religious liberty

Masterpiece Cakeshop Case: Yes, It Was Narrow

by Ellen Kolb June 7, 2018
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The Colorado baker who chose not to be involved in providing services for a ceremony that violated his religious beliefs prevailed in the recent Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission decision at the Supreme Court. The vote was 7-2, and the result was much closer than the score indicates. How can a 7-2 Supreme Court […]

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New Hampshire Democrats Continue to Push for Discrimination Against Religious Schools

by Ed Mosca April 14, 2018

Earlier this week, the Executive Council voted on a $4.1 million scholarship plan. From the Concord Monitor: The program, approved by legislators last year, will provide for scholarship funding for 23 post-secondary institutions and training programs. Open to any New Hampshire high school graduates who are eligible to receive Pell Grants, the scholarships are set […]

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Supreme Court: State cannot deny the Church an otherwise available public benefit on account of its religious status

by Steve MacDonald June 26, 2017

In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court has declared that a state may not withhold an available public benefit on account of religious status. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Missouri church that sued the state after being denied taxpayer funds for a playground project because of a provision that prohibits […]

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Mr. Trump Helps Democrats Discover Religious Liberty

by Steve MacDonald February 1, 2017

Democrat NH AG Joe Foster, like a lot of Democrat hacks, just played the religious liberty card to support their opposition to the Trump 90-day hiatus on unrestricted travel from terrorist nations. “Religious liberty has been and always will be a bedrock principle of our country and no President can change that truth. Targeting immigrants and […]

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Transgender Law in Massachusetts Challenged

by Steve MacDonald October 13, 2016

A law in Massachusetts meant to require the public to provide a broad range of access and accommodation to anyone claiming to be a transgender went into effect October 1st. Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a suit to block the law. The ADF contends in the lawsuit that churches would be forced to open changing rooms, shower […]

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Overthrowing the Age-Old Institution of Property Rights

by Steve MacDonald October 2, 2016

The most formidable enemies of property rights are formidable precisely because they know better than to separate the issue of property rights from the issue of other freedoms, including freedom of conscience and religious liberty. They know better because they see that human beings are an odd integrity of souls and body. Marx is clear-sighted about […]

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How Gender Politics Could Impact Local Churches

by Steve MacDonald September 21, 2016
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Dustin Siggins joins me to discuss a recent Massachusetts Commission against discrimination draft document titled “Gender Identity Guidance.” We examine how it could affect local churches in the Bay State and what the ramifications could be for free speech and religious freedom. Download this segment | Listen to the entire Podcast Music c/o Kevin MacLeod […]

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603 Alliance Issues Briefing Summit – Life & Religious Liberty

by Steve MacDonald August 27, 2016
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Jane Cormier from NHRTL was one of our many excellent speakers at the 603 Alliance Issues Briefing Summit. Her subjects were Life and Religious liberty. Here are Jane’s remarks from the event.

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Do Not Allow A Government to Force You To Forfeit Your Conscience

by Steve MacDonald May 18, 2016
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Armando Valladares was jailed and tortured by the Castro regime for 22 years because he would not publicly say, ‘I am with Fidel.’ This is a man of conscience and conviction, and in his speech–upon receiving the 2016 Canterbury Medal–he identified another, this time a group, who would not allow a government to force them […]

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Score one for religious liberty: SCOTUS decides to leave the Little Sisters of the Poor alone for now

by Ellen Kolb May 16, 2016

Try as it might, the federal government has not yet convinced the U.S. Supreme Court that the health of American women depends on forcing a bunch of nuns to help procure contraception for their employees via employer-provided health insurance. The Court on May 16 saved the Little Sisters of the Poor and several other plaintiffs […]

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Ashley McGuire on Religious Liberty

by Steve MacDonald May 15, 2016

We talk courts and religious liberty with Ashley McGuire from The Catholic Association. Full Podcast  

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Ashley McGuire – Courts and Religious Liberty

by Steve MacDonald May 15, 2016
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Ashley McGuire from The Catholic Association joins us to discuss religious liberty, Merrick Garland, the Supreme Court, and some court cases that may not be on your radar.  (Segment Download link) (Full Podcast)  

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May 14th, 2016 Podcast

by Steve MacDonald May 14, 2016
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Ashley McGuire from The Catholic Association joins us to talk religious liberty, and Jody and Ian Underwood stop in to discuss school choice. Update: The NH House did manage to fix HB 1637 after all.  

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Are There Transgender Bathrooms in Deerbornistan?

by Steve MacDonald April 20, 2016

Religious liberty continues to be the theme this week as we wonder about first amendment rights  and ask simple questions like, before you make us have transgender bathrooms plant a few in Deerbornistan. Then, at least, we’ll know you are serious.    

