Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh wrote in a statement, along with Justices Gorsuch and Alito, that the court should protect the ability of churches and other religious organization to receive historic preservation funds from local governments.
During a public hearing on a proposed bill in Missouri that would require anyone filing a church/state separation lawsuit to use their real names in court documents and public hearings, a lawyer testified that the bill could put individuals in danger.
Missouri State Rep. Hardy Billington, a Baptist who recently said his goal in office was to “stand up for Christian values,” recently filed a bill, HB 728, that would single out adult plaintiffs in cases involving church/state separation to use their real names.
Erected just outside Washington, D.C., by the American Legion more than 90 years ago, the cross — also known as the "Bladensburg Cross" — is the center of a lawsuit the association filed in 2012, arguing the cross' location is unconstitutional. On Wednesday (Feb. 27),
As the new year starts, the Baptist Joint Committee Don Byrd suggest five church-state stories that bear watching in 2019, including prayer, a memorial cross, state legislation, religious exemption from nondiscrimination laws and foster care discrimination.
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As a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last year in the case Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, In. v. Comer, Missouri taxpayers are footing the bill for new playground surfaces at churches and Christian schools — and that likely means some public schools
For 21 years, I’ve pastored a church within three blocks of our state Capitol. I’ve seen Republicans and Democrats come and go. I’ve prayed with and argued with governors and legislators from both parties. Have I handled every situation correctly? Not a chance.