On Monday, Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery paid a $135,000 fine levied against them by the state of Oregon for refusing on religious grounds to provide a cake for a same-sex commitment ceremony two years ago.
Archives for 2015
We are saddened to learn that long-time religious liberty advocate John V. Stevens passed away on November 30, 2015.
When the religious beliefs of a government official conflict with the civil rights of citizens, who has the power and who wins?
If Congress, which passed both RFRA and Obamacare, believes RFRA’s application goes too far, Congress could decide to repeal all or part of RFRA.
This year’s annual “War on Christmas” is off to a roaring start as Starbucks unwittingly fired the “first shot” by not printing snowflakes or reindeer on their cups, but instead resorted to a simple, plain, red cup.
Why attempts to convince state and local governmental officials that they can ignore Supreme Court decisions are legally incorrect and could lead to a Constitutional crisis.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church has released a 408-page report outlining international religious liberty demographics and issues.
Mel Gibson’s $55,000,000 film will have Adventists re-exploring this part of their history and considering the future of conscientious objection.
On October 5, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that will permit terminally ill patients to obtain medications that will enable them to end their own lives. The legislation had been opposed by disability rights groups that were concerned that people would choose to end their lives because of financial worries or depression.
Dr. Norman Farley examines the issue of immigration, the rule of law, and the search for solutions.