Archive for: October, 2017

CA governor vetoes religious employee reproductive privacy bill

CA governor vetoes religious employee reproductive privacy bill

California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have prohibited religiously affiliated institutions from taking employment action against non-ministerial employees for their reproductive health decisions including “the use of any drug, device, or medical service.”

 
 

Senate confirms Gingrich as ambassador to Vatican

In a vote of 70-23, the United States Senate approved the nomination of Callista L. Gingrich as the United States Ambassador to the Vatican. Gingrich, the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (m. 2000), is an author, documentary producer, and former congressional aide. Her husband, Newt Gingrich, was raised as a Lutheran who became Southern Baptist during graduate school […]

 
 

New Law – California will not participate in any federal religious registry

New Law – California will not participate in any federal religious registry

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law that will prevent state and local agencies and employees from disclosing information about a person’s religious beliefs to the federal government for use in creating a database for law enforcement or religious purposes.

 
 

MacIsaac: This Reformation Day, I Still Protest!

MacIsaac: This Reformation Day, I Still Protest!

October  31st is not only Halloween but is it Reformation Day – the day that Martin Luther nailed his  95 Theses to the door of a church in Wittenberg.

 
 

Tax-exemption of clergy housing violates Establishment Clause rules Federal judge

Tax-exemption of clergy housing violates Establishment Clause rules Federal judge

Last Friday a federal judge in Wisconsin issued a ruling that a federal statute that exempts housing for members of the clergy from taxation violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

 
 

Advocate Realities: Tips and Principles

Advocate Realities: Tips and Principles

By Shawn D'Abreu – Some suggestions for your life as an activist.

 
 

Federal Judge rules Pennsylvania county seal violates Establishment Clause

Federal Judge rules Pennsylvania county seal violates Establishment Clause

A Federal judge has ruled that a Pennsylvania county seal and flag that prominently feature a cross violates the Establishment Clause.