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    Should Government Protect Only Religion Done "on Sunday in Church"?

    At a recent press conference, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D–CA) declared in reference to the religious objections to the contraception mandate: “You know what? I do my religion on Sunday in church and I try to go other days of the week. I don’t do it at this press … More

    Religious Practice Alive and Well in America

    A new Gallup poll finds that a majority of Americans are very or moderately religious, a statistic that bodes well for individual well-being and the health of civil society. The study found that four in 10 Americans believe that religion plays an important role in their daily lives and frequently … More

    VIDEO: Indiana Priest Speaks out on War Against Religious Liberty

    It’s a rare moment indeed when Catholic priests speak from the pulpit on political issues, but across the country, pastors and bishops are taking a stand in opposition to Obamacare’s attack on religious liberties. Those individuals are joining with leaders across many faith backgrounds in saying “enough is enough” — they … More

    No Way Out: How Conscience Gets Trapped in Obamacare’s Little Box of Horrors

    If it weren’t for Obamacare, we wouldn’t have this problem. By “this problem,” we mean of course the Obamacare regulation that forces health insurance plans to provide coverage, without co-pay, for contraception, sterilization, and what many people believe are abortion-inducing drugs. When it was announced last August, the forced coverage … More

    Nothing Has Changed: Obamacare's Anti-Conscience Mandate

    The commotion surrounding President Obama’s press conference Friday on the latest Obamacare mandate caused plenty of confusion over the weekend. But let there be no doubt: Obamacare’s anti-conscience mandate did not change. While everyone was busy trying to figure out what the convoluted midday proposal actually meant, the Obama Administration … More

    Morning Bell: Obamacare Awakens a Sleeping Giant

    It is a rare moment indeed when faith denominations of all stripes unite together in common cause, and it is rarer still when that cause is a political one, with a sole piece of legislation as its principal target. But when that law eviscerates the very foundation of religious liberty … More

    Questions About Religion on the Campaign Trail

    In last week’s Republican primary debate, a Jacksonville, Florida, resident asked the candidates what role their religious beliefs would play in their decision-making as President. The issue of religious faith continues to be important for many voters. As I suggest in a recent WebMemo, questions about religion that relate to … More

    White House Picks Fight with Conscience; Congress Can Fight Back

    A remarkable page in the history of American conscientious objection is being written by citizens throughout the United States who are standing up and saying, “We cannot—we will not—comply with this unjust law.” These are not unemployed, bedraggled 20-somethings looking for a free pass on student loans and camping trips … More

    2011 Victories and Challenges for Religious Liberty

    As the year draws to a close, we take a look back at a few of the victories and challenges for religious liberty during the past 12 months and look forward to greater respect and protection for religious liberty in 2012. HHS “Preventive Service” Mandate In August, the Department of … More

    Marriage: Looking Back, Moving Forward

    How does marriage fare as the nation heads into the new year? Unfortunately, the most recent government data indicate that U.S. marriage rates are at an all-time low. Today, a little more than half of all Americans are currently married, compared to more than 70 percent five decades ago. Additionally, … More