It is ostensibly a ban on gay and transgender ‘conversion therapy,’ but the bill’s vague and sweeping text could affect essentially every institution of every religion that affirms sexual complementarity.
Either the bill’s author and lawyer are deliberately misrepresenting matters to secure passage of this bill, or they have ignorantly constructed one of the most poorly worded bills imaginable.
Read the bill. There is no religious exemption. There is no restriction to mental health professionals. This is not simply a ‘gay conversion ban.’
Assembly Bill 2943 would make the selling or advertising of gay conversion therapy a violation of the state’s consumer fraud laws.
The first season of ‘Stream of Conscience,’ a podcast that tells the stories of the people behind court battles for religious freedom, just dropped on iTunes.
A North Carolina magistrate thought she lost everything when she was forced to resign from her job due to her religious beliefs. She sued the state over discrimination and a federal judge awarded her $300,000.
If the forcible removal of baptized children from non-Catholic parents was just in the nineteenth century, it remains, in principle, no less so today.
There is simply no historical ground upon which Politico can claim that protecting the right of medical professionals not to participate in abortion has been ‘controversial’ since Roe v. Wade.
LGBT media would have us all believe that LGBT people are in a near-constant state of danger. But a closer inspection tells us this simply isn’t true.
Six state attorneys general seek to force the Little Sisters to violate their consciences or pay millions in fines, all without having to face these religious caregivers in a court of law.
While there is always a risk of reading too much into Supreme Court justices’ questions during oral argument, there is often much to be gleaned.
The Christian small business owners involved in these lawsuits have no desire to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, nor do they ask for the right to do so.
Not only is there no constitutional warrant for securing ‘dignity,’ but the equal protection of such a right is impossible. Relying on government to ensure it results in state-imposed orthodoxy.
Cake artist Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop delivered the following statement during a news conference Tuesday.
If I encountered an individual morally uncomfortable with participating in an activity with me and my boyfriend, it would be uncomfortable for me to force her.
Mike Farris, CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom, joins Federalist Radio to discuss the case of baker and artist Jack Phillips.
Most justices first frame the issue by using judicial discretion of one kind or another to remove from consideration the nature of the product requested for a same-sex wedding.
If one’s exposure to the case was limited to the popular media, you might think this case was only about the free-speech rights of wedding-cake makers. It’s much more.
The ACLU characterizes the core issue in Masterpiece as not free speech or the free exercise of religion, but discrimination comparable to racial division in the 1960s.
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