religious freedom
Legislation
Bipartisan push to balance religion, free speech on Ohio campuses

(The Center Square) – A group of bipartisan lawmakers wants to balance religious freedom and free speech on college campuses throughout Ohio with a new law. The proposed plan, developed with… Read More

May 17, 2024
Courts
Appeals court upholds Catholic school’s right to dismiss teacher over same-sex engagement

A North Carolina Catholic high school did not unlawfully discriminate when it terminated a substitute teacher who announced his same-sex engagement, The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled when it… Read More

May 13, 2024
Public Education
Florida elementary school disbands Christian club after complaint from anti-religion group

An elementary school in Hamilton County, Florida has disbanded its only Christian club following pressure from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). The Wisconsin-based anti-religion organization… Read More

May 9, 2024
Culture
Satanist gives Michigan county board meeting invocation, ending with ‘hail Satan,’ as Christians follow with prayer and Scripture

Tensions ran high at the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners meeting in Michigan on Tuesday as a member of the Satanic Temple West Michigan took center stage to deliver the… Read More

April 26, 2024
Public Education
Legal battle brews over prayer club rejection at Washington state school

Two elementary students in Washington state are taking a stand against religious discrimination after their proposal to start an interfaith prayer club was rejected by the school’s principal. The rejection… Read More

April 15, 2024
Culture
DOJ must defend churches from more expected pro-abortion attacks, Catholic leader says

(The Daily Signal) – A prominent Catholic organization is calling on the Department of Justice to defend Catholic churches from anticipated pro-abortion attacks, pointing to the disparities in the DOJ’s enforcement of… Read More

April 10, 2024
Culture
French priest targeted by government for ‘homophobia’

(The Daily Signal) – The French government is targeting a Catholic priest for calling homosexuality a “weakness” and declaring that homosexual acts and relationships are sinful. Father Matthieu Raffray, a Catholic… Read More

April 9, 2024
Culture
‘Senseless charade’: Satanic Temple to deliver opening prayer at Michigan county meeting

A member of The Satanic Temple-West Michigan is scheduled to deliver the opening prayer at the April 23 meeting of the Ottawa County Board of Commissioners. The decision comes nearly a… Read More

April 2, 2024
Courts
Satanic Temple sues Tennessee school board for discrimination over after school club

The Satanic Temple and an anti-religion watchdog have filed a lawsuit against a Tennessee school board for alleged discrimination. In November 2023, the atheistic group known… Read More

March 25, 2024
Courts
Christian ministries get settlement in Virginia religious freedom suit

In a religious freedom victory, two Virginia churches, three Christian schools and a pregnancy center network have received a settlement in a lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alliance Defending… Read More

March 25, 2024
Culture
‘Un-American’: SPLC uses terrorist tactics’ to silence dissent, religious freedom lawyer says

(The Daily Signal) – Mike Farris, general counsel with the National Religious Broadcasters and the founder of Patrick Henry College, says the far-left smear factory the Southern Poverty Law Center… Read More

March 20, 2024
Courts
Christian employees can challenge mandated DEI trainings on religious freedom grounds, lawyer says

(The Daily Signal) – Christian employees can raise religious freedom complaints against mandated diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings if those DEI trainings force an ideology on them or make them… Read More

March 11, 2024
Legislation
Conservative leaders urge lawmakers to back amendment protecting traditional views on marriage

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Dozens of leaders of conservative organizations planned to send a letter Friday to members of Congress demanding that the lawmakers adopt protections for religious Americans… Read More

March 4, 2024
Courts
Americans with traditional religious beliefs ‘will be labeled as bigots and treated as such by the government,’ warns Justice Alito in rare statement

The Supreme Court may have declined to hear a discrimination case, but Justice Samuel Alito used the opportunity as a teaching moment about the threat of religious discrimination he sees… Read More

March 1, 2024
Culture
Hulu rejected Texas church’s ad twice – until a law firm asked why 

(The Daily Signal) – Hulu has reversed its decision to reject an advertisement for a Texas church’s weeknight service, after spurning it twice as being “religious indoctrination.” The Fort Worth, Texas-based… Read More

February 29, 2024
Culture
NY Gov. Hochul’s refusal to address church attacks draws criticism after her thorough response to mosque incident

A series of attacks on churches in New York state have critics crying foul, as Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, remains quiet about the violence. Her refusal to address attacks… Read More

February 27, 2024
Legislation
Iowa Senate passes religious freedom bill after hour-long debate

(The Center Square) – A bill Democrats said would open the door to discrimination of LGBTQ people passed the Iowa Senate along party lines after an hour-long debate on Tuesday. Read More

February 21, 2024
Public Education
Minnesota school district to allow Muslim families to opt out of LGBT reading lessons

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – The St. Louis Park public school district in Minnesota will reportedly allow Muslim families to opt out of LGBT reading lessons for students. Two public… Read More

February 16, 2024
Public Education
Indiana bill would enable public school students to receive off-site faith-based instruction during school day

Indiana legislators are considering a bill that would allow “released-time” religious instruction for students during the school day at the discretion of their parents. The bill,… Read More

February 6, 2024
Legislation
Iowa lawmakers advance religious freedom bill

(The Center Square) – An Iowa House subcommittee advanced a bill Tuesday that would prevent religious discrimination in Iowa over the objections of some who said the bill could discourage… Read More

January 31, 2024