WASHINGTON (AP) — In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court made it easier for religious schools to obtain public funds, upholding a Montana scholarship program that allows state tax credits for private schooling.
(RNS) — The Court ruled that LGBTQ people are protected from discrimination under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, making employment discrimination against LGBTQ persons illegal in all 50 states for the first time.
(RNS) — Kavanaugh's dissent, on the other hand, is a good example of the spiritual libertarianism rampant on the right.
(RNS) — The government is free to forbid any behavior that threatens life, but the White House disallowed even suggestions on how to avoid being infected by COVID-19.
(RNS) — Answer: Because it's a good culture war issue.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Spell already faces misdemeanor charges for holding in-person church services despite the ban on gatherings.
(RNS) — It appears that only through viral infection do holdout congregants finally get the public health message.
(RNS) — Imprisoning people for their religious convictions is bad enough, but persisting with this policy in the face of a public health crisis crosses into new territory of immorality.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Church officials believe they have been singled out for their religion after members were ticketed $500 for attending services.
(RNS) — Just as religious entities must abide by building codes, churches, mosques and synagogues must follow public health orders.
(RNS) — Track how COVID-19 restrictions in each state relate to religious groups and worship services.
(RNS) — As states issue stay-at-home orders and bar gatherings, some evangelical Christians — those who believe they are a persecuted minority — have become convinced that religious freedom is under attack.
CENTRAL, La. (AP) — Pastor Tony Spell has confirmed that he is facing misdemeanor charges, but said the summons wasn't deterring him.
(RNS) — A compassionate response to differences in our beliefs is what our society needs, not government officials more interested in shaming those with whom they disagree.
(RNS) — As anti-Muslim violence continues unabated in India, the capital of New York state has passed the United States' third resolution denouncing the far-right Indian government’s changes to citizenship laws that have drawn international condemnations alleging anti-Muslim bias.