Lawsuit fights display of Ten Commandments in Okla.

Lawsuit fights display of Ten Commandments in Okla.

By Bob Allen, Associated Baptist Press The executive director of Mainstream Oklahoma Baptists is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking removal of a Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol grounds in Oklahoma City. Bruce Prescott, an ordained Baptist minister...
Update: Anti-Sharia laws across the country

Update: Anti-Sharia laws across the country

  By Omar Sacirbey, Religion News Service, with BJC Staff Reports A federal judge has struck down Oklahoma’s constitutional amendment that would have prohibited judges in the state from considering Sharia law. The amendment was approved by about 70 percent of Oklahoma...
Public schools are not religion-free zones

Public schools are not religion-free zones

By J. Brent Walker, BJC Executive Director For the past 50 years, much of our church-state jurisprudence has been informed by how we treat religion in the public schools. Simply put, our effort always has been to say “yes” to voluntary expressions of religion by...