Posts Tagged ‘religious freedom’

One Victory, but Many Battles Remain

Since 2011, I have been continuously writing and speaking about the affront to religious liberty caused by the Affordable Care Act’s mandated coverage of contraceptives, abortifacients and sterilization. Therefore, it is with both satisfaction and relief that I read the Supreme Court decision declaring the imposition of the HHS Mandate on closely-held corporations such as Hobby Lobby is a violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). However, while we rejoice in...

Denmark Forces Churches to Conduct Homosexual Weddings

As Denmark requires its churches to perform same-sex marriages, it offers a preview of loss of religious liberty to come. In 2012, Denmark’s parliament legislated a law that required all churches to perform same-sex marriages. When the law passed, “Denmark’s church minister, Manu Sareen, called the vote ‘historic,’” reported The Telegraph. The threat to religious freedom presented by the redefinition of marriage has become a reality.

The law carried a large majority with 85...

Same-Sex “Marriage”, Religious Freedom

Same-sex “marriage” is the juggernaut that seems all but impossible to stop. From popular culture and the media to courts and state legislatures, the proponents of same-sex marriage have made the kind of strides that less than a generation ago would have seemed all but unlikely. In this time frame, we went from persons with same-sex attraction being in the “the closet,” to arguments for tolerance of their lifestyle, then to arguments for...

Does the Catholic Church Tell You How to Vote?

The mission of Christ entrusted to the Church is of a supernatural order. It is not primarily political, economic or social. From this mission, however, derive teachings for all aspects of human life...