Tag : religious liberty

Written on Jul, 20, 2020 by in | Leave a comment

The constitutional religion cases decided this term are the most practically important of all of the term’s cases, precisely because they will improve the ecosystem of K-12 education both by boosting competition to public education and forcing the inclusion of more private schools with traditional values in that competition. They will allow more parents to do what we are trying …

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Written on May, 14, 2020 by in | Leave a comment

While I remain hopeful that my parish’s religious liberty has not been infringed upon, retired UW law professor Ann Althouse raises suggest that I might be wrong.  Althouse writes that “No sooner was the state-wide order invalidated than my local government reinstated it — but not without changing the way ‘religious entities’ are treated.” She quotes the city/county directive that …

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Written on Mar, 04, 2020 by in | Leave a comment

In my latest Acton Commentary, I respond to Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s commnets on religious liberty. Here’s a bit of what I have to say: Let me first commend Ocasio-Cortez for her frank appeal to the Gospel in her criticism of what she describes as the Trump administration’s “religious liberty assault on LGBTQ rights.” While I disagree with most of what …

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Written on Nov, 04, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

Criticisms of this choice demonstrate either an appalling lack of empathy for one’s fellow citizens or an attempt to shame conservative believers to no longer pursue their own, morally legitimate, self-interest. Neither is in the service of a free and just society.

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Written on Oct, 02, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

I’ve linked below to proposed Wisconsin Senate bill 382. If it were to become law, it would eliminate “from the reporting requirement the exception for information obtained through confidential communications.” While Current law provides that a member of the clergy is not required to report information relating to suspected or threatened sexual abuse of a child that he or she …

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Written on Aug, 08, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

The State of Wisconsin is presuming to intrude on the relationship between priest and penitent by requiring priests report allegations of child abuse that are heard in confession

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Written on Jun, 12, 2018 by in | Leave a comment

In Masterpiece Justice Kennedy wrote: “It hardly requires restating that government has no role in deciding or even suggesting whether the religious ground for” the baker’s “conscience-based objection is legitimate or illegitimate.” Religious minorities should appreciate that Justice Kennedy took the time to restate it nonetheless. Governmental entities have a nasty habit of refusing to protect religious practices that are, …

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