To be threatened with arrest for passing out copies of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights on a college campus? What?
A police officer threatened to arrest a student passing out copies of the Constitution at The College of DuPage in Illinois . . . because he didn’t have a permit!
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys contacted College officials which resulted in a revision to the policy.
The ADF attorney said: “It makes no sense for a public college to censor distribution of the very document that ensures free speech for all Americans.”
I couldn’t agree more!
Here’s the point—one to remember!
The First Amendment doesn’t tolerate any blatant suppression of free speech. Nor does it require “prior permission” for students or anyone else, to exercise their rights!
I hope other colleges and universities will follow DuPage’s example!
It’s said that much of today’s liberalism is the epitome of a closed mind!
In my opinion, much of the debate isn’t about ideas; it’s about power. A power that shouts down someone else’s ideas when there is the slightest deviation from their definition of tolerance.
Kim Holmes, a distinguished fellow at The Heritage Foundation, calls it “The Closing of the Liberal Mind” in his new book of that same title.
If there’s no open sharing of ideas in our colleges and universities, and certainly in our churches—what are we left with?
Kim Holmes says, “What we have is nothing less than . . . intolerance championed in the name of tolerance, closed-mindedness in the name of open-mindedness, and hatred in the name of compassion. It’s double-think, and the deception is precisely the danger.”
What is it the Scripture says? “Wolves in sheep’s clothing!”
How does the death of a Supreme Court Justice affect key cases before the Supreme Court? And why should we care?
What does it matter whom is appointed to the Supreme Court?
One, abortion clinics in Texas are challenging a state law, upheld in lower courts—bringing tougher restrictions on doctors and facilities to provide even standard healthcare services for women seeking abortions.
It may be the biggest case affecting reproductive rights before the Court since 1992. A conservative justice’s ruling could make the difference.
Two. Religious non-profits are seeking exemption from the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that employers pay for contraceptives in their insurance plans. With Justice Scalia, there was a good chance of winning. Without him, it could leave the court divided and the mandate would stay in place.
Stay informed on all the issues—and those decisions impacting biblical values!
Richard Wolf/USA Today/February 15, 2016
Safety and privacy for children should be a goal of every school administrator.
In ongoing efforts to allow boys into girls’ restrooms and changing areas, Alliance Defending Freedom stands firm in saying: “Protecting students from inappropriate exposure to members of the opposite sex is not only legal, it’s an important duty of officials who watch over our children.”
ADF senior counsel testified regarding just such a bill before a Tennessee House subcommittee, protecting the physical privacy of students in public school restrooms.
Many schools are considering opening all restrooms to both sexes . . . because the U.S. Department of Education incorrectly interpreted Title 9 discrimination practices in telling them to do so. Never mind that they have no authority to do that!
The Republican National Committee and others are calling upon the DOE to rescind its interpretation of Title 9.
So, you’re feeling left out. Why not just insist on having an offending event or the holiday or occasion stricken from the calendar! After all, isn’t that your right?
Apparently that’s what one Minnesota school has done!
To prevent their students who represent diverse cultures from feeling left out, the school banned Christmas and Valentine’s Day . . . and as reported in “The Week”—other “dominant holidays.”
The article quoted school officials who reportedly said: “Celebrating the holidays in a school with many immigrants is threatening the culture of tolerance and respect for all.”
Is there not a way we can celebrate differences without violating someone else’s rights in doing so? Of course there is!
I like the response of one of the parents who responded, calling the school’s policy—“nuts!”
The Week magazine for February 12, 2016 in a column titled, “Only in America.”
Why not that long ago, what would have sounded shocking—is all too quickly becoming commonplace!
In February, World Magazine reported that a New York court upheld a January 14 judgment of $13,000 against Robert and Cynthia Gifford.
The Giffords own a farm where they often host weddings, receptions, and other events. They declined to host a same-sex wedding on their property! Property they own!
In an irony of all ironies, the New York Division of Human Rights said the Giffords broke the law for holding only weddings for opposite-sex couples. I can’t even believe I’m saying that!
We’re living in a day when a concern for “discrimination” has taken the place of biblical values such as religious freedom. It’s as simple as that!
Pray for the Giffords and others who’re taking a stand, those being bombarded with criticism, fines–yes persecution—for standing firm for their faith!
World magazine for February 8, 2016/page 15 “Upheld”