by | Oct 16, 2019

Beto O’Rourke is an undistinguished former congressman from El Paso, Texas. His claim to fame is that he almost beat Sen. Ted Cruz for his Senate seat after Cruz stressed his donor network near the breaking point with a presidential…

by | Oct 15, 2019

At its best, Robert Francis (“Beto”) O’Rourke’s high-octane assault on religious freedom calls for brandy and an extended lie-down in a dark room. That’s the best that can be said of it. Its worst has to do with the disdain…

by | Oct 3, 2019

“Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion all have a double aspect — freedom of thought and freedom of action.” – Supreme Court Justice Frank Murphy Canada has become quietly authoritarian, its government and courts increasingly…

by | Jul 4, 2019

As an exercise in self-immolation this July 4th fireworks season, I read Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissenting opinion in the Bladensburg cross case. It’s a flaming attack upon religious freedom — the first freedom in our Bill of Rights. At the…

by | Jun 16, 2019

In one memorable scene from The Lord of the Rings, the shield-maiden Eowyn says, “The women of this country learned long ago, those without swords can still die upon them.” It’s written as a female-empowerment moment, but it’s also good…

by | May 14, 2019

The Easter bombings in Sri Lanka offered a reminder both dramatic and tragic that religious minorities suffer brutally around the world. What made that instance unusual is that members of a minority faith, Muslims, targeted members of another minority faith,…

by | Mar 5, 2019

The War on Catholic Judicial Appointments began in 2017 when Dianne Feinstein used her seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee to go after Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals…

by | Feb 10, 2019

In 2016, critics of Trump warned his Christians supporters that as president he would revert to his secularist New York roots. He hasn’t. The confidence the religious right placed in him has been largely vindicated. He has turned out to…

by | Aug 2, 2018

In honor of Captive Nations Week, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation hosted senators and victims of religious persecution on the West Lawn of the Capitol building to address the present abuses of Communism. Senators Ted Cruz and Alan Lowenthal, Pastor…

by | Jul 13, 2018

On Wednesday, July 11th, the United States Embassy in Vietnam issued a statement criticizing a decision by a Vietnamese appeals court to continue to detain three human rights activists for “propaganda against the State.” These activists were not part of…

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