More State Legislation Addresses Religious Liberty Themes

More State Legislation Addresses Religious Liberty Themes

Written by Don Byrd State legislatures around the country continue to introduce legislation aimed at religious liberty themes. Here is a rundown of recent developments that caught my eye. In Georgia, where RFRA-like bills have failed in recent years, lawmakers sound...
Thousands Gather to Support and Protect Texas Muslim Capitol Day

Thousands Gather to Support and Protect Texas Muslim Capitol Day

Written by Don Byrd Every two years, Texas Muslims gather at the State Capitol. The purpose is to meet their elected officials, give young people a civics lesson on how their government operates, and learn about political advocacy.  Unfortunately, in 2015 this...
Texas House Committee Considers New School Voucher Program

Texas House Committee Considers New School Voucher Program

Written by Don Byrd Some Texas lawmakers want the state to institute a school voucher program that would send taxpayer money into the hands of parents to apply toward private school tuition, including religious school tuition. A proposal for Education Savings Accounts...
Texas County Agrees to Remove Cross Decals From Police Cars

Texas County Agrees to Remove Cross Decals From Police Cars

Written by Don Byrd Apparently, one of the next frontiers of religious liberty controversy may be the side of a patrol car. Especially in Texas.  Earlier, I wrote about growing disputes over police cars with decals reading “In God We Trust” in certain...