The Arizona State Board of Education is reviewing the state’s science curriculum standards and the superintendent of public instruction, Diane Douglas, is using the opportunity to push a creationist agenda.
There’s one thing you’re guaranteed never to hear in the U.S. House of Representatives: a secular invocation offered by a non-theist. The House doesn’t allow that. But if a pending lawsuit is successful, that just might change.
Senate Republicans today will try to advance to the federal bench another Trump nominee with a hostile record on religious freedom. At 36, Allison Jones Rushing is President Donald Trump’s youngest judicial nominee yet for a lifetime appointment to a federal appellate court.
FRC Action, the political arm of the Family Research Council, has been touring the country in "values" buses, trying to motivate voters to support embattled GOP candidates. Many tour stops have been in churches - which, under the provisions of the Johnson Amendment, can’t endorse or oppose political candidates.
Another court delivered a victory this week for those striving to make public meetings more inclusive to people of all religions and the nonreligious: The Alaska Superior Court ruled that Kenai Peninsula Borough is violating the state constitution’s religious freedom protections by restricting the faith traditions from which residents may offer invocations during public meetings.
The news that Romanians rejected an attempt to write LGBTQ discrimination into their constitution was all the sweeter because it means Romanians also rejected the meddling of Kim Davis. The Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples tried to take her anti-LGBTQ propaganda international last year by campaigning in Romania for the anti-marriage equality referendum.
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear the appeal of a state judge who was disciplined for refusing to perform weddings for same-sex couples. A religious leader can refuse to preside at a same-sex couple’s wedding, but that’s not the case for municipal officials.