Religious Exemptions

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Who would God discriminate against?

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act would protect gay, lesbian and transgender Americans from workplace discrimination.

After high court rulings, what will religious conservatives do?

The twin Supreme Court rulings on Wednesday (June 26) that further opened the door for gay marriage in the U.S. … Continued

13 attorneys general push Obama on contraception mandate

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Thirteen state attorneys general are urging the federal government to broaden religious exemptions for private businesses under … Continued

In Philadelphia parks, churches fight to feed the homeless

Church ministries have been feeding homeless people in Philadelphia’s public parks for decades – not as a charitable gesture, but … Continued

Supreme Court’s health-care decision: Two Catholic cheers

JASON REED REUTERS Protesters against President Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare overhaul react outside the Supreme Court in Washington June 28, … Continued

Why claims of conscience matter

Lest we forget, our Framers put religious liberty, or freedom of conscience, first on the list of fundamental rights protected … Continued

Five reasons why Obama is losing the contraception fight

The White House has surprised observers and disappointed some liberal allies by being willing to compromise in its controversial regulations … Continued

Catholics support White House contraception mandate

A majority of Americans, including Catholics, believe that employers should be required to provide health care plans that cover contraception … Continued

Michele Bachmann and anti-HPV vaccine unreason

Chris Carlson AP Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks during the California Republican Party Fall Convention dinner in … Continued

Religious exemptions in new birth control regulations

Some religious organizations have voices opposition to the new women’s health regulations announced Monday. The Obama administration announced new expanded … Continued

The religious neutrality of Justice John Paul Stevens

JUST LAW AND RELIGION Michael Kessler Justice John Paul Stevens has announced his intention to retire this summer, ending the … Continued

Christian Science and irresponsible parenting

By Liz Heywood In his March 5 guest column for On Faith, Gary Jones calls the Secular Coalition’s White House … Continued

All taxpayers are created equal

Q:If a church or other religious organization receives government funding, should it follow all government rules, including those against discrimination … Continued

No room in health reform for Mary?

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler Chuck Norris thinks Obamacare could morph into first-century “Herodcare.” Norris thinks a democratic … Continued

Anti-vaccine junk science: A question of ignorance

Q: Polls show a majority of Americans are concerned about the H1N1 virus (swine flu), but also about the safety … Continued

Exemptions Can be Good, but Devil in the Details

New Hampshire became the sixth state to let gay couples wed. The new law was approved after revisions exempted members … Continued

Save Daniel Hauser

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler Colleen Hauser’s 13-year-old son Daniel drew a lucky card from the cancer deck. … Continued

6 Questions for S. Court Nominee

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler President Obama will soon announce his nominee for the next Supreme Court justice. … Continued

Religious Exemptions in Same-Sex Laws Under Scrutiny

By Jacqueline L. Salmon As a growing number of states legalize same-sex marriages (it’s up to five now), increasing attention … Continued

Souter and McConnell: Protecting Religious Freedom

JUST LAW AND RELIGION By Michael Kessler The Federal Judiciary is losing two big defenders of religious freedom. Last week, … Continued