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No penalty for prayer

Religious Liberty | Appeals court overturns decision barring pregame prayer
by Steve West
Posted 11/19/19, 03:37 pm

A federal appeals court last week overturned a 2017 lower court decision that barred two Christian high schools in Florida from using a stadium’s public-address system for a pregame prayer.

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Bible class booted from West Virginia schools

Religious Liberty | Supreme Court declines to review decision nixing a long-standing curriculum
by Steve West
Posted 10/15/19, 02:37 pm

A Bible class taught for decades in Mercer County, W.Va., public schools has little hope of revival after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case.

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T-shirt trials and tribulation

Religious Liberty | The Kentucky Supreme Court hears argument from print shop owner
by Steve West
Posted 8/27/19, 04:07 pm

All 140 seats in a Frankfort, Ky., courtroom were full Friday morning when the state Supreme Court took up a religious liberty case stuck in the court system for years. Since 2012, Blaine Adamson, the owner of a print shop in Lexington, Ky., has defended his right not to make T-shirts promoting a gay pride festival because of his religious convictions about sexuality and marriage.

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