religious freedom
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
Culture
State department still won’t say why it doesn’t classify Nigeria, India as countries violating religious freedom

(The Daily Signal) – Secretary of State Antony Blinken determined that Nigeria and India do not meet the threshold to be designated as “countries of particular concern”… Read More

January 29, 2024
Courts
Christian club sues Hawaii Department Of Education after allegedly being barred from school grounds

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A Christian after-school club organization filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Hawaii Department of Education after allegedly being barred from operating a club on several… Read More

January 25, 2024
Courts
Blue state officials agree to pay thousands after barring church from preschool lunch program for beliefs on gender

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – California state officials agreed to settle with the Church of Compassion and Dayspring Christian Learning Center Tuesday for nearly $200,000 after trying to exclude the… Read More

January 18, 2024
Opinion
Australian law forbids prayers, revealing the religious freedom threat of bans on ‘conversion therapy’

(The Daily Signal) – Imagine the government told you what you can and cannot pray for, inside your own head. Such an idea seems better suited to “thoughtcrime” dystopias—such as George… Read More

January 4, 2024
Courts
East Lansing, MI to pay $825k for violating farmer’s free speech in religious liberty ruling

(The Center Square) – When the city of East Lansing excluded someone from a farmer’s market because of his religious beliefs, they violated his right to free speech and freedom… Read More

December 20, 2023
Public Education
Georgia high school football coach sacked after atheist group threatens district over player baptisms

A Christian football coach at a Georgia high school has been sacked from coaching for allegedly holding a baptism on school grounds where 20 players professed faith in Christ. The… Read More

November 21, 2023
Culture
Wisconsin city backtracks from viral memo banning Christmas decorations in public spaces

City leaders in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin are walking back a viral memo asking employees not to put Christmas decorations in public spaces after legal pushback. Melissa Cantarero Weiss, deputy city administrator… Read More

November 16, 2023
Opinion
Op-ed: After 30 years of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the law – and our liberty – are under attack

(The Daily Signal) – Thirty years ago today, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, to protect what he called “the most precious of all… Read More

November 16, 2023
Courts
Court rules in favor of politician accused of ‘hate speech’ for tweeting Bible verse

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A Finnish court dismissed all charges against parliament member Päivi Räsänen after she was accused of hate speech for tweeting a Bible verse, according to… Read More

November 14, 2023
Culture
New Biden admin ‘mandate’ will require 80,000 employees to affirm gender ideology in the workplace

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is under fire for a new policy requiring employees to use the preferred names and pronouns of their… Read More

November 14, 2023
Courts
School board member sues for right to recite Bible verses

(The Daily Signal) – Since she began serving on her local school board in Arizona in January, Heather Rooks has made it a practice to begin her meeting… Read More

October 30, 2023
Courts
City can’t ban farmer from market for views on same-sex marriage, judge rules

(The Daily Signal) – Six years after a Michigan city barred a farmer from selling apples and other fruit at an outdoor market because he doesn’t allow same-sex weddings on… Read More

August 30, 2023
Christian Schools
Learning center offers Christian classes for public school students, triples enrollment in first 2 years

In a small Georgia town, a group of Christians got creative about reaching public school students with the Christian message. “There wasn’t really an option for [public school students] to… Read More

August 29, 2023
Courts
Southwest lawyers ordered by judge to attend ‘religious liberty training’ after failure to comply with previous order

Three lawyers for Southwest Airlines were ordered by a federal judge to attend a “religious liberty training” course after the company failed to comply with a court order. Texas federal Judge… Read More

August 14, 2023
Public Education
Michigan high school halts prayer at banquet after atheist complaints; asks what more it can do to beat back religion

A Michigan high school is stopping prayer at its senior awards banquet after an atheist group sent a letter threatening a lawsuit over a prayer in May. Vicksburg High School,… Read More

August 10, 2023
Culture
Christian youth reading Bible arrested for peaceful protest at Wisconsin drag event, while Nazis ignored by police

A Bible-reading teen was among several young people arrested during a peaceful protest across the street from a drag event that included kids last weekend in Wisconsin. Observers say… Read More

August 4, 2023
Courts
Religious freedom coalition urges Senate to reject judge nominee, citing her ‘opposition’ to First Amendment protections

(The Daily Signal) – The Senate will vote soon on the controversial nomination of D.C. Judge Loren AliKhan to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The Senate Judiciary… Read More

July 14, 2023
Opinion
UN report castigates religion for stymieing the sexual orientation-gender identity agenda

(The Daily Signal) – Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the United Nations’ independent “expert” on sexual orientation and gender identity, capped off â€œPride Month” in June with his annual report to the Human Rights Council. Read More

July 11, 2023