Human Rights

Religious freedom scholars divided on 'Fairness for All' LGBT rights bill

"In a Wednesday panel discussion hosted by the Religious Freedom Institute titled 'Institutional Religious Freedom: Exploring Contemporary Policy Challenges,' scholars Stanley Carlson-Thies and David Trimble debated the merits and pitfalls of the Fairness for All Act." - CPost

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6 quotes: The Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights

"This week, a federal committee accomplished the rarest of all achievements: It produced a government document worth reading. On Thursday, July 16, the U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights released a clear, enlightened, and comprehensive report on the origins, authentic content, and illegitimate expansion of human rights. The report is perhaps the best civic education on the matter in decades." - Acton

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“Imagine for a moment you’re a pastor or church leader in Hong Kong.”

"You have a mix of members in your church.  Some are expats, or foreign nationals, who work in Hong Kong, but most are Hong Kong natives. In fact, many in your church are first generation Christians. As the protests begin to grow, many people are coming to you for spiritual advice. ...Some ask, is it against God’s will if they join the protesters?" - SBC Voices

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Faith groups urge State Department to abolish new ‘unalienable rights’ commission

“(W)e view with great misgiving a body established by the U.S. government aimed expressly at circumscribing rights through an artificial sorting of those that are ‘unalienable’ and those to be now deemed ‘ad hoc,’” the letter reads. “These terms simply have no place in human rights discourse.” - RNS

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‘Human Dignity’ Rare Before Christianity

"In the modern West, we generally take for granted that human persons have an inherent dignity and worth that forms the basis for human rights.....In fact, however, the idea of human dignity cannot be taken for granted. As theologian David Bentley Hart powerfully argued in a recent article, 'human dignity is a rarity before Christianity" Intellectual Takeout

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