Department of Justice memo reaffirms our rights of religious liberty

In May President Trump issued an executive order directing Attorney General Sessions to address several issues concerning religious liberty, including: • Issue explicit guidance from the Attorney General to the Treasury Department to prohibit the revocation of tax exempt status to an organization based on its religious beliefs; • Encourage the Department of Health & Human Services to issue the draft interim final rule providing relief to the contraceptive mandate; • Ensure a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) analysis is articulated in the process of all future regulations; • Reaffirm the First Amendment to the U.S. Continue Reading...

The spiritual core of liberty

Last week FEE published an essay by economist Dierdre McCloskey titled “The Core of Liberty is Economic Liberty.” McCloskey writes, [E]conomic liberty is the liberty about which most ordinary people care. Continue Reading...

Don’t let culture define religious liberty

When a fashion designer recently called for an industry boycott of Melania Trump due to her political beliefs, plenty of progressives called it brave and principled. Yet when Christian wedding photographers express their own disagreements or beliefs, acting on one’s conscience somehow becomes a “sticky issue.” That’s how one student describes it in a series of interviews at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Continue Reading...