Religious Liberty
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Congress shall make 'no law'

Religious Liberty
by Bill Newton
Posted 2/05/13, 08:45 am

How many people realize how simple the First Amendment to the Constitution is? It contains only 46 words. Here it is.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Here it is broken down clearly. Congress shall make no law respecting these four heart issues:

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Here they stand

Religious Liberty | Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate forces businesses to cover abortion-inducing drugs for employees. It has sent several evangelical and Catholic business owners to court to fight for their religious liberty—with varying degrees of success
by Jamie Dean
Posted 1/25/13, 01:00 am

ST. LOUIS—Chris and Paul Griesedieck know how to crush just about anything.

The brothers and owners of American Pulverizer in St. Louis run the company their great-grandfather started nearly 105 years ago to compress coal for the burgeoning coal mining industry. A century later, the Griesediecks and 150 employees manufacture massive machines with names like jaw crushers and hammermills that pulverize everything from iron clips and water heaters to car engines and wooden pallets. And they still crush plenty of coal.

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Christians win and lose at European human rights court

Religious Liberty
by Whitney Williams
Posted 1/15/13, 01:30 pm

Religious freedom is a right, but not without limits, Europe’s top human rights court said Tuesday after issuing two religious liberty rulings. 

In the first case, the court ruled British Airways (BA) discriminated against a Christian employee by making her remove her crucifix. But in the second case, the court stood behind a U.K. charity that fired a marriage counselor who refused to provide sex therapy to same-sex couples.

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