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Supreme Court picks religious case, passes on solitary confinement

Reading Time: 5 minutes There’s almost too much to choose from when attempting to sum up recent US strife: On Thursday, Missouri’s Attorney General bypassed sitting representatives to launch the most prohibitive ban on gender-affirming care yet, which would effectively deny treatment to adults and children alike. Judge Samuel Alito issued a short-term stay on a Texas judge’s revocation […]

Posted inNews

Congress to IRS: It’s time to decide what is a church, and what is not

Reading Time: < 1 minute Christian organizations like James Dobson’s Family Research Council (FRC) have recently taken action to reclassify themselves as churches—and the IRS has obliged. Now Congress would like to know why. Other non-church ministries granted “church” status include the Daystar network, even though they do not meet the clear IRS definition of a church, which is grounded […]

Posted inLaw

We are living in a judicial dictatorship

Reading Time: 4 minutes Decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, just in the past few weeks, have profoundly changed life in our nation. These changes involve abortion, gun control, government funding of religion, and most recently, climate change regulation. All of these rulings were made with a 6-3 or 5-4 conservative majority. In effect, many aspects of our lives […]

Posted inThe Secular

Why the Kennedy v. Bremerton SCOTUS ruling empowers secular defenders of religious liberty

Reading Time: 3 minutes As the recent Supreme Court ruling Kennedy v. Bremerton allows football coaches to kneel with students in prayer on the fifty-yard line, it also opens the door for more teachers, coaches, and other public officials to practice their religion in public. This seems like an unhappy entanglement between religion and the state, but could secular […]

Posted inReproductive rights

The Bible approves of abortion: So why is the Religious Right really anti-choice?

Reading Time: 3 minutes As anyone who doesn’t live off the grid already knows, the Supreme Court handed down its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson, effectively removing protections for women to obtain secure safe abortions in the United States. The decision overturns Roe v. Wade, allowing states to outlaw a woman’s right to choose at their discretion, and introducing […]

Posted inPolitics

Supreme Court forces taxpayers to fund religious education

Reading Time: 4 minutes “What a difference five years makes. In 2017, I feared that the Court was ‘lead[ing] us … to a place where separation of church and state is a constitutional slogan, not a constitutional commitment. Today, the Court leads us to a place where separation of church and state becomes a constitutional violation.” -Justice Sotomayor’s Dissent […]

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