Tag: Religious Liberty

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I have always tried to argue that there is a very serious civil outcome to redefining marriage, and it has nothing to do with religious liberty or the idea of “sacramental marriage.” Since marriage is society’s primary way of acknowledging and understanding parenthood, redefining marriage redefines parenthood. Here in California, the affects of “SSM” and redefining parenthood […]

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A nightmare: Attorneys for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City filed a lawsuit at noon today to stop the satanic black mass that organizers are planning to stage next month in the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall.  More

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This is a shameless request: I’m looking for a solid biography of Thomas Jefferson, and I want suggestions. From my reading on other Founding Fathers, Jefferson often doesn’t come out looking too wonderful. This is partly because of the man’s genuine flaws, and I know that I quite frankly disagree with him probably on more […]

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I found this spoof pretty funny. I would find it even funnier in a parallel universe where Hobby Lobby really is taking birth control away from its employees. More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Religious Extremist Cabbies Refuse to Promote ‘Gay Games’

 

First it was wedding cake bakers, then photographers, and now it’s cabbies. When will GLAAD, the ACLU, and the courts rid our society of these intolerant Christian fascists forcing our LGBT brothers and sisters back into their closets?!

Roughly 25 Muslim drivers dispatched to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport are refusing to drive cabs adorned with advertising for the region’s upcoming Gay Games, citing religious reasons.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. On Individual Liberty and Vaccinations — Troy Senik

 

Here in Nashville for a couple of weeks — the closest thing I have to therapy — I’ve been perusing the local press, partially as a means of playing one of my favorite games: “Spot the Contrast with California.”

It takes only one item to underscore the difference. The big economic fight right now in Tennessee — a state that already has no general income tax and is in the process of phasing out its estate tax— is whether the Hall Tax, a levy on income from stocks and bonds, is also destined for repeal. We’re not in Los Angeles anymore, Toto.

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A very thought provoking piece by Yuval Levin over on The Corner. In it he elucidates the very distinct differences in how liberals and conservatives view religious freedom. Liberals see religious liberty as freeing individuals from oppressive traditional ideologies, whereas conservatives see religious liberty as prerequisite to conserving liberty and enabling a diverse society. The […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. The Libertarian Podcast: Hobby Lobby, ObamaCare, and Religious Liberty

 

On this week’s installment of The Libertarian Podcast, I lead Professor Epstein through a discussion of the challenges to Obamacare’s contraception mandate currently before the Supreme Court. Is the right to religious liberty different (or non-existent) for corporations as opposed to individuals? Would allowing non-participation in the mandate create a slippery slope towards opt-out government? Is the Obama Administration’s case actually weakened by the fact that it’s already granted exemptions to explicitly religious organizations? Those are just a few of the questions Richard answers in this week’s episode

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Repressive Tolerance

 

In the ’60s, the philosopher Herbert Marcuse proposed a new standard for tolerance that specifically excluded perspectives the Left deemed repressive. Giving air to conservative perspectives was “repressive tolerance,” in Marcuse’s coinage. Far from an underground radical viewpoint, this degenerated view of speech is becoming mainstream in academia.

A recent Harvard Crimson op-ed reprises Marcuse’s theme well: “If our university community opposes racism, sexism, and heterosexism, why should we put up with research that counters our goals simply in the name of ‘academic freedom’?” And we are already aware of the Inquisition-like tactics used in the climate debate. “When we’ve finally gotten serious about global warming, when the impacts are really hitting us and we’re in a full worldwide scramble to minimize the damage, we should have war crimes trials for these bastards—some sort of climate Nuremberg.”

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