Tag Archives: American Civil Liberties Union

The Self-Congratulation in Banned Books Week

Washington Post book critic Ron Charles made a confession the other day. "I banned a book," he wrote. "Or at least I helped get it banned, which makes Banned Books Week a little awkward for me this year. Like celebrating Arbor Day by cutting down a tree."
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The Enemies List Industy

The slightest peep about jihadi terror can earn a label of Islamophobe...
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Marriage Redefinition Push

On Friday afternoon, the Illinois State Senate Executive Committee heard testimony on Senator Heather Steans‘ “Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act” (HB 4963).  With nine Democrats and 6 Republicans on this committee, the bill easily passed out of the committee by a vote of 8 to 5.  

The hearing included emotionally manipulative testimonies from a self-identifying lesbian mom and a PFLAG parent, two liberal clergy members, and Laura E. Berk,  Professor of Psychology at Illinois State University.  Testifying in favor of natural marriage include Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Paprocki, Rev. Bob Vanden Bosch and Ralph

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ACLU Seeks Permanent Ban of Catholic Group

By Karla Dial, World Magazine

American Civil Liberties Union was in federal court in October to argue that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must never again contract with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) – unless the religious organization checks its faith at the door and changes its policies.

The organization has contracted with HHS since 2006 in its work with sex trafficking victims. However, the government canceled the contract earlier this month, saying it gives “strong preference” to groups willing to make referrals “for the full range of legally permissible gynecological and obstetric …

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