De Blasio’s Blatantly Unconstitutional Threat

Shane Vander Hart: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s threat to close church and synagogue buildings permanently for noncompliance with COVID-19 orders is tyranny.

Religious Liberty Bill In Iowa House Considered ‘Too Broad’

An Iowa House subcommittee passed on a bill offered by State Rep. Sandy Salmon that would expand the definition of “bona fide religious purpose” in Iowa law.

Buttigieg: Religious Liberty Limited “When It Does Harm”

Pete Buttigieg briefly discussed with Caffeinated Thoughts the tension between religious liberty and the liberty interests of LGBT Americans.

Bloomberg Would Be The Worst Candidate For Religious Liberty

Shane Vander Hart: Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg who is expected to join the Democratic presidential primary race has shut down worship services.

Sasse Introduces Resolution Condemning Beto O’Rourke’s Attack on the First Amendment

Ben Sasse: “It’s an opportunity to show the American people that bigotry against religion in the name of partisan politics is not permitted in our system of government.”

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.