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Oct
2014
October 24, 2014
Ryan.McCann
  Adbul/IndyPolitics gave Democrat State Senate candidate J.D. Ford a chance to walk back his comments regarding conservative businesses (check out his full comment below).  "Those businesses need to have a pail, for water, to put out their own fire."      I hoped that he would use the opportunity to apologize for those comments, rescind them and vow that if he is elected he would make sure all citizens in his district would receive police and fire protection regardless of their religious or political views...
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23
Oct
2014
October 23, 2014
Ryan.McCann
      1st Amendment rights are in serious jeopardy. The movement to weaken 1st Amendment rights started years ago, but these last few weeks make it obvious. First we had the Mayor of Houston using her power in gestapo like fashion to intimidate and silence pastors there. Then we learned that two ministers who own a wedding chapel in Idaho were threatened with a fine and even jail time for voicing conscience objections when approached for a same-sex union. Now we have a threat to 1st Amendment rights right here in Indiana...
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07
Oct
2014
October 7, 2014
    Monday’s punt by the U.S. Supreme Court that compels court-ordered same-sex marriage in Indiana is neither the end of the legal battle nor of the policy fight in the Indiana General Assembly. It may signal a plateau as other U.S. appeals courts consider cases from states not already covered by appellate decisions. Or it may signal a consolidation phase as the Supreme Court awaits a potential public consensus.   But it resolved nothing. As retired Indiana Supreme Court Justice Ted Boehm wrote on this page yesterday,...
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Oct
2014
October 6, 2014
nick.maled
In 2012 a New York farmer, who hosts wedding ceremonies on the side, was fined 13,000 dollars by the New York State Division of Human Rights for refusing to host a same-sex marriage. The couple hosts the ceremonies and receptions inside their home. Because of their religious convictions, the couple agreed to having a reception, but not the wedding. The division of human rights claimed that this was "sexual-orientation discrimination". The couple outlined their beliefs in an appeal to the fines. Now, after losing the appeal, attorneys...
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