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Dec 24, 2013 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

THE WORD MADE FLESH, or, DO I HATE CHRISTMAS MUSIC? A Christmas Meditation by COL(AL)John Eidsmoe, Senior Counsel, Foundation for Moral Law Hate Christmas music? I'm the guy who livestreams KFUO's 24/7 classical Christmas carols throughout the Christmas season, who sings in the community Messiah, who goes to every Christmas concert possible, who keeps Christmas CDs in ...

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Marbury v. Madison (Wisc.): Faith, Football, and Freedom OF Religion

Nov 2, 2012 No Comments ›› Ben DuPré

This morning I had the privilege of standing with hundreds of students, parents, and citizens at Marbury High School in Autauga County, Ala., as they held signs and displayed shirts (like the one above) proclaiming Philipians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." These good citizens of Marbury were gathered this ...

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No Freedom of Speech From the Pulpit

Jun 29, 2012 No Comments ›› Site Administrator

The following post was guest-authored by 3rd-year law student Adam Parker, a 2012 summer intern at the Foundation for Moral Law. SHH! Freedom of Speech… As Long as That Speech isn’t Coming from a Pulpit! Most people that are a part of church ministry know of the travesty that is often referred to as the “Johnson Amendment”—if not ...

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Stolen Valor Stolen Again!

Jun 29, 2012 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

With the public eye focused on the Healthcare decision and the Arizona immigration law decision, yesterday's U.S. v. Alvarez decision slipped under the radar with little attention. But this decision is just as wrong and just as tragic as the others, and it is a slap in the face to those who have served with ...

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Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon’s Trail of Time: Must Creationists Take a Hike?

Jun 5, 2012 3 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

It's good to be back in the office again!  I've just returned from a speaking engagement in Phoenix, Arizona, and a side trip to the Grand Canyon.  This is the fourth time I've hiked the Canyon, not counting one mule trip.  True, I'm ten years older than I was the last time I hiked it, ...

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Judge Roy Moore & Foundation Defend Memorial Cross in Supreme Court Brief

Mar 9, 2012 3 Comments ›› Site Administrator

The Foundation for Moral Law, a non-profit organization dedicated to defending religious liberty and the public acknowledgment of God, filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court on Friday, March 9, 2012, asking the Court to hear a case involving a memorial cross on Mt. Soledad near San Diego, California. Read the Foundation's Mt. ...

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Lutherans for Life on HHS: “Here We Stand!”

Feb 20, 2012 1 Comment ›› John Eidsmoe

Last Saturday 18 Feb 2012, during our Lutherans for Life Board of Directors meeting at Concordia Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO, the Executive Director asked me to prepare a statement concerning the recent Health & Human Services directive requiring religious organizations to provide contraception for their employees. I drafted the statement, and with a ...

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Gods Bless America? To Whom Would Prayers at 9/11 Memorial Be Offered?

Sep 6, 2011 2 Comments ›› Ben DuPré

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (left) has come under intense criticism for inviting only elected officials, past and present, to the 10th anniversary memorial of the 9/11 attacks but not permitting clergy and prayer.  Many conservative leaders, like Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, Sen. Rick Santorum, and a NYC Councilman, have urged ...

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Jewish Bris (circumcision ceremony)

Free Exercise of Religion Under The Knife in San Francisco

Jul 7, 2011 2 Comments ›› Site Administrator

Guest post from Foundation for Moral Law intern Jimmy Rich, a Covenant College alum currently in his second year at Jones School of Law, who plans to work in Constitutional Law. In 1791, our Constitution was amended to guarantee that Congress would never pass a law which stifled our liberty to worship God according to the ...

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Louisiana Ten Commandments monument legislation on the move

May 25, 2011 1 Comment ›› Ben DuPré

A Louisiana House of Representatives committee approved a bill yesterday to authorize a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds. The legislation provides for a privately designed and funded monument similar in size and wording to the Texas monument (left) approved by the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2005 case, Van Orden v. Perry. While the ...

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