Civil Liberties Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Tuesday 03/08/2011, 3:23pm
Rick Green of WallBuilders hosted Elizabeth Swanson of the Protect Kids Foundation, a virulently anti-gay group that opposes programs to protect children from bullying and harassment in schools. Like other groups such as Focus on the Family, the California Family Council, Mission America, and the Family Research Council, the so-called Protect Kids Foundation claims that gay-rights proponents “indoctrinating kids to accept and adopt LGBT lifestyles, starting in kindergarten.” David Barton, the head of WallBuilders, himself said that public school students “are getting... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 11/23/2010, 11:55am
A few weeks back we took note of the on-going the controversy in King, North Carolina over the presence of a Christian flag that had been flying at a veteran's memorial in the city's Central Park. City officials removed the flag as they tried to work out a constitutionally acceptable policy with the help of the Alliance Defense Fund. The proposed solution that they hit upon is to create a lottery through which residents can request to fly any flag approved by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs at one week intervals. But, of course, the idea of allowing a non-Christian flag to... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 11/10/2010, 11:07am
For months now, controversy has been raging in the town of King, North Carolina ever since a local veteran objected to the fact that a Christian flag was being flown at a veteran's memorial in the city's Central Park. City officials eventually received letters from both the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina and the Americans United for the Separation of Church and State and decided to remove the flag until they could work out a policy that was constitutional with the help of the Alliance Defense Fund. And the decision to remove the flag in the interim set off protests: ... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Monday 08/02/2010, 10:41am
For a while now, we've been covering the fact that Pat Robertson's American Center for Law and Justice has set up offices in Kenya and Zimbabwe for the purpose of shaping the draft constitutions that are being prepared in both nations. Today, Sarah Posner of Religion Dispatches has an important new report on the intersection between the ACLJ, "Word of Faith" spiritual warfare, and the future of Zimbabwe's government as demonstrated by a recent "Women, Weapons of Warfare conference" that took place in Kentucky: At the heart of this women’s conference is the concept... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 03/30/2010, 10:33am
Last week we noted that Bill Donohue of the Catholic League was outraged by the New York Times continuing coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, declaring that the recent article reporting that "top Vatican officials — including the future Pope Benedict XVI — did not defrock a priest who molested as many as 200 deaf boys" was "the last straw." Today, Donohue struck back ... with an ad in the New York Times: As indicated in our New York Times op-ed page ad today, the pope is innocent. Indeed, he is being framed. No one has any evidence that he even... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 02/02/2010, 11:29am
I am actually surprised that it took the Religious Right this long to file suit: A conservative civil liberties group is challenging the constitutionality of the recently enacted federal Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 ... The Michigan-based Thomas More Law Center says it elevates people engaged in deviant sexual behaviors to a special, protected class of persons under federal law. The lawsuit naming U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of three pastors and the president of the American Family Association of... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 01/12/2010, 3:39pm
Today, the Wake Forest University Divinity School’s Center for Religion and Public Affairs released a document entitled "Religious Expression in American Public Life: A Joint Statement of Current Law." The document's drafting committee included everyone from former staff members of the ACLU and People for the American Way to Richard Land of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and representatives from Pat Robertson's American Center for Law and Justice. The document seeks to explain church-state law as it stands today: The... MORE
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