Category Archives: Human Rights

How much Religious Freedom do We Have?

Today, Jeff and Marci Beagley of Oregon were each sentenced to 16 months in prison for practicing their religion.  It seems that the Beagleys and their church, Followers of Christ in Oregon City, believe in “faith healing”.  Instead of seeking traditional medical … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom around the World

We often take for granted the religious freedoms we enjoy in the United States.  We assume that others around the world have the same freedoms that we do.  However, a new Pew Forum study may help us gain a better … Continue reading

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Have you signed the Manhattan Declaration?

Have you / will you sign the Manhattan Declaration?  If you are not familiar with it, please take the time to read through it.  It is not very long and it is sure to be discussed a great deal in … Continue reading

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Healthcare: A Right or a Privilege?

I have a friend on Facebook who posted a question on his personal page.  He asks, “Health care…right or privilege?”  It is a very good question.  It is a question that should be answered as part of the current debate … Continue reading

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How Old is Too Old for Motherhood?

Maria del Carmen Bousada has died.  She was 69.  In her death, Bousada has left behind twin boys who are not yet three years old.  Young twins?  Yes.  Bousada became a mother at age 66 through in vitro fertilization.  You … Continue reading

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13-Year-Old Running From Medical Treatment

I posted last week about Daniel Hauser, a 13-year-old boy who has cancer.  The family has been fighting a legal battle concerning the proper treatment for Daniel’s disease.  A judge has ordered Daniel to be treated through chemotherapy if doctors … Continue reading

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Who Decides Medical Treatment for Children?

13 year old Daniel Hauser has cancer.  He and his parents decided not to treat the disease with chemotherapy, but instead with “alternative” medicines. Apparently, doctors have said that the type of cancer Daniel has can be treated successfully about … Continue reading

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Why Torture is Always Wrong

With the recent release of the “Torture Memos” there has been an enormous amount of discussion centered on the treatment of wartime prisoners.  If you have missed the discussion, just turn on Fox News or CNN.  You will soon find … Continue reading

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When Gay Rights and Religious Liberty Collide

In a blog posted on Christianity Today’s website, Mollie Ziegler Hemingway discusses the methods being used by gay rights activists to make their point.  She argues that “obnoxious, bigoted mobs that won’t tolerate any disagreement don’t usually win supporters.”  Her … Continue reading

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Who to Protect When the Prisons are Full?

All across the country, prisons are overflowing.  In California, the prison system has nearly double the number of inmates that it is designed to hold.  The overcrowding has led to unsafe working conditions for prison employees, inadequate medical facilities to care for … Continue reading

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