City Council Runs into Religious Liberty Law, Changes Mosque Vote

City Council Runs into Religious Liberty Law, Changes Mosque Vote

Written by Don Byrd An Islamic Center will be permitted to open in Kennesaw, Georgia, after all. The City Council voted 5-0 to approve an application to use a retail space as a mosque, over the objections of a handful of rowdy protestors. What’s unusual about...
Federal Government Sues Minnesota Town Over Muslim Permit Denial

Federal Government Sues Minnesota Town Over Muslim Permit Denial

Written by Don Byrd Last week the federal government filed suit against St. Anthony, Minnesota, charging the town with violating the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). RLUIPA bars local governments from treating the land-use requests of...
8th Circuit: Festival’s Bible Distribution Rules Too Strict

8th Circuit: Festival’s Bible Distribution Rules Too Strict

Written by Don Byrd The 8th Circuit yesterday sided with a plaintiff who sought to distribute Bibles at the Twin Cities Pride Festival in Minnesota. Officials required him to distribute materials in an unmarked canopy on the outskirts of the festival area, prompting...