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“Letting God fight this battle”

Religious Liberty | One California church moves its worship services outside while others soldier on indoors
by Steve West
Posted 9/22/20, 04:01 pm

After holding indoor services since late August, members of North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, Calif., gathered in the parking lot to worship from their cars the past two Sundays. Pastor Jack Trieber told congregants that after prayer, fasting, and counsel, he decided not to resist the county’s lawsuit over the Bay Area church’s violations of COVID-19 restrictions. The church had racked up fines of more than $100,000 by the time it and Santa Clara County agreed to drop their lawsuits late Friday.

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Rainbow ruckus at Kroger

Religious Liberty | A lawsuit over standard-issue aprons raises questions of religious accommodation
by Steve West
Posted 9/21/20, 06:03 pm

A nationwide supermarket chain is headed to court after firing two clerks who objected to wearing rainbows, according to a federal complaint filed on Sept. 14.

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Serving God and country

Religious Liberty | The Pentagon moves to protect military members’ religious liberty
by Steve West
Posted 9/18/20, 02:09 pm

When Lance Cpl. Monifa Sterling posted favorite Bible verses in her workspace at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps base, her boss ordered her to remove them. “I don’t like those,” her supervisor said. “I don’t like their tone.” When Sterling declined, the military court-martialed her.

That was 2013, but her fate might be different today, thanks to the Pentagon’s new policy protecting religious liberty for service members.

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