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The Foundation for Life — Overrule Roe v. Wade!

Jan 26, 2014 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

After four decades of studying, lecturing, debating and writing on this subject, I am prepared to say that Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision by which the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the duly-enacted laws of nearly all of the 50 states and mandated abortion on demand as a national policy, is wrong. It is ...

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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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The Ten Commandments and the Los Lunas Mystery Stone

Mar 5, 2010 2 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

There it was, the Hebrew Ten Commandments engraved in stone on a mountain. No, not Mount Sinai in the Middle East. Rather, a mountain known by Indians as the “Cliff of Strange Writings” and now often called Mystery Mountain or Hidden Mountain, west of a small town called Los Lunas about 22 ...

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Supreme Court Declines Okla. Decalogue Review

Mar 2, 2010 1 Comment ›› Ben DuPré

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the Haskell County, OK Ten Commandments monument.  This is neither an up or down vote on the monument, but since the 10th Circuit (in a 6-6 vote) did not uphold the monument as constitutional, this is the legal end-of-the-road for Haskell County.  For nearly every other Ten ...

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Would a SCOTUS review of Okla. Ten Commandments clarify or further confuse?

Feb 17, 2010 2 Comments ›› Ben DuPré

This Friday the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether it will review the constitutionality of a Ten Commandments monument erected at the Haskell County, Okla. Courthouse.  A federal district court, in a rather entertaining opinion, upheld the monument in 2006 against an attack by the ACLU.  But last year, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed ...

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Church, State, and First Amendment Seminar, November 3

Oct 16, 2009 3 Comments ›› Site Administrator

In addition to litigation and legal briefs, the Foundation for Moral Law works to educate the American people and public officials about the First Amendment and America's Christian heritage.  We have held seminars for pastors in the past and this year we launched a new Continuing Legal Education seminar specifically for lawyers: "Church, State, and ...

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Judging by Law or Feelings?

Jun 11, 2009 1 Comment ›› John Eidsmoe

Should judges base their decisions on an impartial evaluation of the law as applied to the facts? Or should they judge based upon the criterion set forth by President Obama -- "empathy"? Do men and women, young and old, white and black, rich and poor, have different versions of law, truth, and justice? Even ...

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Ten Commandments not okay in OK

Jun 10, 2009 1 Comment ›› Ben DuPré

Yesterday a 3-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit held that a monument depicting the 10 Commandments and the Mayflower Compact erected by a private citizen on the grounds of the Haskell County, Oklahoma Courthouse was unconstitutional because the monument "had the impermissible principal or primary effect of endorsing religion ...

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The Decalogue “Down Under”

Feb 25, 2009 2 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

As further evidence that the Ten Commandments have been and continue to be the foundation of our moral law, two books on the Decalogue have recently been published, both by Australian scholars. Rev. Dr. Adv. Francis Nigel Lee's book, GOD'S TEN COMMANDMENTS YESTERDAY, TODAY, FOREVER (Nordskog Publishing, 2007), is a revision of an earlier book by ...

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Foundation defends public religious symbols on OpposingViews.com

Oct 17, 2008 1 Comment ›› Ben DuPré

OpposingViews.com is a lively website that pits expert opinion against expert opinion from both sides of today's hot issues.  Questions up for debate under the Religion category include: Does Islam Promote Violence? Consider Faith in Elections? U.S. a Christian Nation? Prayer in Public Schools? Pastors Endorsing Politicians?  At the invitation of OpposingViews, The Foundation for Moral Law this week weighed in on the ...

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