Blog from the Capital
Written by Don Byrd, the Baptist Joint Committee’s Blog from the Capital informs readers of daily events impacting the debate on church-state separation. If you use an RSS reader, click here to access and connect with the blog’s RSS feed. You can also follow Byrd on Twitter at @BJCblog.
A NYTimes editorial praises U.S. efforts to promote religious freedom abroad, but warns that politicization, religious favoritism, and hypocrisy is jeopardizing its message.
We may be headed toward Masterpiece Cakeshop, Round 2, after the cakemaker filed a new lawsuit accusing state officials of engaging in unconstitutional bullying after he was again charged with violating the state’s public accommodation law.
A follow up case to Trinity Lutheran may not be far off. It could be a school funding dispute in one of the many states that have chosen to protect against government support for religious education.
Labor Department staff charged with enforcing employment nondiscrimination rules for federal contracts were instructed Friday to “bear in mind” the religious objections of organizations and closely-held businesses.
Would a state constitutional amendment authorizing public schools to display the Ten Commandments settle the issue and bar litigation challenging the move? Not by a long shot.
When a Wisconsin county administrator sought to be more inclusive in the clergy invited to offer invocations before board meetings, some resident were supportive; many others responded with anti-Muslim hostility.
A West Virginia City Council opens its meetings with recitations of the Lord’s Prayer in which the public attendees regularly join in. What could go wrong?
An Air Force commander agreed to remove a Bible from a display memorializing POW and MIA personnel. Now her inclusive gesture is under scrutiny.
Public school grounds should be designed to support every child, and should make all feel welcome and included, regardless of their faith, or their lack of faith.
Jeff Sessions’ recent remarks about threats to religious liberty left out the Establishment Clause almost entirely in announcing what the BJC’s Amanda Tyler calls in response his “one-sided” Religious Liberty Task Force.
A ban on both religious and anti-religious messages as part of a rule prohibiting all issue-based messages in public transit system’s ad space is permissible, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.
Touting the DOJ’s recent enforcement of religious liberty protections, the Attorney General today announced a task force to advance his interpretation of federal religious liberty law.