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Preserving religious freedom

Religious freedom is diminishing. People with religious faith increasingly are told to keep their beliefs out of public discussions. I’m sure you’ve seen it, maybe even more than I have online and elsewhere. Yet, religious freedom is one of those guaranteed by the Constitution even before freedom of speech.

Too many times I have seen locally people calling to have churches taxed and to have religious people keep their beliefs to themselves. They show a particular intolerance for Christians and all churches that teach of a god that decides what is right or wrong. However, the problem is much bigger than a local one and has far-reaching implications.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints describes the contributions religions provide that make them worthy of their protected status. In his speech at Chapman University School of Law on Feb. 4, 2011, Elder Oaks opened my understanding as to the need for religious people to unite in preserving our religious freedom. Continue reading

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McCartney good for CU diversity

Some University of Colorado employees are concerned about the former University of Colorado football coach Bill McCartney for using his position to “push” his viewpoints or “agenda.” And, they are concerned why? Basically, they don’t like his views.

Before I graduated from CU, I experienced in class many faculty members pushing their agendas on their students on a regular basis. I took it all with a grain of salt in the mix of diversity on campus. What’s missing now, which is obvious by the faculty members whining about McCartney, is diversity. The diversity of which I speak is where McCartney, who was a great coach at CU and very well could be again if offered the job, could be accepted despite his skillfully sharing his Christian views.

McCartney’s views wouldn’t be an issue if CU were sufficiently diversified.
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America still a Christian nation

Nothing compares to starting out America’s birthday with listening to patriotic music and reading “In God We Trust,” a full-page, paid message in the Camera. Continue reading

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