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Oklahoma Supreme Court urged to strike down school voucher program

Oklahoma Supreme Court urged to strike down school voucher program

Four religious freedom and civil liberties groups say a scholarship program for children with disabilities violates a “No Aid” clause in the state’s constitution banning the use of public funds for religious indoctrination.

Southern Baptist leaders fear legal gay marriage will censor free speech

Southern Baptist leaders fear legal gay marriage will censor free speech

Southern Baptist leaders are among parties in a Liberty Institute friend-of-the-court brief defending the right to free speech in the volatile debate over gay marriage.

Latino evangelicals call for end to death penalty

Latino evangelicals call for end to death penalty

A leading group of Latino evangelicals has called for an end to state-sanctioned capital punishment, the first national association of evangelicals to do so.

Church-state group want IRS investigation of Cruz speech at Liberty University

Church-state group wants IRS investigation of Cruz Liberty University speech

The head of a watchdog group advocating separation of church and state insists the IRS should investigate whether Liberty University broke the law when U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz announced on campus he is running for president.

Oklahoma bill would abolish state role in granting marriage licenses

Oklahoma bill would abolish state role in marriage licenses

In an effort to block the state’s involvement with same-sex marriage, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill to abolish marriage licenses in the state.

Evangelicals eager for Congress to tackle immigration

Evangelicals eager for Congress to tackle immigration

When it comes to immigration reform, American evangelicals want it all, and they want it now, a LifeWay survey reveals.

BJC defends Muslim woman’s right to wear hijab to work

BJC defends Muslim woman’s right to wear hijab to work

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to allow a Muslim woman to wear a religious head-covering to work.

Court upholds religious accommodation in Obamacare

Court upholds religious accommodation in Obamacare

A federal appeals court ruled accommodations in the Affordable Care Act are adequate to protect the religious freedom rights of employers who do not qualify for exemptions but who object to contraception coverage in worker insurance plans on religious grounds.

More than a third of Americans worry Sharia could be applied in U.S.

More than a third of Americans worry Sharia could be applied in U.S.

As President Obama seeks to ramp up military action against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State or ISIS, Americans remain uneasy over the place of Islam in the United States and in the world.

Groups call for IRS to clarify rules on pulpit political endorsements

Religious and secular advocacy groups jointly called for greater clarity by the Internal Revenue Service regarding nonprofits and political activity.

GOP abandons anti-abortion bill, angering religious conservatives on Roe anniversary

GOP drops anti-abortion bill, angering religious conservatives

Abortion opponents—marking the annual March for Life in Washington and anticipating legislative gains in the Republican-dominated Congress—were thrown into disarray when GOP leaders unexpectedly withdrew an anti-abortion bill they considered a done deal.

Supporters say Muslim prisoner’s beard a win for religious liberty

Supporters say Muslim prisoner’s beard a win for religious liberty

Religious liberty advocates said a U.S. Supreme Court decision Jan. 20 affirming a devout Muslim prisoner’s right to grow a beard for religious reasons is a win for the religious liberty of all Americans.

Russell Moore, head of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said the court’s ruling “could potentially transform the cultural landscape of America.”

Supreme Court will decide fate of state bans on gay marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to resolve the national debate over same-sex marriage once and for all.

Sunday mornings still segregated; that's OK with worshippers

Sunday mornings still segregated; that's OK with worshippers

Sunday morning remains one of the most segregated hours in American life, with more than eight in 10 congregations made up of one predominant racial group, a new LifeWay survey reveals.

Adoption has forced evangelicals to grapple with race relations

Adoption has forced evangelicals to grapple with race relations

Before she and her husband adopted a son and daughter from Ethiopia, popular evangelical blogger Jen Hatmaker had a different view about race in America.

 
 
 
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