Catholic Colleges Need FADA

In a letter addressed to Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Majority Whip Steve Scalise, officials representing nine Catholic colleges — in addition to representatives from dozens of other schools and public policy organizations — joined the Cardinal Newman Society in a Family Research Council-led effort calling on legislators to pass the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) in order to “prohibit federal government discrimination against those who continue to believe marriage is between one man and one woman.” The letter stresses that the passage of FADA is very much needed to ensure that government does not discriminate against groups

Will Kasich Protect Religous Liberty?

Down in Greenville, S.C., where Bob Jones University knows first hand that the IRS can strip you of your tax exemption if the government disagrees with your views on marriage (they were morally wrong on interracial marriage but have long since corrected the un-Christian aberration), John Kasich was asked why he refused to sign a pledge to prioritize and pass FADA, which would prevent such government discrimination against gay marriage dissenters, including Bob Jones University. He expressed ignorance of the legislation when he was asked by the South Carolina Southern Baptist Convention, the South Carolina Catholic Church, and the Palmetto Family

South Carolinians to POTUS Candidates: Pass FADA in Your First 100 Days

South Carolinians are banding together to request immediate, pledged support for the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) from all presidential candidates. Today, the “South Carolina Coalition for the First Amendment” sent a letter to each presidential campaign asking: “Will you pledge today to give priority and pass the First Amendment Defense Act in the first hundred days of your administration?” The coalition includes: The South Carolina Baptist Convention The Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston The Palmetto Family Council North Greenville University (Christian Worldview Center) Oran P. Smith, President and CEO of the Palmetto Family Council, said, “By examining this pledge,

Iowa Caucus 2016: Winners and Losers

Wow, what an incredible night! Now that the votes have been tallied in Iowa, it’s time to take a look at tonight’s winners and losers. Winner: Ted Cruz This one ought to be obvious. Despite running slightly behind Donald Trump in most polls heading into Caucus night, Ted Cruz delivered a decisive victory, likely due to a strong ground game advantage (which Terry drew attention to earlier today). Although Cruz is unlikely to win in New Hampshire, a state whose demographics favor a more moderate candidate, Cruz’s Iowa win should give him much needed momentum headed into the South Carolina

Chris Christie Is Not Telling the Truth about Religious Liberty

If Chris Christie now supports religious exemptions for marriage clerks – that is good. But he is misleading Iowans, in the exact way Americans hate career politicians, if he says he has always supported them or Kim Davis. Straight-talking is a precious resource. I welcome Chris Christie to the circle of those who are willing to provide religious accommodations for gay marriage dissenters. But if he really is willing, why won’t he provide them for marriage clerks in New Jersey? And why has he refused to support FADA, which protects gay marriage dissenters from discrimination by the federal government? Here’s

Conservatives Should Be Skeptical of Kasich

While John Kasich appears to be surging in New Hampshire, conservatives may not want to cheer on his candidacy. APP president, and The Pulse 2016 contributor, Frank Cannon is among those calling on Republican voters to reconsider Kasich in light of his abysmal record on important issues. From Townhall.com: The organization highlights some areas of concern: Kasich supports Common Core more than any other GOP candidate. On the issue of marriage, he has told conservatives to “move on” and has indicated he will not bend over backwards to defend traditional values. Abortion, an increasingly important issue to voters, especially in light

Why Won’t Trump Promise to Pass FADA and Protect Religious Liberty?

While the mainstream media is stupidly ‘dinging’ Donald Trump for saying “two Corinthians” instead of “second Corinthians,” why are they ignoring the much bigger problem with Trump? If Christianity is “under seige” in this country, why would Trump refuse to prioritize passing the First Amendment Defense Act, which would protect Christians (and other faith traditions) from looming government discrimination? How will Trump prevent the next administration from stripping schools and charities of their tax-exempt status for refusing to hire gay-married teachers and employees, for example? You can’t say one thing in Manhattan and another thing at Liberty University and expect voters not

Dr. Ben Carson Endorses First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) on EWTN News

Dr. Ben Carson appeared on the fifth episode of “Candidate Conversations 2016” last Sunday on EWTN News. This was the fifth of several interviews with 2016 candidates conducted by Robert P. George, Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and founder of American Principles Project, and Dr. Matthew J. Franck, Director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute. “Candidate Conversations 2016” is the first program of its kind — a series of televised one-on-one interviews with presidential candidates, specifically targeted to Christian voters. Professor George and Dr. Franck sat down

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