By Todd Starnes, Patriot Post - “America’s Founding Fathers regularly opened public ceremonies with prayer, and federal appeals courts have consistently ruled that universities can do the same at their graduation ceremonies,” Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Travis Barham said in a prepared statement.
By Fred Lucas, LifeNews - President Donald Trump is completing a strong week, and is set to kick off a strong next week, in his push to reshape the federal courts, with Senate Republicans forcing votes on six more of his judicial nominees… “This week, the Senate will consider another slate of extremely well-qualified nominees for seats on the federal bench,” McConnell said in a statement Monday. “A thoughtful, independent, and expert judiciary is a cornerstone of our constitutional order. It’s been the case since the very beginning.”…
By Matthew Hanley, The Catholic Thing -The point that (Nigerian born author Obianuju Ekeocha) accentuates more pointedly than her predecessors is the sizeable ideological dimension built into the foreign aid agenda… Ekeocha sensibly writes that if her neighbors lost their home in a fire, she wouldn’t be foisting contraceptives upon them, along with the food and blankets. That would be regarded as offensive. So why should be this happening en masse in the form of Western “aid” to Africa?
By Josh M. Shepherd, The Stream - On Tuesday, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) called on the Trump Administration to designate 16 nations as “countries of particular concern” due to violations of their citizens’ rights. At the Capitol Hill event, few debated the atrocities in those 16 nations. Yet one on the second-tier list sparked vigorous dialogue.