More Freedom of Religion Articles

  • Is banning 'fringe views' from the media how liberals want to deal with conservatives?

    First they came for freedom of speech. Then it was freedom of religion. Is freedom of the press for "fringe" voices next?

  • Pope: Bishops must be held accountable for abuse

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday in his first meeting with Catholics sexually abused by members of the clergy and went further than any of his predecessors by vowing to hold bishops accountable for their handling of pedophile priests. Abuse victims and their...

  • Does reaction to Hobby Lobby reveal the dark side of American liberalism?

    In the liberal determination to attribute political problems to the evil isms -- racism, genderism, anti-gay prejudice, male privilege, etc. -- there lurks utter intolerance just beneath the surface.

  • After Hobby Lobby ruling, Democrats move to amend RFRA

    Liberal groups and congressional Democrats are moving forward with plans to reform the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling Monday in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.

  • Supreme Court strikes two big blows for freedom: Examiner Editorial

    The Supreme Court issued two crucial opinions, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby and Harris v. Quinn. Both rulings protect constitutionally guaranteed individual freedoms that Democratic politicians seek to compromise.

  • Good news for liberty in Hobby Lobby dissent

    Though they joined colleague Ruth Bader Ginsburg in arguing against Hobby Lobby's challenge to the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate, Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan filed a separate one-paragraph dissent that bodes well for the future of religious liberty.

  • Supreme Court kills Obamacare birth control mandate in Hobby Lobby case

    The Supreme Court struck down a key Obamacare provision Monday, saying businesses can use religious beliefs to opt out of a requirement that employers cover birth control for employees.

  • Republicans laud Hobby Lobby ruling while Democrats hint at legislation

    Congressional Republicans lauded Monday's Supreme Court split decision giving some companies the right to refuse to fund contraceptives under the new health care law. But Democrats warned they could respond with legislative action to ensure women receive coverage that provides contraception....

  • Government involvement in un-naming the Redskins is 'patently' dangerous

    Now that the federal government via the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is officially -- and not just verbally -- inserting itself into the ongoing debate about the Washington Redskins' chosen mascot name and emblems, a decent respect for the opinions of sports fans, moral busybodies, and...

  • Sudanese court orders release of woman sentenced to death for 'leaving' Islam

    A Sudanese appeals court has overturned a previous ruling that sentenced Meriam Ibrahim to death for supposedly abandoning her Muslim faith. “The appeal court ordered the release of Meriam Yahya and the cancellation of the [previous] court ruling,” Sudan's SUNA news agency reported, as...

  • Two fundamental problems with wrongful-birth suits

    Mississippi Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo is proposing a bill to prohibit the disturbing phenomena of "wrongful birth" and "wrongful life" suits. In a wrongful birth suit, the parents claim that they were injured by the birth of their child; in particular, they wish they could have aborted...

  • Intolerance on campus in the name of tolerance

    Bowdoin College officials insist that "religious freedom and spirituality are alive and thriving" at the liberal arts college in Maine but members of campus Christian club heartily disagree. For the first time in 40 years, Bowdoin Christian Fellowship's club charter was rejected because it...



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