Author Archive: ReligiousLiberty.TV

Lemuel V. Sapian releases new book on America's religious freedom divide

Lemuel V. Sapian releases new book on America's religious freedom divide

Very few things can be as divisive as religion. In free America, we are guaranteed freedom of religion. This has kept the United States a mighty nation, with its strength being derived from unity in diversity. However, many Christians believe America is a Christian Nation and should be upheld as such by civil laws. The public divide over this political issue is seen in the separation of people into diverse groups,

 
 

Supreme Court to decide whether RFRA permits monetary damages against federal employees

Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) permits lawsuits seeking money damages against individual federal employees.

 
 

Tennessee sheriff sued for allegedly forcing a woman to be baptized during traffic stop

Tennessee sheriff sued for allegedly forcing a woman to be baptized during traffic stop

A woman has filed an $11 million lawsuit against a Hamilton County, Tennessee, sheriff's deputy for forcing her to be baptized during a traffic stop.

 
 

Founders' First Freedom Announces Essay Contest Winners

Founders' First Freedom Announces Essay Contest Winners

Founders' First Freedom is pleased to announce the Founders' First Freedom High School and College Essay Contest winners.

 
 

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 […]

 
 

EEOC files suit against physician who mandated daily religious meetings

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he U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit on behalf of four former employees of a Texas physician who allegedly discriminated against them on the basis of religion by unlawfully requiring them to attend daily Bible studies, requiring them to discuss religious matters in these meetings, and for terminating them for religious reasons. According to the EEOC's complaint, […]

 
 

ReligiousLiberty.TV is now part of non-profit Founders First Freedom

Founders First Freedom / ReligiousLiberty.TV

Los Angeles, California – On September 19, 2017, the board of directors of Founders First Freedom, a non-profit organization that promotes religious liberty, voted to merge with ReligiousLiberty.TV, a website dedicated to celebrating liberty of conscience. Founders First Freedom was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2005 to carry forward the desire of John and Cecil Hedrick and the Hedrick […]

 
 

States Rights, Slavery, the 14th Amendment and Religious Liberty

Midred Jeter and Richard Loving in 1967. The couple was jailed for a year for violating Virginia's statute against interracial marriage.

Have you ever wondered what legal mechanism existed that permitted the legalization of slavery in the United States after the Bill of Rights was ratified in 1791? How it was that men, women, and children were held in bondage after Francis Scott Key wrote the famous words, "land of the free, and the home of the brave" in 1812? How segregation persisted in law until the late 1960s?

 
 

Trump order essentially affirms Johnson Amendment

Trump order essentially affirms Johnson Amendment

Last Thursday, President Donald Trump marked the National Day of Prayer with an executive order that at most expressed the administration's desire that the Department of the Treasury should not unnecessarily threaten the tax-exempt status of religious non-profit organizations if they engage in political activity. Despite stating during the campaign that he would "destroy" the Johnson Amendment, the administration ultimately made a benign gesture affirming existing law while describing its parameters and limits.

 
 

CALENDAR: Holly Hollman to speak at La Sierra University on April 25, 2017

CALENDAR: Holly Hollman to speak at La Sierra University on April 25, 2017

Calendar Event Annual Isaac Backus Lecture Holly Hollman, Esq. General Counsel Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty April 25, 2017, 6:00 p.m. Cosssentine Hall La Sierra University 4500 Riverwalk Pkwy Riverside, CA 92505 Riverside, California – On April 27, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty general counsel and associate executive director Holly Hollman will be presenting the annual La Sierra […]