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Tag: religion
  • Pope Francis Speaks of Equality for Gay Priests

    On his return flight from Brazil, Pope Francis spoke with the press corps, taking on controversial questions about the power of the “gay lobby” in the Vatican. The Pope said, “Who am I to judge a person of good will who seeks the Lord?” He elaborated that the problem is less that these people are …

  • Blowing the Establishment Clause out of Context

    As you may know, the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause states that the federal government may not establish a national religion. How has this simple statement gone from beautifully liberating to increasingly tyrannical? The Establishment Clause was added into the Constitution so that the new government could not create a national religion, and to ensure that …

  • NLRB Trying to Impose Federal Labor Laws on Religious Universities

    The first amendment has been widely interpreted as mandating the seperation of church and state, as have many successive court cases and tax codes that have sought to keep government out of people’s faiths and vice-versa. However, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) thinks differently. Since this mandated legal separation prevents Catholic schools from complying …

  • Snyder v. Phelps: Right to Free Speech vs. Right to Privacy

    “It is the obligation of Westboro Baptist Church to put the cup of God’s fury to America’s lips, and cause America to drink it. And you will drink it!” – Rev. Fred Phelps, Westboro Baptist Church The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) started hearing arguments in a highly controversial case on Wednesday. Snyder …

  • Jihad, Jesus, and Justification

    I knew CPAC 2010 would bring a few disappointments, one of them being the neoconservative atmosphere that has sucked the life out of both the Republican Party and the wealth of the nation. One event stuck out like a sore thumb:  the “Political Third Rail: Jihad.” Needless to say, after hearing two speakers talk about …