Tag Archive: Freedom of religion


The Age Of Intolerance

 

 

 

” Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson, in his career-detonating interview with GQ, gave a rather thoughtful vernacular exegesis of the Bible’s line on sin, while carefully insisting that he and other Christians are obligated to love all sinners and leave it to the Almighty to adjudicate the competing charms of drunkards, fornicators, and homosexuals. Nevertheless, GLAAD — “the gatekeepers of politically correct gayness” as the (gay) novelist Bret Easton Ellis sneered — saw their opportunity and seized it. By taking out TV’s leading cable star, they would teach an important lesson pour encourager les autres — that espousing conventional Christian morality, even off-air, is incompatible with American celebrity.

  Some of my comrades, who really should know better, wonder why, instead of insisting Robertson be defenestrated, GLAAD wouldn’t rather “start a conversation.” But, if you don’t need to, why bother? Most Christian opponents of gay marriage oppose gay marriage; they don’t oppose the right of gays to advocate it. Yet thug groups like GLAAD increasingly oppose the right of Christians even to argue their corner. It’s quicker and more effective to silence them.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Court: Hobby Lobby Has ‘Established A Likelihood Of Success’ In Challenging Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

 

 

 

 

” Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts company arguing that the contraception mandate contained in Obamacare violates the religious liberties of the company owners, “a majority of the court” believes the company has “established a likelihood of success” in making that argument and so does not have to pay fines for refusing to comply with the mandate as the case proceeds, a federal court ruled today.

We hold that Hobby Lobby and Mardel are entitled to bring claims under [Religious Freedom Restoration Act], have established a likelihood of success that their rights under this statute are substantially burdened by the contraceptive-coverage requirement, and have established an irreparable harm,” the 10th Circuit Court ruled in the opinion released today.

The Justice Department wanted the court to dismiss the case on the theory that Hobby Lobby is almost certain to lose. “The preventive services coverage regulations do not substantially burden any “exercise of religion” by for-profit, secular companies and their owners,” DOJ argued last year. “Even if there were a substantial burden on religious  exercise, the regulations serve compelling governmental  interests and are the least restrictive means to achieve those interests.” “

 

    What , pray tell are “compelling governmental interests” ? Just another indication of the diversion of interests between the People and their “servants” .

 

Today’s ruling was the most decisive victory yet against the abortion-pill mandate,” said The Catholic Association’s Ashley McGuire said in a statement today. “The number of religious freedom victories against the mandate continues to mount, sending the clearest signal possible to the Obama administration that no employer, no matter where he or she works, should be forced to choose between violating his or her conscience and paying a fine. We hope that President Obama and Kathleen Sebelius will heed the court and give people of faith all over this country relief from this unjust mandate.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cali Sikh Files Lawsuit: ‘Assault Weapon’ Ban Violates Freedom Of Religion (VIDEO)

 

 

 

Sikhism is a religion born in Punjab, the part of the world where India and Pakistan meet. It’s thousands of square miles that has been at the heart of many conflicts well before it was conquered by Alexander the Great, and many more since then. It is at the center of not just national, but religious crossroads, home to Hindus, Muslims, Jainists, Christians and Buddhists.

Sikhs have been defined as warrior-saints and in many ways maintain a warrior culture to this day; Sikh men and women wear five articles of faith, including the kirpan, an often ornate sword or dagger.

The weapon is not merely symbolic. It may look decorative, but is a physical means to protect yourself, and dharma — the universal law and order that upholds the universe. The belief that you must seek out justice for all mankind is paramount to Sikhs, by any means necessary.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ludwig von Mises :

 

 ” In using the term freedom as applied to human beings, we think only of freedom within society. Yet, today, social freedoms are considered by many people to be independent of one another. Those who call themselves “liberals” today are asking for policies which are precisely the opposite of those policies which the liberals of the 19th century advocated in their liberal programs. The so-called liberals of today have the very popular idea that freedom of speech, of thought of the press, freedom of religion, freedom from imprisonment without trial — that all these freedoms can be preserved in the absence of what is called economic freedom. They do not realize that, in a system where there is no market, where the government directs everything, all those other freedoms are illusory, even if they are made into laws and written up in constitutions.

Let us take one freedom, the freedom of the press. If the government owns all the printing presses, it will determine what is to be printed and what is not to be printed. And if the government owns all the printing presses and determines what shall or shall not be printed, then the possibility of printing any kind of opposing arguments against the ideas of the government becomes practically nonexistent. Freedom of the press disappears. And it is the same with all the other freedoms. ”

Excerpted From A Lecture He Gave In Buenos Aires In 1958 . Worth Every Minute Of Your Time .