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

Published in Social Issues

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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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.

Published in Organizations
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 06:30

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.

Published in Columns
Thursday, 19 February 2015 14:24

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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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.

Published in Politics
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 13:47

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.

Published in Politics

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.

Published in Politics

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.

Published in Politics

Mark Wiggs, an attorney in Jackson, Miss., and former chair of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, will take over the primary Baptist presence at the United Nations as a CBF volunteer.

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