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.
An amendment added on to an appropriations bill seeks to protect child service providers from placing children with same-sex couples if it would conflict with their religious beliefs.
The facts of Masterpiece Cakeshop and the Travel Ban cases are wildly different. But is there inconsistency between the rulings? A new column by Eliot Mincburg argues yes.
Baptist Pastor Andrew Daughtrey takes aim at Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress’ idea that America is a Christian nation in an important new column.
An Indiana judge ruled against a request for a religious accommodation under the state’s RFRA from drug laws outlawing marijuana use.
The most promising development to emerge from the BYU Annual Religious Freedom Review? That such contentious issues can be discussed with civility and respect, at a time when sometimes you have to wonder if our society is losing the capacity to do so.
A new study indicates the number of countries in which religious groups suffer harassment at the hands of government or social groups continued to rise in 2016 to “the largest number… since the start of these analyses in 2007.”
At the end of their term last week, the Supreme Court issued an order denying a request to hear a pair of legislative prayer cases, despite the seeming conflict between the appeals court decisions in question.
The BJC’s Amanda Tyler expressed “deep disappointment” in the Supreme Court’s ruling issued today upholding the Trump Administration’s “travel ban.”
Today’s decision requires the Washington Supreme Court to analyze again the case of Arlene’s Flowers, this time in light of the reasoning from the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.
A judge has ordered ICE to stop coercive tactics designed to pressure Iraqi detainees facing religious persecution at home into agreeing to deportation.
A new detailed report identifies and catalogues state legislation across the country related to religious liberty as part of a 6-month investigative study.
In a new study, one in ten NYC residents reported being the victim of physical attacks while wearing religious garb. An astonishing one in five reported being shoved while standing on subway platforms. Most incidents go unreported.