Blog from the Capital
Written by Don Byrd, the Baptist Joint Committee’s Blog from the Capital informs readers of daily events impacting the debate on church-state separation. If you use an RSS reader, click here to access and connect with the blog’s RSS feed. You can also follow Byrd on Twitter at @BJCblog.
A federal court in Florida ruled unconstitutional a large cross in a city park, but the judge was not happy about it.
Governors in Florida and Texas signed bills into law related to religious liberty. See what is happening in your state.
A hospitality staffing company in Florida agreed to pay a Rastafarian man $30,000 in damages and implement new policies after demanding he cut his dreadlocks to keep his job.
Church-state expert Charles Haynes responded to some of President Trump’s recent statements to the Faith and Freedom Coalition
The Supreme Court will soon make a number of decisions that could impact church-state law. How to stay informed and engaged.
Claims of religious discrimination relying on the President’s campaign statements about Muslims played no role in the 9th Circuit’s ruling against his revised immigration order.
The BJC’s Amanda Tyler explains why Bernie Sanders’ questioning of a Trump nominee crossed an important constitutional boundary of religious liberty protection.
Are tax credits for donations to religious schools a valid way to avoid state law that prohibits government appropriations to religious schools? A Montana court said yes.
Senator Jeff Merkley was frustrated by Secretary DeVos’ answers about religious discrimination in federally funded private schools.
The Supreme Court left standing an appeals court opinion rejecting the religious freedom claim of a Marine who refused to remove Bible quotes from her workspace.
Can an immigration policy that doesn’t mention religion amount to religious discrimination? Are campaign statements relevant? The government asks the U.S. Supreme Court to rule.
An East Lansing farmer claims the city’s exclusion of him from the farmer’s market for the wedding service policy of his business violates his religious freedom rights.