Religious Liberty

Baptist in Kazakhstan faces jail

Baptist Nikolai Novikov refuses to pay a fine for handing out uncensored religious material, claiming the law he disobeyed is unjust.

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Brief asks Okla. Supreme Court to strike down school voucher program

Four religious freedom and civil liberties groups say a scholarship program for children with disabilities violates a “No Aid” clause in the state’s constitution banning the use of public funds for religious indoctrination.

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Civility and tolerance when absolutes clash

What we all can learn from Indiana and its aftermath.

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Liberian Baptists oppose ‘Christian nation’ label

A proposal to declare Liberia a Christian nation is fomenting division between a Christian majority and Muslim minority in a country accustomed to civil war.

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Sex and religious liberty: 2015 and 1645

The more things change ...

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Catholics, Baptists join in religious liberty battle over gay marriage

Catholic and Baptist leaders have joined in a statement calling for a serious national discussion of religious liberty, following failure to add conscience exceptions to religious liberty measures in Indiana and Arkansas.

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Georgia tables controversial religious liberty bill

Georgia’s bid for a “religious liberty” bill died in committee in the 2015 General Assembly last week.

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Baptist ministers oppose tax break for ‘Ark Park’

Americans United for Separation of Church and State is representing four Kentucky taxpayers seeking to intervene in a lawsuit filed by Answers in Genesis, a Christian ministry that is suing a Kentucky office that denied it tax incentives.

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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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