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Conscience Rights & Religious Freedom

Defense Department Issues New Rules on Religious Liberty...
The Department of Defense recently released an  Instruction   (Number 1300.17) to implement a defense bill "conscience clause" to protect religious liberty in the military.  The January 22 directive referenced  Section 533  of the  National Defense Authorization... Read More
28 Jan 14
Tags Congress/Legislation, Conscience Rights & Religious Freedom, Military Culture/Diversity
Congress Takes First Steps to Protect Religious Liberty...
Defense Authorization Codifies Protections for Chaplains − More Work Needed The  Center for Military Readiness  is pleased that the  National Defense Authorization Act for 2013   (NDAA)  includes a  new section of law  that reaffirms the constitutional... Read More
03 Jan 13
Tags Conscience Rights & Religious Freedom, Gays in the Military/LGBT Law
West Point Raises Swords for Same-Sex Ceremony
Check off another prediction about the consequences of LGBT law − a policy that imposes the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender agenda on America's military.  Same-sex marriages on military bases became all-but inevitable when Congress rushed to repeal the 1993 law regarding gays in... Read More
04 Dec 12
Tags Conscience Rights & Religious Freedom, Families & Children, Gays in the Military/LGBT Law
Senators Inhofe & Wicker Co-Sponsor Bill to Protect...
Senators Roger Wicker  (R-MS) and  James Inhofe  (R-OK) have responded to concerns about infringements on religious freedom in the military, co-sponsoring a free-standing bill,  S. 3526 , titled the  “ Military Religious Freedom Act of 2012 (MRFPA) .” Read More
28 Oct 12
Tags Conscience Rights & Religious Freedom
Huelskamp Spearheads Military Religious Liberty...
The newly-enacted LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Law and related policies in the military have created irreconcilable conflicts that have yet to be resolved.  The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees rights of conscience and... Read More
22 Feb 12
Tags Congress/Legislation, Conscience Rights & Religious Freedom
Congress Must Protect Defense of Marriage Act in the...
Twenty-four hours after final repeal of the 1993 law usually called  "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"  on September 20, Defense Department officials revealed their true intent regarding same-sex marriage in the military. In  two policy memoranda , the Pentagon authorized the use of... Read More
26 Oct 11
Tags Congress/Legislation, Conscience Rights & Religious Freedom
WHERE DO ALLEN & WEBB STAND ON WOMEN IN COMBAT?
On September 13, 2006,  Sen.George Allen  (R-VA) raised the issue of women in combat in his campaign for re-election to the U.S. Senate. According to news reports, the Allen campaign sponsored a high-profile news conference criticizing a  Washingtonian  magazine article... Read More
05 Oct 06
Tags Congress/Legislation, Conscience Rights & Religious Freedom
THE SUPREME COURT AND THE MILITARY
There is no reason to doubt the integrity of White House Counsel  Harriet Miers , a person whom  President George W. Bush  trusts and has nominated to the Supreme Court. The  Center for Military Readiness is concerned, however, about her actions as White House Counsel... Read More
07 Oct 05
Tags Congress/Legislation, Conscience Rights & Religious Freedom
COURTS, CONGRESS, AND THE MILITARY
During upcoming hearings on the nomination of Judge John Roberts to the Supreme Court, senators should inquire about the nominee’s philosophy on the tradition of judicial deference to the military. They should also make sure that Judge Roberts does not agree with retiring Justice Sandra... Read More
18 Aug 05
Tags Congress/Legislation, Conscience Rights & Religious Freedom
CONGRESSWOMEN PUSH FOR WOMEN IN COMBAT
CMR has learned that several liberal members of Congress, led by feminists  Carolyn   Maloney  (D-NY) and  Susan   Davis  (D-CA), are working hard to deny any role for Congress in decisions regarding military orders to  force (not allow) female... Read More
18 Aug 05
Tags Congress/Legislation, Conscience Rights & Religious Freedom
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