Category: Religious Freedom
“My faith is what drives me to care for foster children here in Philadelphia and I thank God the Supreme Court believes that’s a good thing, worthy of protection,” Fulton said.Read More
Religious organizations and persons of faith can expect to be dragged before courts and potentially face very severe penalties in the form of fines, jail time, even closure of churches and other places of worship simply for expressing and living out their religious convictions and beliefs.Read More
In a unanimous judgment Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a faith-based foster care agency, saying the city of Philadelphia could not disqualify it because of its religious beliefs.
The high court noted that Catholic Social Services has “long been a point of light in the city’s foster-care system” and that the agency simply wishes to be allowed to “continue serving the children of Philadelphia in a manner consistent with its religious beliefs.”Read More
As Supreme Court Weighs Catholic Adoption Agency Ruling, Wealthy Donors Pour Millions into Anti-Religious Freedom Efforts
The case concerns the city of Philadelphia’s 2018 decision to notify Catholic Social Services in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that its policy not to place foster care children with same-sex couples was discriminatory.Read More
HB 1239 prohibits government officials and agencies from ordering houses of worship closedRead More
“Catholic politicians who advocate for policies considered ‘gravely immoral’ create confusion and discord among believers,” CatholicVote President Brian Burch said in a statement. “Catholics’ concern about the flouting of Catholic social teaching by public leaders is less about politics and more about the integrity of the faith, along with reverence and respect due the Holy Eucharist.Read More
According to the FIR, the posts are part of a “conspiracy by foreigners who are trying to disturb the environment” in the country.Read More
In this episode of The Bishop Strickland Show, the bishop of Tyler, Texas, calls on Christians in America to pay attention to the persecution of Catholic priests, bishops, and faithful in China. He also discusses the teachings of the Church on sexual morality, and whether proclaiming the truths of the faith on homosexuality and gender ideology is “too judgemental.”Read More
The Biden Department of Justice briefly instigated outrage from progressives recently when it filed a routine legal brief promising to defend Title IX’s statutory exemption for religious colleges. The DOJ filed the brief to fend off efforts by religious colleges, some of whom are represented by Alliance Defending Freedom, to intervene in a lawsuit brought by 40 past and present LGBT college students who claim the exemption violates the U.S. Constitution.
The exemption safeguards the ability of religious colleges that receive federal funds to maintain faith-based polices governing such things as student sexual conduct and sex-specific student housing. The DOJ wrote in its brief that it shared the proposed intervenors’ “ultimate objective…to defend the statutory exemption and its current application.”Read More
A Virginia school district has declared it will fight all the way to the state Supreme Court in order to punish a gym teacher for respectfully announcing his refusal to indulge “transgender pronouns” during a school board meeting.
Loudoun County Public Schools physical education teacher Byron “Tanner” Cross was placed on administrative leave after testifying before a school board meeting that he has only “love for those who suffer with gender dysphoria,” but “will never lie to them regardless of the consequences.”Read More
President Joe Biden’s pro-abortion Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra refused to use the term “mother” instead of “birthing person” when challenged by Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) in a Senate Finance Committee hearing which addressed the proposed budget for the 2022 fiscal year.
During the hearing, Lankford told Becerra he observed that the word “mothers” had been replaced with “birthing people” in the 2022 budget proposal.Read More
While certainly religious liberty is a freedom worth defending, and good citizens should always stand up for the dictates of their conscience and moral preferences in the public square, I wonder if somewhere along the way some Christians and conservatives have lost sight of what it really means to be both.Read More