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Can You Really Separate the Two?

It seems like everyone is crying about it these days. Especially the atheists. Some people bang it like a cheap drum. It’s the tired battle cry of separation of church and state. 626 more words

Christianity

A Christian Flag at City Hall? That Doesn't Fly in the US

Apparently you don’t have to read the Constitution in order to serve as a government official.  According to WGXA News in Cochran, GA, the local city council voted 5 to 1 to fly a Christian flag outside its city hall, disregarding the First Amendment and the oodles of church-state separation lawsuits that have been decided over the past century.   206 more words

Church & State

THOMAS M. JOHNSON JR: Ambushing Employers’ Speech Rights

Wall Street Journal: The federal government is redoubling efforts to promote unions and keep companies quiet.

A popular narrative since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010 posits that corporations have displaced political and religious minorities as the principal beneficiaries of First Amendment rights. 67 more words

Government

Justice Halts Religious Groups' Birth Control Opt-Out Role

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Supreme Court justice is blocking an appeals court’s ruling that would have forced two western Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses and a Christian college to fill out forms to avoid penalties for not directly providing contraceptive benefits. 128 more words

News

Brown University student op-ed claims that censorship is "free speech"

If you were to ask me which American universities have the most odious instantiations of repressive “political correctness,” I’d say Stanford, Columbia, UCLA, Brandeis, and Brown (this is just an impressionistic view). 1,258 more words

First Amendment

Tennessee Attorney General Advises House that Proposed Bill is Unconstitutional. House Passes Bill Anyway.

We have noted before that one of the jobs of the Tennessee Attorney General is occasionally informing the General Assembly that some harebrained piece of legislation is almost certainly unconstitutional. 370 more words

The Rights of the American People

I decided to make this post for three main reasons, first, I have decided to finish what I started when I first created this blog by continuing what was in my  2,402 more words