Post Tagged with: "rights of conscience"

Persecution of NYC Hasidic Jews Shows Need for Religious Liberty

Persecution of NYC Hasidic Jews Shows Need for Religious Liberty

March 28, 2013 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

by Kathleen Hunker Mayor Bloomberg may be a national advocate for gun control, but New York City has become the leading advocate for the right to bare arms—well the right to show bare arms anyway. The City’s Commission on Human Rights recently filed a lawsuit against several Hasidic Jewish business […]

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Not Just a Religious Thing: Why Nonbelievers Should Oppose the “Contraceptive Mandate”

Not Just a Religious Thing: Why Nonbelievers Should Oppose the “Contraceptive Mandate”

February 21, 2013 at 9:00 am 15 comments

by Evan Bernick  Why should anyone who doesn’t have a religious objection to the Affordable Care Act’s “contraceptive mandate” care about it one way or the other? As a legal fellow with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, I’ve spent the last few months defending religious employers against the government’s efforts to impose […]

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Reasonably Accommodating Religious Beliefs

Reasonably Accommodating Religious Beliefs

October 12, 2012 at 7:00 am 1 comment

by Peter Smith Widen the scope for religious freedom so employees don’t have to quit their jobs. In each of the cases discussed in my previous articles (see here and here), the need for litigation could have been avoided completely if a proper accommodation of religious practices was accepted. Both […]

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A Cricket’s Conscience Conundrum

A Cricket’s Conscience Conundrum

September 20, 2012 at 8:30 am 1 comment

by Marie A. Connelly Jiminy Cricket once urged Pinocchio to “always let your conscience be your guide.”  He instructed Pinocchio to do the right thing and summon his conscience to help him distinguish right from wrong.   The story of Pinocchio teaches us that a well-formed conscience is necessary for moral […]

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