Religious Liberty

Southern Baptist ethics czar defends Indiana religious liberty bill on MSNBC

Russell Moore says he believes concerns that the state’s new religious liberty bill gives business owners a license to discriminate are overblown.

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Supreme Court won’t force NYC to allow after-hours worship in public schools

The U.S. Supreme Court has left intact New York City’s prohibition against churches meeting for worship inside public schools.

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Is religious liberty declining around the world? One panel thinks so.

Baylor University President Ken Starr and other experts maintain the state of religious liberty is at its lowest point in recent history.

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BJC defends Muslim woman’s right to wear hijab to work

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a landmark religious liberty case argued before U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday morning.

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Uncoerced faith remains a burning question

Some Baptists in the 17th century asserted that “not the gallows, nor the prisons, nor burning, nor banishing” can defend Christianity. We would do well to listen to them.

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Fired Atlanta fire chief sues city

Atlanta’s former fire chief is suing to get his job back, claiming he was fired for speaking about his religious views.

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Legislator aims to make Bible state book of Tennessee

Jerry Sexton, a Tennessee legislator making national headlines for sponsoring a bill declaring the Holy Bible the state’s official book, entered politics last year after serving 25 years as a Baptist pastor.

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Baptists, Catholics oppose D.C. laws

National religious and pro-family groups with offices in Washington say two laws passed recently by the D.C. Council jeopardize their religious liberty.

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Georgia Baptists divided over religious liberty bill

Leaders of the Georgia Baptist Convention say legislation is needed to prevent discrimination against Christians. A Baptist attorney says it makes it harder to convict those who try to use religious teaching as an excuse for child abuse.

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Georgia Baptist clergy oppose ‘religious liberty’ bill

Baptists in Georgia are lining up on opposite sides of a so-called religious liberty bill that opponents say could be used as a license to discriminate.

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