Archive for: February, 2015

Opinion: Playing Political Football with the President's Faith

Opinion: Playing Political Football with the President's Faith

By Jason Hines – Attacks on the President's faith are an attempt to redefine the constitutional role of religion in American life. Both Senator Santorum and Pastor Graham have established a de facto religious test for the office of President. Why does it matter to Pastor Graham whether President Obama is a Christian? Why does it matter to Senator Santorum that Obama has a phony, unchristian theology? These things matter because to them a person should not be president unless they are Christian. And that Christianity cannot just be any Christianity, but a form of Christianity that is aligned with what they think is correct.

 
 

Unintended Consequences? California Bill Would Eliminate Religious Belief Exemption to Vaccines

Unintended Consequences? California Bill Would Eliminate Religious Belief Exemption to Vaccines

Today, California lawmakers introduced legislation (SB 277) that would eliminate the "personal belief" exemption for parents who choose not to vaccinate their children.

 
 

South Dakota to U.S. Supreme Court: Overturn Roe v. Wade

South Dakota to U.S. Supreme Court: Overturn Roe v. Wade

"The right and duty to preserve life cannot co-exist with a right or duty to destroy it. The right and duty to preserve and protect the cherished relationship between mother and child cannot co-exist with a right and duty to destroy it."
– South Dakota House Concurrent Resolution, HCR 1004, passed 2/5/15

 
 

Illinois Governor Issues Order Banning Compulsory Public Sector Union Fees

On February 9, 2015, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner announced an executive order that would stop public sector labor unions from requiring that all state workers pay the equivalent of dues.

 
 

Keep About Your Work

KEEP ABOUT YOUR WORK by Dr. H.M.S. Richards The Lord has given to every man his work. It is his business to do it and the devil's business to hinder him if he can. So surely as God has given you a work to do, Satan will try to hinder you. He may present other things more promising, He may […]

 
 

Washington Bill Simplifies Accommodation for Religious Objectors to Labor Union Dues

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In practical terms, SB 5552 would make it easier for the employee and union to agree upon a charity, and take the union out of the position of evaluating the theology of the employee.