The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments Jan. 22 in a case described as a major test of the balance between religious freedom and the separation of church and state.
Supreme Court should protect religious liberty by guarding against government funding of religion
The principle that government should not fund religious activities or interfere in religious doctrine is deeply rooted in our country’s religious liberty tradition.
BJC, others, urge Supreme Court to allow states to bolster religious-liberty protections
Church/state watchdog groups including the Baptist Joint Committee urged the U.S. Supreme Court to agree that a private school voucher program that diverts public funds to private Christian schools is unconstitutional in an upcoming case testing the balance between the First Amendment’s two clauses regarding religious liberty.
Oklahoma Baptist official supports ‘no-aid’ repeal
Oklahoma’s top Southern Baptist official is disputing a recent newspaper headline implying that many Baptist clergy oppose a proposal to repeal a prohibition in the state constitution against using taxpayer funds for religious purposes. Anthony Jordan, executive director of the…
Lawmakers seek repeal of no aid to religion in Oklahoma constitution
Lawmakers in Oklahoma are pushing a ballot initiative to repeal a section of the state constitution that prohibits the use of taxpayer money or property to advance religion. House Joint Resolution 1062, passed by the Oklahoma House of Representatives March…