We recently read a great little sermon illustration in which a young boy asked his father, “Dad, I was watching a TV show about marine biologists. Why do scuba-divers jump backwards into the water?” His father wittily responded, “Because if they jumped forward, they'd still be in the boat!”
Posted in Faith
Tagged 40 Days for Life, Abortion, Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Ceasar LeFlore, Clarence Thomas, Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Elena Kagan, Health Care Rights of Conscience Act, IFI Prayer Team, Illinois Parental Notice Act, John Roberts, Neil Gorsuch, Qualified Immunity, Rescuing Our Children, Samuel Alito, SCOTUS, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court in Hosanna-Tabor (2012) and Our Lady of Guadalupe (2020) embraced what Justice Samuel Alito described as the “so-called ministerial exception,” a doctrine that exempts religious organizations from discrimination laws when dealing with certain employees. Why “so-called”? Because the exemption covers more than just ministers or the top officials of a religious organization. But whom else? Certainly some teachers in church elementary schools, as the U.S. Supreme Court held in both of those cases.
A nationwide group of state legislators and attorneys have crafted an amicus (friend of the court) legal brief in support of the State of Mississippi in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, seeking to overturn the unlawful Roe v. Wade decision.
Posted in Sanctity of Life
Tagged Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, Elena Kagan, John Roberts, Neil Gorsuch, Roe v. Wad, Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court
Proponents of court-packing argue that adding more judges to our nation’s judiciary is the magical solution to urgent problems, and even paint the picture that doing so is an act of goodwill. But far from being a necessity, court-packing is a brazen power-grab by one political party to fix the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices or federal judges to get the political results they want.
Posted in Federal
Tagged Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Joe Biden, Joe Manchin, John Roberts, Jon Ossoff, Lindsey Graham, Neil Gorsuch, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ted Cruz, U.S. Supreme Court
Remember when homosexual activists lied with straight faces saying what they do in the privacy of their own bedrooms affects no one and, therefore, is no one’s business? And here we are today with the government recognizing non-marital unions as marriages, shameful parades polluting our streets, drag queens reading stories to toddlers in public libraries, a 4,000 percent increase in adolescent girls suddenly deciding they’re boys, and schools requiring faculty to use incorrect pronouns when referring to students who seek to pass as the sex they aren’t.
An NBC News article titled, “Biden administration on track to be most LGBTQ-inclusive …
Posted in Religious Liberty, Sexuality
Tagged Barack Obama, Barron Trump, Carlos Elizondo, Chai Feldblum, Chris Johnson, Dave Noble, Donald J. Trump, Equality Act, Human Rights Campaign, Jeremy Bernard, Joe Biden, Karine Jean-Pierre, LGBTQ, Neil Gorsuch, Pamela S. Karlan, Pete Buttigieg, Pili Tobar, religious free exercise, Rufus Gifford, Shawn Skelly, The Washington Blade
The U.S. Supreme Court fall term begins this month, and, as of now, it does not appear to be as action-packed for religious liberty as this past term. However, at least one important case is in the hopper, and several are in the pipeline. And, of course, all is overshadowed by the presumed replacement of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged Amy Coney Barrett, Arlene’s Flowers, Bostock v. Clayton County, Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, Fulton v. Philadelphia, Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Neil Gorsuch, Patients for Privacy v. Barr, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, SOGI
One of the most effective ways that Marxists advance their agenda is to change how we talk about things. When clever rewordings replace the truth, it’s easier to fool people. For example, the Washington Post this past week said a transgender plaintiff “was designated female at birth, but identifies as male.”
In the blink of an eye, a biological fact – that someone was born a girl – is brushed aside and replaced with a term that implies that male or female sex is assigned, not a natural phenomenon.
Posted in Marriage/Family/Culture, Media Watch, Sexuality
Tagged Arthur Ashe, Barack Obama, Bathroom Wars, Black Lives Matter, Civil Right Act of 1964, Cultural Marxism, Donald Trump, Frederick Douglass, Gavin Grimm, gender identity, Karl Marx, Neil Gorsuch, sexual orientation, transgenderism, Washington Post
(Im)moderate Republicans, Libertarian-leaning Republicans, Republicans with dollar signs rather than Scripture reflected in their myopic eyes have been pushing conservatives toward the end of the short pier, hoping that either spines will crumble or conservatives will tumble into the dark waters. Supremacist Court Justice/lawmaker Neil-the-Usurper-Gorsuch just gave conservatives a huge shove toward the watery abyss.
