WASHINGTON – A recent speech about “Being a Christian Leader” by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, promoted on the State Department’s homepage, has been met with criticism that it potentially violates the principle of separation of church and state.
(RNS) — The choices Americans make now about faith in public life will help to determine our course. With hate crimes and hostility toward certain faiths soaring, Americans have to decide whether we will tolerate this state of affairs or act to change it.
A proposed bill would prohibit the use of anonymous names — such as John or Jane Doe — in any lawsuit involving the U.S. Constitution's "Establishment Clause" or the Missouri Constitution's religious freedom clauses. However, twice as many people testified against Billington's proposal as spoke for
(RNS) — The Satanic Temple announced this week that the IRS now recognizes it as a church. As courts wrestle with the First Amendment implications of what is — and isn’t — a religion, scholars who study religion agreed that the term is slippery.