Religious Liberty

Snopes Picks on Franklin Graham Letter on Churches and the So-Called ‘Equality Act’

Snopes Picks on Franklin Graham Letter on Churches and the So-Called ‘Equality Act’

Citing the usual (liberal) curiosity of their readers, Dan McGuill of Snopes picked on a recent Franklin Graham letter on the so-called “Equality Act” and how it infringes on the independence of churches, now defined as “public accommodations” like a restaurant or hotel. McGuill ruled Graham’s letter was a “Mixture” of truth and falsehoods. Here’s…

John MacArthur Warns Christians to Stop Making ‘Alliances With Satan’ in Remarks on Religious Liberty

John MacArthur Warns Christians to Stop Making ‘Alliances With Satan’ in Remarks on Religious Liberty

Pastor John MacArthur provided an unusual angle on the topic of religious freedom recently, arguing that it’s not an issue he’d spend a lot of time-fighting politically because any law the government makes has “no effect on the Kingdom of God” while adding “we don’t need the government to expedite the Gospel.” MacArthur, who has…

State Lawmakers Get to Work to Make Sure 2020’s Church Closures Never Happen Again

State Lawmakers Get to Work to Make Sure 2020’s Church Closures Never Happen Again

The Oklahoma House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday that would ban the government from closing churches and places of worship in scenarios like the COVID-19 pandemic. The Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act passed the state’s House of Representatives 80-18 and now heads to the state’s Senate. “People came to this continent seeking religious freedom and to…

Oklahoma House Passes Bill That Would Prohibit Closing Places of Worship in 80-18 Vote

Oklahoma House Passes Bill That Would Prohibit Closing Places of Worship in 80-18 Vote

The Oklahoma House overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday that would ban the government from closing churches and places of worship in scenarios like the COVID-19 pandemic. The Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act passed the state’s House of Representatives 80-18 and now heads to the state’s Senate. “People came to this continent seeking religious freedom and to escape a…

‘Patriotic Opposition’: An Interview With Giorgia Meloni

‘Patriotic Opposition’: An Interview With Giorgia Meloni

ROME, ITALY – JUNE 02: Giorgia Meloni attends the demonstration organized by Lega, Fratelli d’Italia and Forza Italia against the Italian Government on June 02, 2020 in Rome, Italy. Many Italian businesses have been allowed to reopen, after more than two months of a nationwide lockdown meant to curb the spread of Covid-19. (Photo by…

The Supreme Court Won’t Save Us from Qualified Immunity

The Supreme Court Won’t Save Us from Qualified Immunity

Qualified immunity is a judicial doctrine invented by the Supreme Court that shields public officials from liability, even when they violate people’s constitutional rights, unless a court determines those rights were “clearly established.” Yesterday, USA Today ran an op-ed by Anya Bidwell and Patrick Jaicomo, two attorneys with the Institute for Justice, arguing that the…

Psaki won’t say if Biden will keep religious-freedom office at HHS

Psaki won’t say if Biden will keep religious-freedom office at HHS

A woman reads from the Book of Psalms during the 20th annual Bible Marathon in Stuart, Florida on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. (Photo by Joe Kovacs) By Mary Margaret OlohanDaily Caller News Foundation White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki would not say Tuesday whether President Joe Biden will keep an office within the Department of…

Sen. James Lankford: Our American experiment of religious liberty – you can have your faith and live it, too

Sen. James Lankford: Our American experiment of religious liberty – you can have your faith and live it, too

It is remarkable we still have to discuss this question, but we do. Can a person believe the faith of their choice or can they only believe the faith of the “in” group?  One of my favorite paintings is in the Capitol Rotunda, the Embarkation of the Pilgrims by Robert Weir. It depicts a group…

Here’s What’s In the Democrats’ Equality Act

Here’s What’s In the Democrats’ Equality Act

The Democratic Equality Act, which will most likely pass the House of Representatives Thursday, would impact abortion, marriage, family, gender, and more.  H.R. 5 would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act  with the stated purpose of preventing “discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation.” Should it pass, the legislation would impact…