State of the Union speech: Freedom from religion?

Tonight, President Obama delivers his final State of the Union address. We hope and pray that when a new president gives the address next year, the speech will contain rays of hope for the lives of unborn babies. No such hope will come from Obama’s speech tonight. One of the most famous State of the …

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Department of Justice: Govt. Can Force Doctors to Violate Religion

By Wesley J. Smith A doctor can be forced to violate her religious beliefs in the operation of her practice, according to the Obama Dept. of Justice (DOJ). Attention must be paid. This is a step beyond the radical DOJ argument made previously, e.g., that business owners do not have freedom of religion in the …

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“Fortnight for Freedom” Begins Two Weeks of Prayer and Public Education

By Dave Andrusko And so it begins. Today Catholics around the country are participating in a “Fortnight for Freedom.” Critics (never any shortage of them) dismiss the two weeks of “prayer, study, catechesis, and public action” as merely politics in disguise to deny women “choice.” They ask, what could President Obama possibly have done to …

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Opposition Continues to Grow against Obama’s Unprecedented Assault on Religious Liberty

By Dave Andrusko When the Senate narrowly defeated the Blunt Amendment, the rights of conscience unquestionably took a hit. The 51–48 vote temporarily stymied the effort to amend the Obama health care law (“ObamaCare”) to prevent the use of that law to issue regulatory mandates that violate the religious or moral convictions of those who …

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