Articles on Religious Liberty

News broke today that the baker at the center of the religious liberty Supreme Court victory in June, Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop fame, is going back to federal court, filing suit against the Colorado Civil Rights Commission who alleges... Continue...

An investigation by the U.S. Army recommends that a Southern Baptist chaplain be charged with "dereliction of duty" for failing to accommodate a homosexual couple in a marriage retreat. Earlier this year a lesbian soldier filed a complaint against Major... Continue...

Editor’s Note: In the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the Court was asked to decide whether the First Amendment is violated when a state punishes a citizen for refusing, for reasons of religious conscience, to create... Continue...

Today the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of pro-life pregnancy centers in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. The case concerned the issue of whether the state of California could force pro-life pregnancy centers to provide... Continue...

For the second time in June, Christians and social conservatives have reason to celebrate the rulings handed down by the United States Supreme Court. In early June, the Supreme Court handed down a decision telling government officials to respect religious... Continue...

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated the judgment of the Washington Supreme Court in Arlene’s Flowers Inc. v. Washington and remanded the case to be re-heard by the lower court. Arlene’s Flowers centers on a 73-year-old Southern Baptist, Barronelle Stutzman.... Continue...

In February 2017, a court sentenced former deacon Zhang Xiuhong of the Living Stone Church in China to five years in prison for alleged "illegal business operation." Later that year, it was reported that authorities had tortured Pastor Zhang Shaojie... Continue...

Today, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of Jack Phillips in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case centered on a Colorado baker named Jack Phillips who was punished for refusing to create a wedding cake for... Continue...

It would be a mistake to interpret today’s Supreme Court ruling as an overwhelmingly sweeping win, or one that resolves all the ongoing tensions over religious liberty and LGBT rights. The ERLC has an explainer on the case. Legal experts... Continue...

War continues to ravage eastern Ukraine, where conflict erupted in April 2014, following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the violent actions of pro-Russian separatists. Along with forcing millions of people from their homes, the ongoing conflict has also resulted in... Continue...