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Capitol Hill Brief — Who Fights Our Battles?

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I’ve told you this week that Concerned Women for America submitted just last week an important legal brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

This is the case of the Christian baker being forced to design a custom-made wedding cake for a same-sex wedding — in violation of his deeply-held religious beliefs.

But we at CWA know the battle is more than a legal one; it is a spiritual one.  That is why we have mobilized our more than 500 prayer-action chapters around the country to lift the justices, our attorney writing the brief, and the attorneys that will give the oral arguments up in prayer.


It’s vital that president Trump knows he has our support in fighting for conservative, Christian values. Please sign the open letter at www.CapitolHillBrief.org and express your support of his administration’s protection of religious freedom. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Free Speech

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Here’s the second constitutional violation by the government in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the Supreme Court case we’ve been highlighting this week.

Again, this case involves a Christian baker that is being forced to design a custom-made wedding cake for a same-sex wedding celebration in violation of his deeply held religious beliefs.

We discussed the violation of the baker’s free exercise of religion, as he is required to violate his religious beliefs under threat of law.

But even beyond that, the government also violates the artist’s freedom of speech, as he is compelled to use his artistic expression to promote speech that he disagrees with.

Would you help us pray for this important case?


It’s vital that president Trump knows he has our support in fighting for conservative, Christian values. Please sign the open letter at www.CapitolHillBrief.org and express your support of his administration’s protection of religious freedom. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Free Exercise

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The government’s action in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the Supreme Court case we’ve been highlighting this week, violates two provisions of the First Amendment.

This is the case where a Christian baker is being forced to design a custom-made wedding cake for a same-sex wedding celebration in violation of his deeply held religious beliefs.

This is a violation of the Free exercise clause which says that, “Congress shall make no law… prohibiting the free exercise” of religion.

Here Jack, the artist, is being prevented from exercising his religious beliefs through his artistic work. He may ultimately go to jail if he insists on living out what he believes. Outrageous!


It’s vital that president Trump knows he has our support in fighting for conservative, Christian values. Please sign the open letter at www.CapitolHillBrief.org and express your support of his administration’s protection of religious freedom. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — What You Didn’t Know

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I told you yesterday that the next step in the efforts to marginalize Christian beliefs has reached the U.S. Supreme Court. The case is Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

You know the pattern, a Christian baker is, once again, being forced under threat of law to use his artistic talents to help celebrate same-sex “marriage,” in violation of his deeply held religious beliefs.

But did you know the Civil Rights Commission ordered Jack, the owner in this case, not only to create the cake, but also to re-train his staff and to report to the Commission every order he declines for any reason for the next two years.

This should send chills down your spine. We should pray.


It’s vital that president Trump knows he has our support in fighting for conservative, Christian values. Please sign the open letter at www.CapitolHillBrief.org and express your support of his administration’s protection of religious freedom. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Supreme Court Brief

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Last week, Concerned Women for America submitted an amicus brief (which is just a fancy way of saying a “friend-of-the-court” brief) in a very important First Amendment case before the U.S. Supreme Court.  The name is Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

This is the case where a Christian baker is being forced to use his artistic talents to help celebrate same-sex “marriage,” in violation of his deeply held religious beliefs, by designing a custom-made wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

For the government to compel speech in this manner, under threat of law, is a violation of both freedom of speech and religious liberty.  Would you help us pray for this important case?


It’s vital that president Trump knows he has our support in fighting for conservative, Christian values. Please sign the open letter at www.CapitolHillBrief.org and express your support of his administration’s protection of religious freedom. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — American Perseverance

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Though many people are not aware of it, strong women of God were also part of America’s founding. One of my favorites was Abigail Adams. Her letters to her husband John are a national treasure. After the 1775 burning of Charlestown and the Battle of Bunker Hill, she wrote to him:

The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but the God of Israel is He that giveth strength and power unto His people. Trust Him at all times, ye people, pour out your hearts before Him; God is a refuge for us.

Our Founders overcame incredible odds. One wonders how they were able to persevere through it all. Well, in Abigail, you get a glimpse.


This week marks 16 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks. As we remember those who lost their lives, let’s strengthen our resolve in the fight for freedom. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org to stand for freedom today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Back to Basics

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One of my heroes, Frederick Douglas, said:

I have one great political idea … That idea is an old one. It is widely and generally assented to; nevertheless, it is very generally trampled upon and disregarded.  The best expression of it, I have found in the Bible. It is in substance, “Righteousness exalteth a nation; sin is a reproach to any people.” This constitutes my politics. …

Friends, at a time when there is so much chaos and confusion in our country, the words of Frederic Douglas should help us realize that what we need to do is get back to the basics.  Back to Jesus’ exhortation to do unto others what we would have them do unto us.


This week marks 16 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks. As we remember those who lost their lives, let’s strengthen our resolve in the fight for freedom. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org to stand for freedom today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — The Gift of Liberty

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Where does liberty come from? Think slowly and carefully about it. The answer has far-reaching implications for our relationship to government.

There is a quote inscribed on the wall at the Jefferson Memorial here in Washington, D.C., that always stirs my heart and helps me reflect on the issue.  Thomas Jefferson said:

God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?

He went on:

Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.

There is the key to America’s freedom and liberty — and it is the gift of God!


This week marks 16 years since the September 11 terrorist attacks. As we remember those who lost their lives, let’s strengthen our resolve in the fight for freedom. Visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org to stand for freedom today. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — Blue Slips

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One of the biggest reasons for Trumps surprising victory was his commitment to appointing constitutional judges.  President Trump has done as promised, but Democrats are vowing to stop him.

But how can they do that, you may ask, when Republicans have the majority in the Senate?

Well, some leftists are advocating for the misuse of what is known as “blue slips” to block the process of confirmation. “Blue slips” are a sort of sign-off that a home state senator of a nominee have been traditionally allowed to have.  A nomination is usually held off until both home state senators return their “blue slips.”

This sort of abuse of traditional rules reminds us why we must remain engaged in this fight.


Our elected officials must ensure that Biblical values remain protected in America. Please visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today, and sign our open letter to President Trump to let him know you support Judeo-Christian values. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.

 

Capitol Hill Brief — The Left Vows to Fight

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The left depends on judges legislating from the bench to advance their causes. Because when the issues are left to the American people, they usually lose.

That is why President Trump’s appointment of constitutional judges, who refuse to legislate from the bench and distort the law to bring about so-called progress, is a great threat to their agenda.

Daniel Goldberg, legal director of the leftist Alliance for Justice, said Trump’s appointments are “disturbing,” vowing to fight against them.

And Sasha Buchert, a staff attorney for Lambda Legal, says, they are “confident [their] work will … result in some of these dangerous nominees going down.”

That’s why we must support President Trump and the Senate in the appointment of judges.


Our elected officials must ensure that Biblical values remain protected in America. Please visit www.CapitolHillBrief.org today, and sign our open letter to President Trump to let him know you support Judeo-Christian values. If you’d like to hear these commentaries on the radio, find me on your local radio station.