Faith and Freedom with Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and Holly Meade, and BarbWire’s Matt Barber… An 11-minute weekday radio program discussing hot topics in the area of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the family.
A federal judge in North Carolina has dismissed a lawsuit against the North Carolina Religious Accommodation Law.
Mat Staver: A Federal judge recently dismissed a lawsuit against the North Carolina law that provides a religious accommodation to magistrates who object to officiating or granting marriage licenses for same-sex couples. Incidentally, this judge, who was an appointee of President Barack Obama, had previously issued an injunction against North Carolina’s recognition of natural marriage. Now he’s dismissed this case by the plaintiffs.
These issues are very important and I think it really underscores what is at stake with regards to religious freedom. If you go back to 2015, we have the case coming out of North Carolina. This particular judge ruled against North Carolina’s Marriage Amendment. Then the case was asked for review by the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Supreme Court of the United States declined to take up the case. Meaning that the Federal Court of Appeals decision, which also struck down this law, was upheld, and North Carolina’s marriage law was then in jeopardy…
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