Religious Liberty
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Mask mutiny

First Amendment | COVID-19 rules test the balance of personal liberty and social good
by Steve West
Posted 8/04/20, 02:26 pm

Steve Armstrong struggles with recommendations to wear masks in public. A frequent business traveler, the Apex, N.C., resident remembers realizing he didn’t have a mask on his last flight while most of the other passengers wore them.

“I just felt sick seeing them,” he said. “You can’t get the nonverbal communication you normally have, and it’s fear-inducing.”

While Armstrong objects to government-mandated masks, he said he wears one when required because they may help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

“Good people will do their part,” he said.

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Bostock fallout begins

First Amendment | LGBT activists push their agenda after Supreme Court decision
by Steve West
Posted 7/28/20, 07:41 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court’s term has barely ended, but LGBT advocates are wasting no time in pushing for gains from their landmark win in Bostock v. Clayton County.

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State to worshippers: Don’t make a joyful noise

Religious Liberty | Churches sue after California curtails public worship again
by Steve West
Posted 7/21/20, 04:03 pm

Last Monday between 300 and 400 protesters gathered on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. But they didn’t shout “defund the police”—they worshiped, sang, and prayed, reported Fox News.

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