Pennsylvania Lawsuits Claim State Endorsement of Religion

Pennsylvania Lawsuits Claim State Endorsement of Religion

Written by Don Byrd I am a little late to these stories, but a pair of lawsuits in Pennsylvania have drawn attention in that state to issues of possible government endorsement of religion.  In one dispute, the State House practice of opening legislative sessions with...
Advocates Seek to Remove Antiquated Religious Test Laws

Advocates Seek to Remove Antiquated Religious Test Laws

Written by Don Byrd Article VI of the U.S. Constitution clearly states, “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” It is one of the few direct references to religion in our founding...
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...