First Amendment

 
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No concessions

By Joel Belz
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Free Speech | We must strongly support the rights of those who deliberately offend Muslims

Provoking, offending, and freedom

By La Shawn Barber
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First Amendment | I can say with 99 percent certainty I’ll never draw the Islamic prophet Muhammad as a parody or as a serious depiction, but I have criticized radical Islam…

The great RFRA reversal

By Marvin Olasky
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Religious Liberty | Great liberal reversals. From Iran the enemy to Iran the Obama friend. From pro-life (Jesse Jackson, Ted Kennedy, others) to pro-abort. Now, one more: from…

‘Inclusive’ speech campaign

By La Shawn Barber
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Free Speech | Isn’t it strange how campus liberalism has evolved from a free-speech, tradition-defying, I-am-woman, youth-led movement to a speech-suppressing,

One pastor’s tedious defense of the First Amendment

By Mary Reichard
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First Amendment | Last week, the pastor of a small church in Gilbert, Ariz., introduced himself on the steps outside of the Supreme Court.  “I’m Clyde Reed, pastor of…

Monuments to God and gods

By La Shawn Barber
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Religion | In 2009, an Oklahoma lawmaker proposed a Ten Commandments monument to be displayed on the state’s Capitol grounds in Oklahoma City and paid for it himself.

Money and politics

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Politics | For more than a year, Majority Leader Harry Reid had taken to the Senate floor numerous times to blast the Koch brothers, billionaire industrialists and…

Another school denies a Christian student

By La Shawn Barber
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Religious Liberty | Several years ago, Julea Ward was a graduate student in the counseling program at Eastern Michigan University. Students had the option of referring clients to…

Mississippi pro-lifers sue police for harassment

By Courtney Crandell
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Abortion | Life Legal Defense Association (LLDF) filed suit July 23 against the Jackson, Miss., Police Department, for allegedly violating the First Amendment rights…

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…

 
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