religious freedom

Columnist Jacob Lupfer examines why the First Amendment guarantee of religious freedom should be more fully understood, respected and celebrated by religious conservatives and progressives alike. Read more

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Lancaster Protest

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The so-called "religious liberty" arguments are really an attempt to take away religious freedom in America, writes the Rev. Jim Burklo. Read more

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A leaked copy of President Trump's proposed executive order on religious freedom shows it may violate the U.S. Constitution, say legal experts. Its language may also imperil United Methodism's "freedom of the pulpit" and Social Principles. Read more

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Bill of Rights

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The Rev. Christy Thomas refutes conservative Christians who contend that the Supreme Court's decision on marriage equality will force them to conduct same-sex weddings, when they're already protected from such coercion by the Bill of Rights. Read more

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His own painful experience with the misuse of "religious freedom" spurs the Rev. Dr. William E. Alberts to warn vigorously against similar legislation being proposed and adopted in various states. Read more


Freedom Street

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The recent attempt to subpoena pastors' sermons over LGBT rights in Houston leads the Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner to question the nature of religious freedom. Read more

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Hobby Lobby

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The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that Hobby Lobby can claim a religious exemption from the Affordable Care Act is in reality a major blow to religious freedom, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

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