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  • Supreme Court Delivers Big Wins for Religious Freedom

    by Travis Weber

    June 30, 2017: "[L]aws . . . that single out the religious for disfavored treatment" are not permissible. So held a large majority of Supreme Court justices on Monday in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer. The Court ruled 7-2 that excluding a group from a Missouri grant program just because of its religious nature violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.

  • The Bigotry of Bernie Sanders

    by Travis Weber

    June 14, 2017: It is the height of irony that Senator Bernie Sanders, in declaring Office of Management and Budget deputy director nominee Russell Vought's beliefs as "bigotry" during his confirmation hearing (see 44:20) last week, expressed blatant bigotry toward Vought by refusing to vote for him for nothing but Vought's religious views.

  • Destroying the Johnson Amendment

    by Travis Weber

    May 16, 2017: President Trump's public vows to "totally destroy" the Johnson Amendment started during his campaign, continued through election night, and have persisted during his presidency - most recently appearing in his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast this past February.

  • 4 Entertaining Moments During Oral Arguments Over Banning Churches From Public Funds

    by Travis Weber

    April 24, 2017: It's not every day that you get such a collection of entertaining quotes from Supreme Court justices. Last week's oral arguments in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer will decide whether a state can exclude a religious entity from a public grant program just because the entity is religious. These four entertaining moments from those arguments indicate the court will likely rule for the church in this case.

  • The 'Bigly,' and Necessary, Humility of Judge Neil Gorsuch

    by Travis Weber

    April 06, 2017: With the Senate poised to vote this week on Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to replace the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, one quality of Judge Gorsuch has been widely overlooked by scribes and talking heads throughout cable news coverage.

  • A Christmas gift of prayer

    by Travis Weber

    December 24, 2016: What a gift it would be this Christmas in the United States if we simply came together to remember and pray for the Christians being persecuted in the Middle East and elsewhere around the world.

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