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    Morning Bell: Defying the Obama Administration on Religious Liberty

    Hobby Lobby gained national attention when its leadership announced they would not bow to the Obama Administration’s violation of their religious liberty. Thousands of Americans pledged to shop at the retailer over the weekend to show their appreciation for this stand—a stand that could cost the company up to $1.3 … More

    Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day: Stand Up for Religious Freedom

    Saturday, January 5, is Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day—an opportunity for individuals and communities to support the company and its owners’ brave stand against the anti-conscience mandate’s assault on religious freedom. Unless the Green family, which founded and runs the company, violates its deeply held beliefs and gets in line with … More

    Beware Obamacare’s Looming Conscience Cliff (VIDEO)

    The fiscal cliff isn’t the only abyss that the Obama Administration and Congress have created for individuals and employers. The Obamacare mandate that forces employers to provide and pay for coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization has created a cavernous void for religious liberty that will threaten the existence … More

    Top 10 Heritage Videos of 2012

    Videos once again played an important role in 2012 as campaigns, policy organizations and individuals sought ways to break through the saturated media environment with short, clever and informational productions. The following are the 10 most-watched videos from 2012 on Heritage’s YouTube channel. Click here to subscribe. 1. The White … More

    Court Rebukes Obama Administration’s “Trust Us” Revision of the HHS Mandate

    The influential D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a short procedural order rebuking the Obama Administration in a lawsuit that was filed by Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey College. The two religiously affiliated organizations had challenged the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) anti-conscience mandate that requires them … More

    Not-So-Safe Harbor: Court Allows Archdiocese's HHS Mandate Challenge to Proceed

    For the first time, a federal court has permitted a Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate challenge by a religious nonprofit organization to go forward. A federal district court rejected the federal government’s motion to dismiss the Archdiocese of New York’s challenge to the HHS anti-conscience mandate. The U.S. District … More

    How Conservatives Reach Out to Hispanics: Heritage Libertad Radio

    How can conservatives connect with Hispanics? What exactly is religious liberty? These are just two of the many questions answered in this month’s installment of The Heritage Libertad podcast. We’ve asked Brittney Morrett of the Libre Initiative and Kristina Arriaga of the Becket Fund to join us. The English version … More

    Americans Recognize Obamacare's Religious Liberty Problem

    Americans see the problem with the religious liberty violation at the leading edge of Obamacare implementation, according to a new poll released by Rasmussen Reports this week. The poll shows that by a margin of 46–41, likely American voters support a religious exemption for churches, religious organizations, and businesses from … More

    International Religious Freedom: President Obama Misses an Opportunity

    President Obama missed a key opportunity to advance robust religious liberty in prepared remarks delivered in Burma recently. This is especially disappointing given that Burma has a long track record of persecution against religious minorities; the plight of Muslims in its west is just the latest and most visible manifestation. … More

    HHS Anti-Conscience Mandate: Challengers Get Federal Appellate Court Victory

    A family-owned business with religious objections to the conscience-crushing Obamacare mandate got a temporary reprieve last week. A three-judge panel of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals granted an order for a preliminary injunction in O’Brien v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The order temporarily blocks the … More