Three years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that the government could not force company owners with a religious objection to provide contraceptive coverage to their employees. Since then, liberals have spun the narrative that Christians are using religious liberty lawsuits to thwart “women’s health” (a.k.a., abortion and contraception) programs and anti-discrimination statutes, thus imposing their religion on the public square. But this hasn’t happened at all.
Rachel Busick and Luke Goodrich have studied the religious liberty cases that have gone through the federal appeals courts. They found that there are actually very few religious freedom lawsuits. And most of those are coming not from Christians but from religious minorities.