Key government policies on religious freedom and discrimination, once set through legislation, are increasingly dictated by presidential orders, meaning they shift capriciously from one administration to the next.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to begin hearings today on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. In approaching the confirmation hearings, all senators should remember an important, constitutional ground rule: Do not ask questions that appear to impose
With the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee starting its hearing Monday (Oct. 12) to consider the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett as a justice for the U.S. Supreme Court, a Baptist group that closely watches church-state cases sent a letter to the senators on the committee.
When the eight justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather Tuesday (Oct. 6), they will hear oral arguments in Tanzin v. Tanvir, a case focused on a statutory question about the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. BJC, also known as the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious
BJC (also known as Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty) urges the U.S. Supreme Court to find that requiring government contractors to adhere to nondiscrimination policies when performing a government function does not burden religion.
Following a 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday (June 30) in a case involving state funding of religious schools, Baptists focused on religious liberty issues offered divergent assessments. The case is Espinoza v. Montana Department Revenue.
Christian nationalism provides cover for white supremacy, and both must be stopped by Christians concerned about religious freedom, Amanda Tyler said at the National Press Club June 26.
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As governors and mayors across the United States seek to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, a church-state issue quickly emerged as some governmental officials included houses of worship in their bans of mass gatherings. Even while some officials created religious exemptions, Baptists who