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After Supreme Court ruling, pro-lifers step inside the buffer zone

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Five days after the Supreme Court struck down Massachusetts’ law placing a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion centers, pro-life sidewalk counselors with…

Free speech rules in Maryland pro-life center case

Free speech rules in Maryland pro-life center case

By Sarah Padbury
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Abortion | A Maryland case set an important precedent earlier this month for at least five lawsuits against pregnancy resources centers around the country. The 4th U.S.

Free speech and civil behavior

By D.C. Innes
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First Amendment | Overt government violations of our rights seem to be multiplying these days—NSA snooping, IRS persecutions of tea party organizations, and Obamacare…

Fred Phelps’ counterfeit religion

By Cal Thomas
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Religion | My parents taught me never to speak ill of the dead, but in the case of Fred Phelps, who died last week at the age of 84, I think they would have made an…

Sidewalk speech

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Abortion | Pro-life counselors take to the Supreme Court laws to restrict their quiet but effective work

The devil went down to Oklahoma

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Religion | This is an attention grabber: In response to a monument honoring the Ten Commandments on the lawn of Oklahoma’s state Capitol building, numerous “faith…

Baker must cater to same-sex weddings, or else

By Kiley Crossland
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First Amendment | A baker in suburban Denver must make cakes for same-sex weddings or face fines, according to a judge’s ruling last week.  Judge Robert N. Spencer…

Groups seeks Satanic statue next to Oklahoma Ten Commandments

By Sarah Padbury
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Religious Liberty | The New York-based Satanic Temple wants to place a shrine to Satan next to a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol. The offer…

Worker says boss told her to keep anti-Obamacare opinions quiet

Worker says boss told her to keep anti-Obamacare opinions quiet

By Mary Jackson
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First Amendment | A longtime Santa Clara, Calif., employee was reprimanded last month after a co-worker overheard her critiquing Obamacare’s problematic rollout during a…

Another look at case against traditional marriage proponent

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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Marriage | A conservative analyst says advocates of traditional marriage should be thankful the Supreme Court did not address a case brought by one of their ilk. In…

Religious test

Religious test

By Marvin Olasky
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Religious Liberty | A key court case may determine whether we begin looking over our shoulders

Conflicting courts

By Emily Belz
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Religious Liberty | Disagreement among appellate courts on the religious rights of corporations could hasten a Supreme Court battle over the contraceptive mandate

 
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