Resources on Religious Liberty

For those familiar with it today, the word “congregationalism” tends to evoke an American sense of personal liberty. Congregationalist churches, whether Baptist or otherwise, are typically understood to run on the wheels of democracy, investing ecclesial authority in the people... Continue...

On November 24, 2014, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed suspended the city’s Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran for 30 days without pay. What was the reason for his suspension? Chief Cochran authored a book on Christian values titled, Who Told You That... Continue...

On October 16, oral arguments were heard in Minnesota for a case centered on creativity and compelled speech. Carl and Angel Larsen are the directors of Telescope Media Group which exists to tell stories that honor God. These filmmakers are... Continue...

Last week, Britain’s Supreme Court ruled to uphold freedom of expression for the evangelical owners of Ashers Bakery in Belfast, Northern Ireland. As The New York Times reported, “The British case centered on Ashers Baking Company in Northern Ireland, which... Continue...

In early September, Redeemer Fellowship of Edisto Island, a small Southern Baptist church plant in South Carolina, filed an equal access lawsuit against the town who changed its civic center rules to bar it from being used for “religious worship services”... Continue...

Joseph Kennedy was a high school football coach in Washington state who was fired for kneeling by himself at midfield after a game and saying a quiet prayer by himself. Occasionally, students would join him and also pray by themselves... Continue...

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...

Southern Baptists support the right of student organizations to maintain core religious beliefs as necessary for group membership and leadership. In 2013, the Southern Baptist Convention adopted a resolution that states, “We call on college administrators to respect the rights of students to... Continue...

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 16, 2018—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops on July 13, in the case Whole Woman’s Health v. Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops. The court’s... Continue...