South Carolina Governor Promotes Christian Day of Prayer Event

South Carolina Governor Promotes Christian Day of Prayer Event

Written by Don Byrd May 7 marked the troubling yearly tradition of the National Day of Prayer, in which the President issues a proclamation inviting Americans to engage in prayer according to our individual faith and conscience. As I wrote then, the National Day of...
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...
College Football Coach Responds to Proselytizing Allegations

College Football Coach Responds to Proselytizing Allegations

Written by Don ByrdDabo Swinney released a statement today responding to allegations that he promotes his Christian faith improperly through the football program at Clemson, a public university. A letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation suggested Christian...