BJC releases statements, commentary and analysis of pressing religious liberty issues to members of the media. Contact Cherilyn Crowe if you are a member of the media who would like to be added to our distribution list.
"By requiring that government-funded foster care agencies consider all qualified individuals, the city is ensuring that all communities – including religious communities – are treated with equality and dignity," said BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman about the Fulton v. Philadelphia case.
"The decision’s high concern for equal treatment of religious schools disregards the distinctiveness of religion in our constitutional order and contradicts the special treatment that religion rightfully receives to keep government from influencing and interfering with it," said Holly Hollman.
BJC's friend-of-the-court brief in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue explains that avoiding government funding of religion is a key protection for religious liberty. "This special treatment of religion stems from our country’s deep and abiding commitment to religious liberty for all," said BJC General Counsel Holly Hollman.
Avoiding government funding of religion is a key protection for religious liberty that protects against government interference in religion. BJC filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue defending the unique treatment of religion in state constitutions.
"The cross matters to us as Christians. It has a powerful, specific meaning that is central to our faith. Non-Christians also recognize the specific meaning of the cross, which is why we stand with them in saying no, the cross is not a universal symbol of sacrifice."