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2021-09-22 13:55:39
by Alexa Hornbeck
Employers Grapple with Religious Exemptions Claims for Vaccine Mandates

The Biden administration announced vaccine mandates that will affect employers with over 100 employees, and now religious exemption requests are... Read More

The Biden administration announced vaccine mandates that will affect employers with over 100 employees, and now religious exemption requests are pouring in from those who claim that a sincerely held belief keeps them from receiving a vaccine.  “The minute after... Read More

As COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Rise, Religious Exemptions Grow

An estimated 2,600 Los Angeles Police Department employees are citing religious objections to try to get out of the required... Read More

An estimated 2,600 Los Angeles Police Department employees are citing religious objections to try to get out of the required COVID-19 vaccination. In Washington state, thousands of state workers are seeking similar exemptions. And in Arkansas, a hospital has been... Read More

2021-04-11 12:10:01
by Dan McCue
FEC Says Website Won’t Violate Law By Posting Lawmakers’ Statements on Faith

WASHINGTON - The Federal Election Commission held this week that Pray.com, a free mobile application and website, won’t violate federal... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Federal Election Commission held this week that Pray.com, a free mobile application and website, won’t violate federal election laws if it invites members of Congress to produce five-minute statements on matters of faith. Pray.com, a for-profit corporation,... Read More

Election Turmoil Splits West Virginia City's Evangelicals

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — If you're Christian in Bluefield — and most everyone is, in this small city tucked into... Read More

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — If you're Christian in Bluefield — and most everyone is, in this small city tucked into the Blue Ridge Mountains — you have your choice. You can follow Pastor Doyle Bradford of Father's House International Church,... Read More

Biden, at Prayer Breakfast, Calls Out 'Political Extremism'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday called for a confrontation of the “political extremism” that inspired the U.S.... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday called for a confrontation of the “political extremism” that inspired the U.S. Capitol riot and appealed for collective strength during such turbulent times in remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast, a Washington... Read More

2020-12-08 16:48:55
by Tom Ramstack
Virginia Churches Challenge COVID Rules as Infection Rate Grows

Members of two Virginia churches are trying again in a lawsuit filed on Friday to challenge the governor’s restrictions intended... Read More

Members of two Virginia churches are trying again in a lawsuit filed on Friday to challenge the governor’s restrictions intended to control the spread of coronavirus. The lawsuit says the restrictions Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam announced in mid-November “discourage the... Read More

An Illinois University Got Major Pushback for Cutting Religion, French and Anthropology. But Other Colleges Are Dropping the Humanities too

CHICAGO — Scott Sheridan didn’t expect his 23 years of teaching at Illinois Wesleyan University to end like this. Though... Read More

CHICAGO — Scott Sheridan didn’t expect his 23 years of teaching at Illinois Wesleyan University to end like this. Though fewer students are pursuing degrees in his areas of study these days, many still participate. This semester, more than 50... Read More

2020-10-05 15:10:53
by Tom Ramstack
Religious Groups Sue Virginia Over Law Protecting Gay Rights

RICHMOND, Va. - Religious groups and a wedding photographer are suing the state of Virginia over a new law that... Read More

RICHMOND, Va. - Religious groups and a wedding photographer are suing the state of Virginia over a new law that bans discrimination against gay, lesbian and transgender persons. The law is directed primarily against discrimination in employment, housing and public... Read More

John Roberts’ Latest Deciding Vote Spurs Wrath of Conservatives

The latest Supreme Court vote cast by Chief Justice John Roberts, rejecting an effort by a Nevada church to ease... Read More

The latest Supreme Court vote cast by Chief Justice John Roberts, rejecting an effort by a Nevada church to ease limits on attendance at its services during the coronavirus pandemic, was condemned by conservative lawmakers. Roberts was the decider late... Read More

2020-07-08 17:07:44
by Dan McCue
Justices Allow Limited Access to Free Birth Control Under ACA

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a Trump administration regulation that lets employers with religious objections limit women’s... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a Trump administration regulation that lets employers with religious objections limit women’s access to free birth control under the Affordable Care Act. The 7-2 decision could have a profound, immediate effect on... Read More

2020-06-02 18:53:24
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Limits on Church Services

WASHINGTON - A divided Supreme Court rejected an emergency appeal by a California church challenging state limits on attendance at... Read More

WASHINGTON - A divided Supreme Court rejected an emergency appeal by a California church challenging state limits on attendance at worship services imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's four liberals late... Read More

2020-04-08 18:11:49
by Tom Ramstack
U.S. Supreme Court Allows Ban to Remain for Religious Ads

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court declined this week to review a lower court ruling that allows the Washington, D.C.... Read More

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court declined this week to review a lower court ruling that allows the Washington, D.C. transit system to ban religious ads. As a result, transit agencies now have the discretion to prohibit religious, political and... Read More

2020-01-21 16:14:26
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court to Tackle Issues of Religion and School Choice This Week

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday will wade into a thorny battle over school-choice programs and state aid for... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Wednesday will wade into a thorny battle over school-choice programs and state aid for religious schools as it weighs a request from three Montana families to allow a state scholarship program to fund their... Read More

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