The group wants to "preserve the nation's priceless heritage of religious freedom."
Click here for reuse options! We must not fall for the ancient tactic of allowing the kings, nobles and priests of our time to divide and set us against one another. To read press coverage about it, one might think that religious freedom is a concern only for religious and political conservatives, and not one of the most liberatory ideas in history. Show More Summary
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A state representative is trying to get the religious freedom bill to the floor for a public vote.
Religious freedom statutes and lawsuits have been chipping away at civil rights advancements at an accelerated rate for the last handful of years. But now that Jeff Sessions is supposedly in charge of protecting those civil rights, so-called...Show More Summary
In a case that pitted so-called "religious freedom" against Washington State’s civil rights protections, the state’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Christians don't have the special right to deny services to people they don't approve of. Show More Summary
As foreshadowed by his campaign, Donald Trump has spent his presidency fear-mongering over imaginary or exaggerated problems, toward sinister ends. Trump claims of widespread voter fraud are a pretext for cracking down on voters who favor Democrats. Show More Summary
State-level attempts at religious liberty laws pose difficult questions. A. Barton Hinkle writes: Once again Virginia lawmakers have passed legislation to protect religious freedom. Once again, Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) will veto it.Show More Summary
When President Donald Trump spoke to the National Prayer Breakfast this month, he underscored his vow to defend the religious rights of the conservative Christians who helped propel him to … Click to Continue »
Last week, in response to a piece at Salon, I wrote a short post about the reality of religious-freedom legislation in America, which, I argued, is narrowly tailored to protect the consciences of those who believe that marriage is rightly understood as being between one man and one woman. Show More Summary
Two American Indian tribes have asked a federal judge to stop construction of the last stretch of the four-state Dakota Access pipeline, adding a religious freedom component to their argument that it would endanger their cultural sites and water supply.
Americans were rattled recently when a draft memo by the Trump Administration was leaked that outlined a potential executive order on so-called “religious liberty.” The draft memo could have circumvented federal and state anti-discrimination...Show More Summary
The majority of Americans are now in favor of limiting Religious freedom. 61% say that they oppose allowing businesses refuse service for religious reasons. This would include Christian owned bakers, caterers, florists, and printers who do not want to be involved in same sex marriages or LGBT events. Here’s the data from PRRI Research: New […]
The breakdown by religions yields some surprising results.
It's not just employers who would have a license to discriminate, but employees, as well.
Texas Republican lawmakers have introduced a sweeping anti-LGBT “religious freedom” bill that could allow “ex-gay” therapists to keep their licenses even if the dangerous, discredited practice is banned by the state. Senate Bi… Read The post Texas Bill Would Allow ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapists, Others Who Harm LGBT People to Keep Licenses appeared first on Towleroad.
Family Policy Alliance and its alliance of 40 state-based groups is sending a letter urging President Trump to sign a religious freedom Executive Order. The order would strengthen protections for individuals and business owners who don’t want to be forced to violate their deeply held beliefs. Show More Summary
The Orthodox Jewish couple have a history of support for the goals of the LGBT movement.