LGBTQ-Rights Group Wants Biden to Restrict Religious Liberty

The Human Rights Campaign wants the incoming Biden Administration to restrict religious liberty when it comes into conflict with perceived LGBTQ rights.

Vander Hart: The Iowa Civil Rights Commission Seeks to Restrict Free Speech

The Iowa Civil Rights Commission says using the wrong name and pronouns for transgender persons could be considered “illegal harassment.”

Trump Calls On Governors to Reopen Churches

President Donald Trump said that houses of worship are essential and called on governors to open them during an impromptu press briefing at the White House.

U.S. District Court Judge Rebukes Louisville Mayor for Drive-In Church Service Ban

U.S. District Court Judge Justin Walker: “The Mayor’s decision is stunning. And it is, ‘beyond all reason,’ unconstitutional.”

Vander Hart: Are Churches Who Don’t Exercise Civil Disobedience Spineless?

Shane Vander Hart: Civil disobedience is not something that should be taken lightly and is a matter of conscience for every Christian, pastor, and church.

Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign 2019

Mat Staver: Celebrating or acknowledging Christmas is legal on public property, and references to God or Jesus should not be censored.

Sasse Introduces Resolution Condemning Beto O’Rourke’s Attack on the First Amendment

Ben Sasse: “It’s an opportunity to show the American people that bigotry against religion in the name of partisan politics is not permitted in our system of government.”

Iowa Libertarians Sue Claire Celsi For Blocking Members on Twitter (Updated)

The Libertarian Party of Iowa filed suit in federal court against State Sen. Claire Celsi, D-West Des Moines, for blocking several members on Twitter.

Fight Hateful Speech With More Speech, Not Less

Kelvey Vander Hart: The key to fighting against hateful speech? More speech, not less.

Counterproductive Conservative Hypocrisy

Phil Bair: Conservatives calling for government regulation on social media companies in an effort to forbid censorship of their views on those platforms is hypocrisy.

Thought Police (Oops, Medicare) For All

Dr. Marilyn Singleton: We must not let the government bury our conscience and beliefs under layers of bureaucracy. Medicare for All may mean independent thought for none.

Freedom to Worship ≠ Freedom of Religion

Shane Vander Hart: Limiting the First Amendment to the “freedom to worship” would relegate our faith to our personal lives and our place of worship.

Atheist Groups Call DOJ Religious Liberty Task Force “Theocratic” and “Troubling”

Atheist groups called the new religious liberty task force at the U.S. Department of Justice “troubling” and said that the “theocratic” task force would “bring down the wall of separation.”

Social Media Platforms Do Have a Right to Suppress Speech, But They Shouldn’t

Shane Vander Hart: RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is wrong, Twitter does have the right to shadow ban users, but they shouldn’t.

Episode 53: Anna Anderson on Protecting Christian Adoption Agencies

Shane Vander Hart discusses the trouble Christian adoption and foster care agencies face with Anna Anderson from American Principles Project on the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast.

On “Weaponizing” the First Amendment

Associate Justice Elena Kagan in the dissenting opinion in the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME said the Court is “weaponizing the First Amendment.”