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Lynn v. Sekulow

Lynn v. Sekulow

August 2008 Archives

VP Nominee Palin Understands America’s Heritage

posted by Jay Sekulow

As I mentioned previously, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the Republican Vice Presidential candidate, signed a proclamation which declared a week in October 2007 as “Christian Heritage Week” in Alaska. Governor Palin’s acknowledgment of our nation’s history and heritage is welcomed […]

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“NO NON-CHRISTIAN HERITAGE WEEK”

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

As some posters have already relayed to you, if this ticket doesn’t deliver the conservative evangelical vote it is hard to imagine what would. You are certainly accurately describing her “Christian Heritage Week” resolution as a “real controversy”. As you […]

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McCain Chooses Pro-Life, Conservative Christian Woman as VP Running Mate

posted by Jay Sekulow

Sen. John McCain is announcing that he has selected Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential Running Mate. Gov. Palin is now the second female vice-presidential candidate to represent one of the major parties.   Social conservatives are pleased […]

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Sarah Palin: I Am Confused

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Over the years I’ve been asked to help prep politicians for debates.  I’ve never worked for one, so I’m always the outsider coming in.  I usually watch the politician’s staff ask softball questions (even when they think they are hard […]

Here’s Your Constitutional

posted by Jay Sekulow

I’m glad to see that we can agree that Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito upheld First Amendment rights against overzealous regulation of political speech. In my view, however, the IRS restrictions on candidate endorsement are another example of “over-regulation […]

I NEED A CONSTITUTIONAL

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

OK, this had to happen sometime in the first few weeks.  I have to concede a point to you, Jay.Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito did defend the First Amendment free speech claims of a non-profit in the Wisconsin Right […]

The Supreme Court and a “Living Constitution”

posted by Jay Sekulow

Rejecting the idea of a “living Constitution” simply means that a Justice will respect the authority allotted to the legislative and executive branches (and the state governments) by the actual language of the Constitution and will not create new “rights” […]

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN THE COURT WAS THE LAST GREAT PROTECTOR OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS…NOW NOT SO MUCH

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, I am looking for change in the Supreme Court.  At least, I am looking for change away from the ideological beliefs of members like Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito.  These men seem to think their function is to […]

Obama-Biden and the Supreme Court: A Stark Contrast

posted by Jay Sekulow

Senator Obama’s selection of Senator Joe Biden of Delaware will, undoubtedly, represent a sharp contrast with Senator McCain and his running mate.  As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, the issue of the direction of the Supreme Court of the […]

DEMS HAD AND GOT RELIGION

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

First, let me assure every reader that the Democratic Party and the Republican Party and every other party can do anything they want or nothing at all to formally recognize the religious in their midst.  Second, let me assure you […]

LET THE RECORD SHOW…

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Let’s me return to the Pew poll one more time.  It is a rich document for the statistically inclined.  I just wanted to reiterate that two thirds of the public does not like pastors, priests and other leaders using their […]

Religion and Politics: The Rest of the Story

posted by Jay Sekulow

The trends that Barry cited are interesting, but the Pew Research poll has other important findings that should be noted:   ·         “Roughly comparable numbers say political leaders express their religious beliefs too much (29%), too little (36%) or the […]

New Poll: Commingling Politics and Religion Not As Popular Anymore

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

A pleasantly surprising poll has been released today by the prestigious Pew Research folks which shows that the growing mix of flammable partisan politics with equally fiery religion may not be what a lot of Americans are looking for.  (Don’t tell […]

AGREEMENT? NOT SO MUCH

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Sorry, Jay, we are going to have to look for agreements elsewhere.  I think the only justifiable “conscience” exemption is for that physician directly performing the surgical or other medical procedure to terminate a pregnancy.  Your language effectively gives an […]

Do we have an agreement?

posted by Jay Sekulow

It sounds like we have some agreement here, at least with respect to a conscientious refusal to take human life.   For example, we would both likely support a Louisiana conscience clause that states that no doctor or other person […]

Conscience Clause: For What?

