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    Wife of Saeed Abedini Fights for His Freedom

    Saeed Abedini, a Christian pastor and American citizen, has been imprisoned in Iran for more than a year. In that time period, he has been severely tortured, robbed, threatened at knife point, and suffered severe health problems. The Iranian government has sentenced him to another eight years in Rajaishahr, one … More

    VIDEO: Daniel Hannan Explains Why the English-Speaking World Is the Most Committed to Individual Liberty

    In his new book, Inventing Freedom, Daniel Hannan explains how liberty originated from the Anglosphere and why the English-speaking people of the world have created and fostered liberty throughout the world. Speaking at a recent Heritage event, Hannan, member of the European Parliament representing South East England, said he believes … More

    Obamacare Is Restricting Choice and Trampling Fundamental Freedoms

    The problems with Obamacare seem endless. Now, the unpopular health care law is headed back to the Supreme Court — this time over one of the law’s many onerous mandates that’s restricting choice and trampling fundamental freedoms. Earlier this week, the Court agreed to review the Obamacare mandate that forces … More

    Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, and Religious Freedom

    Religious freedom is as much a part of Thanksgiving as turkey and pumpkin pie. From 1621, when the Pilgrims arrived in the New World, to 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln declared it a federal holiday, thanking God and practicing religion were of paramount importance. Nearly 400 years after that First … More

    Supreme Court to Hear Challenges to Obamacare Anti-Conscience Mandate

    Today, the Supreme Court announced that it will take up two cases challenging the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate that employers must provide health insurance coverage that includes abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives, and sterilizations. Over 80 lawsuits with more than 200 plaintiffs have been filed by religious organizations and other private employers to … More

    Obamacare Anti-Conscience HHS Mandate Reaches the Supreme Court

    As the House prepares to vote on defunding Obamacare, citizens are challenging the Obama Administration to defend a part of the law that has already gone into effect: the anti-conscience mandate. Earlier today, five members of the Hahn family, who run Conestoga Wood Specialties, took their fight against the coercive … More

    Protecting Religious Liberty in the Marriage Debate

    Bipartisan legislation was introduced today in the House of Representatives that would prevent the federal government from discriminating against citizens and organizations who believe that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. The Marriage and Religious Freedom Act (H.R. 3133) was introduced by Representative Raul Labrador (R–ID) … More

    Obamacare Anti-Conscience Mandate Loses in Another Court: Another Win for Free Exercise

    Yesterday, yet another district court halted the Obama Administration from forcing its anti-conscience mandate to provide coverage for abortifacients and contraceptives on unwilling employers. Many employers—religious, secular, nonprofit, and for-profit—believe it violates the free exercise of their faith to comply with this mandate. This decision brings the scorecard of for-profit … More

    Putin and Obama: Taking Exception on American Exceptionalism

    It’s good that Russian President Vladimir Putin and American President Barack Obama have found something they can agree on. Unfortunately, they’re both wrong. Neither Putin nor Obama thinks the United States is exceptional. To them, all humans are simply citizens of the world. “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as … More

    California Bill Targeting Boy Scouts Illustrates Threats to Religious Freedom

    Legislation “cruising” through the California legislature would strip certain state-level tax exemptions from nonprofit youth groups that differentiate on “gender identity,” “sexual orientation,” and other bases. The bill names familiar youth organizations such as the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Little League. However, as one report observes, the bill “appears … More