Author Archive: ReligiousLiberty.TV

Angry Red Cups and This Year's "War on Christmas"

Angry Red Cups and This Year's "War on Christmas"

This year's annual "War on Christmas" is off to a roaring start as Starbucks unwittingly fired the "first shot" by not printing snowflakes or reindeer on their cups, but instead resorted to a simple, plain, red cup.

 
 

Pope Francis Calls for Common Good in Speech to Congress – Full Text

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"In this land, the various religious denominations have greatly contributed to building and strengthening society. It is important that today, as in the past, the voice of faith continue to be heard, for it is a voice of fraternity and love, which tries to bring out the best in each person and in each society. Such cooperation is a powerful resource in the battle to eliminate new global forms of slavery, born of grave injustices which can be overcome only through new policies and new forms of social consensus."

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Breaking News: Facing National Pressure, Houston Mayor Drops Subpoenas of Pastors

On October 29, 2014, Houston mayor Anissa Parker announced that she is asking city attorneys to drop the controversial subpoena of pastors' communications. Parker claimed the subpoenas were still appropriate but that she did not "want to have a national debate on freedom of religion when my purpose is to defend … a city ordinance." Read more at Christianity Today.

 
 

Adventist Pastor In Ukraine Released from Detention (ANN)

October 16, 2014 – Adventist News Network ergei Litovchenko, pastor of the Horlivka Seventh-day Adventist Church in eastern Ukraine, has been released and is being reunited with his family after 20 days of detention. Local Church and family members would like to thank Adventists and others who have prayed for his freedom throughout the ordeal. "We are very happy to […]

 
 

Rabbi David Sapperstein Nominated as State Department Religious Freedom Ambassador (ANN)

July 28, 2014 | Silver Spring, Maryland, United States | ANN staff eventh-day Adventist leaders said they applauded the announcement of a nominee for a religious freedom advocacy position at the U.S. Department of State, a post that has been vacant since October. The White House today announced that Rabbi David Nathan Saperstein would be nominated to serve as Ambassador […]

 
 

U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Right to Pro-Life Political Speech

U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Right to Pro-Life Political Speech

On June 16, 2014 the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in the much-anticipated case, Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus. Justice Thomas delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court finding in favor of the Pro-Life group, Susan B. Anthony List (SBA). The court ruled that SBA and co-petitioner COAST (Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes) have standing to challenge an Ohio election statute under which they had been threatened with prosecution for holding members of Congress responsible for their voting record.

 
 

Opinion on Court Decision: Prayer at public meetings may be lawful but not expedient

Opinion on Court Decision: Prayer at public meetings may be lawful but not expedient

By Bryan Fulwider – On May 5 the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to Christianity with its 5-4 prayer ruling in the case of Town of Greece v. Galloway.

However, that's definitely not how any headlines I read described the decision. Nor is it how the five-justice majority would have viewed it. And it's certainly not what most Christians would say. But that's what happened, I believe. Now for some background.

 
 

Opinion: Don't Use Religious Liberty to Discriminate

By James Coffin – In the United States, individuals and groups have a long history of discrimination against fellow humans.

But over many decades, legislators and judges have curtailed our freedom to negatively impact others' lives based on our own prejudices. Such government actions have been a great blessing to the targets of discrimination.

Although anti-discrimination laws limit our freedom to say by our actions that we view certain categories of our fellow humans as inferior, unworthy or evil, they also help ensure justice for all.

 
 

Fear Used to Promote Ugandan Anti-Gay Law

Protesters outside Uganda High Commission, London, January 8, 2014.  Photo by Kaytee Riek - Creative Commons - Flickr

Last month Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a law making homosexuality a crime punishable by life in prison. According to a recent report by Mother Jones, which features extensive video clips, Museveni said the measure had been "provoked by arrogant and careless western groups that are fond of coming into our schools and recruiting young children into homosexuality."