Religious Liberty

When religious beliefs and civic duty collide

Religious Liberty | Mennonite woman jailed for refusing to testify in death penalty review
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 3/06/18, 01:43 pm

A Colorado Court of Appeals on March 2 affirmed a judge’s contempt charges against Greta Lindecrantz, a 67-year-old Mennonite woman who has been behind bars since Feb. 26.

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Brownback confirmed as religious freedom ambassador

by Evan Wilt
Posted 1/24/18, 06:24 pm

UPDATE: WASHINGTON—Vice President Mike Pence broke a tied Senate vote for the second time Wednesday to the complete the confirmation of Sam Brownback as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. The Senate originally scheduled Brownback’s final confirmation vote later this week but moved the vote up hours after Pence broke a tie to end debate. The ambassador position has been vacant since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017. All 49 Senate Democrats voted to block Brownback’s confirmation.

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Oregon bakers lose another round in state court

by Leigh Jones
Posted 12/28/17, 04:35 pm

The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled Thursday against Aaron and Melissa Klein, Christian bakery owners charged in 2013 with discrimination for declining to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. The court sided with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI), which fined the Kleins $135,000.

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