More State Legislation Addresses Religious Liberty Themes

More State Legislation Addresses Religious Liberty Themes

Written by Don Byrd State legislatures around the country continue to introduce legislation aimed at religious liberty themes. Here is a rundown of recent developments that caught my eye. In Georgia, where RFRA-like bills have failed in recent years, lawmakers sound...
RFRA Does Not Shield Parents From Child Abuse Laws

RFRA Does Not Shield Parents From Child Abuse Laws

Written by Don Byrd Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) is back in the news. This time, a defendant, citing “spare the rod” Bible verses, has reportedly presented a religious freedom defense under RFRA to charges that she violated...
Religious Liberty is not a Liberal or Conservative Political Idea

Religious Liberty is not a Liberal or Conservative Political Idea

Written by Don Byrd Religious liberty for all is not a political ideology. It is a basic expression of universal human rights. Unfortunately, that ideal has been sullied, especially in recent years, by political exploitation that (mis)characterizes religious liberty...