(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) — U.S. District Judge Rosemary Márquez argued that not only are the activists' beliefs sincerely held, but also that prosecuting them amounts to a substantial burden on their faith.
(RNS) RFRA is being used as a vehicle for institutions and individuals to argue that their faith justifies myriad harms -- to equality, to dignity, to health and to core American values. This is wrong.
(RNS) Big business is trying to “rebrand” religious liberty as bigotry by distorting the facts about policies that draw strong support among Americans.
(RNS) Religious liberty is often threatened by government indifference or oversight, but here it is endangered by exaggerated claims and overreaching.
ATLANTA -- The bill grants churches, religious schools or faith-based associations the right to reject holding events for people or groups to whom they object.
Scalia was wrong to consider himself a champion of religious freedom.
Want to make a quick buck? How about hundreds of thousands? Just say something outrageous, claim you’ve been persecuted, and watch the money roll in.
Same-sex marriage heads back to SCOTUS. A Tennessee sex club becomes a church to skirt zoning restrictions. And Boko Haram rebrands as iSwap, aligning not with Apple but with the Islamic State. All this and more in April’s global religious freedom recap.
Christians everywhere should stand against state laws that can be used to discriminate -- not in spite of our faith but because of it.
(Reuters) Indianapolis, a corn belt city of 850,000 with a $4.4 billion tourism industry, has gone into full-on damage control to make sure its growing convention business is not harmed by a national uproar over a religious freedom bill that Pence signed into law last week.
He was responsible for the decision that threw religious freedom into politics.
An Indian state bans the sale and possession of beef. Tanzanians murder “witches” accused of murdering “magical albinos.” And Ireland nearly outlaws straight marriage, on accident. Who needs April Fools’ Day when reality is this strange?
(RNS) Until the last few years, RFRA cases were victimless. That all changed in the 2000s, as conservative activists began using RFRA in a new way: as a sword, rather than a shield.
A core argument among the law's defenders is that there is already a federal RFRA and 19 other states have a law exactly like the Indiana's. But similar is not same.
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