Faith and Morals
The U.S. Supreme Court has breathed new life into a federal lawsuit filed by Liberty University that challenges the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare.
In 2011 the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia ruled that the federal Anti-Injunction Act barred the court from addressing the merits of Liberty University's case, and while the Supreme Court dismissed Liberty's initial appeal when it upheld the ObamaCare law in a June ruling, on November 26 the High Court ordered the 4th Circuit to reconsider the case based on a new appeal from Liberty University.
Contraception is now a human right, according to the United Nations. In its latest annual report, the United Nations Population Fund (formerly known as the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, and still labeled UNFPA) declares that “family planning is a human right,” and “must therefore be available to all who want it.”
If anyone needed a demonstration that America has lost its spiritual bearings, this year's “Black Friday holiday shopping kickoff provided ample proof. The Christmas shopping season, which used to causally begin the day after Thanksgiving, increasing its intensity over the next four weeks, has now become an end in itself for large segments of the population, not to mention the nation's retail sector.
A Minnesota teen who posted a photo on his Facebook page showing his support for same-sex marriage has been denied confirmation by the Catholic Church, according to his parents. Doug and Shana Cihak said that their 17-year-old son Lennon wasn't allowed to be confirmed at their parish, Assumption Church in Barnesville, Minnesota, after he posted the picture of himself with a Minnesota for Marriage sign that he had defaced to oppose the proposed state constitutional amendment that would have defined marriage as only between a man and a woman.
The impiety of many of our country's present leaders makes it easy to forget that the United States was once governed by devout men who acknowledged the one true God and their debt to Him in everything. These statesmen were courageously unafraid to give public thanks to God. It is refreshingly edifying to review the role our founders played in establishing Thanksgiving Day.