Tag Archive | Religious Freedom

Indiana’s RFRA & the Response: Hate or Freedom?

Indiana’s RFRA & the Response: Hate or Freedom?

The recent Religious Freedom Restoration Act passed in Indiana has produced responses ranging from raging hate to generous compassion. What’s going to be the final outcome of this tension-filled debate?

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The Islamic States of America?

The Islamic States of America?

In a speech on Wednesday (18 February 2015) to those gathered for “The Summit on Countering Violent Extremism,” President Obama worked hard to separate Islamic Extremists from “true” Islam. He refuses to refer to terrorist carrying out their violent acts in the name of Islam or Allah as “Islamic” (as they refer to themselves) but, as […]

Is Russia Becoming the “Protector of the Faith”?

Is Russia Becoming the “Protector of the Faith”?

I find it interesting that our Cold War opponent is getting closer to defending the faith while the United States is seeking to distance itself from it.  I came across this post by Bryana Johnson at The High Tide and the Turn, where she contends that the former Soviet Union, having lived through their period of anti-God, is […]

Obamacare vs. Religious Freedom

Obamacare vs. Religious Freedom

One of the major areas of concern about Obamacare, at least for people of faith, is the requirement that businesses of a certain size must provide, through their insurance, certain aspects of “health coverage” that are contrary to their religious beliefs.  Strictly religious organizations (i.e. churches, synagogues, mosques) are exempt from this requirement but “businesses” that […]

The Crisis of a Second Obama Administration George Weigel

Here’s a good article for my “thinking” readers, from the Archdiocese of Denver website (linked to by Juicy Ecumenism). While written as a consideration of the Roman Catholic crisis it is equally applicable to Protestants.  We face/will face many of the same concerns as the Roman Catholic Church.  Instead of sitting back and letting the Roman Catholics […]

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  (Photo credit: The Evanglical Fellowship of Canada) By Faith McDonnell This weekend holds another special event, in addition to the 237th birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Saturday, November 10, and Veteran’s Day on Sunday, “eleventh hour of…

Some of my thoughts on . . . God, Christians & the Government

“Separation of Church and State” has never been a part of the constitution. The 2 clauses which are often mistaken for “separation of church and state” are: The “Establishment Clause” which states that the government will not ESTABLISH or give preference to a particular religion (which is what many of our founding fathers’ fathers were […]