The case highlights a clash between federal requirements and firmly held beliefs of Roman Catholic and other groups that say they are exempt on grounds of religious freedom.
'The First Amendment protects freedom of speech for all people, regardless of their political, moral, or religious views.'
While many of them said they still weren't ready to endorse him for president, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appears to have sufficiently convinced a gathering of more than 900 conservative Christian leaders that he is the best choice for protecting religious freedom.
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In a gathering with 900 evangelical pastors and leaders Tuesday, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump promised that he would protect the political speech and religious freedom of pastors and clergy by repealing a longstanding ban on church and nonprofit politicking.
Trump gave me hopes he was an ally for the proper role of religion in politics. Then he crushed them.
Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who spent six days in jail for refusing to issue gay marriage licenses, has said that a new state law taking affect soon provides her the religious freedom accommodation she has sought from the beginning, and is putting an end to legal proceedings.
He said he'll appoint antiabortion judges and make department store employees say "merry Christmas."
Dozens of faith-based colleges in California are objecting to legislation that they say would infringe on religious freedom by allowing lawsuits from gay and transgender students who feel discriminated against because their sexual orientation conflicts with church tenets. The dispute is a new slant...
At a closed-door meeting on Tuesday, Donald Trump delivered a message to evangelicals that if he wins the White House in November, he will fiercely defend religious freedom. Addressing evangelical leaders from across the country in New...Show More Summary
On Tuesday the Cato Institute held a daylong conference on religious liberty. It was interesting throughout, but especially for its afternoon session on public accommodations, featuring Roger Pilon of Cato, Louise Melling of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and Mark Rienzi of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and Catholic University. Show More Summary
We work hard at providing students a diverse, respectful, safe and challenging environment to learn and prepare for life. The passage of SB 1146 would destroy that time-honored foundation and undercut the very fabric of higher education, which advocates for freedom of opinion and discourse.
Mary Eberstadt’s powerful new book, It’s Dangerous to Believe: Religious Freedom and Its Enemies, is filled with arresting formulations, like the idea that C for Christian has become the new scarlet letter. Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter was about Puritans and sex, of course, but so is Eberstadt’s. Show More Summary
RELIGIOUS freedom for everybody, with all its messy and unpredictable consequences, has always been a serious matter in the United States, ever since the republic's creation. That might sound like a statement of the obvious, but its implications are anything but trivial.
Last month the Department of State hosted a meeting of the International Contact Group for Freedom of Religion or Belief (ICG).
A few other things from Eric Metaxas, not about Donald Trump, in discussing his new book, If You Can Keep It. (Longer NRO Q&A here.) KJL: What are your If You Can Keep It thoughts in the wake of the Orlando attack this past weekend? METAXAS: The atrocity of the murders in Orlando is a genuinely clarifying moment for us. Show More Summary
Attorney Alicia Berry, who formerly represented a florist in a religious freedom case, has announced she’s running for Superior Court Judge in Position 3 in Washington state. The seat is currently held by a judge who ruled against religious freedom. Show More Summary
The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission received criticism from some members of the Southern Baptist Convention at the denomination's annual meeting on Wednesday for filing an amicus brief on behalf of a Muslim group seeking to build a mosque.
Three years ago, before I moved to Mississippi from my native Manhattan, I would have jumped on the boycott bandwagon to punish the state for its so-called "Religious Freedom Bill" -- a Dixie-tinted Nuremberg Law depriving gay people of civil rights. Show More Summary
Princeton law professor and leading religious freedom advocate Robert George argued Tuesday that although religion is part of the inherent good of human beings, terrorist attacks like Sunday's massacre in Orlando show the need for limits on religious freedom.