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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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Snyder v. Phelps — A Judicial Travesty?

Mar 14, 2011 6 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Last Saturday, after speaking for a Kansas Lutherans for Life Issues Conference in Topeka, my host drove me by the Westboro Baptist Church, the home base for Fred (I refuse to call him Reverend) Phelps and his band of deranged followers as they spew forth their hatred against practically everyone and everything. The building is quite ...

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Does the First Amendment Protect Governors?

Jan 21, 2011 3 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="143" caption="GOV. ROBERT BENTLEY"][/caption] Dr. Robert Bentley, Alabama's newly-inaugurated Governor, has already become controversial. On Inauguration Day, Bentley spoke for an audience at Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King once served as pastor. He said he wanted to be Governor of all Alabamians and all who know Jesus ...

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Senator’s Staff Recommends Lifting Ban on Politics in Pulpits

Jan 7, 2011 No Comments ›› Ben DuPré

Over three years ago, Republican Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa launched an investigation into the financial records of several well-known evangelists and ministries, demanding financial records and accountability practices.  Yesterday Grassley's office released his staff's research on the topic in this press release and at least one of the recommendations in the ...

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Obama Quotes Declaration Independent of “Creator”

Sep 20, 2010 1 Comment ›› Ben DuPré

President Barack Obama likes to claim credit for "turning the economy around" during the recent dubiously-named "Recovery Summer." And his radical spending and regulatory policies probably deserve the credit for the "un-recovered" state of our economy. But in a speech before the Congressional Hispanic Caucus last week, Obama seemed to have trouble giving credit where credit ...

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Protected: Crossophobia; Not Protected: the Medal of Honor

Aug 19, 2010 1 Comment ›› John Eidsmoe

What sorts of messages do the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of expression protect? Based upon two U.S. Court of Appeals decisions released yesterday, the courts are saying that the First Amendment (1) prohibits the Utah Highway Patrol Association from commemorating a patrolman killed in the line of duty by erecting a cross by the highway ...

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Foundation Asks US Supreme Court to Review Evangelist’s Arrest While Preaching in Salem, Mass.

Jul 1, 2010 No Comments ›› Site Administrator

Press Release Evangelist Michael Marcavage of Repent America, through his attorneys at the Foundation for Moral Law, a religious liberties legal organization led by Judge Roy Moore, filed a petition for certiorari review in the U.S. Supreme Court today, urging the Court to review his “disorderly conduct” conviction for peacefully preaching ...

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Is It “Inappropriate” to Speak the Truth About Islam?

Apr 23, 2010 2 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

One would think a group that calls itself the Military Religious Freedom Foundation would be in favor of religious freedom in the military, right? Why, then, does the MRFF claim "victory" when the military rescinds an invitation to Rev. Franklin Graham to address a Pentagon Day of Prayer breakfast? They objected to Graham's invitation and ...

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