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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A Missed Chance On Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON — To understand why religious freedom matters, put yourself in the position of someone who is part of a minority faith tradition in a town or nation that overwhelmingly adheres to a different creed. Then judge public practices by how they would affect the hypothetical you. This act of empathy helps explain why religious […]

May 8, 2014

Supreme Court Upholds Christian Prayers At City Council Meetings

By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Monday that city councils and other public boards are free to open their meetings with an explicitly Christian prayer, ruling that judges may not act as “censors of religious speech” simply because the prayers reflect the views of the dominant faith. The […]

May 5, 2014

Kindergartner Says She Was Stopped From Prayer Over Lunch

By Lauren Roth, Orlando Sentinel A Florida five-year-old who said she was stopped from praying over her school lunch has become a cause for a Texas-based religious liberty law firm. Marcos Perez posted a video last week on YouTube showing his daughter, a kindergartner at Carillion Elementary in Oviedo, Fla., saying she was confronted when she […]

April 1, 2014