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Lynn v. Sekulow

Lynn v. Sekulow

September 2008 Archives

A Legislative Fix is Needed

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, I am sympathetic with the frustration felt by many pastors who try to fully articulate their religious worldviews during the election season while having to censor themselves due to the IRS gag rule. As I have stated before, I […]

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Bullies in Pulpits Challenge Law

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Well, about 35 pastors, most with the aid of the Alliance Defense Fund, have issued a challenge to the Internal Revenue Service’s statutory authority to prohibit preachers from endorsing or opposing candidates from the pulpit using church resources.  For example, […]

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“Big Brother” Has Got to Go

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, we both agree that our constitutional tradition continues to recognize the freedom to speak from the pulpit about the moral issues of the day. We obviously disagree, however, on whether “Big Brother” government surveillance, investigation, and punishment of churches […]

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Pulpits and Politics: A Bad Plan for Sunday

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

To hear some people tell it, this Sunday is one of the most important days in the history of the American church.  This is the day when the church pulpits of America will be freed from the bondage of the […]

PEACE CHURCHES: Why Not Ask Iran About Peace?

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, you are half right in discussing the reception (I’m not sure why you characterized it as a “celebration”) to be given by 25 significant religious groups for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  He is, of course, a revolting figure in […]

Religious Leaders Make Mistake in Meeting with Iranian President Ahmadinejad

posted by Jay Sekulow

In an inexplicable move, some religious organizations will host a dinner reception on September 25 for one of the world’s most renowned terrorist supporters, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He has been asked to speak on the topic, “Has Not One […]

Obama Evangelical Vote: Still Looking

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, I know you were at the annual Religion Newswriters Conference the other day and may have seen first-hand pollster John Green‘s startling-to-some news that after all the hyped up effort by Democratic Party officials to go after evangelicals, evangelicals […]

No Need for Answers

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, you can stop waiting for answers. It looks like you are just trying to put the worst-possible spin on the Values Voters Summit to detract from the serious issues of importance to evangelicals that were considered there.   I […]

STILL LOOKING FOR ANSWERS

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

I’ve been getting more information in about last weekend’s “Values Voters” confab in Washington, the place where the “Obama Waffles” booth was located.  Speaker Star Parker referred to public schools as “cesspools” and claimed that taxing the rich was a […]

LEFT HANDED METHODISTS FOR OBAMA

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

There is a belief, widely shared in the Obama camp, that there is a plethora of voters out there who are dying to vote for a Democrat if they can just be convinced that he or she is truly religious.  […]

Candidates’ Outreach to Religious Voters is Worth Watching

posted by Jay Sekulow

As the Presidential campaigns enter the final seven weeks before the election, it will be interesting to watch how evangelical Christians, Catholics, and other religious voters respond to the outreach efforts of both sides.   The Obama campaign has taken […]

DISCRIMINATION ONE: MEET DISCRIMINATION TWO

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

I know you are happy about the verdict in the Teen Challenge case.  Frankly, I have never been convinced this case was really about religious discrimination.  It always seemed to me to be one more sad example of the NIMBY […]

Jury Verdict: Religious Discrimination Won’t Be Tolerated

posted by Jay Sekulow

Metro Nashville, Tennessee has discovered a valuable lesson:  Religious discrimination is a serious charge and one that can be very costly.   We represented Teen Challenge, a Christian-based organization that provides assistance to young people dealing with addiction.  The organization […]

Freedom of Religion Is Absolutely Protected; Fraud Not So Much

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

We both know that law enforcement officials can investigate”fraud” without passing new laws against specific activities like reading Tarotcards.  In fact back in l944 the SupremeCourt allowed the Postal Service to investigate something called the “I Am”movement that was soliciting […]

Some Agreement Here?

posted by Jay Sekulow

It sounds like we may agree on some points again. The government is on shaky ground when it interferes with private speech due to its content, especially when private religious speech is targeted due to government disagreement with the message […]

Predicting the Future: In Defense of Fortunetelling

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, maybe we should take a breath from national politicsfor a few days and get local.  I live in Montgomery County, Maryland,just outside of Washington.  I was quite surprised to learn from a gueston my radio show that diviners or […]

HHS Regs: Patients should come first

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

HHS Secretary Leavitt’s explanation of his actions is, quitefrankly, mindboggling.  “Freedom ofexpression and action should not be surrendered upon the issuance of a healthcare degree,” he notes.  The real issuehas nothing to do with gaining a credential; it has everything […]

HHS Proposal: Protecting the Freedom of Conscience

posted by Jay Sekulow

It is not surprising that abortion-on-demand advocates are clamoring over the latest effort to protect the right of conscience of health care providers, but the proposed regulation provides needed protection for health care providers without endangering patient health.   The […]

Candidates Should Attend Values Voter Summit

posted by Jay Sekulow

Senator McCain and Governor Palin should attend the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit this upcoming weekend. The event has featured many well respected speakers in the past including “Sean Hannity, Tony Snow, Dr. Bill Bennett, Newt Gingrich, Governors Mitt […]

Proposed HHS Regs: Bad Law, Bad Science

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

A proposed regulationfrom the Department of Health and Human Services regarding health care workers’religious “rights” is already causing considerable controversy–and it should!  The Department placed the rule on displayAug. 21 for a 30-day public comment period. The comments will be […]

Here’s the Next McCain-Palin Risk: The FRC Conference

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Next weekend, the far-right-of-center Family Research Council will convene (what else?) a far right conference in Washington DC.  They certainly want both McCain and Palin to show up.  Here’s the rub: will these candidates want to risk showing up at […]

Let the Debates Begin!

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, I’m sure you really don’t want to go down the ‘experience’ road with this election.  Sarah Palin has a proven track record of success.  In his address to the Republican National Convention, former New York Mayor and presidential candidate […]

Palin Homerun May Have Been In Wrong Ballpark

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Governor Palin’s speech was seen by many observers, in pundit parlance, as a “homerun”.  Unknown a week ago, and after a pretty mediocre appearance with McCain last Friday, she gave a smart, snappy, unexpectedly direct speech which was partly done […]

God Bless You and God Bless America!

posted by Jay Sekulow

No matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat, no one can deny the fact that Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska and now the Republican Nominee for Vice President of the United States, gave a phenomenal speech at […]

Stop The Presses!

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

I literally did see a rainbow over here in Ireland about the time an important case was being argued before the Supreme Court of Florida.  I did not find any leprechauns with or without pot of gold. However, here’s the prize as […]

Ireland Wants To Know: The Theology of Hurricanes

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

I’m sure we’ll debate evolution and intelligent design a great deal more as this blog continues.  I met a guy over in the “Emerald Isle” who posed a question more theological than legal, but I told him I’d blog in […]

Evolution as the New “Dogma”

posted by Jay Sekulow

It is unfortunate that Barry implies that Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and the millions of other Americans who believe that a creator designed human life, are anti-science while those who believe that human life randomly evolved from non-living chemicals […]

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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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