The Wall Street Journal reported that on Sunday a federal judge has issued an injunction against the State of Louisiana that blocks the state from cutting Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood affiliates. This move has been seen by conservatives in Louisiana as a gross violation of state authority in the matter of funding Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.
Kelvin Cochran, former fire chief for Atlanta, was back in court with his lawyer to argue that he was wrongfully terminated for his Christian beliefs.
Cochran was fired in January 2015 after he handed out to co-workers 20 copies of his book “Who Told You That You Were Naked?”. The book criticizes adultery, and characterized homosexuality as “vulgar” and “the opposite of purity.
The city’s attorney tried to have the suit dismissed, saying the book violated the city policy of “non-discrimination”. However, on Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Leigh May said it was still too early to even allow for depositions and rejected the motion for dismissal. Continue Reading
Appearing on EWTN’s News Nightly, Professor Robert George discussed the launch of Campaign for American Principles. You can view a clip of the interview below:
In a recent interview with CBN News, Professor of Criminology at University of North Carolina—Wilmington, Mike Adams, addressed the culture of intolerance that pervades higher education. He should know. A little over a year and half ago, he won a seven year long court battle against the University that unfairly denied him a promotion. When his ordeal began, he already had tenure and had started his journey to Christianity. During this time he won “teacher of the year “ twice. Then, after expressing conservative and Christian views, he was not promoted to full professor. Continue Reading
Encouraged by the just-released statement by major Constitutional scholars urging public officials to fight back against judicial supremacy; Professor Robert P. George and political consultant Frank Cannon announce the formation of a new activist campaign for life, marriage, and religious liberty, to be led by Professor George:
“The Campaign for American Principles is the beginning of something new: a broad army of citizens from all religions and all walks of life willing to stand up to protect our core Constitutional principles — including respect for life, marriage and religious liberty,” said Professor George. Continue Reading
In the dead of night and under a court order, workers slunk into the Oklahoma capitol to extirpate the Ten Commandments from the grounds:
“We wanted it to be done as quickly and efficiently as possible, and doing it at night gave us the best opportunity to do that,” Estus said. “The Highway Patrol was also very concerned that having it in the middle of the day could lead to having demonstrations of some kind.”
Heaven forbid! A free people might demonstrate against a court-ordered removal of ten simple moral commandments! Continue Reading
With even some GOP presidential candidates saying that government employees aren’t entitled to conscience protections but must do their jobs and submit to the law or resign, this review of existing law by Prof. Eugene Volokh is extremely illuminating.
It turns out that public officials are routinely covered by state RFRA protections, and if the government can accommodate their religious beliefs by doing something reasonably small, like say printing up some new forms without Kim Davis’ name on them, they are probably legally obligated to do so.Continue Reading
The media’s reaction to the Pope meeting with Kim Davis embodies at lest five forms of incredulous. Journalists went through stages, disbelief, bargaining and rage.
On Wednesday, when the news of a secret meeting between the pontiff and Ms. Davis first surfaced, the liberal media dismissed the reports as probable fabrications of the right-wing. Then the New York Times and NPR confirmed that Pope Francis had met secretly with Ms. Davis in the Vatican embassy.
NRP reported from Rome that:
News of the 15-minute-long meeting was first reported by the conservative magazine Inside the Vatican.
News sources have reported that Marion County Oregon Judge Vance Day is being investigated for “judicial fitness” stemming from his decision last Fall to not perform any marriages. Judge Day, former chairman of the Oregon Republican Party, was appointed to the bench by the Democratic Governor in 2011.
This most recent investigation of a judge follows the case of Judge C. Allen McConnell of Ohio who was told in August that he had to perform same sex marriages despite his religious beliefs. In Marion County OR, unlike Ohio performing marriages is voluntary. Continue Reading
Like it or not there is a right to bear arms in the Constitution. Judges didn’t invent it.
By contrast, the Constitution does not define marriage. It doesn’t define it as a conjugal partnership—as all states did until recently. It doesn’t define it as something else (e.g., a form of sexual-romantic companionship or domestic partnership that, as such, could be entered into by two persons of the same sex, or by three or more persons in a polyamorous ensemble). Rather, it leaves the definition of marriage (shall it be defined as conjugal or something else?) to the states. Continue Reading