Posts Tagged ‘ religious liberty ’

Members Of Congress Urge Armed Services Appeals Court To Uphold Religious Liberty

Dec 24th, 2015 | By

Yesterday, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed an amicus brief defending the religious liberty rights of Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling. The brief was filed on behalf of the ACLJ, U.S. Members of Congress, and over 175,000 ACLJ members who have joined our Committee to Support Religious Freedom in the Military.

Indiana Defends Religious Freedom

Mar 27th, 2015 | By
Gary Bauer

“Kudos to the Indiana legislature and Governor Mike Pence! This morning, Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to further protect the rights of men and women of faith. In a nation founded by religious pilgrims, whose founding documents acknowledge that our liberty comes from God, this legislation shouldn’t be controversial. Moreover, the federal government and dozens of states have similar laws.”

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.

Congressman Forbes Recounts 2014 Battles For Family & Religious Liberty

Jan 15th, 2015 | By

This year, I was able to lead Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus in successfully working with the Air Force to strengthen religious protections for Airmen by actively advocating for a change in Air Force regulations governing religious expression.

Federal Court Rules That Michigan Firm, Autocam, Not Required To Provide Abortion Coverage

Jan 8th, 2015 | By

The Thomas More Society has won permanent protection for Autocam Medical, LLC, protecting its religious freedom to decline to provide abortion or contraceptive group insurance coverage for employees. Yesterday concluded a long legal battle that took Autocam all the way up to the United States Supreme Court, which sent the case back down to the lower courts.

D.C. Council Steamrolls Religious Freedom for Catholic Schools, Universities

Dec 12th, 2014 | By

“It’s a sad day for America,” said Patrick Reilly, president of The Cardinal Newman Society. “In our nation’s capital, religious educators have been directly targeted and denied their natural and constitutional right to freely exercise religion—to choose what policies and programs appropriately serve the mission of religious schools and colleges to form young people in the truth and faith.”

Air Force Revises Religious Expression Policy

Nov 18th, 2014 | By

The Air Force’s new policy more clearly reflects the priority of religious freedom in our Constitution and in the conscience protections for servicemembers and chaplains that Congress passed in the National Defense Authorization Act. Whereas the old language was misleading and confusing for Commanders to apply, these revisions point to well-established standards for protecting religious expression.

Canada Law Society Rejects Christian Graduates

Nov 14th, 2014 | By

The Voice Of the Martyrs Canada (VOMC) said graduates of Trinity Western University (TWU) law school would “not longer be able to practise law” in Canada’s western British Columbia province. The Law Society’s decision came after a referendum in which provincial lawyers rejected TWU’s practise of requiring students to sign a controversial pledge on personal conduct.

Canadian Christian Law School Faces Discrimination Over Its Stand On Homosexuality

Nov 6th, 2014 | By

The Trinity Western law school’s accreditation has become a controversial issue among members of many law societies in Canada because of the “discriminatory” nature of the school’s student covenant. Students upon enrollment must sign an agreement, which among other things, bans sexual activity that “violates the sacredness of a marriage between a man and a woman.” If a homosexual student at the school was recognized as married by Canadian law, he or she would not be allowed to have sexual relations with his/her spouse while enrolled at the school.