New Bill Forces Pastors to Take Mandatory Training
By Andrew Willis   |   03.28.17
Novelist Vikram Seth wrote, “God save us from people who mean well.” Who are among those well-meaning people from whom we desperately need saving? Politicians. In a well-intentioned but misguided attempt to attack the widespread and grievous problem of domestic...
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Beyond Boycotting to Stewardship
By Israel Wayne   |   03.22.17
To boycott, or not to boycott? That is the question. Inevitably a company will take a social position that offends the sensibilities of a large segment of their customer base. This happens on the political right and left. Those whose...
Shame on the Silent Christian Leaders Who Refuse to Stand Against Government Tyranny
By Dr. Michael L. Brown   |   02.17.17
There is only one thing more appalling than the Washington Supreme Court’s 9-0 ruling against religious liberty [on Thursday]. It is the silence of Christian leaders across America, leaders who choose convenience over confrontation, leaders who would rather be popular...
Identity Politics and Paraphilias: Body Integrity Identity Disorder
By John Biver   |   01.30.17
Three and a half years ago in an article titled “Frightening The Horses,” writer and editor Rod Dreher opens giving a fellow writer kudos. “Ben Domenech calls it,” Dreher notes, and then excerpts him: I think they have really been...
How Will Religious Freedom Fare Under President Trump?
By Monte Larrick   |   01.27.17
The Donald Trump presidency is underway. However, for "Progressives," that's just another incentive for them to step up their assault on freedom. But a religious liberty advocate says if Christians pray, maybe the new president will stand for the faithful even when they dare to be a voice in the public square.
Judge: Pro-lifers Can Sue Chicago Over Law that Keeps Them From Abortion Clinics
Chicago area pro-life advocates achieved a victory last week when a judge denied the City of Chicago’s motion to dismiss a federal complaint challenging Chicago’s abortion-protective “bubble zone.”
Donald Trump, the Johnson Amendment, and the Question of Christian Cowardice
By Dr. Michael L. Brown   |   01.13.17
If President Trump succeeds in removing the oppressive Johnson Amendment, which limits freedom of speech from the pulpits, will Christian leaders be more outspoken on controversial moral, cultural, and political issues? I have my doubts, since I don’t believe it...
High Hopes Federalism & Freedom will Trump in 2017
By Monte Larrick   |   01.11.17
One of Illinois' top legal minds says he expects the Donald Trump administration to a friend to religious freedom in America.
Taking Bible Colleges’ Freedom to a Higher Degree
By Monte Larrick   |   12.26.16
Bible colleges in Illinois say they should be allowed to grant religious degrees without government interfering in the content of their religious teaching or religious faculty members. A court ruling will have an impact on religious liberty in post-secondary education.
Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford Wins Injunction
By John Biver   |   12.21.16
It seems that our nation's founding fathers were not clear enough with their use of language in the First Amendment, which protects some of our God-given rights. That "make no law" thing is confusing for many, and that "abridging" business, well, that's way over the heads of Illinois Leftist lawmakers.
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