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First Amendment Victory: Hobby Lobby

Today is a big day for religious liberty! In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that closely held corporations cannot be compelled by the government to violate the religious conscience of ...
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Open Borders Means Closed Mouths

America has always been a magnet for the world's huddled masses yearning to breathe free. Indeed, it is a land of immigrants. But America is also a nation guided by the rule of law, which ...
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Harry Reid and Senate Democrats Move to Limit Free Speech and Rewrite the Constitution

If you like your Constitution, you can keep your Constitution... A May 22, 2014 Rasmussen poll found that only 9% of "Likely U.S. Voters" think Congress is doing a good job. As if to respond ...
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VIDEO: Resistance Is NOT Futile

The culture war has never been as menacing as it is today, and the battleground is strewn with the carcasses of freedom-loving patriots and moral guardians. Whether you know it or not, Christians and ...
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Freedom X News Roundup

The assault on free speech for conservatives and Christians is a daily enterprise. This was a week in which: A television cable network cancelled a new series because its stars publicly stated that as ...
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A Purpose-Driven Decision

This article was originally published in another form in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals. With five practicing Catholics comprising the majority of the Supreme Court bench (rendering ...
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A Win for Religious Liberty in the Supreme Court

Earlier today, the Supreme Court announced that the practice of starting public meetings with prayer is Constitutional. In Town of Greece v. Galloway, a 5-4 majority rejected the position of two ...
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Building Tomorrow's Losers

Parents generally want their children to aspire to leadership roles in life. But not Mary and Jon Frudden. In 2012, they sued Roy Gomm Elementary School in Reno, Nevada, for compelling their ...
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Gays vs. Judges: The War on Freedom of Association

FreedomX board member Paul A. Hoffman published an article on the front page of the Los Angeles Daily Journal today critical of the California Supreme Court's Ethics Committee's proposal ...
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Freedom X Sends Letter to Defense Sec

As a proud member of the Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition (RMRFC), Freedom X defends the religious rights of members of our Armed Forces. Those rights have been threatened by the bigoted ...
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Banned in the UK: Free Speech

My client, author Robert Spencer, has been banned from entering the UK. He has counsel in the UK. Spencer, a Christian advocate (see, e.g., Not Peace But a Sword ) is being unfairly targeted due to ...
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Defending Traditional Marriage

Bill Becker appeared today on Dr. James Dobson's "Family Talk" radio broadcast. You can listen to it here. He was joined on the program by Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council.
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The JPL Case

David Coppedge has been writing the story of the JPL intelligent design discrimination case in installments on a new website. This is a great place to see how an employer goes about disenfranchising ...
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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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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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Nativity Scenes: Case Dismissed?

On Monday (December 3, 2012), we will be back in U.S. District Court opposing the City of Santa Monica's Motion to Dismiss the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes lawsuit. A copy of our opposition to the ...
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The American Thinker: From People's Park to Palisades Park

The American Thinker features my lamentation on the end of conservatism, from People's Park to Palisades Park, in the wake of the court's decison rejecting the right of the Santa Monica ...
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In the News:The City that Hates Free Speech and Religious Freedom

Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Audrey B. Collins denied the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee's Motion for a Preliminary Injunction. It means that for the first time in 60 years, the Nativity ...
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Commentary: Forward ... with God's Help

My colleague Rob Muise posted this today: “These Are the Times that Try Men’s Souls” Dear Fellow American, Yesterday was a disappointment to all freedom-loving Americans as our ...
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The Desert Cross Case's Hidden Meaning

In a feature article on the front page left column of today's Los Angeles Times (10-22-2012), writer Thomas Curwen documents the history of a federal lawsuit that led to the removal of a veterans ...
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The Jefferson (& Barton) Lies

While writing my last commentary touching on the atheist's absolutist interpretation of Thomas Jefferson's metaphor explaining the legislative intent behind the meaning of the First ...
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The Wall (and the Atheists) of Palisades Park

"All in all it's just another brick in the wall." – Pink Floyd * * * The topic refers, of course, to the "wall of separation between church and state" – not to the ...
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