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November 15, 2016
Trump and the culture war issues
An Associated Press story, excerpted and linked after the jump, says that Trump's election victory...
October 24, 2016
The Lutheran pre-school before the Supreme Court
Once again, a congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod is appearing before the Supreme...
September 19, 2016
Civil rights must be “preeminent” over religious liberty
The U. S. Commission on Civil Rights is recommending that civil rights be made "preeminent"...
August 29, 2016
Defending that LCMS judge who opposes gay marriage
As we've blogged about, Municipal Judge Ruth Neely of Pinedale, Wyoming--a member of the Lutheran...
August 26, 2016
“The issue will come and find you”
Liberal Baptist theologian and LGBT advocate David Gushee says that there is no middle ground when...
August 24, 2016
The case of the trans-gender funeral director
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) (1993) is still the law of the land and can...
August 22, 2016
Are Christians the powerful or the marginalized?
In the course of a post on why so many evangelicals are supporting Donald Trump,...
August 12, 2016
What Clinton thinks religious liberty is
In a play to capitalize on Mormon's dissatisfaction with Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton wrote an...
August 11, 2016
California drops the proposed law targeting religious colleges
As we blogged about, the California legislature was all set to pass a law punishing Christian...
August 09, 2016
More on Russia’s anti-evangelism law
Michael Avramovich explains more about Russia's new laws restricting religion. We have blogged about the one requiring...
August 01, 2016
The Libertarian candidate on religious liberty
Is Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson someone social conservatives could vote for as an alternative to...
July 29, 2016
The rest of the religious liberty story
The Christian Science Monitor is running a seven-part series on religious liberty. According to Julia...
July 12, 2016
Russia forbids evangelizing outside of church
A new Russian law forbids evangelizing except within a church service. This includes using e-mail...
July 12, 2016
Chinese state government confiscates churches’ offerings
In more state repression of religion, the government in China's Zhejiang province is confiscating the...
July 08, 2016
No exemptions for church services “open to the public”?
The Iowa Civl Rights Act forbids discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or...
July 07, 2016
Christian dating sites must arrange same-sex matches
A California judge is requiring a company that operates Christian dating sites to provide its...
July 05, 2016
Trump vs. Clinton on religious liberty
At Donald Trump's conclave with evangelical leaders, he notably dodged the religious liberty questions. That's...
July 01, 2016
Christian pharmacists must stock abortifacients
A Christian-owned pharmacy chain refuses to stock "emergency contraception" drugs on the grounds that they...
June 29, 2016
California churches to be forced to pay for abortions?
The state of California has classified abortion as a "basic health service," which means that under...
June 23, 2016
LCMS judge on trial for her views on marriage
More on Ruth Neely, the Wyoming judge and member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod,...
June 22, 2016
California may require Christian schools to change their teachings
California is considering a bill that would remove the exemption for faith-based colleges and universities...
June 01, 2016
Lutheran school investigated for LGBT discrimination
St. John's Lutheran School in Baraboo, Wisconsin, is under federal investigation for discriminating against gay...
April 20, 2016
The 100 religious freedom bills in state legislatures
Over 100 religious freedom bills have been introduced in 28 states. Some, with various liberty...
April 14, 2016
The First Amendment Defense Act
A bill is before Congress that would protect individuals, churches, and other organizations from being...
April 11, 2016
Finding out how the IRS investigates churches
Two years ago, the atheist group the Freedom from Religion Foundation sued the IRS in...
April 05, 2016
Big business vs. religious liberty
Indiana, Arkansas, and now Georgia have passed modest religious liberty bills that would, among other...
March 25, 2016
Exemptions for corporations, but not religious groups
The federal government insists that the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious groups...
March 16, 2016
Hostility to religion
In 2012, the First Liberty Institute documented over 600 overt cases in America of "legal, social,...
February 24, 2016
Did a Massachusetts court ban Christian schools?
A court in Massachusetts ruled that a Catholic school is guilty of discrimination against an...
January 22, 2016
Religious hospitals may refuse to perform procedures against their beliefs
In what may be an important precedent, a California court ruled against a woman who...
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