Resources on Religious Liberty

On Nov. 6,  in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, Judge Paul Engelmayer struck down an HHS rule titled, “Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority.” The HHS rule provided conscience protections... Continue...

In August, the ERLC noted a significant religious liberty court case in the state of Kentucky. The case was Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission v. Hands On Originals centered on a situation from 2012 when Blaine Adamson, the owner... Continue...

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 31, 2019—The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled in favor of Blaine Adamson, a promotional print shop owner, who declined to print a message on T-shirts that violated his religious convictions.  In its ruling, the state’s Supreme Court unanimously... Continue...

Religious liberty is frequently in the news. Most Christians are (rightly) concerned about the increasing encroachment on Christian faith and practice. But pastors are sometimes uneasy about discussing religious liberty with their congregations and friends. For some, it seems antithetical... Continue...

An equally heartbreaking and morally revolting story is happening in Texas, where a court has severed the custody of a father from his 7-year-old son in order to allow the mother to oversee the child’s transition to living as a... Continue...

Must doctors offer services that violate their sincerely held beliefs? On Oct. 15, 2019, a federal court in Texas answered that question with a strong, “No.”    According to Becket law, in Franciscan Alliance v. Azar, “a federal regulation threatened... Continue...

Buck v. Gordon Buck v. Gordon began on April 15, 2019, and represents a significant development for religious liberty within the foster care and adoption community in the United States. The case deals with the issue of St. Vincent Catholic... Continue...

On Sept. 16, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled in favor of Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski’s right to free speech. Duka and Koski own and operate an art studio named, Brush & Nib Studio. The studio willingly serves all people while... Continue...

My brother was always the jokester when we were growing up in our suburban hometown in upstate New York. One day at school a classmate asked my brother where our family was from; he jokingly replied, “West Korea,” to which... Continue...

In recent days, two highly significant religious liberty court cases have made the news.  T-shirts and Hands On Originals The first case is Baker v. Hands On Originals. This case originated in Kentucky back in 2012 when Blaine Adamson, the... Continue...