A member of the U.S. Army Band said he was forced out of the U.S. Army for having anti-Obama bumper stickers on his personal car, serving Chick-fil-A sandwiches at a party and reading books written by conservative authors like Sean Hannity, a federal lawsuit alleges.
Master Sergeant Nathan Sommers, a 25-year veteran of the military and a decorated soloist in the U.S. Army Band Chorus, claims he was forcibly retired from the Army due to his religious and conservative political beliefs. I first told you about Sommers last year in a series of exclusive Fox News reports.
John Wells, an attorney representing Sommers, called him a "true hero" who lost his career while trying to stand up for his religious beliefs." He alleges that he drew the ire of his superiors because of his belief in traditional marriage. more >>
A mall in Georgia has garnered much criticism for reportedly barring a group of women from praying out loud at the shopping facility.
Dublin Mall, which is owned by MCK Properties, became the center of controversy after a security guard stopped a women's group from engaging in prayer.
It may be that we are raising a generation of Evangelicals who resent self-sufficiency, upward mobility and success stories. I'm sorry to say these resentments, specifically among Millennials, is due in large part to an over-emphasis and misuse of "social justice" advocacy touted by the Left within our church sermons and Sunday school lessons.
Charity, equality, and dignity for all are necessary Gospel-centered lessons. But let's face it, when it comes to the Left's social justice lessons, religious liberty has no place at their table.
The Left's "social justice" advocacy that often disguises expanding entitlement programs and the nanny state teaches young people that justice means defending the vulnerable, marginalized and oppressed. more >>
Despite the fact that military service members have recently been permitted to march in gay pride parades, the Department of Defense prohibited members of the Missouri National Guard from attending a one-hour meet-and-greet with children at a vacation Bible camp held a small Baptist church in the rural southwest corner of the state in late July.
According to a military bylaw, personnel are not allowed to participate in an official capacity in religious or ideological events. That regulation, however, appears to have been selectively applied.
Guardsmen were prevented from appearing at the Bible Baptist Church in Carthage to be honored and thanked by kids and their pastor. But the D.C. military color guard should was allowed to march in Washington D.C.'s gay pride parade in early June. There was also one military service member who marched in a gay pride parade in mid-July while holding the hand of his husband. more >>
Three states have filed an amicus brief on behalf of an Alabama-based Catholic television station founded by nuns that is seeking an exemption from the Department of Health and Human Services' "preventive services" mandate.
The attorneys general for Alabama, Florida and Georgia filed the brief Monday in the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in support of the Eternal Word Television Network of Irondale.
In their brief, the state governments argued that the 11th Circuit should reverse a lower court ruling against EWTN regarding their effort to receive relief from the HHS mandate. more >>
This is the fifth and final column in a five-part series on marriage and originally appeared on the Public Discourse. Robert P. George also co-authored this column.
Although we disagree with each other about the nature of marriage, we are united in the conviction that it is an issue on which reasonable people of good will can and do reach divergent conclusions.
The purpose of our exchanges has been to explore our very different understandings of the meaning of marriage and its implications. We have taken advantage of the fact that we are old friends and longtime academic colleagues who can speak candidly with each other about points of deep difference in a spirit of civility and mutual respect. We hope that these exchanges will, at a minimum, demonstrate to readers that such a thing is possible, even when it involves an issue as consequential and emotionally fraught as the meaning and proper definition of marriage. more >>