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OCR Joins New ‘Ohio Politics with Bryan Williams’ in Cleveland & Columbus

OCR Joins New ‘Ohio Politics with Bryan Williams’ in Cleveland & Columbus

OCR congratulates former state representative Bryan Williams on the first simulcast of Ohio Politics with Bryan Williams in Columbus. The show, formerly The Bryan Williams Radio Hour, had been broadcast exclusively in Cleveland and on www.whkradio.com.  Listeners should tune in, call in, and spread the word about Ohio’s only statewide political news show, airing at 3 p.m.

5 Resources for Ohio RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act)

Here are 5 resources from OCR regarding an Ohio Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA): 1. AUDIO, 2/9/14: OCR Featured Contributor Charles Tassell joined Ohio Politics with Bryan Williams to inform you of the latest activity surrounding an Ohio RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act), currently in committee in the state legislature.   2. AUDIO, 12/29/13: OCR Featured Contributor Charles

The Fight for Marriage, Part 2: Is There Even An Argument for Traditional Marriage?

Dr. Robert George, Ryan T. Anderson and Sherif Girgis argue the following: “What we have come to call the gay marriage debate is not directly about homosexuality, but about marriage.  It is not about whom to marry, but about what marriage is.” The two views can be summarized as: (1) the conjugal view and (2)

The First Amendment for a ‘Christian Nation’

America’s national pastime is no longer baseball; it’s litigation. And it’s that time of the year when our litigation specifically turns to mangers, evergreen trees, and school band music. The frenzy to eliminate all aspects of Christmas as a religious event has produced both legitimate concerns as well as paranoia. So it is not surprising

How Ohio Benefits from a Religious Freedom Bill

How do supporters of same-sex marriage, abortion advocates, and–more neutrally–civil rights advocates in Ohio view the Ohio Religious Freedom Restoration Act, H.B. 376, just introduced in the Ohio General Assembly? This is a curious question in view of recent events. The Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of religion to all Americans,

Is a Bill on Religious Liberties Necessary for Ohio?

[Editor’s note: This OCR article was originally published on May 6, 2013.] Ohio has been at a crossroads for 15 years.  Really, it is more of a muddy ridge, and we are slowly sliding down it, picking up speed with each court ruling that undermines our freedoms a little more.  In 1993 Congress passed the

SSM Advocates Start Ohio Spin Campaigns on Marriage, Discrimination

In September and October, Equality Ohio launched campaigns to persuade Ohioans to accept same-sex marriage (SSM) and to change federal and state law on workplace issues. Their strategy is surely influenced by a recent poll of Ohio voters. The Public Religion Research Institute found that most voters would not approve a marriage redefinition—good news for

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