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California Supreme Court to Decide A Case Where Medical Rights v. Workplace Religious Freedom

Soon after issuing its opinion that gay marriage cannot be prohibited under the Constitution, the California Supreme Court is about to issue a ruling in a case where a physician declined to provide fertilization services on a lesbian (unmarried) couple, but referred them to another clinic that did provide the service on the basis that performing the service would violate […]

 
 

VIDEO: 18-minute Speech by Mitt Romney on Religious Liberty

On May 8, 2008, Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann were awarded the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty's Canterbury Medal for "Courage in the Defense of Religious Liberty." Mr. Romney's 18-minute acceptance speech, before friends and supporters of the Becket Fund at the Metropolitan Club in New York, focused on the need for religion in a free society. Thanks […]

 
 

OPINION: Gay Rights and Religious Liberty (Los Angeles Times)

The Los Angeles Times today published an article by Marc D. Stern of the American Jewish Congress describing the impact that gay marriage might have on religious organizations. A link follows these excerpts: In its controversial decision, the [California Supreme Court] insisted that these same-sex marriages would not "diminish any other person's constitutional rights" or "impinge upon the religious freedom […]

 
 

Religion-politics mix proves perilous (Christian Century)

If anything defines this election season, it is religion and politics, but as the Christian Century astutely points out, this can a troublesome mix. Mitt Romney and his Mormon faith. Mike Huckabee and his "Christian leader" ads. John McCain and John Hagee. Hillary Clinton and her "prayer warriors." Barack Obama and Jeremiah Wright. The 2008 election has featured an extraordinary […]

 
 

The Pope, the President, and the Politics of Faith (Asia Times)

The balance between faith and politics is fragile, and Asia Times writer Spengler gives an interesting perspective in today's paper.  It is worth reading.  A link is provided following this excerpt: It is not only faith, but the temerity to act upon faith, that the pope and the president have in common. In the past I have characterized Benedict's stance […]

 
 

Congressman Trent Franks: It is 'Critical' that nations reaffirm religious freedom (ANN)

Congressman Trent Franks (Arizona), who serves as co-chair of the Congressional Religious Freedom Taskforce, spoke at the North American Religious LIberty Association Annual Dinner on June 12, 2008. He called for the enforcement of international agreements on religious freedom. ""It's critical that other nations join with us in reaffirming this foundational human right and stand for the freedom of all […]

 
 

Economics, Democracy, and Liberty – Where are we in the Cycle?

As you read this statement ask yourself – where is the United States in this cycle in 2008? A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess of the public treasury. From that time on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most […]

 
 

Civil Justice Degrees Guide Identifies Top 100 Civil Liberties Advocacy Blogs

http://www.criminaljusticedegreesguide.com/library/the-top-100-civil-liberties-advocate-blogs.html Among the blogs are several dealing with religion, politics, and related topics. Religion These bloggers are committed to fighting religious discrimination by informing the public of their right to practice their religion around the world. Religion News Blog: Religion News Blog is a great resource for finding quality information about religious rights and freedoms, cult issues and the presence […]

 
 

Barack Obama on Separation of Church and State

"[Conservative leaders] need to understand the critical role that the separation of church and state has played in preserving not only our democracy, but the robustness of our religious practice. Folks tend to forget that during our founding, it wasn't the atheists or the civil libertarians who were the most effective champions of the First Amendment. It was the persecuted […]

 
 

THE LIGHTER SIDE: Stand-Up Comedy featuring A Christian, a Muslim, a Hindu, a Jew, and an Atheist

While we often have to deal with very serious issues on ReligiousLiberty.TV, there is always room to see the lighter side of what it means to live together in a real world where people are able to follow their faith without interference from the state or others. A Christian, a Muslim, a Hindu, a Jew, and an Atheist all do […]