New Budget Allows Taxpayer Funds to Rebuild Houses of Worship

New Budget Allows Taxpayer Funds to Rebuild Houses of Worship

Written by Don Byrd After the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) changed its policy earlier this year to make houses of worship and other religious institutions eligible for taxpayer aid to rebuild following a natural disaster, Congress has now made it...
Why Repealing the Johnson Amendment Would Harm Houses of Worship

Why Repealing the Johnson Amendment Would Harm Houses of Worship

Written by Don Byrd In a new op-ed published in the Washington Post, BJC Executive Director Amanda Tyler and Rabbi David Saperstein explain why they are thankful that the Johnson Amendment has remained intact to date, despite President Trump’s promise during...
Iowa RFRA Bill Headed to Senate Floor for Consideration

Iowa RFRA Bill Headed to Senate Floor for Consideration

Written by Don Byrd [UPDATE 2/14: Iowa’s Senate Local Government Committee has voted 7-4 on a party line to advance state Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) legislation to the full state senate for a vote.] [UPDATE 2/13: An Iowa Senate subcommittee voted...