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Boycotting boycotts

Religious Liberty | Sen. Marco Rubio introduces pro-Israel legislation
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 1/15/19, 08:12 pm

Pro-Palestine advocates blasted the first piece of legislation filed in the 116th U.S. Senate, while critics chided its author, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., for promoting legislation that would protect Israel’s economic interests instead of a focusing on ending the partial government shutdown.

The boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement attempts to cause economic and political damage to Israel by boycotting companies that do business with the Middle East nation and urging the companies to end those relationships.

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Making rights wrong

Religious Liberty | Will the 116th Congress supplant religious liberty with identity politics?
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 1/08/19, 02:55 pm

A new Congress could mean renewed threats to religious liberty. The leaders of the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives have promised to prioritize legislation granting protected class status to LGBT Americans while also undermining the protections codified in the 1993 Religious Freedom and Restoration Act (RFRA).

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Putting a leash on Big Tech

Religious Liberty | Activists are calling on the U.S. government to regulate major tech companies, but critics argue such intervention would silence free speech
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 1/02/19, 05:33 pm

Recent accusations of online bias, especially against conservative viewpoints, have triggered calls for U.S. government regulation of major tech companies. But while imposing such controls on Big Tech may appeal to the blocked and banished, critics argue that making the federal government the moderator of online discourse will likely do more to silence, not stimulate, conversations.

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