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Where are the Transgender Bathrooms in Deerbornistan?

by Steve MacDonald April 20, 2016
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Religious liberty continues to be the theme this week as we wonder about first amendment rights and ask simple questions like, before you make us have transgender bathrooms can you plant a few in Deerbornistan? (Then, at least, we’ll know you are serious about your equality argument  Get the full podcast here. Here’s a quick […]

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Got Religious Liberty?

by Steve MacDonald April 19, 2016
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The militant homosexual movement intimidates big companies into pressuring politicians to abandon religious liberty protections. In this segment we talk to John Zmirak about how Christians need to send a message to these business giants that religious liberty matters. (Get the full podcast here.) Snippet…(39 sec.)  

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Got Religious Liberty

by Steve MacDonald April 19, 2016

The militant homosexual movement intimidates big companies into pressuring politicians to abandon religious liberty protections. In this segment we talk to John Zmirak about how Christians need to send a message to these business giants that religious liberty matters.  

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The Liberty to Decline Doing Business with People You Disagree With…

by Steve MacDonald April 18, 2016
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The Liberty to Decline Doing Business with People You Disagree With. Comes with liberal privilege, I guess… Instapundit

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What does it say about our country, and the Left, that we need legislation to protect the Constitution?

by Skip February 12, 2016

The Constitution is supposed to be our FOUNDATIONAL Law – that which should not be trifled with, ignored, or disparaged.  Yet, the Left is doing what it can to do just that even as it forms the basis for our Rule of Law – but I guess that’s the point and I guess why this […]

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Religious Liberty and the Godless Left

by Steve MacDonald December 24, 2015

We listen to some remarks by Dana Loesch then remark on issues of religious liberty including HRC’s recent complaints about Religious Colleges and the lefts effort to isolate people of faith.  

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GrokTALK! – Religious Liberty and the Godless Left

by Steve MacDonald December 24, 2015
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We listen to some remarks by Dana Loesch then remark on issues of religious liberty including HRC’s recent complaints about Religious Colleges, the lefts effort to isolate people of faith, Islam and the gay agenda, and more.  Full podcast here. GrokTALK! is a Mobile-Ready Broadcast.  Click the icon to listen on iTunes, TuneIn, iHearRadio, Sticther Radio, […]

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NHCCS Constitution Day – Ben Krim: Defending the First Amendment

by Skip September 22, 2015

Ben is a senior at the New Testament Christian School in Plymouth, Massachusetts and was judged to be the best in NHCCS’s program for high schoolers.  His topic of his speech was “Defending the First Amendment”: Previous Videos: NHCCS – Interview with Rich Girard of “Girard at Large” NHCCS – Interview with Diane Bitter of […]

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Guess ACLU only approves of certain religions…

by Skip September 4, 2015

Well, it is clear that the ACLU (“woefully misnamed American Civil Liberties Union“) doesn’t like the Catholic hospital that wants to practice its religion with respect to its not wishing to participate in sterilization procedures.  That’s on one hand.  Yet, on the other (emphasis mine, reformatted): ACLU, CAIR SUE FLORIDA FOR DENYING ISLAMIC MEALS TO […]

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“ACLU: Force Catholic Hospitals to Abandon Catholic Faith”

by Skip September 3, 2015

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.” First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the […]

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Houston Housing Authority Lance Gilliam – where in political spectrum does he stand?

by Skip August 9, 2015

“Forget that health care is a right, not a privilege“ “Your blog is widely read and respected” As I mentioned here, Lance Gilliam (a Partner at the Waterman-Steele Group, a real estate and PR firm in Houston and internationally) who is the head of the Houston Housing Authority  contacted me about my post on an […]

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Well, my post about Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the razing of two churches caught someone’s eyeballs

by Skip August 7, 2015

Well, my post about Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the razing of two churches caught someone’s eyeballs (which was here: Is lesbian Houston Mayor Annise Parker going after Christianity – again?).  Who’da thunk it – that a small state blog here in NH would attract the attention of a left-of-center political heavy weight from Houston […]

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Is lesbian Houston Mayor Annise Parker going after Christianity – again?

by Skip August 4, 2015

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Remember, she was the one that issued subpoenas for pastors’ […]

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Video: Prager U on whether religious tolerance was ‘made in America’

by Skip July 27, 2015

(H/T: Liberty Unyielding)

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Ending Religious Liberty

by Steve MacDonald July 21, 2015
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Constitutional appellate litigator Mike Farris joins us to discuss the US Supreme Court’s Same Sex Marriage ruling, and how it is an attack on self government, and individual rights. We also discuss the constitution’s binding role, the next layer of law that must follow this ruling, and how it must infringe on religious freedom. Listen […]

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Ending Religious Liberty

by Steve MacDonald July 21, 2015

Constitutional appellate litigator Mike Farris joins us to discuss the US Supreme Court’s Same Sex Marriage ruling, and how it is an attack on self government, and individual rights. We also discuss the constitution’s binding role, the next layer of law that must follow this ruling, and how it must infringe on religious freedom.   […]

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