The zealots pushing a horrifying vision of "religious freedom" really have in mind a new Biblical slavery
A gaming convention CEO that threatened to leave Indiana over a religious freedom law said organizers are "shopping the show."
Business owners are showing their support for a controversial religiously themed sign set up by government officials in a Texas town. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent two letters to the Hawkins City Council about the sign, which reads, “Jesus welcomes you to Hawkins,” in response to...
You may recall how the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act went down in Indiana around that time -- Stephanie made the rainbow background as a sort of subtle middle-finger to the state government. They were married on the...Show More Summary
The Texas Supreme Court ruled that a sexual orientation and gender identity ordinance in Houston must be repealed or put on the ballot in November. Jonathan Saenz with Texas Values worked to stop the policy.
Last week in Washington state, another special religious privilege bit the dust. The Ninth Circuit appeals court ruled unanimously that a pharmacist doesn’t have the right to refuse to fill a prescription for emergency contraception:...Show More Summary
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, otherwise known as the creepy uncle of the antigay “religious freedom” movement, has a message for members of the Westboro Baptist Church: You cannot use your religion to justify picketing the funerals of the victims from last week’s shooting in Lafayette. Show More Summary
The Satanic Temple -- a pair of fun-loving, non-Satan-believing religious freedom activists -- unveiled the statue of Baphomet they plan to put on the Arkansas State Capitol's lawn to complement its existing Christian iconography. Read the rest
Liberals have come up with a variety of rationalizations for their turn away from the American tradition of religious liberty. Over at Bloomberg View I look at a few of the latest, including the claim that conservatives are abusing religious-liberty...Show More Summary
Religious worries over religious liberty are really just Christian worries over their receding hegemony.
Court rules that dispensing Plan B, ella, does not violate religious freedom. A federal appeals court in Washington State has ruled that Christian pharmacists there must dispense FDA-approved emergency contraceptives, despite the pharmacists'...Show More Summary
A long article in The Guardian. Excerpt:According to David Alton, a crossbench peer who campaigns on religious freedom, “some assessments claim that as many as 200 million Christians in over 60 countries around the world face some degree of restriction, discrimination or outright persecution”. Show More Summary
LGBT groups and their allies in Congress are pushing for a sweeping piece of legislation that if enacted would, according to critics, limit religious freedom in the United States.
Conservatives have spent a lot of time recently asserting their right to illegally discriminate, which they like to call "religious freedom". The problem is that these conservatives seem to have different standards depending on whose rights are being discussed. Show More Summary
Anti-discrimination statutes are coming into conflict with laws designed to preserve freedom of conscience, especially in the private sector.
Ramon Aquino shows solidarity during a rally at the Oak Flat Campground in the Tonto National Forest near Superior, Arizona May 30, 2015. Members of the San Carlos Apache tribe, as well as other members of the Apache nation and Native...Show More Summary
A religious freedom group, representing a Kentucky pastor who was banished from counseling youth offenders after telling gay inmates that they are going to hell, is citing his “Constitutional right to free speech” in order to get him reinstated. Pastor David Wells, of the Pleasant View...
The end of the Supreme Court term was depressing for conservatives. The double-whammy of a 50-state mandate for gay marriage and the upholding of Obamacare sounded the alarms for religious freedom. All that unease is measurable. Credit The Washington Post for doing precisely that. Show More Summary
Members of the Tahteya Topa Native American Church of Utah renewed a long-standing battle against a state ban on using peyote during their ceremonies, saying it violates their freedom of religion, KSTU-TV reported. “People say it’s a hallucinogen, which it’s not,” church...