Religious Liberty
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Religious schools keep the right to hire for beliefs

by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/08/20, 01:30 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed on Wednesday that the government shouldn’t second guess who fills religiously significant roles in faith-based organizations. The justices ruled 7-2 in favor of two Catholic schools that fired teachers. Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented.

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Supreme Court upholds contraceptive exemption

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 7/08/20, 12:54 pm

The Catholic nuns of the Little Sisters of the Poor have crossed what looks like the finish line at the end of their yearslong defense against the federal government mandate that they pay for birth control. The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled 7-2 to uphold a U.S.

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An impossible choice for Christian business owners

First Amendment | Wedding photographer’s dilemma highlights the need for clarity on conscience rights
by Steve West
Posted 7/07/20, 05:39 pm

A Christian wedding photographer in Virginia faces three bad options: compromising his religious beliefs, violating the law and risking bankruptcy, or shutting down. Chris Herring takes photos for LGBT clients but draws the line at content that violates his faith, like photographing a same-sex wedding. “I happily work with and serve all customers,” he said, “but I can’t and won’t let the state force me to express messages that contradict my beliefs.”

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