Farris: What Homeschoolers Can Teach Churches About Standing Up For Freedom

Michael Farris: In light of the Supreme Court’s refusal to stop state’s threatening churches during COVID-19, churches can learn from homeschoolers.

Supreme Court Denies Justice in Nevada Church’s Lawsuit

Justice Samuel Alito: “We have a duty to defend the Constitution, and even a public health emergency does not absolve us of that responsibility.”

Supreme Court Supports Religious Liberty in Two Decisions

The Supreme Court in two 7 to 2 decisions sided with two Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Little Sisters of the Poor.

Trump Calls On Governors to Reopen Churches

President Donald Trump said that houses of worship are essential and called on governors to open them during an impromptu press briefing at the White House.

U.S. Department of Labor Advances Protection for Religious Liberty

Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia issued both a directive and guidance to advance religious liberty protections aligned to President Trump’s executive order.

U.S. District Court Judge Rebukes Louisville Mayor for Drive-In Church Service Ban

U.S. District Court Judge Justin Walker: “The Mayor’s decision is stunning. And it is, ‘beyond all reason,’ unconstitutional.”

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.