Why the Equality Act Threatens Religious Liberty

March 18 2021

Passed by the House of Representatives in 2019, and again last month, the Equality Act—which President Biden has promised to sign—must still pass the senate. This bill extends basic civil-rights protections to homosexuals and transsexuals, protecting them from discrimination much as existing law protects women and racial minorities from discrimination. But it does more than that, especially insofar as it is written so as to prevent any exemptions on religious grounds. It is possible, for instance, that the act would allow a suit against a Catholic church or Orthodox synagogue for choosing not to hire a gay priest or rabbi. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. argues that it poses a distinct danger to freedom of religion:

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Hamas and Hizballah Won’t Give Up Their Radical Goals for Economic Benefits

June 18 2021

In his first interview after leaving office, the former head of the Mossad, Yossi Cohen, admitted that he had erred in believing that Israel could come to some sort of accord with Hamas. In his own words:

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More about: Gaza Strip, Hamas, Hizballah, Iran, Mossad