Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill on Sunday that would otherwise have forced Christian organizations and institutions to face a devastating choice: Betray your faith or be prosecuted by the state.
Jonathan Keller, president of California Family Council, explains to Stuart Shepard in the Family Policy Briefing why AB 569 would have brought so much trouble to the state. Specifically, it aimed to criminalize any contracts or employee codes of conduct related to abortion and sex outside of marriage.
“Every organization that promotes a pro-life message must be able to require its employees to practice what they preach,” Keller said. “The right to freely exercise one’s religion is enshrined in our Constitution, and has always protected every American’s ability to freely associate around shared beliefs and practices.”
We’re seeing a refreshing reaffirmation of the importance of faith in American life. Specifically, a directive for government to let people of faith live their lives.
In his Stoplight® commentary, Stuart Shepard puts in context and explains why it’s a good and necessary change.
Read the “Federal Protections for Religious Liberty.”
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Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales offers his thoughts on protecting religious freedom and pushing back against judicial activism at a recent conference held by Family Policy Alliance.
Paul Weber, our president and CEO, also asks him about his latest book. Gonzales was visiting at our headquarters in Colorado to speak to a gathering of pro-family leaders from across America.
From playgrounds to wedding cakes to something called the “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act,” religious freedom has been winning lately in the courts.
Stuart Shepard asks Ashley Shaw, Family Policy Alliance’s new legal expert, to explain the nuances of these court actions and how they impact Christians across America.
“You can’t do that here!”
A police officer stopped Joe, the guy with the flag, and his friends from handing out what they wanted to hand out where they wanted to hand it out. You’ll want to know what they wanted to share with their fellow students.
In his Stoplight® commentary, Stuart Shepard shares some sage advice about faith from some people who many would consider a little radical – even revolutionary.
The Founding Fathers saw an important difference between “Freedom” and “Liberty” – and that’s why they tended to prefer one word over the other.
Do you know the distinction between the two? Stuart Shepard explains it in a winsome way in his Stoplight® commentary.
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