Tag: religous liberty

Was the American Revolution Revolutionary?

In my ongoing analysis of American history (which has been interrupted by all the crucial current events that needed commentary), I am up to the point of the American Revolution. I have to use that term so people will know what I’m talking about, but I let my students know I don’t fully agree that it was all that revolutionary. What do I mean? Revolutions, by nature, try to upend the existing establishment. However, in the case of the American… 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 Court Gets One Right

Whenever the Supreme Court makes a proper decision, it’s worthy of mention. That mention is doubly worthy when the case involves religious liberty. Earlier this week, the Court concluded, 9-0, that a church in Michigan had the right to determine whether or not to fire one of its workers who went against the beliefs and/or practices of the church. The worker in question had sued for discrimination. Every specific case is unique, but the principle upheld in this decision is… Read more »