Religious Freedom and Discrimination: Why the Debate Continues

Jun 29, 2017 by

by Albert Mohler, The Gospel Coalition: This is a first for me—writing a book review while flying over the northern reaches of the Atlantic Ocean. I’m returning to the United States after responsibilities in the United Kingdom, speaking mostly to pastors and other Christian leaders. Everywhere I went, from central London to rural Kent, the same urgent question was asked: “Can religious liberty survive the LGBTQ moral revolution?” Winston Churchill famously believed in the basic cultural unity...

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Just Because Liberals Call Something ‘Discrimination’ Doesn’t Mean It Actually Is

Apr 23, 2017 by

by Ryan T Anderson, The Daily Signal: The biggest problem with current sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) laws—including “Fairness for All,” which proposes a grand-bargain compromise between SOGI laws and religious liberty—is that they do not appropriately define what counts as discriminatory. As I explain in a new report for The Heritage Foundation, “How to Think About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Policies and Religious Freedom,” these are the laws that are being...

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Gender justice and LGBT equality: Martyn Percy demands female cardinals and gay imams

Apr 5, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: In another 5,000-word essay, the Very Rev’d Professor Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, demands “a thorough and wholesale review” of discrimination in the Church of England. And by discrimination he means prejudiced attitudes expressed towards people because of their ‘identity’. And by identity he means those characteristics which are fundamentally ‘given’ (he specifies eye colour, hair colour, skin colour, etc), which is fair (and biblical) enough. He adds...

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Just Because Liberals Call Something ‘Discrimination’ Doesn’t Mean It Actually Is

Mar 2, 2017 by

by Ryan T Anderson, The Daily Signal: The biggest problem with current sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) laws—including “Fairness for All,” which proposes a grand-bargain compromise between SOGI laws and religious liberty—is that they do not appropriately define what counts as discriminatory. As I explain in a new report for The Heritage Foundation, “How to Think About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Policies and Religious Freedom,” these are the laws that are being...

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Virginia school board rejects bid to give special protections for ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’

Feb 11, 2017 by

from LifeSite: In a 5-4 vote Tuesday night, the Loudoun County School Board rejected a proposal to add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the protected characteristics listed in its equal employment policy. Instead, the board voted unanimously to add a paragraph stating the school system hires based on excellence and merit, and values diversity in employees and students. The ACLU and others had asked the board to go beyond the requirements of Virginia and federal law and add...

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Refusing To Serve Customers You Don’t Agree With Is Suddenly Cool Again

Nov 19, 2016 by

by Mary Katharine Ham, The Federalist: Remember how it was the height of bigotry for religious objectors to decline to participate in a gay wedding? But now it’s brave to decline to sell Melania Trump a dress. To the many things the Trump administration in waiting has made cool again, add private businesses refusing service to customers based on moral objections. Friday, fashion designer Sophie Theallet, who has dressed the current first lady Michelle Obama, offered a preemptive refusal...

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