Author Archive: ReligiousLiberty.TV

McCain to make religious freedom a key foreign policy issue (AFP)

Religion continues to be a hot issue in the 2008 Presidential Campaign.  Thanks for this link goes to Greg Hamilton at the Northwest Religious Liberty Association. Read more at http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080507/pl_afp/usvoterepublicanmccain&printer=1;_ylt=AhjJFbLNU1DYDT4tT6gbFpGtOrgF by Carlos Hamann Wed May 7, 3:52 PM ET WASHINGTON (AFP) – Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain vowed in a speech on Wednesday to make freedom of religion a […]

 
 

McCain Says He Would Put Conservatives on Supreme Court (Washington Post)

When you cast your vote in November, you're not only voting for the President and the administration, you are voting for his or her nominations for Supreme Court justices who could impact constitutional interpretation for decades to come.  Thanks to Greg Hamilton of the Northwest Religious Liberty Association for alerting us to this news story.  Admin   By Juliet Eilperin […]

 
 

Armageddon is not an Exit Strategy (Israel e News)

Attorney MIkey (Michael) Weinstein discusses proselytism in the military. Read the full article at http://www.israelenews.com/view.asp?ID=1886 On the heels of a scathing report issued by the Defense Department's inspector general that took high-level Pentagon officials to task for allowing an evangelical Christian organization unfettered access to the Department of Defense (DOD) to promote its fundamentalist agenda, comes word the Pentagon's top […]

 
 

Atheist Claims Harassment in the Military (AP)

Does the military encourage harassment of atheists?  What is there are atheists in foxholes?  This story is a poignant reminder that the rights of all to believe, or not to believe, must be protected. http://news.aol.com/story/_a/atheist-claims-harassment-in-military/20080428092709990001 AP Posted: 2008-04-28 14:32:47 Filed Under: Iraq News, Nation News JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (April 26) — Like hundreds of young men joining the Army in […]

 
 

Polygamy: Where religious liberty ends (Salt Lake Tribune)

Trying to walk the line between religious freedom and societal concerns has never been easy. Some scholars say the line is drawn at polygamy. This article explores that option, but is the line even better drawn at child abuse? What about "legitimate" serial marriages and divorces? This issue may gain some traction in the next few months. Admin Read the […]

 
 

America facing food rationing? (NY Sun)

The New York Sun reported today that the staggering economy is affecting the food supply in America.  Although this may not seem like a religious liberty issue, the amount of freedom we enjoy is indexed by the status of economics and security.  Admin Here are some highlights of the story – click the link below to read the rest.   Food […]

 
 

Economic interdependency quiets voices against Chinese human rights abuses

By Michael D. Peabody Last week as it circled the globe, protesters chased the Olympic flame as it traveled to Beijing. That China has been involved in human rights abuses and untoward activities in Tibet is a fact, and a boycott of the Olympics would certainly send a signal to the authorities that the world is paying attention. But as […]

 
 

Film Review – "Expelled" – Darwin's Kool-Aid (CFP)

I've been seeing the Google-generated ad on this site for several days now, and finally decided to learn more about Ben Stein's new film "Expelled." Frankly, it looks compelling and I hope to see it soon. This is a good overview of the film and it's potential impact – academic freedom goes both ways. Are science professors who question Darwin […]

 
 

Wall of silence broken at Minnesota's Muslim public school

A Minnesota columnist reports on her visit to a "Muslim public school" in Minneapolis. It will be interesting to see whether the school survives constitutional scrutiny. Recently, I wrote about Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TIZA), a K-8 charter school in Inver Grove Heights. Charter schools are public schools and by law must not endorse or promote religion. Evidence suggests, however, […]

 
 

The New Blue Laws – Slate.com

Slate contributor and labor union attorney, Paul L. Edenfield, asks the questions as to workers have the right to have Sundays off. This may be the forerunner of additional trends in this area: The New Blue Laws They're about giving workers a break, not forcing church attendance. By Paul L. Edenfield Updated Monday, April 7, 2008, at 7:39 AM ET […]