Religious Liberty

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California judge: Catholic hospital can’t be forced to do sterilizations

California judge: Catholic hospital can’t be forced to do sterilizations

By Leigh Jones
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Religious Liberty | A California judge declined Thursday to force a Catholic hospital to facilitate a sterilization procedure for a woman who’s having a scheduled C-section at…

Court upholds fine against farmers who won’t host gay weddings

By Leigh Jones
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Religious Liberty | A New York court has upheld the $13,000 judgment against a couple who declined to host a same-sex wedding on their upstate farm. The state’s Division of…

LGBT activists target Christian colleges over Title IX exemptions

By Samantha Gobba
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Religious Liberty | An LGBT activist group has singled out Christian colleges in a recent report, claiming they use religious liberty as a “guise for discrimination”

Tony Perkins praises Kim Davis, pro-life lawmakers in annual address

By Evan Wilt
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Religious Liberty | WASHINGTON—Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins delivered his second annual “State of the Family” address Monday night, highlighting the…

Irish pastor acquitted of anti-Muslim hate speech

By Julia A. Seymour
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Free Speech | A court in Belfast, Ireland, has acquitted an evangelical preacher accused of hate speech in 2014 for calling Islam “satanic.” Dismissing the case against…

Prof accuses Wheaton of pandering to donors in effort to fire her

By Leigh Jones
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Higher Education | Surrounded by supporters from Chicago’s diverse religious community and students from Wheaton College, political science professor Larycia Hawkins, who wore…

Court rules ousted Christian fire chief can proceed with lawsuit

By Sarah Padbury
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Religious Liberty | A district court judge denied the City of Atlanta’s request to dismiss a wrongful termination lawsuit filed against it in early 2015 by former Atlanta Fire…

Scalia: Government can favor religion

By La Shawn Barber
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Religious Liberty | U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia stirred up things last month when he made a common-sense statement about racial preferences in college and…

Ballot Boxing: Rubio gets new religious advisers

By Jamie Dean
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Campaign 2016 | Prominent evangelicals among religious leaders who will advise GOP presidential hopeful Marco Rubio on religious liberty

Boston hospital expels doctor over LGBT views

By Sophia Lee
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Religious Liberty | Paul Church argued Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center should not promote unhealthy lifestyles

Oregon bakers pay fine after state seizes their bank accounts

By Leigh Jones
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Religious Liberty | On Monday, Aaron and Melissa Klein paid the state of Oregon $136,927.07—the fine levied against them for declining to make a wedding cake for a same-sex…

Keeping churches out of the courtroom

Keeping churches out of the courtroom

By Mary Reichard
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Religion | Churches are dealing with new legal challenges following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide. Pastors fear they’ll…

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