Religious Liberty
Alliance Defending Freedom

Supreme Court ponders resurrecting First Amendment case

Free Speech | A Georgia college student presses a lawsuit against a defunct speech policy
by Steve West
Posted 1/15/21, 05:22 pm

Should someone be allowed to pursue a lawsuit and damages over a speech policy that doesn’t exist anymore? The Supreme Court justices seemed conflicted on Thursday.

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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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Facebook/Gordon College

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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