Giving Thanks for Religious Freedom – 22 Nov 2021

The Bill of Rights, Article 1

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

When delineating the fundamental rights of citizens of the United States, the Founding Fathers began with the right to freedom of religion. Why? Because religion is so very important. Religion provides a metanarrative, an overarching story, which gives meaning to human existence. A metanarrative answers four fundamental questions:

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Save Girls Sports – from July 2021

On 21 July, Judge Joseph Goodwin, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, granted a preliminary injunction against West Virginia’s Save Girls Sports Act, ruling that a middle school aged biological male who identifies as female, Becky Pepper-Jackson, must be allowed to try out for the girls cross country and track teams at her school. He reasoned that the Fourteenth Amendment was intended to provide equal protection under the law for all individuals. This originally applied to equality between races, but Judge Goodwin believes that it should also apply to transgender individuals. He writes,

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