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Freedom of Religion on the Chopping Block

A gauntlet has been thrown. Secularists are determined to impose their progressive beliefs on conservative faith communities. Those of us who believe that freedom of religion is the “first liberty” had better gird our loins. Because if the right to free exercise of religion is effectively suppressed, freedom of worship will be the next religious liberty on the chopping block. Read More ›
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California Targets Free Speech and Charities

After the Supreme Court issued a 6-3 ruling Thursday that invalidated California’s practice of demanding that charities disclose their largest donors to the state attorney general, lawyer Casey Mattox of the conservative Americans for Prosperity Foundation marveled at the coalition that came together to fight the machine. Read More ›
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Unidentified young demostrator with megaphone and notebook protesting against austerity cuts

Free Speech, Fair Speech Vs. Woke

Free speech in American life is protected by the First Amendment—when the government is involved—but also by a broader understanding that differing views should be heard and respected in private academic settings, at meetings open to the public, and even in corporate settings. Read More ›

Constitutional Scholar Supports Teaching the Controversy

Original Article 45% of Americans believe that “God created man in present form,” while 38% believe “man developed with God guiding.” Only 13% say “man developed with no help from God.” Is Darwin winning the battle, but losing the war? As soon as one challenge to the teaching of evolution is beaten in the courts, another emerges to take its Read More ›

Do U.S. Scientists Have a Right to Perform Human Cloning? Note: Wesley J. Smith is a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute and a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture. His next book, Consumer’s Guide to a Brave New World, will be released this fall. DOES THE FIRST AMENDMENT guarantee the right to conduct research into human cloning? The question seems silly. But, according to the Read More ›