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Suit Challenges U.S. Over Abortions and Birth Control for Immigrant Minors

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.

Pro-life victory: City was wrong to suppress pro-life women center’s ad, Court rules

'The First Amendment protects freedom of speech for all people, regardless of their political, moral, or religious views.'

Trump Convinces Evangelical Leaders He'd Be Better Than Clinton at Defending Religious Freedom

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.

Faith-based colleges say anti-discrimination bill would infringe on their religious freedom

Updates on California politics: Clinton lead shrinks as California votes are counted, female veterans' suicide bill heads to Obama June 22, 2016, 10 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government news. You can find our ongoing coverage of the California primary over...

Donald Trump Tells Evangelical Leaders He Will End Decades-Old Ban on Church Politicking

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.

When Trump says he wants to expand religious freedom, he doesn't know what he's talking about

4 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Trump gave me hopes he was an ally for the proper role of religion in politics. Then he crushed them.

Kim Davis Claims Decisive Victory in Religious Freedom, Gay Marriage Case

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.

Listen to Donald Trump telling evangelicals he'll increase their religious freedom

4 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

He said he'll appoint antiabortion judges and make department store employees say "merry Christmas."

Faith-based colleges say anti-discrimination bill would infringe on their religious freedom

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...

Donald Trump Woos Evangelicals With Promise to Protect Religious Freedom

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

Freedom of association, discrimination law, and religious exemption

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

How a California Bill Violates the Religious Freedom of the School I Lead

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.

C for Christian Is the New Scarlet Letter

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 Muslims divides American Baptists

last weekReligion : Erasmus

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.

Multinational Efforts to Advance Religious Freedom for All

Last month the Department of State hosted a meeting of the International Contact Group for Freedom of Religion or Belief (ICG).

Metaxas on Orlando, Religious Freedom & More

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

Judge Who Ruled Against Florist to Face Electoral Challenge from Her Attorney

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

Russell Moore Takes on Critics at SBC for Supporting Religious Freedom for Muslims to Build Mosques

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.

America, Don't Turn Your Back On Mississippi

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

Robert P. George on Orlando Massacre, Richard Dawkins' Kids and Religious Freedom

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.

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