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    North Carolina’s Connection To The ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech

    Dignity and opportunity for every human being, no matter one’s background, zip code, race, creed, economic circumstance, or ideology. It’s what we seek through our work at the John Locke Foundation. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words and voice remind us that injustice is real and that we each…
    Donna Martinez, January 16, 2021
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    Religious makeup of the new U.S. Congress

    As the new U.S. Congress begins its work, Pew Research Center has created an interesting graphic to illustrate the religious makeup of the body. (see below). While about a quarter (26%) of U.S. adults are religiously unaffiliated – describing themselves as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular” – just…
    Donna Martinez, January 12, 2021
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    A disturbing Capitol incident for those of faith

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist considers the larger context of a controversial comment uttered this week on Capitol Hill. Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver caused a social media storm Monday, closing a public prayer with “Amen and a woman,” as if the Hebrew word meaning “let it be” was somehow…
    Mitch Kokai, January 7, 2021
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    Disturbing threats to religious liberty

    Adam White writes for Commentary magazine about recent developments that bode ill for America’s climate of religious liberty. Indeed, when President Bill Clinton signed RFRA into law in 1993, he alluded to the Founding Fathers who wrote the First Amendment: “They well understood what could happen to this…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2021
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    Anti-religious activists on the rise

    Ryan Everson writes for the Federalist about a troubling element of 2020’s unsettled times. In the chaotic year of 2020, anti-religious activists have learned that the best place to hide is in a crowd. With news cycles crowded by COVID-19, nationwide protests and riots, a contentious election, and…
    Mitch Kokai, December 17, 2020
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    The Supreme Court and ‘pandemic tyrants’

    Jonathan Tobin writes for the Federalist about the U.S. Supreme Court’s opportunity to defend religious liberty against overly burdensome government restrictions. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and its ultra-Orthodox Jewish clients beat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in October. Can they make it two in a row?…
    Mitch Kokai, November 25, 2020
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    More bad news about Chinese oppression

    Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner reports the latest disturbing news about China’s efforts to thwart freedom. Chinese officials are developing high-tech mechanisms to monitor and suppress religious believers as an alternative to physical detention camps, according to a senior United States diplomat. “The big one that really…
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2020