Tag Archives: First Amendment

On the Perils of Using Restaurants and Other Public Venues as Protest Fora

Even if One CAN Protest Where and How One Wishes, That Doesn’t Necessarily Mean One SHOULD Do So By Ken K. Gourdin After the proprietor of Lexington, Virginia’s Red Hen Restaurant informed White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders that … Continue reading

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Kaepernick and NFL Employment

On the Unemployment of NFL Quarterback Collin Kaepernick, on Kaepernick’s Protest (and His Right to Do So), and on the First Amendment By Ken K. Gourdin Doug Robinson of Salt Lake City’s Deseret News commented on the reluctance of National … Continue reading

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Griffin v. Trump

Griffin v. Trump: On the First Amendment, on Government Criticism, and on the Boundaries of Good Taste By Ken K. Gourdin “Comedienne” Kathy Griffin—quotation marks used to denote that I don’t think anything Ms. Griffin has ever said or done, … Continue reading

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Colorado Cake-Baker Forced to Violate Religious Conscience

Of Gays, and Marriage, and Cakes, and Religious Cake-Bakers: A Compromise That Protects the Rights of All Involved and Enables Us All to Get Along By Ken K. Gourdin At National Review, David French reported on the perverse results of … Continue reading

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Church and State

Wall, or Curtain, of Separation Between Church and State?  A Conversation Regarding Elder Dallin H. Oaks’s Proposal  By Ken K. Gourdin Last September, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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Apostate Polygamy

Religious Freedom, Illegal Polygamy, and Warren Jeffs By Ken K. Gourdin The following was posted at Mormon Dialogue and Discussion in response to a discussion about the treatment of children in Warren Jeffs’ polygamous religious group. The premise of the … Continue reading

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Je Suis Charlie

“Je Suis Charlie”: Reflections on the Recent Terrorist Attacks in France By Ken K. Gourdin Recent happenings in France (the land of some of my ancestors, if you recognize the derivation of my surname), in which purportedly (nominally) Islamic terrorists … Continue reading

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