 11th, 2016 | By

If the government can restrict religious speech it can restrict any comment any American may which to make. Religious Freedom is the first freedom, it represents freedom of conscience. Once that freedom is removed by government all freedom is lost and all speech can be criminalized. – William J Murray, Editor



Senator Lankford Secures Change To DHS Religious Freedom Language

Apr 13th, 2016 | By

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) has applauded the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to change its documentation to accurately reflect America’s First Amendment right of freedom of ‘religion’, and not just freedom of ‘worship’. Last year, Lankford urged the Department to make this change. Last Thursday, DHS issued a notice to the public that they are currently in the process of updating all relevant internal and external publications, including test study materials, to reflect this ‘freedom of religion’ change in terminology.



Congressman Forbes Supports First Amendment Defense Bill

Aug 17th, 2015 | By

“Laws that protect the free exercise of religious beliefs and moral convictions about marriage will encourage private citizens and institutions to demonstrate tolerance for those beliefs and convictions and therefore contribute to a more respectful, diverse, and peaceful society.”



The U.S. Supreme Court, Speech Regulation, And Islam

Jul 9th, 2015 | By

The following has been reprinted from The Legal Project, a program of The Middle East Forum. Two Supreme Court decisions may impact how Americans can honestly discuss Islam and Islamic terrorism in the future. Muslim radicals are offended by any criticism of Islam or Mohammad and will kill critics of both. Has the Supreme Court just given Islamists legal protection to silence truth-tellers about Islam?



Bobby Jindal Begins Running Religious Freedom Ads In Iowa

May 19th, 2015 | By

We are at a cross roads in American history. We must ask ourselves if we are going to stand up for the First Amendment, or forever lose our freedoms of conscience and faith. I am confident that the American people will fight to protect all of their constitutionally guaranteed rights.



Freshman Senator Holds Religious Freedom Hearing

Mar 12th, 2015 | By

As Senator Lankford observed: “When Navy chaplains are told what they can and cannot do, when individual state schools shut down the practice to be able to practice their own religion on campus, these become serious challenges to our example to the World of living out freedom of religion. When that gets diminished here, it becomes a serious issue to try to shine that beacon in other places.”



Today Is National Religious Freedom Day!

Jan 16th, 2015 | By

Progressives, who love to congratulate themselves on their tolerance and pluralism, are increasing intolerant when it comes to religion – or Christianity, anyway. Muslims seem to get a pass. On college campuses, Christian groups that refuse to allow non-believers to become officers have been forced to disband. In South Carolina, the atheist group Freedom from Religion Foundation pressured a privately-owned restaurant to cease offering discounts to customers who pray before their meals. The groups suggested Mary’s Gourmet Diner was in violation of the Civil Rights Act.



Religious Freedom Dying At Altar Of Political Correctness

Oct 23rd, 2014 | By

Consenting adults of a religious persuasion should not have their ideas monitored. Religious beliefs cannot and should not be trumped by political correctness. No law should prevent religious people from coming together and discussing what they believe to be right and wrong. Dissent may well be the foremost of freedoms necessary to restrain despotism. Foremost among these freedoms—mentioned specifically in the amendment, and even before speech—is the free exercise of religion.



Sen. Cruz: The City of Houston Has No Power To Silence The Church

Oct 21st, 2014 | By

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today stood in defense of Houston pastors’ First Amendment right to speak and worship freely, calling upon Houstonians to stand firm against the City of Houston’s recent subpoena requiring pastors to submit sermons and other forms of communication. “Today we all stand united in defense of religious liberty, and we all stand united in defense of our pastors,” said Sen. Cruz. “Our nation is an exceptional nation, it is a unique nation. We were founded on the radical concept that rights do not come from government, but they come from the Almighty God.”