Religious Liberty
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Perkins to chair religious liberty commission

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/20/19, 04:11 pm

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has elected Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, as chairman for the 2019-2020 term. The USCIRF is an independent body that advises the president, the State Department, and Congress on religious freedom and persecution around the world. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., appointed Perkins to the commission in May 2018.

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Supreme Court rules Bladensburg cross can stay

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/20/19, 01:11 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 7-2 that a nearly 100-year-old, 40-foot, World War I memorial cross erected in 1925 by the American Legion in Bladensburg, Md., does not violate the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. “The cross is undoubtedly a Christian symbol, but that fact should not blind us to everything else that the Bladensburg Cross has come to represent,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the majority opinion.

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First Liberty

A do-over for Sweet Cakes

Religious Liberty | The U.S. Supreme Court sends a Christian bakery case back to the lower courts
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/18/19, 06:00 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out the Oregon Court of Appeals decision against Christian bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein and told the judges to take another look.

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