Tag: discrimination

Marginalizing Christian Faith

When I was in college I often attended meetings of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. I found it to be an intelligent group of Christians who were devoted to understanding the faith and communicating on a level appropriate to the college population. Although most of my Christian activity was connected to my church, I always appreciated the influence of InterVarsity. Now comes news that the California system of state colleges and universities has denied official student group status to InterVarsity throughout… Read more »

Going Backwards on Discrimination

The Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case has put racism back on the front page again, at least in the minds of some. One can argue, however, that it has never left the front page with the current administration. The Eric Holder Justice Department is setting a record of sorts by challenging a number of commonsense laws, from photo IDs for voting to Arizona’s attempt to stem the tide of illegal immigration. Yet it dropped a case of voter intimidation by the… Read more »

The Camel Is in the Tent

What trumps religious liberty in our new, enlightened era? It seems that the “right” to healthcare and the quest for “non-discrimination” do. Here’s what’s happening. On the healthcare front, under Obamacare, religious organizations that aren’t technically churches—hospitals, universities, etc.—are being told they have no choice but to offer provisions in their healthcare plans that provide birth control, even those methods that can be called abortifacients. The Catholic Church takes a stand against birth control, and that church runs a multitude… Read more »

The Official Government Stance on Homosexual Rights

Last Friday, while everyone was distracted by the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Obama administration released the following proclamation that declared June to be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. It needs to be read in its entirety to appreciate the sweeping scope of this proclamation: Much work remains to fulfill our Nation’s promise of equal justice under law for LGBT Americans.  That is why we must give committed gay couples the same rights and responsibilities afforded to any married couple, and… Read more »