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America’s “War on Christians”?

any of my Christian friends are concerned with what they perceive to be the increasing secularization of popular culture in the United States today. Like many other sincere Christians, they express concern that Christianity will one day become a hated and persecuted sect in America and that this will be the result of our government coming under the control of ... Read More »

State Department Issues Annual Religious Freedom Report

Earlier this week, the U.S. State Department issued its annual report on international religious freedom… This report paints a very dire picture of worldwide religious freedom. Read More »

Hobby Lobby Case: How Will the Court Decide?

On March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores (transcript and audio). According to a number of pundits, the Court is expected to split with four justices on each side and the deciding vote is predicted to fall to Anthony Kennedy. Perfectly projecting the Court’s decision is not much easier than predicting a ... Read More »

Religious Battles in the Marketplace – Is There a Solution?

In August 2013, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that a small photo studio violated a state anti-discrimination law by refusing, on religious grounds, to photograph a same-sex commitment ceremony. In November, the studio appealed the case to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the Court to protect its owners from having to send a message in violation of their religious ... Read More »

America’s Quest for Religious Freedom & the Political Scientist Who Made the Dream Come True

In the sweltering summer of 1789, James Madison penned sixteen words in spare prose that became the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Herein the founding fathers of a young government pledged separation of church and state, thus guaranteeing religious freedom for its citizens and establishing a free marketplace for religion in the United States. Utterly unprecedented in Western ... Read More »

Oregon Workplace Religious Freedom Act Passes

BY VOTE OF 38-21 OREGON’S WORKPLACE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT PASSES IN OREGON’S HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES! ark it down on your calendar, because this bill effort was a “historic,” if not a heroic, testament of God’s divine providence and power working through human instruments! May 29, 2009 will long live in the memory of the leadership and support team of the ... Read More »

Holocaust Survivor Shares His Life Story

Alter Wiener shared his story with the NPUC on June 17, 2013. His autobiography, From a Name to a Number, tells about his life and how he survived five concentration camps during World War II. Quote from his presentation: “The one who makes you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” Read More »

If You Think Christians Here Are Persecuted, Grow Up

Christians in Britain and the U.S. may fairly complain about being ridiculed… Read More »

In Pakistan, Adventist Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Alleged Blasphemy

A court in Pakistan this month sentenced a Seventh-day Adventist man to life in prison for allegedly defaming the Prophet Muhammad in a case that… Read More »

Rand Paul: Churches Should ‘Challenge’ IRS, Tax-Exempt Status With Bold Political Speech

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants churches to challenge the IRS, he said, urging religious leaders to put their tax-exempt statuses on the line with bold political speech from the pulpit…. Read More »