9th Circuit Approves Ski Slope Jesus Statue on Government Land

9th Circuit Approves Ski Slope Jesus Statue on Government Land

Written by Don Byrd A statute of Jesus on the Big Mountain ski slope in Montana, publicly owned land controlled by the National Forest Service, does not violate the constitutional separation of church and state, according to a ruling yesterday by the 9th Circuit Court...
2015 State RFRA Bill Tracker Archive

2015 State RFRA Bill Tracker Archive

Written by Don Byrd Note: This page is now an archive of the 2015 developments in state RFRA legislation. For information about current state RFRA legislation around the country, see the BJC’s regularly updated State RFRA Tracker. (Please update your bookmarks...
Troubling Statements During Election Season

Troubling Statements During Election Season

Written by Don ByrdEvery election season, I have to shake my head at statements coming from candidates on hot-button church-state issues. I suppose they believe it is a way to appeal to a sharply divided electorate. Some over-eager proponents of the Establishment...