Blog Posts in December, 2012

Zero Transparency

The right to hold government accountable and to obtain unclassified information to keep it in check is fundamental to a healthy democracy. If Watergate taught us anything, it was that elected ...
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New Law: Diverstiy In, Assimilation Out

A new law set to take effect the first day of the new year -- the Workplace Religious Freedom Act -- makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee on the basis of religious ...
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Doonesbury on Nativity Scene Controversy

Gary Trudeau decided to use his Doonesbury comic strip to mock Christians over the Christmas holiday by summarizing the leftist and atheist position against the display of Nativity scenes on public ...
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Christian Persecution

A 32-year-old Iranian who is a U.S. citizen and a Christian convert has been imprisoned without notice of any formal charges while visiting his family in Iran, according to his wife and attorneys in ...
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Merry CHRISTmas in Clover Park, Santa Monica

On Sunday, December 9, 2012, the Santa Monica Nativity Scene Committee launched its 60th year of displaying its scenes in Santa Monica. Unfortunately, they are being displayed on private property for ...
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Free Speech vs. Sound of Silence

A senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times quotes me today in his opinion piece appearing in that newspaper. You can read it here.
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Newhall Seniors Allowed to Put up Christmas Tree

Two days ago, the Drudge Report headline linked to a Los Angeles Daily News story relating that the property management company for a senior living home in Newhall, California, north of Los Angeles, ...
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LA Times Turns Down Op-Ed: Too Hard To Follow!

One day after publishing my views on the Santa Monica Nativity scene controversy in The Washington Times, the Los Angeles Times again rejected a separate op-ed piece I had offered it for publication. ...
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My Washington Times Op-Ed Piece on the Nativity Case

My op-ed piece appears in today's print edition of the Washington Times newspaper: In Santa Monica, Calif., city leaders earlier this year pulled the plug on a 59-year-old community celebration of ...
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In the News: The Nativity Case

The LA Times did yet another story today on the Nativity decision, reporting that my client found an alternative location on private property. Here an excerpt: William J. Becker Jr., an attorney for ...
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