Posted in Religious Liberty, Sexuality
Tagged Brandon Straka, Christians, Chuck Grassley, Civil Rights Act, Dave Rubin, Deb Fischer, democratic, Guy Benson, homosexuals, LGBTQ, Matt Gaetz, Milo Yiannopoulos, Neil Gorsuch, Republicans, Rob Portman, SCOTUS, Scripture
I and others have been shouting from our virtual rooftops for over a decade that there is no greater threat to First Amendment protections than that posed by the subversive “LGBTQ” movement. Can conservatives not yet see the end of the short pier toward which GOP leaders have long been pushing them? Really? (Im)moderate Republicans, Libertarian-leaning Republicans, Republicans with dollar signs rather than Scripture reflected in their myopic eyes have been pushing conservatives toward the end of the short pier, hoping that either spines will crumble or conservatives will tumble into the dark waters. Supremacist Court Justice/lawmaker Neil-the-Usurper-Gorsuch just gave …
In a blistering must-see address on the U.S. Senate floor, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO), the youngest member of the U.S. Senate, condemned Justice Neil Gorsuch’s opinion in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia. Writing for the Majority, Gorsuch essentially legislated from the bench, changing duly passed federal law with far-reaching and destructive consequences for all Americans, especially religious Americans.
Posted in Federal, Religious Liberty
Tagged Antonin Scalia, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, Josh Hawley, Judicial Activism, Neil Gorsuch, Originalism, SCOTUS, textualism, U.S. Senate
In a shocking U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision, Justice Neil Gorsuch voted with the axis of evil—that is, with Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor. In Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, the axis of evil decided that in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the word “sex” includes “sexual orientation” and “gender identity”—both subjectively constituted conditions. As a result, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in employment based on “race, color, religion, sex, and national origin,” now prohibits …
Posted in Federal, Sexuality
Tagged Bostock v. Clayton County, Brett Kavanaugh, Civil Rights Act, Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan, Gay, Georgia, J.K. Rowling, Jack Phillips, John Roberts, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, Neil Gorsuch, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, transgender
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has garnered less attention than usual lately with COVID-19 monopolizing headlines. However, with the Court’s term ending in June, some of the most controversial decisions are expected to be released any day now. Among the most notable are three cases involving Title VII of the landmark Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of sex. The question is whether Title VII’s ban on sex discrimination also includes decisions based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The cases are Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda, Bostock …
Posted in Sexuality
Tagged Altitude Express, Antonin Scalia, Equality Act, Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, Federal Courts, Inc. v. Zarda, Neil Gorsuch, Originalism, SCOTUS, textualism, Title VII
Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, seeking to represent New York's 14th Congressional District, has called for the abolition of the Electoral College. Her argument came on the heels of the Senate's confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. She was lamenting the fact that Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, nominated by George W. Bush, and Justices Neil Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, nominated by Donald Trump, were court appointments made by presidents who lost the popular vote but won the Electoral College vote.
Posted in Federal
Tagged Alexander Hamilton, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Brett Kavanaugh, Communist Party, Donald Trump, Edmund Randolph, Electoral College, George W. Bush, H.L. Mencken, Hillary Clinton, James Madison, John Adams, John Roberts, Julia Ward Howe, Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, Vladimir Lenin
Federal judges sit on the bench for life and can either uphold the law or rule like tyrants. This puts judicial appointments right near the top of the most important things a president can do.
The newest U.S. Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch, has already shown what a difference a constitutionalist can make. But we need many more to counter the hundreds of Clinton, Obama and Jimmy Carter-appointed judges who issue zany rulings that override common sense and thwart democratically enacted popular will.
A case in point is U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves, a 2010 Obama appointee. In …
Posted in Federal
Tagged 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Carlton Reeves, Dianne Feinstein, Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Neil Gorsuch, net neutrality, Ronald Reagan, voter ID law