The Freedom From Religion Foundation told Iowa State Representative Skyler Wheeler (R-Orange City) that he was violating the constitution by including a Bible verse in the signature line of his legislative email.
Eleven states allow the Bible to be taught as literature in their public schools, with Kentucky being one of the most recent. Should a bill, HF 2031, introduced in the Iowa House on Wednesday pass into law Iowa would join that number.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within the Department’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
With a critical victory at the U.S. Supreme Court and two other cases in progress there, Alliance Defending Freedom action in defense of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of conscience—including artistic freedom—is having far-reaching effects for the good of all Americans.
Montse Alvarado: Amid the chaos of an historic election and the naming of a new Supreme Court Justice, victories for religious liberty were won across the country, protecting the freedoms of people of all faith, and no faith at all.
Money quote from Justice Anthony Kennedy: “…the state in its position here has neither been tolerant nor respectful of Mr. Phillips religious beliefs.”
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), speaking in Des Moines, IA, highlighted three problems that Americans face in the future that government can not fix.
Shane Vander Hart offers three follow-up comments to his previous article about 13 members of Ames High School Marching Band protesting the National Anthem.
Pat Nicklaus: Are we being assumptive, for no real reason, in believing that organized protests are part and parcel of “peaceable assembly”?
Kelvey Vander Hart: Although older generations still tend to protect religious freedom, younger Americans (those under 30) are not quite so supportive.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7 to 2 in favor of a Missouri church who was denied a state grant to improve the safety of their preschool’s playground.
Shane Vander Hart hosted CIA veteran Brad Johnson and discussed Common Core with Shannon Joy on this week’s edition of Caffeinated Thoughts Radio.
The Supreme Court, in a rare unanimous decision, ruled that the government’s definition of political correctness does not trump the freedom of speech.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX): “The First Amendment is about opinions that you passionately disagree with and the right of others to express them.”
Chuck Grassley: “Education requires that positions be held tentatively, tested by opposing arguments that are rationally considered, and evaluated.”
Alliance Defending Freedom settled their lawsuit against Iowa State University brining to an end campus policies that hindered students’ free speech rights.