Religious Liberty
Miracle Hill Ministries

Miracle Hill still in the dock

Religious Liberty | Recent and upcoming Supreme Court cases may affect the outcome
by Steve West
Posted 8/13/20, 04:32 pm

The threat to a Christian foster care agency in South Carolina lives on. A federal judge late on Monday ruled that a Catholic woman had standing to sue the federal and state government for allowing Miracle Hill Ministries to work only with people who share its Protestant beliefs.

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Justices for all

Law | Supreme Court roundup: Recent decisions affirm both LGBT rights and religious liberty
by Steve West
Posted 8/13/20, 02:24 pm

Rodney King offered a plaintive plea in the spring of 1992, hoping to quell deadly riots in Los Angeles. “People,” he said, “can we all get along?” 

A more sophisticated form of King’s plea may be at the heart of an unusual number of U.S. Supreme Court decisions this term that impact religious liberty: Can Americans find a way to live together despite sharp differences in religious beliefs? A majority of the court justices seem to be charting a middle course they hope will settle that question.

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Biden’s VP choice expected—but not safe

Politics | Kamala Harris pushes the ticket farther left on abortion and religious liberty
by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/11/20, 08:03 pm

Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate makes the 2020 Democratic presidential ticket “the most pro-abortion in history,” the Susan B. Anthony List and March for Life said after Tuesday’s announcement.

Harris has held the titles of district attorney for the city of San Francisco and attorney general and now U.S. senator for the state of California, but she has the lesser-known distinction of being the defendant in a lawsuit brought by pro-life activists from the Center for Medical Progress.

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