Learn About US Government and Liberty of Conscience in the Nation’s Capitol: New Course for Adventist High School Students Gives College Credit
“We’ve designed the US Government course we wish we could have taken when we were in high school,” says James Standish of an experience that will be offered to Seventh-day Adventist high school students for the first time this summer.…
Founders’ First Freedom files Amicus Brief in US Supreme Court in Support of Workplace Religious Freedom
Founders’ First Freedom filed a brief in the US Supreme Court in support of workplace religious freedom, calling for the overturning of a 1977 case that defined “undue hardship” in federal religious accommodation laws as any “de minimis cost or expense.” The case involves a US Postal Service worker who was required to work on Sundays in violation of his religious beliefs.
US District Court dismisses LGBT student group’s suit against Dept. of Education, ruling religious liberty protections for universities and colleges remains intact. Court states that these protections are essential for the free exercise of religion and should not be interfered with by government.
Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, is again in the news after a Colorado court ruled he had illegally discriminated by refusing to make a cake to celebrate a gender transition. The court found that Phillips’ refusal to make the cake violated a customer’s right to be free from discrimination. ADF attorneys are appealing the decision, arguing that no one should be forced to express a message against their core beliefs.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from Gerald Groff, an evangelical Christian mail carrier on his claim of religious discrimination over his request for exemption from working on Sundays. This case could significantly change employers’ approach to accommodating their employees’ religious beliefs.