Nate Kellum

CP Op-Ed Contributor

Will Marriage Cases Cause the Supreme Court to Open Up Pandora's Box?

In what will prove to be a momentous year for marriage, the U. S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of cases involving marital status in four states and will judge whether the citizens of these states and all others have the authority to maintain the traditional meaning of marriage or be forced to accept novel, alternative versions of the institution.

Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Finally Come Across a Judge Unwilling to Bow to Political Pressure

Hans Christian Anderson's famous story, The Emperor's New Clothes, teaches that we should strive to discern and declare truth in the face of mounting political pressure. This vitally important lesson was exhibited last week by district court Judge Martin Feldman in his remarkable and courageous ruling upholding the Louisiana constitutional provision that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

Supreme Court Finds Cost of Doing Business Under HHS Mandate Too High for Christian Business Owners

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, a chain of retail stores owned by David Green and his family, and Conestoga Wood Specialties, a wood-working company run by the Hahns, striking down the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate instituted under Obamacare that compelled companies to supply health insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs against their will and conscience.

Abortion Distortion

The pithy, catch-phrase "abortion distortion" is frequently used to describe how rules of law, logic, and common sense go by the wayside whenever abortion is involved. The phenomenon is easily detected.

Christian Cake Maker Forced to Bake Cake for Gay Couple

Marie Antoinette may never have said "Let them eat cake," but, in Colorado the seven-member Civil Rights Commission recently declared their intention to make them bake cake, ordering a Christian baker to design and prepare wedding cakes for same-sex couples – or else suffer the consequences.

Supreme Court Protects Prayer in the Name of Jesus

Two weeks ago, in the case of Town of Greece v. Galloway, the Supreme Court handed down a monumental decision protecting legislative prayers and those who wish to offer them. The Court also confirmed that it's okay to say Jesus in public prayers.

Mozilla Setting Precedent for Failure in Firing CEO Over Support of Marriage

Following Mozilla's announcement that Brendan Eich, inventor of Javascript and one of the founders of the company, would be promoted from Chief Technology Officer to head the company, many believed the move might spur a few stories about whether coders make good CEOs. Instead, this bit of news sparked a firestorm of controversy over Eich's views on same-sex marriage.

Air Force Academy: Teaching Religious Censorship

Like other college campuses in America, the dorm room doors at the Air Force Academy are adorned with white dry erase boards, where residents leave messages for those passing by, such as "Be back in a few," "Excited about the weekend," or "Go Falcons!" But when a cadet jotted out a Bible verse on his own personal whiteboard, the Air Force Academy coerced him to get rid of it.

German Home School Family Safe; For Now

Last Monday, the Supreme Court declined to review the case. The odds were not in the Romeikes's favor; less than one percent of all appeals are considered by the highest court. But the formal refusal was still a blow, and hard to accept. All seemed lost, until something unexpected happened.

Refuge in the Desert Group Works to End Abortion

The Bible describes prophets as voices crying out in the wilderness, bearing God's truth to those who are willing to hear it. That's how we see our friends (and clients) at Refuge in the Desert Ministries, who are pro-life advocates in the Tempe, Arizona area.

The Continuing and Adverse Effects of Roe v. Wade

As we approach the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision divining an absolute right to abortion in the U.S. Constitution, we would do well to pause and consider the impact of this monumental ruling and assess what it means for us in the days ahead.

Atheist Symbol Seeks To Overshadow Nativity Scenes

The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) placed the big "A" in downtown Chicago. They say the "A" stands for Atheist, but it also represents Attack, given its timing and placement. While the nativity scene is linked to Christmas, and the menorah is part of Hanukah, the only apparent purpose for this lighted letter "A" is to demean the other displays.

Should Public Prayers Be Censored by Non-Christian Groups?

Should a clergy's prayers be subject to censorship if given to solemnize a public meeting? A powerful atheist group, Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU), thinks so, and has convinced a federal appellate court to enforce this sort of oversight. But the question is now squarely before the U.S. Supreme Court, having heard oral arguments earlier this month.

Gay Rights Employment Act Could End Religious Liberty in America

Last week the United States Senate passed a bill with a nice – albeit vague – ring to it: Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 (ENDA). But as evidenced by the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as Obamacare), the titles of laws can be misleading. ENDA does not curb unfair discrimination in the workplace; rather, the legislation would effectuate it.