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Obama Declares June as LGBT Pride Month … Again

Jun 4, 2012 1 Comment ›› 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. President Barack Obama recently declared the month of June as LGBT Pride Month for the year 2012. President Obama has declared June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride month every year since he took ...

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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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Wendell Mitchell, RIP

Feb 15, 2012 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

The first time I met Wendell Mitchell was about 22 years ago. As the Dean of the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, he was interviewing me for a professorship, and he asked me, "Could you fit into the South?" I assured him that would be no problem, because I was born in the South ...

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Recess Appointments: Focusing on the Wrong Word?

Jan 10, 2012 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

President Obama has stirred controversy by appointing several persons to powerful positions without seeking Senate confirmation. He claims authority to do this based upon Article II, § 2 of the Constitution, which states: "The President shall have Power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which ...

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A New Year: “Number Our Days”

Dec 29, 2011 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12) A new year is dawning, but a very respected man in our church will see it only from heaven. He died in a car accident 10 December. When Bill ...

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The Angel of Hadley and Judges Cave: A Robust Thanksgiving Tale

Nov 23, 2011 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Last weekend I made my annual “pilgrimage” to Plymouth, Massachusetts, for a Board meeting of the Plymouth Rock Foundation.  The hallowed landmarks continue to inspire: the statue of William Bradford, the statue of Chief Massassoit, the vault containing the bones of many of the pilgrims who died during the first winter, the Church of the ...

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Otto von Hapsburg: The Prince, the Professor, and the Sinner

Jul 19, 2011 4 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Otto von Hapsburg (Habsburg) (1912-2011), the last Crown Prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, died at the age of 98 on 4 July 2011.  After a 13-day period of mourning, he was entombed in the Imperial Crypt under the Capuchin Church in Vienna. The funeral embodied the dignity and regal splendor that befitted the heir of the ...

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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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Does Exodus 21 Provide Legal Protection for the Unborn Child?

Apr 13, 2011 4 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Today, 13 April 2011, the Health Committee of the Alabama House of Representatives held a hearing on the Alabama Personhood Amendment, a proposed amendment to the Alabama Constitution that would recognize the personhood of the unborn child from the moment of fertilization and at all times thereafter until death. A rabbi spoke in opposition to ...

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