Feb. 28, 2013
Having Lunch with History
Bob Morrison, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, had an article that was featured in Human Events, which recounts his recent luncheon with Rick Valentine, who is related to President Lincoln’s Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton. Morrison clears up the misconceptions about Stanton and his involvement with the Mary Surratt’s case as well as reflects on the celebration of those who have gone before us and will come after us.
Defending Marriage in Business
FRC’s Tom McClusky was cited in a recent Boston Globe article regarding an amicus brief that the Family Research Council presented for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and its impacts on businesses. McClusky states that even though redefining marriage “might be attracting some business” it is “also detracting lots of other business.” The DOMA will be presented to the Supreme Court this month.
A “Stupid” Defense to Religious Liberty
FRC’s Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison point out in their recent article on Townhall.com that the new Secretary of State, John Kerry, used a poor choice of words to talk about America’s religious freedom. In a meeting in Germany, Kerry told German students that Americans “have the right to be stupid”, in reference to why Americans have the right to religious freedom. Blackwell and Morrison point out notable responses that the Secretary could have used instead.
Getting Lincoln Right
Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison tackle the issues President Lincoln faced during his presidency, such as succession vs. revolution, slavery, and founding principles in their article featured in The American Thinker. As Blackwell and Morrison also point out:
“…if conservatives today surrender Lincoln to the Hollywood left and Barack Obama, we will be giving up a vitally important cultural icon and one of our two greatest presidents.”