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President Obama: Does He Get It?

posted by Jay Sekulow

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 – […]

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President Obama is the “Angel of Death”? Give me a break!

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, I think you would agree with me that businesses have the right to hire and fire as they see fit. Fox News, per usual, has manufactured a controversy here, and that’s all there is to it. But since you […]

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From Congress to the Courts

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, It wasn’t want the American people wanted – but it’s what they got.  President Obama – with a last minute deal to secure the necessary votes – agreed to issue an Executive Order on the abortion funding issue in […]

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In Texas & Washington, Elections Do Matter

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, Let’s not forget that in Texas, the boot was on the other foot, so to speak, for many years – where conservatives were the minority on the Texas Board of Education.    One conservative board member said the majority’s conservative […]

Keep Health Care Debate Open and Abortion-Free

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry,   It’s really not important about what I want in the final version of health care.  What’s important is what the American people want – and a clear majority doesn’t want federal health care funds to be used for […]

Abortion: When will you ever be satisfied?

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, Will your side ever be happy? Here, Sen. Ben Nelson has dramatically expanded anti-choice legislation – to the disappointment of pro-choice advocates – and yet, you are still complaining. As Cecile B. Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of […]

Health Care & Abortion: Part 2

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry,   We do have a rich and diverse nation and it is true that our country is full of a variety of faith traditions.  That’s what makes America so unique.   Unfortunately, our government leaders don’t always listen to […]

Abortion Funding …to be continued – Up Next: A God-free Capitol Visitor Center?

posted by Jay Sekulow

The run-up to debate in the Senate on health care and abortion is already producing some interesting comments.  The Senate bill offered by Senate Majority Leader Reid does not include any pro-life language like that of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment which […]

There Is Still Time to Save Health Care Reform From the Catholic Bishops

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, You asked me: “Would you have criticized the Catholic Church if it had OPPOSED the Stupak/Pitts Amendment and it failed to clear the House?” Here’s my answer:  Of course not.  I think everyone should support the Constitution. In this […]

Congrats, Not Criticism, for the Catholic Church

posted by Jay Sekulow

There’s nothing wrong with the Catholic Church – or other churches – addressing the issue of abortion.  As you know, this country has a rich and welcomed history of turning to churches and houses of worship during the debate of […]

Why Push Catholic Moral Theology?

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay,   I’d like to turn our focus away from Planned Parenthood and on to the Catholic Bishops.   As I’m sure you know, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops persuaded Congress nearly single-handedly this weekend to add an amendment […]

Halloween Continued…And Planned Parenthood

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Little did I know when I started writing about Halloween that new “research” by the Christian Broadcasting Network uncovered that witches were contaminating Halloween candy and allowing demons to be ingested by “Trick or Treaters.”  But here it is. Now […]

No Halloween Outcry; Concern Over Use of Taxpayer Funds

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, we don’t get a lot of calls about Halloween.  Over the years, it’s not something we hear much about.  And this year is no exception.  What we are hearing about from a lot of folks, though, is the continued […]

My Own Family Values

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Sadly, I had to miss this year’s edition of the Religious Right’s “family values” festival — the Values Voters Summit here in Washington.  I was engaging in my own celebration of family values by participating in my son’s wedding out […]

Concerns About the Baucus Health Care Bill

posted by Jay Sekulow

The bill  introduced to reform health care by Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) has splintered the Democrats and so far has no support among Republicans.  As reported earlier, Senators Grassley and Enzi, in fact, have expressed concerns about the abortion provisions.  […]

No Abortion Diversion, Just the Facts

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, even as another health care plan is being introduced into Congress, there’s a continuing – and a very real – concern about the issue of abortion. Senators Michael Enzi of Wyoming and Charles Grassley of Iowa have expressed their […]

More Thoughts On the Abortion Diversion

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

On Thursday, I blogged defending the position that the current version of the health care reform bill moving through the House does not cover abortion. I’ve tried to respond to some of the posted responses already. I’d also like to […]

Health Care Speech and the Truth About Abortion Coverage

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

I don’t know which polls you are looking at, but it appears that there was a double digit growth in support of the President’s basic approach after he spoke to the joint session of Congress.  He also told the truth […]

President Obama Misses Critical Opportunity on Health Care

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, unfortunately President Obama squandered a prime-time audience and a Congressional address to do very little to move the ball forward regarding efforts to reform our health care system.    President Obama is losing support with the American people on […]

Where’s the Outrage?

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, I’m pleased to see that you brought up President Obama’s use of religion during his conference call designed to drum up additional support among religious Americans for his health care plan.  I’m glad that you’re concerned, but disappointed that […]

No Agreement on Health Care; How About Faith-Based Volunteerism?

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, I know we won’t agree on the abortion/health care issue – but it’s worth noting that we have heard from more than 70,000 Americans (more than 60,000 online) who are demanding that Congress include an exclusion on abortion services to […]

Abortion Mandate in Health Care is Not “Choice”

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, I disagree that “any sensible health care reform” is going to have to cover, as you call it “reproductive health care,” or as I would say, “abortion.”  Americans do not want their federal dollars paying for abortions.  Let me […]

All Women Deserve Health Care with the Right to Choose

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, any sensible health care reform plan is going to have to cover women’s reproductive health care more completely and equitably than the current system. We need to listen to those in the medical field as to what is the […]

No Mandated Abortion Coverage in National Health Care

posted by Jay Sekulow

In an effort to revamp the nation’s health care system, there’s a troubling development underway in the legislative process  Congress is considering health care legislation that would identify abortion as a health ‘benefit’ and mandate coverage of abortion services in […]

