(RNS) — 'Premising our rights on some supernatural benevolence is dangerous,' writes Andrew L. Seidel on the Bill of Rights Day (Dec. 15.)
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(RNS) The most egregious assertion Brooks made is that 'it’s just a cake. It’s not like they were being denied a home or a job, or a wedding.'
(RNS) — A win by baker Jack Phillips would begin the unraveling of our anti-discrimination laws, leaving people of all faiths — including Christians — at risk.
(RNS) — Islam does not permit one to discriminate in providing services to individuals because they believe or behave in a way counter to one's understanding...
WASHINGTON (RNS) — As usual, Justice Anthony Kennedy appeared to be the up-for-grabs justice, offering each side reason for hope.
'We can’t take for granted what ‘religious freedom’ is and what it protects,' says Tisa Wenger, an associate professor of American religious history at Yale.
(AP) — In a legal case with profound implications for LGBT rights and religion's place in public life, the opposing sides agree on this: It's not about the...
(RNS) — When is a cross on government land a violation of the establishment clause?
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lower court ruled that county commissioners' practice of leading the prayers themselves and inviting the audience to join, always in the...
(RNS) — The court will hear the 'cake case,' which may not be a yummy delight for all.
(RNS) — On the eve of Constitution Day, a survey shows many Americans know very little about the document and who it protects.
(USA Today) The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas and other opponents have vowed to sue over the controversial display.
(RNS) The “first freedom” is not the free exercise of religion — it is freedom from established religion.
(RNS) To avoid unconstitutionally funding religion or unnecessarily meddling in church affairs, Missouri has in the past wisely chosen to prohibit state...