Posts tagged with ‘religious liberty’

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BREAKING: Feds issue new guidance on religious liberty

by MFI News

Great news for religious liberty today!  The Department of Justice released a 25-page memo for all executive departments and agencies outlining federal protections for religious liberty.  In it, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the following powerful statement: “The free exercise of religion ‘is in its nature an unalienable right’ because the duty owed to one’s […]

This Thursday: Be a part of Bring Your Bible to School Day!

by MFI News

When my younger son was in first grade, he came home and announced, very matter-of-factly, that “you can’t talk about God in school.” As you can imagine, he didn’t get that idea from me, and I quickly corrected him! Disturbingly, many teachers and school administrators don’t know what the law allows students to do or […]

Fighting City Hall

by MFI News

This past summer, MFI’s Michael King had the privilege of speaking at Camp Constitution, a local MA ministry working to enhance the understanding of our Judeo-Christian moral heritage. Last week, we learned that the City of Boston had denied an application by the camp to fly the Christian Flag on the City Hall Plaza flag […]

Yesterday’s Supreme Court win

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My colleagues at Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) won a major victory for religious liberty at the Supreme Court yesterday.  The Court ruled in Trinity Lutheran that the state cannot exclude churches and other faith-based organizations from a government program simply because of their religious identity.  Trinity Lutheran had applied to a state program in Missouri, […]

What exactly did President Trump sign yesterday?

by MFI News

Yesterday was a significant moment for religious liberty in our country.  For starters, it was the National Day of Prayer, with people of faith praying for our nation and our government from coast to coast.  This included our own State House in Boston, where MFI joined dozens of pastors in covering Beacon Hill in much […]

Sex, Religious Liberty and Gordon College

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As you may have heard, Gordon College is once again in the cross-hairs of LGBT activists.  Sadly, the instigator is one of their own professors, social work faculty member Margaret DeWeese-Boyd.  She claims she was denied promotion because she “vocally and publicly challenged” Gordon’s Biblical prohibition on “homosexual practice.” In fact, she recounts in her […]

A pot of corporate gold at the end of a rainbow flag

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Late this past Friday, we learned that the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade finally gave in to the demands of a group called “Out Vets” who have been agitating for years to insert their rainbow flags and anti-Catholic message into the parade.  The Allied War Veterans of South Boston, who organize the parade, had resisted what they […]

TAKE ACTION: Tell President Trump to Protect Religious Liberty

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As recent challenges to our religious liberty here in MA have shown, people of faith need protection from hostile government bureaucrats and activist judges. Therefore, I am grateful that President Trump has promised to protect our Constitutional freedom of religion. Now is our chance to hold him to that promise! Yesterday, we at Massachusetts Family Institute, […]

SCOTUS Nominee a Strong Defender of Life and Liberty

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Like many of you, I was eager to see if President Trump would make good on his pledge to nominate a conservative Supreme Court Justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia.  I was therefore very happy to hear the president announce last night that he is nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch.  Several weeks ago, I had […]

Putting faith back in the public square

by MFI News

Today we witnessed the inauguration of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and another peaceful transfer of power in our country. During the inauguration ceremony on the steps of the Capitol, we heard the thoughts and prayers of a number of faith leaders such as Rabbi Marvin Hier, Bishop Wayne Jackson, Rev. Samuel […]