Judge Vance Day: Victim of Oregon ‘tolerance’

by NW Spotlight Marion County Circuit Court Judge Vance Day has been in the news recently because he has stopped performing weddings after U.S. District Judge Michael McShane’s 2014 ruling that effectively legalized gay marriage in Oregon. According to a … Continue reading

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Hypocritical judgment of Kentucky county clerk

by Lars Larson This week the eyes of the nation have been focused on Rowan County, Kentucky where a [Democratic] county clerk refused to issue gay marriage licenses. Personally I think she’s wrong to substitute her religious beliefs for public … Continue reading

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June 1st Public Debate: Do Citizens in a Free Society Have a Right to Privacy in Charitable Giving?

By Steve Buckstein Do you donate to any nonprofit organizations such as charities, churches, or think tanks? Would you rather not be subject to possible retribution for supporting what others might think are the “wrong ideas”? Then you won’t want … Continue reading

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Cylvia Hayes: troubling and disturbing attitude toward marriage

by Teresa Harke Several years ago I was asked by OPB to discuss the subject of cohabitation as it related to Governor Kitzhaber and First Lady Cylvia Hayes. Many Oregonians were uncomfortable with the idea of the Governor’s girlfriend being … Continue reading

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