“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).

The Top 7 Victories for Religious Liberty in 2017

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.

University of Iowa Sued by Christian Group They Kicked Off Campus

Becket announced that a Christian student group, Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC), filed a lawsuit in federal court against the University of Iowa.

Trump Administration Takes Steps to Protect Religious Liberty

The Trump Administration took steps to protect religious liberty through conscience protection from the HHS contraceptives mandate and new DOJ guidance.

Young Americans Are Less Protective of Religious Liberty

Kelvey Vander Hart: Although older generations still tend to protect religious freedom, younger Americans (those under 30) are not quite so supportive.

Our Iowa GOP Poll Shows a Decline in Marriage Amendment Support

Our poll of Iowa GOP readers shows a significant decline in support for a marriage amendment while religious liberty and pro-life support remain high.