Will Supreme Court create marriage equality for FBOs?

Will Supreme Court create marriage equality for FBOs?

by Stanley Carlson-Thies “Marriage equality” is the term people use for when a legislature or court declares that same-sex couples may join opposite-sex couples in…

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FBOs:  fighting poverty or the culture wars?

FBOs: fighting poverty or the culture wars?

(by Stanley Carlson-Thies) A mid-May, 2015, Catholic-evangelical summit brought together President Obama, academic experts, and faith leaders to consider how to more effectively address persistent poverty….

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SOGI Bills and Religious Freedom – shared marginalization can spur accommodation

SOGI Bills and Religious Freedom – shared marginalization can spur accommodation

by Chelsea Langston In mid-May, 2015, the Nebraska legislature tabled a workplace nondiscrimination bill to add sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) to the list…

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Supreme Court and SSM: What consequences for FBOs?

Supreme Court and SSM: What consequences for FBOs?

(by Stanley Carlson-Thies) At the US Supreme Court’s oral arguments on April 28, 2015, on whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right, the federal government’s…

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Supreme Court:  business isn't a religion-free zone

Supreme Court: business isn’t a religion-free zone

“The US Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision upholds a vital principle, according to IRFA President Stanley Carlson-Thies:  “[T]he decision importantly vindicates business as a realm…

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Mississippi RFRA bill: does it just protect discrimination?

Mississippi RFRA bill: does it just protect discrimination?

A Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bill has recently been considered by the Mississippi legislature. It has not received the firestorm of often-uninformed commentary that…

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Worth reading

Worth reading

•  Tim Sherratt, “When Religious Liberty and Other Civil Rights Collide,” Capital Commentary, March 7, 2014: “Balancing religious liberty with other civil rights and liberties…

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Don't undermine civil society to cure fiscal crisis

Don’t undermine civil society to cure fiscal crisis

Efforts to resolve American’s fiscal crisis–the large gap between government income and expenditures, annually and as it has accumulated into our massive national debt–could lead…

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The ACLU's crabbed view of religious freedom

The ACLU’s crabbed view of religious freedom

In its fundraising appeal for 2014, “Moving Freedom Forward: What You and the ACLU Can Do in 2014,” the ACLU, while professing its devotion to…

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More states to ban "gay conversion" therapy?

More states to ban “gay conversion” therapy?

The idea popped up first in California, where it was turned into a law, and then in New Jersey, where it also became law. Now…

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