religious liberty

Why do Sununu and MacDonald Need to Suspend Constitutional Rights?

The following article was originally posted in the NH Journal, January 14, 2021 At least on paper, Governor Chris Sununu is currently one of the most powerful executives in the United States. In litigation against the Governor’s COVID-19 orders, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office has successfully argued that—in a time of emergency—Sununu has the power to suspend civil liberties, including fundamental constitutional rights. …

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The New Hampshire Supreme Court Has Just Revolutionized Religious Liberty

In a ruling on Tuesday, December 22, the New Hampshire Supreme Court handed down the greatest win for religious liberty in the state’s history. In a masterful opinion written by Justice James Bassett, the Supreme Court held—for the first time—that the New Hampshire Constitution provides serious protections for religious liberty. The Christmas-week ruling, State v. Mack, greatly shores up religious liberty in the Granite …

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Sacrificial Gratitude: A Thanksgiving Reflection

Demonstrating gratitude when times are tough is definitely a choice. But it is the right choice, because choosing to be thankful is precisely what allows a fresh wave of the creativity, grace, life, and peace of God’s presence to wash over us.

Justice Barrett’s Confirmation is a Triumph for the Church

On Monday, the church in America witnessed a rare triumph: an outspoken Christian confirmed to the Supreme Court. Christians who do not closely follow the Court might not appreciate just how extraordinary this fact is—and how fortunate we are to have such an inspiring Christian jurist on the bench. Yet we must also appreciate, and pray for, the difficult and volatile situation in which Justice Barrett now finds herself.

Happy Independence Day

America at 244: Overcoming Despair Through Faith and Action Today our nation celebrates its Independence, and our Director of Strategic Alliances, Neil Hubacker, reflects on its religious heritage. For many, this 244th marking of America’s birth may not feel like a celebration. The chaos, disease, division, injustice, and lawlessness in our nation seem to be reaching a fever pitch. It’s difficult to know who …

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Supreme Court Cases to Watch Next Week

In light of the recent Bostock decision that undermined women’s rights by redefining “sex” discrimination to include gender identity, we’ve been watching the Supreme Court docket carefully. Early next week, the Court should issue decisions on three cases the outcomes of which could be of vital importance to issues surrounding life, health, and religious and educational freedom in New Hampshire and throughout the country. …

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Conscientious Objections to Abortion: Every Person’s Right (SB 486)

Full text of testimony on SB 486-FN submitted to the Senate Commerce Committee by Shannon McGinley, Executive Director, Cornerstone Action. Cornerstone Action urges you to vote “inexpedient to legislate” on SB 486-FN. This bill is not about health care or parity. It’s about coercing people into helping to pay for others’ abortions, even when that violates sincerely-held religious beliefs. This is poor public policy that is wrong for New …

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Legislative Update: Full House Session This Week

Full House Session February 27-28: Act Now On Two Important Bills! Find your representatives and their contact information here! BILL: HB 289, Repeal of Law About Recitation of the Lord’s Prayer in Public Schools WHEN: The vote could occur on either day of the House session, Wednesday, February 27 or Thursday, February 28. CORNERSTONE POSITION: OPPOSED to the bill, and therefore in favor of the “inexpedient to legislate” recommendation from the committee. …

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