Good Questions: Yes; Pontifications and Disruptions: No

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, of course senators on the Judiciary Committee should ask thoughtful questions about what we often refer to as “judicial philosophy” during the hearings on Judge Sonia Sotomayor.  There is only one problem: some members of the committee have already made it clear […]

Focus on the Killers, Not Law-Abiding Citizens

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, I certainly want law enforcement officials to have all the tools they need to go after those who use violence to make their point – whether they open fire at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. taking the life […]

Let Us Revisit Terrorist Investigations

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, I’d like you to revisit a little blog-versation we had a few months back.  A Department of Homeland Security memo had suggested that it was important for law enforcement agents to concern themselves with domestic, not just foreign, terrorist […]

With Obama, The Criticism is About Substance, Not Style

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, I really don’t understand what you are talking about.  Much of what President Obama is being criticized for revolves around substantive issues – not style.  And, it’s hardly “nitpicking” as you suggest.  A lot of troubling developments have occurred […]

Call DHS “Rightwing Extremism” Report What It Is: Offensive

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, let’s call this Homeland Security report on “Rightwing Extremism” what it is – offensive and insulting to millions of law-abiding citizens – including veterans and pro-life supporters – who exercise their constitutional rights to speak about issues that matter […]

A New Generation of Leadership

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, rest assured there is a new and vibrant generation of conservative Christians that are already engaging what are called the “Culture Wars.”  I personally have never liked that phraseology. This is really a clash of world views. There is […]

Think the “Culture Wars” Are Over? I Have a Bridge in Brooklyn For Sale

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Maybe  James Dobson was just having a particularly bad day.  As the top Religious Right leader gave a “farewell speech” to the staff at Focus On the Family he noted that “we are awash in evil” and that “humanly speaking, […]

Obama Keeps Abortion – Not Choice – Promises

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, I am stunned by your defense of President Obama’s pro-abortion policies.   You say that you’re ‘delighted’ that he’s making good on his promises in this area.  Come on, Barry.  Level with me.  You know this is not about choice […]

Obama Keeps Choice Promises: Why Any Surprise?

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, I am incredulous about your continued “shock” that pro-choice Presidential candidate Barack Obama is now pro-choice President Barack Obama. The President made it clear throughout the campaign that he was pro-choice: noting that he would overturn the Mexico City […]

A Pro-Abortion Presidential Push

posted by Jay Sekulow

President Obama has wasted little time since taking office staking out positions that are hostile to protecting human life.   Within days of taking the oath of office, President Obama signed an Executive Order repealing what’s been called the “Mexico […]

Jay, You’re Condemning Obama For Being Obama

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, you may be the only person in America who is shocked (yes,shocked) that President Obama is making good on campaign promises. During thecampaign, Obama was open about his pro-choice views on abortion. He vowed tooverturn the regressive (and frankly […]

What Will President Obama Do Next?

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, I don’t think anyone really has a clue on how President Obama plans to move forward with his faith-based efforts.  I am not sure the even the President knows at this point.

Religious Discrimination – Not Economic Stimulus

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, as debate unfolds on the economic stimulus package on Capitol Hill, we’ve already seen some of the ‘spending’ priorities of this new Administration and Congress.   President Obama wasted no time in issuing an Executive Order clearing the way for […]

SHOCKER! REMOVING GAG RULE UPSETS VATICAN

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

I knew you would not be happy, Jay, that President Obama did what he had always said he would do–remove the restriction against even discussing abortion by groups which are engaged in international family planning and receive any tax dollars.  […]

A Pro-Abortion President

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, it’s clear that this President is working quickly to overturn many of the policies of his predecessor.  But, what is most troubling in the flurry of Executive Orders issued by President Obama in the hours of his new presidency, […]

PHARMACY CASE COULD EXPOSE “SILENT AGENDA”

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Well, Jay, I think your”victory” in the Illinoispharmacy case may be short-lived. First, on the merits, it seems unlikelythat the courts will create some new “right” to allow licensedprofessionals to “opt out” of any practice they find religiouslyobjectionable.  Second, to […]

RELIGIOUS RIGHT: ONE DOOR SHUTS; FIFTY OPEN

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Before I suggest that readers take a look at a more detailed post-election document, I wanted to note something about your last post.  If prayer is to be taken seriously, we have to know what the praying is for.  I’m […]

EVERYBODY IS DOING IT

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

The blogosphere is filled with them: predictions about the outcome of Tuesday’s election.  Although a Google search indicates there are even ones made by monkeys, a quick examination of the first few hits indicates this could be a put on. […]

NO SPEECH POLICE : JUST COMMONSENSE

posted by Rev. Barry W. Lynn

Jay, I know you would like to seethe tax code provision barring endorsement of candidates by non-profitsrepealed.  We have a big difference ofopinion about that.              However, I do not see why you believe thatunder the current law the […]

“Enough With the Speech Police”

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, the examples you cited show precisely why the IRS gag rule should be repealed. When the IRS investigates pro-life churches who speak out in defense of the unborn during the election season, it has a chilling effect on other […]

Two Very Different Views on Abortion

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, to address your critique of a McCain supporter’s prayer: people of all faiths are entitled to pray as they see fit. There is nothing wrong with wanting our government leaders, who make decisions that have a profound impact on […]

The Final Debate – An Important Opportunity

posted by Jay Sekulow

The fact that tonight represents the final debate between Senators McCain and Obama at Hofstra University on Long Island also marks the final opportunity for these two candidates to address – in a debate format – key issues that have […]

Agreement on the Importance of Supreme Court Nominations

posted by Jay Sekulow

Barry, I agree that constitutional issues and the importance of Supreme Court nominations should get more coverage during this Presidential campaign. I would like to see this issue discussed at the debate tonight even if Tom Brokaw does not bring […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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!!! ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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