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Freedom Under Attack
National Catholic Register

The recent assassination of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and the blasphemy trial of a 14-year-old Christian girl with Down syndrome in Pakistan shine a spotlight on the increasing threat to religious freedom around the globe.

God, Democrats, and the Europeanization of America
Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine

The battle at the Democratic convention to exclude God from the party’s platform is no minor moment. Do not underestimate what transpired there.

Illinois cannot make pharmacists give ‘morning after’ pill: court
Mary Wisniewski, Reuters

An Illinois appellate court Friday affirmed a lower court finding that the state cannot force pharmacies and pharmacists to sell emergency contraceptives – also known as “morning after pills” – if they have religious objections.

Eminent Domain on Mortgages: An Idea To Be Condemned
Dana Berliner, AFF Doublethink Online

Local governments are proposing to play favorites and to wield their enormous power to secure benefits for some at the expense of others.

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).