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┬áis 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┬áregularly updated State RFRA Tracker. (Please update your bookmarks...
Pocono Charter School Can Stay Open Pending Appeal

Pocono Charter School Can Stay Open Pending Appeal

Written by Don Byrd A Pennsylvania charter school found in July to be in violation of the separation of church and state due to excessive entanglement with the church that houses it has been allowed to stay open this fall, pending appeal. The Pocono Record has more:...
PA School Loses Charter Appeal Over Church Entanglements

PA School Loses Charter Appeal Over Church Entanglements

Written by Don Byrd Nearly three years ago, the school board of Pocono Mountain, Pennsylvania voted to rescind the license of the Pocono Mountain Charter School. The decision followed an investigation that revealed the school was sending taxpayer money to a church run...