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Think Churches and Religious Schools Will Be Safe from the “Equality Act”? Think Again! (VIDEO)

By |June 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

You might expect churches and religious schools, of all places, to remain safe from the government’s meddling hands. Our Constitution does guarantee religious freedom, after all. But if the “Equality Act” is passed, not even churches and religious schools will be safe from the government’s reach. The deceptively named Equality Act was introduced in both houses [...]

Palm Sunday: What Does That Mean?

By |April 14th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Palm Sunday is today, April 14, 2019 In Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John 12:12-19, Jesus descends from the Mount of Olives towards Jerusalem, and the crowds lay their clothes on the ground to welcome him as he triumphantly enters Jerusalem. Christians celebrate Jesus' entry into Jerusalem as Palm Sunday, a week before Easter Sunday. Some churches [...]

Shift Towards Bringing Bible, God & Houses of Worship Into Public Arena

By |October 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Religious movements and values are increasingly making their way into public life in the US as lawmakers introduce legislation to earmark federal funds for houses of worship and students bring their Bibles to school, signaling a new age in the interaction between ‘church’ and ‘state’ in America. While the role of religion in public life has [...]

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed into law legislation shielding pastors’ sermons from government subpoena power

By |May 26th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Senate Bill 24 stemmed from the 2014 battle over Houston's anti-discrimination ordinance, when the city subpoenaed sermons of five pastors who opposed it. The legislation was a priority of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who joined Abbott on Sunday for a bill-signing ceremony at the churches of one of those pastors. “Texas law now will be your strength and [...]

President Trump Boosts Political Power of Churches

By |May 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

United States President Donald Trump marked the National Day of Prayer yesterday by signing a controversial executive order allowing churches and other religious organizations to take on a greater role in American politics without jeopardizing their tax-exempt status. The order aims to bypass a tax code provision called the Johnson Amendment that bans religious groups from directly endorsing [...]

The Iowa Victory and What It Means for Massachusetts Churches

By |November 2nd, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Last week, Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys dismissed a religious freedom lawsuit against Iowa officials after a federal judge affirmed the right of churches to operate free of government control. In the first case of its kind in the nation, Iowa officials exploited a vague state law and declared that churches could not only be forced to [...]

‘Islam or Die’ Reportedly Tagged on Texas Churches

By |October 14th, 2016|Tags: , , |

San Antonio news outlets are reporting that two area churches were defaced by vandals. Identical graffiti on the structures reads: ‘No to wall’ and “Islam or Die” with an unknown symbol stenciled beneath. These incidents purportedly occurred in San Antonio on Monday at Gethsemane Lutheran Church and Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church. On both, black spray painted messages read [...]

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