This week as Alex Jones was hit with a nearly $1 billion judgment for what he said on his radio show and PayPal hastily withdrew a “misinformation fine” that it “accidentally” included in its user agreement, it’s worth taking a step back and understanding how the Courts have interpreted this fundamental right.
History in the Baking: Latest Wedding Cake Decision Appealed to Supreme Court
First Liberty has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review an Oregon Court of Appeals decision that upheld the state-imposed punishment of bakery owners, Melissa and Aaron Klein.
Yeshiva University vs. YU Pride Alliance
The YU Pride Alliance at Yeshiva University announced on September 21st that they would agree to a “stay” of the June New York Supreme Court decision by Justice Kotler requiring the historically Jewish institution to officially recognize the LGTBQ club, including granting access to resources and equal treatment as other clubs.
Postal Worker Asks Supreme Court to Hear Workplace Religious Accommodation Case
A Christian US Postal Service employee in Pennsylvania is asking the Supreme Court to hear his religious accommodation case.
A Christian Response to Moral Chaos
While some Christians are busy imposing themselves on society in the name of Christ, people who really want to follow Jesus will be seeking the Holy Spirit’s presence so that they can love their neighbors and live out the golden rule.
Supreme Court to Decide Whether a State Can Compel Artists to Create Art Against Their Will (303 Creative v. Elenis)
During the 2022-23 term, the Supreme Court will consider a case that raises this issue: “Whether applying a public-accommodation law to compel an artist to speak or stay silent violates the free speech clause of the First Amendment.”
Texas court’s refusal to get involved in church dispute underscores the need for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Churches could benefit from knowing how to fight, with clear rules of engagement, focused statements of the issues, negotiation to achieve a compromise, and how to know when the dispute has concluded.
DOJ sues city for discrimination on behalf of Adventist
The Justice Department has filed suit against the city of Lansing, Michigan, claiming it discriminated against a Seventh-day Adventist when it fired her for refusing to work on her Sabbath. According to the complaint, when the city hired Sylvia Coleman as a detention officer, she disclosed that because of her religious beliefs, she was unavailable…
No more Lemon tree – Supreme Court weakens Establishment Clause protections
The Court took an ax to the trunk of the Lemon tree and replaced it with a vague “history and tradition” rule.
Prayer as Political Football – Post-Game Analysis of Kennedy v. Bremerton
The coach’s final “alone” prayer sessions were not truly alone – they had become a political cause célèbre.