Team Obama’s new low in the name of ‘trans rights’

August 27, 2016, New York Post

One of the top guardians of American freedoms just entered the fight against the Obama administration’s insane excesses in the name of “trans rights.”

Headed to court to toss the HHS rule is the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is undefeated before the Supreme Court — capped by four wins when going up against the Obama administration.

Becket’s clients of record here include Franciscan Alliance, a religious hospital network, and the Christian Medical & Dental Associations; five states have also joined the lawsuit.

Mohel de Blasio

New York Post, February 27, 2015

“This is an example of better late than never,” says Eric Rassbach of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. “The city should never have adopted this rule in the first place, and it shouldn’t have taken a loss in the federal courts to bring them to the bargaining table. But this solution respects both religious liberty and public health.”

Obama’s Contraceptive Mandate Heads to Supreme Court

New York Post, November 29, 2013

In a brief filed this year, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty summed up Hobby Lobby’s predicament this way: “When the government threatens to ruin a family’s business unless they renounce their faith, the pressure placed on them is unmistakable. In other words, ‘Your business or your religion’ is just as effective a threat as ‘Your money or your life.’ ”

Meet. Pray. Legislate.

New York Post, May 5, 2014

As the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty noted in its brief, the Founders never considered legislative prayer an establishment of religion.

Retail and Religion

New York Post, September 13, 2013

Our friends at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty sum it up well: “In a a religiously diverse country people of different faiths will have different needs…”

Supremes’ quiet hit on ObamaCare

New York Post, June 26, 2013

In an amicus brief, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty explained why this case is about much more than prostitution and AIDS: “The expansion of the modern regulatory state has increasingly led to financial involvement of the government with private organizations — including churches, religious universities, and religious charities — in ways that potentially give the government power over those organizations. Tax exemptions, which have been treated by this Court as tantamount to the provision of funds, are a prominent example . . .

Same-sex & the Supremes

New York Post, March 26, 2013

As the amicus brief for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty notes, legislatures are “more adept at balancing competing social interests, including religious liberty.” The Becket Fund brief takes no position on same-sex marriage. But it is interesting because it answers a question often asked: Why should anyone care about anyone else’s right to marry?