Category Archives: Church

Happy Religious Freedom Day


January 16, the anniversary of the adoption of a law, written by Thomas Jefferson and guided to adoption by James Madison, separating Church and State in Virginia. The template for the First Amendment protection of religion. Continue reading

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Thomson Reuters: Gay Marriage Ban Bad For Business


During the 2010 election, Target donated money to a Tom Emmer (R) PAC, which was exposed by Minnesota’s transparency laws. There was a backlash, particularly from their gay employees – who Target has otherwise been good to. It was a … Continue reading

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Catholic Bishops’ Contraception Coverage Argument Ridiculed By Pacifist


“Nothing is more certain than the indispensa­ble necessity of government­, and it is equally undeniable­, that whenever and however it is instituted­, the people must cede to it some of their natural rights in order to vest it with requisite … Continue reading

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New York Times reports on Catholic Charities pull-out in Illinois


“For the nation’s Catholic bishops, the Illinois requirement is a prime example of what they see as an escalating campaign by the government to trample on their religious freedom while expanding the rights of gay people. The idea that religious … Continue reading

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Concerning the role of religion in society


One of the reasons I believe in Separation of Church and State, is that I see the Church as an alternative to government in times of crisis. Where one fails, the other should step in. This way, society as a … Continue reading

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Local, national Catholics to ramp up language war on same-sex marriage


At its June meeting last week, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced it was ramping up a campaign against same-sex marriage. Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of the Subcommittee for the Defense of Marriage said the Roman Catholic church would … Continue reading

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National Organization for Marriage’s anti-DFL text raises questions of legality


The beliefs of those with strong religious convictions are not open to negotiation or compromise. When unbending religious convictions are applied to public policy and law, negotiation and compromise, both of which are core aspects of democracy and a free society, fall by the wayside. Without compromise, there can only be complete conformance – or tyranny. Continue reading

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