Articles on Religious Liberty

Our Baptist forebears did not allow the threat of persecution or even persecution itself to stop them from proclaiming the message of the gospel. This was equally true of the sixteenth-century proto-Baptists of Europe, seventeenth-century Baptists in England and eighteenth-century... Continue...

The White House announced plans on Tuesday to release a new accommodation for non-profit religious groups within the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate. A senior White House official explained, “This is part of ensuring that all women have access to... Continue...

Gordon College, a Christian college on the North Shore of Boston, is the latest Christian institution to come under attack for its commitment to live biblically. Numerous stories and opinion pieces in the Boston Globe have vilified the College for... Continue...

A Democratically-led effort to subvert the Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood case was voted down 56-43 in the Senate yesterday. Sponsored by Senator Murray, the Protect Women’s Health from Corporation Interference Act aimed to “ensure that... Continue...

If you've been following the news, you may have heard that 14 religious leaders sent President Obama a letter requesting a religious exemption in his planned executive order banning discrimination by government contractors against employees on the basis of sexual orientation... Continue...

Responding to the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood case, Democrats in the Senate and in the House of Representatives have announced plans to circumvent the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The bill's sponsor is Senator Patty... Continue...

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides, in part, that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.” This provision is known in shorthand as the Establishment Clause. The United States Supreme Court recently decided the... Continue...

"This is the scariest thing the Court has ever done,” emailed a friend to me yesterday. Understandably, women’s hearts are beating fast and our heads are spinning with confusion due to uproars declaring a heightened “war on women” in the... Continue...

Yesterday morning the front page of Hobby Lobby’s website featured a discount on a four-by-six wooden block emblazoned with the simple declaration: “I Pray for America.” Nothing on the page even indirectly mentioned the Supreme Court’s landmark decision yesterday in Burwell... Continue...

"Protecting the free-exercise rights of closely held corporations thus protects the religious liberty of the humans who own and control them.” — Justice Samuel Alito Today, the Supreme Court took necessary steps to clarify and re-assert America’s lasting commitment to... Continue...