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

I am not opposed to a very narrowly crafted conscience clause where the issue is the sincerely held belief by a person that he or she is being asked to take a “life”.  This means that conscientious objectors to war […]

A Conscience Clause is Needed

posted by Jay Sekulow

The California Supreme Court decision in North Coast illustrates the need to protect doctors and other professionals who hold sincerely held religious beliefs through “conscience clause” legislation and state Religious Freedom Restoration Acts. The same principles could apply in situations […]

CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT: ANOTHER BIG WIN FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Today the Supreme Court of California issued an extremely important decision in a case which addressed the issue: does the right of religious freedom exempt a medical clinic’s physicians from complying with a state law that bars discrimination based on […]

You Have the Right to Remain Silent

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, I think Senator’s staff handled this properly. He played by the rules. He is not under an obligation to give any of us a detailed account of who he was talking to. I can’t imagine that they would just […]

Not A Conspiracy Theory…Yet

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Bloggers are now discussing the infamous “cone of silence” problem from Saddleback’s Saturday forum. Rick Warren claims that he didn’t know that Senator McCain was not even at the church, much less in a hermetically sealed room, at the time […]

Saddleback Forum Meets Its Purpose

posted by Jay Sekulow

I want to make a couple observations concerning Barry’s recent post on the Saddleback Forum.  First, the concern that I had regarding the content of the questioning was certainly alleviated during the presentation. Throughout the two-hour Saddleback Forum, we learned […]

Saddleback: Biased Questions and A Big Mistake

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Let’s get to the big mistake first: Barack Obama should not have agreed to do this.  If I were the Senator I’d be looking for a time machine this morning and go back to the day I agreed to show […]

Sen. McCain answers the question

posted by Jay Sekulow

  Sen. McCain’s response to the question concerning judges was true to his bipartisan nature. He responded,”with all do respect, I would not have nominated Justice Ginsburg (Pres. Clinton), Justice Breyer (Pres. Clinton), Justice Souter (Pres. George H.W. Bush) or Justice Stevens (Pres. Ford).”  Sen. […]

Good Question Rick

posted by Jay Sekulow

I am watching the Saddleback Presidential Forum. Sen. Obama is currently being questioned by Rick Warren. Rick just framed the Supreme Court question in a very interesting way. Rather than the typical “Who is your favorite Justice?” question, Rick asked […]

Conspiracy Theory Begins

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Rick Warren certainly did not want to share the official limelight with anybody from the religious right to the religious left. So,Jay, I wouldn’t worry too much about any conspiratorial cabal of progressives managing the conversation tonight.  (However, I understand […]

Who is preparing Rick Warren?

posted by Jay Sekulow

I have received a large number of emails today from people concerned about who is preparing Rick Warren for the forum. Barry suggested Rick should not be the one asking the questions. The rumors are that a “religious left group” […]

Presidential Politics & the Church and Victory for a Judge

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, I am still waiting for the call to moderate The Saddleback Civil Forum on Leadership and Compassion with you.  But alas, no offers.  Look, I think it’s absolutely fine for the candidates to appear at Saddleback Church.  If the NAACP offers […]

Presidential Politics and the Church: Response Ahead

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, of course the Presidential candidates ought to be talking about the Supreme Court. They should talk about their philosophy of picking judges and about specific decisions with which they disagree (with any luck they will acknowledge they will obey […]

Presidential Politics & the Church – a Purpose Driven Forum

posted by Jay Sekulow

Let me say at the outset, that I am a fan of Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Church in California.  His book, The Purpose Driven Life, has encouraged tens of thousands of people, and his ministries have had a global […]

What’s The Purpose?: We Don’t Need Another Presidential Forum On Religion

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Why are we doing this again? Why another “forum” on the spiritual life and political consequences for would-be presidents? This Saturday evening both Senators John McCain and Barack Obama will sit down for separate hour-long chats with mega-preacher Rick Warren, […]

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Another Blog To Enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting LynnvSekulow. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here is another blog you may also enjoy: Jay Sekulow: Faith and Justice  Happy Reading!

posted 11:26:38am Aug. 16, 2012 | read full post »

Another blog to enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting Lynn V. Sekulow. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here is another blog you may also enjoy: Jay Sekulow's Faith and Justice Happy Reading!!!

posted 10:36:04am Jul. 06, 2012 | read full post »

More to Come
Barry,   It's hard to believe that we've been debating these constitutional issues for more than two years now in this space.  I have tremendous respect for you and wish you all the best in your new endeavors.   My friend, I'm sure we will continue to square off in other forums - on n

posted 4:52:22pm Dec. 02, 2010 | read full post »

Thanks for the Memories
Well Jay, the time has come for me to say goodbye. Note to people who are really happy about this: I'm not leaving the planet, just this blog.As I noted in a personal email, after much thought, I have decided to end my participation and contribution to Lynn v. Sekulow and will be doing some blogging

posted 12:24:43pm Nov. 21, 2010 | read full post »

President Obama: Does He Get It?
Barry,   I would not use that label to identify the President.  I will say, however, that President Obama continues to embrace and promote pro-abortion policies that many Americans strongly disagree with.   Take the outcome of the election - an unmistakable repudiation of the Preside

posted 11:46:49am Nov. 05, 2010 | read full post »

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