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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome a decision from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that strongly boosts the freedom of conscience in a culture that often wants to crush any departure from liberal groupthink. They also take a wait and see approach as media outlets fret about Trump allies compiling dossiers to confront journalists in the 2020 cycle. They unload on CNN’s Brian Stelter for failing to confront a “Reliable Sources” guest who claims President Trump is responsible for more deaths than Hitler, Stalin, or Mao. And Jim has some strong opinions about those Indianapolis Colts fans who booed quarterback Andrew Luck for retiring on Saturday night.

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While reading one book, another book was mentioned within its pages called “The Judgement of the Nations” by Christopher Dawson, copyright, 1942. I’d never heard of him. Here’s an excerpt: “A hundred years is a relatively short period. Yet the last hundred years have changed human life more completely than any period in the history […]

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https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44315031 OK this article gives only bare insight into the background sports-wise. What does seem to have happened is one of those cultural dilemmas that more and more are ok for the left to create as if they have the field to themselves or at least no shame in trying to redefine what is “mainstream.” […]

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The splendor of truth shines forth in all the works of the Creator and, in a special way, in man, created in the image and likeness of God (cf. Gen 1:26). Truth enlightens man’s intelligence and shapes his freedom, leading him to know and love the Lord. Hence the Psalmist prays: “Let the light of […]

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This thread is a digression from Trink’s fascinating post, An Unbelievable Story…, which deals with the supernatural aspects of our existence. Specifically, Trink was talking about premonitions, prescience and telepathy. She and several others told many stories from their own (or close friends’ or family members’) lives.  In response to @midge’s comment about premonitions that didn’t […]

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Obama’s Abortion Pill Mandate Sham Is No “Accommodation”

 

shutterstock_133423673-e1444998785546Several religious non-profit organizations — including Christian colleges, the Little Sisters of the Poor, and Priests for Life — filed their opening brief Monday with the US Supreme Court in a highly-anticipated challenge to the Obama administration’s abortion-pill mandate and the sham “accommodation” it offers religious non-profits.

The Department of Health and Human Services mandate forces employers, regardless of their religious or moral convictions, to provide abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception through their health plans under threat of heavy penalties. Alliance Defending Freedom clients Geneva College in Pennsylvania and the four universities in Oklahoma – Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Oklahoma Baptist University, and Mid-America Christian University – specifically object to providing abortifacients.

So what distinguishes this case from the Hobby Lobby/Conestoga Wood Specialties victory against the abortion-pill mandate at the Supreme Court in 2014?

Sentinelle in Piedi

 

Standing Sentinels, or in Italian Sentinelle in Piede, is a protest movement. They stand in silence and read to protest the attempt to silence the suppression of speech. They stand in silent witness in front of courts and town halls never saying a word as a warning about the attempt to silence speech to further the cause of politically correct speech.

They have been met with violence by the progressive left because to silence one is never enough. Voice alone is not the target. Individual conscience must be stamped out.

Do Owners of a Corporation Waive Their Free Exercise Right? Hobby Lobby and the Right — and Duty — of Conscience

 

The United States Government suggests that, by adopting the corporate form, the Green family — owners of Hobby Lobby — waived their rights of conscience. The Government betrays a deep misunderstanding of its subject.

Conscience insists on rights, which our Constitution affords. Those rights are not guaranteed for any low purpose, to do merely as we please. Conscience connects us with the divine as each finds it. And through that connection, it imposes duties. What is commonly called the “right” of conscience, then, is merely the space to discharge those duties. Because those duties are undeniable, the corresponding rights are unalienable. As James Madison said in his Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments, the right of conscience “is unalienable…because what is here a right towards men, is a duty towards the Creator.”