Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, is again in the news after a Colorado court ruled he had illegally discriminated by refusing to make a cake to celebrate a gender transition. The court found that Phillips’ refusal to make the cake violated a customer’s right to be free from discrimination. ADF attorneys are appealing the decision, arguing that no one should be forced to express a message against their core beliefs.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from Gerald Groff, an evangelical Christian mail carrier on his claim of religious discrimination over his request for exemption from working on Sundays. This case could significantly change employers’ approach to accommodating their employees’ religious beliefs.
The Idaho Supreme Court ruled the state constitution does not include a fundamental right to abortion and the framers and adopters of the Inalienable Rights Clause did not intend to implicitly protect abortion as a fundamental right.
As countries around the world pursue the potential advantages of a CBDC, citizens must remain vigilant and ensure their rights to privacy and freedom are protected.
As the prospect of central bank digital currency (CBDC) rises, citizens must be aware of its potential impacts on their privacy and freedom. Governments must ensure that citizens’ rights are respected so the benefits of CBDC don’t come at the expense of citizens’ control of their own finances.
With rising acceptance of euthanasia and assisted suicide comes the expanding number of Canadian citizens deemed eligible for such procedures. This article delves into the disturbing implications this has, from the vulnerabilty of patients with physical and mental illnesses to financial hardships as a reason for such end-of-life choices. The moral, ethical, and legal implications are explored, as well as a moral approach to maintaining safeguards for those vulnerable minorties. Canadians must step up to the challenge of understanding and critically examining the increasing availabilty of euthanasia in order to ensure those most in need are preserved and respected.
Roger Williams’ framework for religious liberty in Rhode Island was the blueprint for religious liberty in the United States and help fulfill its prophetic destiny as a refuge from persecution. The Constitution’s First Amendment channels William’s view of the separation of church and state, where the government will not establish a national religion to force its citizens to support and worship, nor would it restrict the expression of one’s religious preference.
By Dr. Ted McAllister and Dr. Andrew Yuengert – Any university that is serious about its Christian mission must recognize that today it confronts an educational establishment that operates with a vision that is incompatible with the most basic philosophical commitments of a Christian institution.
Jesus overturned the money-changer tables in the Temple, declaring corruption and greed to be over. His action focused attention on the Roman system of temple currency and highlighted the unfair exchange rates. His action declared the money-changers to be “bankrupt” in the most literal sense.