Beto O’Rourke: Churches That Oppose Same-Sex Marriage Should Lose Tax Exempt Status

Beto O’Rourke during the Equality Town Hall said religious institutions, including churches, should lose tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage.

Protecting At-Risk Children

A federal court ruled that faith-based foster and adoption agencies in Michigan cannot be forced to close because they will not compromise their religious beliefs by placing foster children with same-sex or unmarried couples.

Episode 88: Democrats Go Crazy on Climate

On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, our host Shane Vander Hart highlights some clips from the MSNBC climate forum on Thursday at Georgetown University.

New Rule Clarifies Religious Liberty Protections for Federal Contractors

The U.S. Dept. of Labor announced a proposed rule to ensure conscience and religious freedom for religious organizations who contract with the government.

SCOTUS Reverses Oregon’s Decision to Punish Bakers

The Supreme Court granted Melissa and Aaron Kleins’ petition, vacated the judgment, and sent the case back to the Oregon Court of Appeals.

“Equality Act” Guts Religious Freedom

Mat Staver: “The so-called ‘Equality Act’ eviscerates freedom in general and religious freedom in particular.”

HHS Adopts Conscience Protections for Healthcare Workers

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services adopted a rule enforcing federal law that protects the conscience rights of healthcare workers.

Tulsi Gabbard Goes For the Pro-Religious Liberty Democrats

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) advocates standing up for religious freedom setting her apart among Democratic presidential candidates.

No More Lemon Test

Liberty Counsel is arguing that the “Lemon Test” should be replaced with an objective test that would yield clear and consistent results.

The University of Iowa Tells Court: Frats In, God Out

After the University of Iowa admits religious discrimination, InterVarsity Christian Graduate Fellowship asks federal court for equal treatment.

Eleven State Attorneys General Urge SCOTUS to Hear Christian Bakers’ Case

Eleven state attorneys general urged the Supreme Court to hear Aaron and Melissa Klein’s case against the state of Oregon.

Atheist Groups Call DOJ Religious Liberty Task Force “Theocratic” and “Troubling”

Atheist groups called the new religious liberty task force at the U.S. Department of Justice “troubling” and said that the “theocratic” task force would “bring down the wall of separation.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces DOJ Religious Liberty Task Force

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of a Religious Liberty Task Force at the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday morning.

Episode 50: Jonathan Williams on Iowa’s Economic Outlook

On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses Iowa’s economic outlook with Jonathan Williams with the American Legislative Exchange Council. Plus, more Americans think porn is morally acceptable, religious liberty is dead in Canada, and Donald Trump has declared the North Korea summit a success.

The Positive Potential Impact of the Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision

There are two positive aspects of the Supreme Court’s decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission that we will see in future cases.

HHS Launches New Conscience and Religious Freedom Division

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).