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Theocracy or Freedom of Conscience?

I remember back when I was in school the history teacher explaining to us why we have separation of Church and State. People came to this continent because they experienced religious persecution in Great Britain. 1,990 more words


Religious Toleration

A while back, I was a member of a church that joined other community churches of various denominations, in a social justice group. The idea was good. 478 more words

Sabbath School Lessons

Rights of Conscience

The protection of rights of conscience articulated in West Virginia v. Barnette:

If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein.

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Australia chooses to change marriage, and perhaps much more

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the result of the marriage survey.

The question given to the Australian people was,

Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry? 1,602 more words


One's Own Self, Like Water

In my last post, I outlined the scope of the Law Society of Upper Canada’s demands that all lawyers subject to its regulation, including those who are retired or working outside Ontario, produce a “Statement of Principles that acknowledges” a purported “obligation to promote equality, diversity and inclusion” ― not only in the practice of law but “generally”. 2,136 more words

Constitutional Law

Keepers of Conscience: How to Turn a Prison Inside-Out

A poet was recently released from prison in Iran. Her name is Mahvash Sabet, and she was a prisoner of conscience. Her crime? Being a member of the Bahá’í Faith, Iran’s largest religious minority and the second most wide-spread religion in the world. 1,006 more words


Kneeling and Veterans

I want to take the time to speak for myself since people feel so inclined to speak for me.

First, I want to say that I don’t watch sports often. 378 more words