Gov. Bill Lee declared October 10, 2019, to be a voluntary “Day of Prayer, Humility, and Fasting” in the state. Such proclamations are generally not surprising or unusual, and they have held up under constitutional scrutiny. But, that doesn’t mean they are a good idea.
A Juvenile Court judge in Nashville urged Tennessee’s legislature and Governor to reject a bill permitting state-funded, faith-based foster care providers to discriminate on the basis of religion.
Vouchers undermine a key principle behind the separation of church and state. Legislators should stay out of the business of religious education, directly or indirectly.
A Baptist minister from Texas is on a four-day speaking tour drawing in Tennessee educating the public on the dangers school vouchers pose to religion and religious liberty.
The EEOC has routinely held hospital-employers accountable for refusing to accommodate an employee’s religious objection to flu vaccination requirements. A new case involves a Tennessee hospital accused of declining a previously granted accommodation.