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Assisted Suicide Legislation Would Leave Elderly, Disabled, and Depressed Vulnerable

Assisted Suicide Legislation Would Leave Elderly, Disabled, and Depressed Vulnerable

California’s proposed assisted-suicide bill does not require psychiatric evaluations which would rule-out depression, fear or anxiety as a primary motive for requesting assisted suicide, and does not provide adequate checks and balances to ensure that the disabled and elderly are protected. It could also lead to an increase in non-therapeutic suicides as it becomes socially acceptable. It costs only $35-50 for life-ending "medication" as opposed to hundreds of thousands of dollars for terminal healthcare, thus the cost-saving incentive is significant.

 
 

What Allen West Really Got Wrong About ‘Not Steve’

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If there’s any doubt about the truth of the aphorism that you should not assume things, this is Exhibit A.

 
 

Supreme Court’s Decision in Obergefell Could Have Far-Reaching Implications

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On April 28, 2015, the Supreme Court heard arguments on whether states can ban same-sex marriages, and if so, whether states that ban same-sex marriages must recognize same-sex marriages from states that perform them.

 
 

California Court Rules For-Profit Christian School May Require Teachers’ Faith Statements

California Court Rules For-Profit Christian School May Require Teachers’ Faith Statements

In March 2015 a Ventura County Superior Court judge upheld the right of a for-profit Christian preschool to compel teachers to make a statement of faith and to obtain a statement by a pastor regarding how frequently they attend church, comment on their faith, and to endorse them as employees a Christian preschool.

 
 

Court Rules Adventist Entitled to Unemployment Benefits After Being Terminated for Absences

Court Rules Adventist Entitled to Unemployment Benefits After Being Terminated for Absences

On March 17, 2015, the a three-judge panel of the Appeals Court of Georgia ruled unanimously that the denial of unemployment benefits to a Seventh-day Adventist who was fired for refusing to work on Saturdays was unconstitutional.

 
 

Christianity’s Misguided Battle with Atheism and Secularism

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  By Brent Buttler – Christianity’s ongoing battle with atheism and secularism is not only misguided, but also not what God intended for His church. recently heard a story about the evangelist Billy Graham. What piqued my interest was how almost overnight he transitioned from relative unknown to household name. One day in 1949 he showed up to the tent […]

 
 

Gibson Filming Project Based on War Hero Who Refused to Carry Weapon

Gibson Filming Project Based on War Hero Who Refused to Carry Weapon

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Okinawa, and director and actor Mel Gibson is working on making a film based on the life of one of the soldiers, Seventh-day Adventist conscientious objector, Desmond T. Doss, who won a Congressional Medal of Honor for saving dozens of lives while refusing to carry a weapon.

 
 

Understanding RFRA: Is Religious Freedom the New Bigotry?

Understanding RFRA: Is Religious Freedom the New Bigotry?

By Nicholas Miller – Is supporting religious freedom an act of bigotry? This question is seriously being asked in the wake of the recent media eruptions surrounding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bills passed in Indiana and Arkansas. The firestorm surrounding these bills has brought the tension between religious freedom and gay rights to a new level of public scrutiny and focus.

 
 

Understanding RFRA: Does Indiana’s New Law Allow Businesses to Discriminate?

Understanding RFRA:  Does Indiana’s New Law Allow Businesses to Discriminate?

By Jason Hines – This week, Governor Mike Pence held a press conference in order to clarify the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act that has received so much criticism lately.

 
 

Understanding RFRA: A History – From an Adventist Mill Worker to Hobby Lobby

President Clinton signs Religious Freedom Restoration Act - November 16, 1993 - National Archives

Tracing the history of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act from a Seventh-day Adventist textile mill worker to Hobby Lobby.