Friday's Supreme Court decision redefining marriage in all 50 states to include same-sex couples will infringe upon the religious freedoms of those holding traditional views about marriage, dissenting justices warned.
While religious accommodations have been written into state laws redefining marriage, the U.S. Supreme Court did not, and could not, do that in claiming that gay marriage is a fundamental right; inevitably, this will lead to religious freedom conflicts, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in his dissenting opinion.
"Unfortunately, people of faith can take no comfort in the treatment they receive from the majority today," he wrote. (For simplicity, footnotes have been removed from all quotes.) more >>
President Barack Obama responded Friday to the Supreme Court's 5-4 favorable ruling gay marriage, saying that the decision was "a victory for the allies and friends and supporters who spent years, even decades working and praying for change to come."
The Supreme Court's decision putting an end to state bans on issuing marriage licenses for same-sex couples was in response to the Obergefell v. Hodges. Read CP's coverage of the ruling: Supreme Court Says States Must Recognize Gay Marriage. Read the court's ruling here.
Watch a video of Obama's remarks on the Supreme Court ruling in the video player below: more >>
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, have said that President Barack Obama and his European allies are failing to stop the massacre of Christians and other minorities throughout the Middle East and North Africa at the hands of terror group ISIS.
"Terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are destroying some of the oldest and most sacred Christian communities and relics in the world on the very lands where Christianity was born and first took root," McCain and Perkins said in an op-ed for Fox News.
"They are committing brutal atrocities against Christian communities in Syria and Iraq, persecuting religious minorities and destroying entire towns and local economies. Christians are fleeing their homes in increasing numbers, creating an exploding refugee crisis that will have grave ramifications on the stability and security of the entire region." more >>
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act or "Obamacare" subsidies in states without their own heath insurance exchanges is a blessing in disguise for the Republican Party, but long-term the decision will cement the court's legacy as more concerned with the popularity of its decisions than the logic of its judicial reasoning.
While many of the reactions to the decision will likely be framed bimodally, in terms of winners versus losers, or Republicans versus Democrats, the reality is more complicated.
There are three ironies central to the case. more >>
The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the health insurance subsidies allowed in the Affordable Care Act, securing the insurance of millions of Americans.
In a 6-3 decision, the highest court in the land ruled that the federal government could provide tax subsidies for those living in states that without a state-run exchange program.
Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion and was joined by Justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan. more >>
Looking at President Obama's foreign policy toward the Muslim world, especially Iran, makes me feel like America has followed Alice into Wonderland. Nothing makes sense anymore, as the surreal has displaced the logical. Given Mr. Obama's progressive ideology, it's exactly what we should have expected.
Foreign policy is the realm of realpolitik. It has to be so, because the stakes are so high: the prosperity and even the survival of the human race. The first duty of every president has to be ensuring that the nation does not become vulnerable to the attacks of its enemies, but Mr. Obama fails to understand who our enemies are.
Progressivism, unfortunately, is not very good at recognizing reality. That's because progressivism focuses on vision and aspiration. Conservatism begins with the facts on the ground and seeks improvement through gradual reform, while progressivism begins with a utopian vision and tries to conform reality to it. more >>