Four videos posted to an official military social media page, seeking to encourage soldiers amid the coronavirus pandemic, have been removed following a complaint by a national organization known for targeting Christian expression in the military.
The rules for the Paycheck Protection Program allow nonprofit organizations — including churches like ours — to apply for these loans. I must admit that I am not completely comfortable with that. As a Baptist pastor, I belong to a tradition that is rooted in a deep skepticism of government entanglement with religion, especially government funding for clergy salaries.
A South Carolina school district must pay an atheist group more than $450,000 in attorney's fees and expenses after the organization successfully sued the district for allowing prayer at the high school's graduation ceremony.
Constitutionally, it’s true that restrictions on public gatherings cannot target houses of worship, but that’s not what’s going on here. Just as religious entities must abide by the same building codes that apply to community centers and banks, churches, mosques and synagogues must follow public health orders that apply to secular large gatherings. COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate.