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Geologist sues National Park Service for religious discrimination in refusing research request

Geologist sues National Park Service for religious discrimination in refusing research request

A Christian geologist sued the National Park Service (NPS) for denying a permit to collect and study rocks which could support a creationist hypothesis.

 
 

Kentucky Appeals Court upholds free speech rights of Christian printer in narrow opinion

Kentucky Appeals Court upholds free speech rights of Christian printer in narrow opinion

In a narrowly drafted opinion, the Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled that the government could not compel a Christian printer to promote messages that violated his religious beliefs.

 
 

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.

 
 

Newsbriefs: 7th Circuit Applies Title VII to Sexual Orientation

Supreme Court to hear arguments in Trinity Lutheran. 7th Circuit holds Title VII applies to sexual orientation. Supreme Court hears ERISA case.

 
 

Supreme Court schedules oral arguments in Trinity Lutheran case

ver a year after agreeing to hear the case on January 15, 2016, the Supreme Court has finally set a date for the oral arguments in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley.

 
 

Op-Ed: Church in Recession – Is This Your End?

Op-Ed: Church in Recession – Is This Your End?

Is your church headed for a recession or worse, yet, depression? Should you stay or should you go? Here are suggestions to help you.

 
 

Interview: Producer of Oscar-nominated "Hacksaw Ridge" has lived with the story most of his life

Doss and Benedict on the set of the documentary

Terry Benedict, a producer of Oscar-award nominated Hacksaw Ridge, talks about getting to know Doss, working with Mel Gibson and Andrew Garfield, and verifies an urban legend.

 
 

Washington court finds no free exercise right to ignore antidiscrimination law

Washington court finds no free exercise right to ignore antidiscrimination law

The Supreme Court of the State of Washington has rejected a florist's claim that state anti-discrimination statutes did not apply to her religion-based refusal to sell flowers for use in a same-sex wedding ceremony.

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Op-Ed: How Abolishing the Johnson Amendment Would Harm Religious Liberty

Op-Ed: How Abolishing the Johnson Amendment Would Harm Religious Liberty

By Gregory W. Hamilton – Repealing the Johnson Amendment is not about "free speech." It is about giving politicians tax-deductible donations and endorsements in return for power.