Free Speech (First Amendment)

White Woke Narcissism Knows No Bounds

By Jonbathon Coe, Crisis, April 15, 2021 Several decades ago, in The Triumph of the Therapeutic, Philip Rieff contended that, in the West, the religious worldview that was concerned with personal salvation in God had been eclipsed by the therapeutic culture. The primary goal of this new,... read more

Ken Starr on Religious Liberty: ‘The Next Crisis Is Coming’

In light of what Starr describes as the “steady erosion of our nation’s commitment to first freedoms,” what can religious Americans do? Starr offers three important suggestions. By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, National catholic Register, April 12, 2021 Ken Starr has written a new book, and... read more

California Lifts Capacity Limits on Religious Gatherings Following Supreme Court Ruling

The court majority noted in an unsigned order that the state’s “three households” rule did not apply as strictly to secular indoor gatherings, such as indoor shopping or businesses such as nail salons, as it did to private religious gatherings at homes. CNA, Naional Catholic Register,... read more

Facebook Blocks NY Post Story on BLM Founder’s Mansions

By Eric Mack NewsMax, April 16, 2021 Big tech is covering for liberal activists and censoring the New York Post again, blocking a story on the Black Lives Matter co-founder's multiple million-dollar homes. Facebook is preventing users from sharing the Post report, instead giving the error... read more

High Court Halts Calif. Virus Rules Limiting Home Worship

Newsmax, April 10, 2021 The Supreme Court is telling California that it can’t enforce coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious worship including Bible studies and prayer meetings. The order from the court late Friday [listed HERE, under "Recent Decisions," at... read more

Doctors seek permanent relief from mandate to do transgender surgeries

Crux/ Catholic News Service, March 9, 2021 NEW ORLEANS — Attorneys for doctors and hospitals argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit March 3 that they shouldn’t be forced to perform gender-transition surgeries required under the Affordable Care Act, stressing this is an... read more

Police investigate Catholic dad after he asked Catholic school board to not fly gay pride flag

‘Sending signals that support gay pride messages is contrary to the teachings of the Church and have no place in our schools,’ the dad said. By Pete Baklinski, LifeSite News, March 9, 2021 TORONTO, March 9, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Police are investigating a Catholic father over... read more

The Equality Act Is Latest Push in Biden’s Prioritization of Transgender Issue

The Biden administration continues to advance the transgender cause through legislation and appointees. By Lauretta Brown, National Catholic Register, March 5, 2021 WASHINGTON — According to President Joe Biden, transgender equality is the “civil-rights issue of our time” — and... read more

Amazon Quietly Bans Books Containing Undefined ‘Hate Speech’

By Petr Svab, Epoch Times, March 3, 2021 Amazon has adopted a rule against books that contain anything the company labels as “hate speech.” It appears there was no announcement of the new rule. It was only noticed by media after the online retailer recently banned a book that criticizes... read more

Tech Censorship Is Accelerating

Amazon bans a book as Democrats demand a wider media crackdown. By The Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal, February 22, 2021 Now that voters have turned the authoritarian GOP out of the executive branch and Congress, Americans should expect the open exchange of ideas to flourish again.... read more

Archdiocese of Chicago to court: Let parishes choose their staff

Catholic News Agency, February 10, 2021 Attorneys for the Archdiocese of Chicago argued before the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday that parishes should be free to choose church leaders without government interference. In the case of Demkovich v. St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, the former music... read more