church and state

Coach Kennedy Shows What Religious Liberty Is

Coach Kennedy Shows What Religious Liberty Is

When religion is seen as non-essential, religious freedom is limited to “religious” activities like private prayer, church attendance, and personal piety. At the same time, “secular” is wrongfully thought of as “neutral” or “unbiased.” Faith is reduced to a hobby, and a highly idiosyncratic one at that. Spiritually inspired convictions must be kept safely within church, synagogue, and mosque walls, and out of the government and schools. This, however, is not religious liberty. 

Supreme Court to Hear Case of Christian Football Coach Fired for Praying on the Field

Supreme Court to Hear Case of Christian Football Coach Fired for Praying on the Field

The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will hear oral arguments for Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, a case surrounding a high school football coach who was fired from his position for praying on the field after games.

Sheriff Rebuffs Atheists, Won't Remove Bible Verse from Office: 'We Need More Jesus,' He Says

Sheriff Rebuffs Atheists, Won't Remove Bible Verse from Office: 'We Need More Jesus,' He Says

A North Carolina sheriff is rejecting calls from an atheist organization to remove a Bible verse from a sheriff's office wall, saying in a new social media post, "We need more Jesus."

HS Football Team Members Lead Post-Game Prayer after School Board Bans Staffers from Doing So

HS Football Team Members Lead Post-Game Prayer after School Board Bans Staffers from Doing So

Tennessee high school football team members led their parents and fans in a post-game prayer after their local school board banned teachers and coaches from praying with students.

IRS Ruling Threatens Tax Status of 'Thousands of Christian Churches,' Members of Congress Warn

IRS Ruling Threatens Tax Status of 'Thousands of Christian Churches,' Members of Congress Warn

More than a dozen Congress members are warning the IRS that a recent ruling against a Texas faith-based organization is putting the tax-exempt status of churches in jeopardy.

Atheists Sue Mississippi Over New 'In God We Trust' License Plates

Atheists Sue Mississippi Over New 'In God We Trust' License Plates

A group of atheists has filed a lawsuit against the state of Mississippi over the state's new license plates that feature the phrase "In God We Trust."

IRS Insists that 'Bible Teachings' Are Republican in Denying Group's Tax-Exempt Request

IRS Insists that 'Bible Teachings' Are Republican in Denying Group's Tax-Exempt Request

The IRS has denied the request by a Texas faith-based organization to become tax-exempt, saying that several of the group's "Bible teachings" on abortion, marriage and other issues are primarily affiliated with the Republican Party.

Judge Sides with Atheist Group, Strikes Down Pre-Court Prayer as Unconstitutional

Judge Sides with Atheist Group, Strikes Down Pre-Court Prayer as Unconstitutional

On Friday, a federal district court ruled that a Texas judge's practice of opening his court sessions in chaplain-led prayer violates the U.S. Constitution's prohibition on government establishment of religion.

Freedom From Religion Foundation Opposes School Board's Decision to Display the 10 Commandments

Freedom From Religion Foundation Opposes School Board's Decision to Display the 10 Commandments

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is challenging a North Carolina School Board's decision to display the 10 Commandments in all 30 of its public schools. 

Atheist Group Files Complaint after Football Coach Leads Team in Lord's Prayer

Atheist Group Files Complaint after Football Coach Leads Team in Lord's Prayer

After an atheist group complained, a high school football coach was asked to stop praying with his team before games.

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