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Bishops Endorse Medicaid Expansion, With Strong Reservations

Click here to see the bishops’ statement on Medicaid expansion.

Theater of the Absurd in Indiana

April 23, 2015 | | Posted in News/Updates

The recent furor in Indiana has made it plain that religious freedom, once the very cornerstone of the American project, is no longer a living doctrine that animates our national life. The first line of the First Amendment – which guarantees the free exercise of religion – is no longer first in the hearts of […]

Governor Signs Ban on Dismemberment Abortions

April 7, 2015 | , , | Posted in The Issues

When Governor Brownback signed SB 95 this morning, Kansas become the first state in the country to ban dismemberment abortions, a brutal procedure in which an unborn child is torn limb from limb.  This procedure is typically used on unborn children that are 3-5 months along in a pregnancy.  There are roughly 600 dismemberment abortions […]

Kansas Senate Passes Campus Religious Freedom Bill

March 19, 2015 | , | Posted in The Issues

Today the Kansas Senate passed legislation that would protect religious student groups at public universities.  SB 175 ensures that religious campus groups will be allowed to continue to limit their membership and leadership positions to students who share the organization’s faith. The legislation is needed because of a new trend developing in other states where […]

Common Sense Religious Freedom Bill Under Attack

March 10, 2015 | , | Posted in News/Updates

As we approach the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg Castle Church, it is worth considering how history takes many surprising twists and turns. The modern secular state was born out of a desire to end Europe’s post-Reformation religious wars, but now the militant secularism of the modern […]

Campus Religious Freedom Act of 2015

February 11, 2015 | , | Posted in Vote Tracker

SB 175 would protect religious student groups at public universities.  SB 175 ensures that religious campus groups will be allowed to continue to limit their membership and leadership positions to students who share the organization’s faith.  The legislation is needed because of a new trend developing in other states where religious student groups are forced […]

Faith Leaders Call for End of Death Penalty

February 10, 2015 | | Posted in The Issues

Leaders from various faith traditions met at the Kansas Capitol today to call for an end to the death penalty.  Archbishop Naumann spoke on behalf of the Catholic bishops in support of legislation that would abolish capital punishment in Kansas.