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A Texas-size defense of religious liberty

Religious Liberty | A trio of cases argues for exemptions to LGBT nondiscrimination laws
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 10/23/18, 02:34 pm

Three lawsuits filed within days of each other in Texas could affect religious liberty cases nationwide if the challenges to LGBT nondiscrimination regulations get a hearing in their respective courts.

A coalition of pastors and a conservative legal advocacy group are using a multipronged strategy to challenge nondiscrimination laws at the state and federal level that do not have exemptions for people who believe in a Biblical definition of marriage and sex.

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Oregon bakers appeal to Supreme Court

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/23/18, 10:50 am

Lawyers for Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of an Oregon bakery who were punished for declining to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding, have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case, according to First Liberty Institute, which represents the couple. The Kleins appealed to the high court Monday after the Oregon Supreme Court refused to hear their case this summer.

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Religious liberty for all?

Religious Liberty | Research on how evangelicals can drum up more support for their rights
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 10/09/18, 04:33 pm

Evangelicals believe their religious liberty is more threatened now than anytime in the last 30 years, according to data compiled by Andrew Lewis, a University of Cincinnati researcher. But a novel experiment by Lewis shows they might be able to muster more support for their religious freedom by insisting it applies to every religion, not just their own.

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