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Articles tagged “religious liberty”
(RNS) “The 20th century had no greater champion of religious freedom — of conscience — than James Dunn,” said Oliver “Buzz” Thomas, former general counsel of the Baptist Joint Committee.
Gov. Mike Pence — who himself has been urged to run for president — is receiving support from other Republican contenders for his signing of the legislation.
(RNS) In the first religion case of the Supreme Court season, a Muslim prisoner asks for the right to grow a very short beard.
(RNS) Without a positive result from the Supreme Court, the Green family, owners of Hobby Lobby, will be forced to pay millions of dollars in federal fines if they maintain their convictions.
(RNS) A grand jury decided not to indict the Rev. Andrew Hamblin, star of the National Geographic television series “Snake Salvation,” on charges of violating a state ban on possessing venomous snakes.
(RNS) Tennessee wildlife regulations allow zoos to keep venomous snakes, but there is no provision for churches to have them. The Rev. Andrew Hamblin, co-star of the National Geographic series “Snake Salvation,” says that violates his congregation’s religious liberty.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Previous Pentagon spending bills protected the “beliefs” of service members and chaplains, but the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act would expand protections to include religious “actions and speech.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) A broad coalition spearheaded by Catholics and Southern Baptists is pushing back against the Obama administration’s final contraception mandate rules, calling it a threat to religious liberty for people of all faiths.