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Faith-based adoption agencies protected, for now

Religious Liberty | Trump administration rule protecting faith-based providers likely not final word
by Steve West
Posted 1/12/21, 01:39 pm

The exiting Trump administration handed a parting gift on Thursday to faith-based adoption and foster care agencies: a final rule allowing them to receive federal funding while following Biblical beliefs on same-sex marriage.

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Is a college professor (legally) a minister?

Religious Liberty | Appeals court considers extent to which ministerial exception protects employment decisions of Christian college
by Steve West
Posted 1/08/21, 01:17 pm

After Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., denied Margaret DeWeese-Boyd promotion to full professorship, she sued the school in September 2017. The former social work professor claimed the evangelical school retaliated against her for advocating pro-LGBT views and opposing the institutional standards on human sexuality.

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Religious liberty takes center stage

Religious Liberty | First Amendment freedoms on the Supreme Court docket in 2021
by Steve West
Posted 1/05/21, 03:09 pm

The American folk song “Keep Your Eyes On the Prize” gained popularity for its part in the Civil Rights Movement. But now, its title could suggest another movement: restoring the place of religious liberty for individuals and institutions in American life. First Amendment advocates are hopeful that three cases currently before the Supreme Court may help extend some of the gains of 2020 and check overzealous governmental officials.

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