Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Should a Public Metro System Be Allowed to Block Religious Ads?

The government-run Washington, D.C. Metro system accepts ads for display on their transportation. But they specifically reject certain kinds of ads, including any with a religious message. Is the Metro a public forum? If so, they are not legally allowed to block religious messages. There are undoubtedly messages in the ads they do permit, so is it legal to block certain messages?

Here is the article from the Washington Examiner:


See what you think!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Who Do You Vote for If You Value the U.S. Constitution?

Many are struggling with the main two candidates for President. People of good conscience from each party are not happy. Vote for a criminal? A perjurer? Or vote for a loudmouth? Insensitive egomaniac?

We know that under one candidate the courts, especially the U.S. Supreme Court, will get more liberal. Under the other candidate we hear promises of conservative choices, but sometimes people change their minds. However, we KNOW where one candidate will move the court.

Here is a good article for those struggling with a possible Trump vote. Very thorough.

Why Voting for Donald Trump Is a Morally Good Choice, by Wayne Grudem


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Pro-Religion is Controversial

With the upcoming Republican Convention, various types of ads are tailored for the area surrounding the event. The story below shows how an ad (with a typical message) from the Freedom from Religion Foundation is OK,


The FFRF quoted President Reagan, partially:
"We establish no religion in this country... Church and state are, and must remain, separate."

Of course they did not include this thought, which was part of the same speech by Reagan:
"At the same time that our Constitution prohibits state establishment of religion, it protects the free exercise of all religions. And walking this fine line requires government to be strictly neutral. And government should not make it more difficult for Christians, Jews, Muslims, or other believing people to practice their faith. And that’s why, when the Connecticut Supreme Court struck down a statute — and you may not have heard about this; it was a statute protecting employees who observed the Sabbath. Well, our administration is now urging the United States Supreme Court to overturn the Connecticut Court decision. This is what I mean by freedom of religion, and that’s what we feel the Constitution intends."

And the quote that was too incendiary to display? It was for the movie "God's Not Dead 2":

"I'd rather stand with God and be judged by the world, than stand with the world and be judged by God."

Thursday, June 23, 2016

California May Demonstrate What Government Can Do to Religion

One would think, after reading the First Amendment, that government would let Christian colleges teach in a way that is true to their Christian beliefs. This is even more logical if you think about the fact that students are going to be aware of the tone of the college before they enroll. But read the article linked below to see what reality can be like:


Monday, April 25, 2016

How Christianity Helped Create Our American Democracy

I have written many times in this blog about the connection between Christianity (and religion in general) and our country's founding. I have mentioned Alexis de Tocqueville in a few posts. Now the Heritage Foundation has written a very nice article about this connection.

Here is a teaser from that article:

"Today, as conservatives continue to fight for religious liberty, we might recall not only individual rights to religious liberty, but religion’s essential feature for the preservation of our political order."

Please read the whole article when you have a minute (it's not very long):