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Religious Liberty

  1. lgbtq rights
    Texas Republicans Fighting to Protect Chick-fil-A’s Right to DiscriminateIn a mostly symbolic fight between equality and “religious liberty,” Republicans stand up for the Evangelical chicken purveyor.
  2. religion
    Trump Is Not a Defender of Religious Liberty but a Threat to ItTrump’s combination of hate-mongering and loud identification with Christianity is the antithesis of the American tradition of religious pluralism.
  3. sri lanka attacks
    Outside the U.S., Persecution of Christians Is Real, As Sri Lanka Bombings ShowIn an increasing number of countries, particularly in Asia, Christians face challenges a lot more stressful than “Happy Holidays” greetings.
  4. marriage equality
    Alabama May Abolish Marriage Licenses to Protect Homophobic JudgesIt’s far less harmful than abolishing public schools to avoid desegregation, but it’s the same basic idea.
  5. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Christian Right Leaders Want Senate to Ignore Assault Charges Against KavanaughConservative Evangelicals like Ralph Reed and Franklin Graham want their SCOTUS justice even if he hasn’t been cleared of attempted rape charges.
  6. Trump Warns Evangelicals That Dems Will Restore a Law That Was Never RepealedThe president keeps claiming he’s gotten rid of the Johnson Amendment, which won’t let tax-exempt entities campaign for politicians. He didn’t.
  7. civil rights
    Conservative Christian Baker Back in Court Over a Gender-Transition CakeJack Phillips is probably hoping to get a better answer from a Supreme Court where Brett Kavanaugh has replaced Anthony Kennedy.
  8. Trump’s Faith-Based PR StrategyThe president announced a faith-based initiative that seems more aggressive and politically important than those of his predecessors.
  9. Court Can Avoid Clash Between Equality, Religious Liberty in Wedding-Cake CaseBy making the decision about free speech rather than a religious exercise, SCOTUS can limit the impact on anti-discrimination laws to a minimum.
  10. the law
    Anthony Kennedy Has a Lot of Thinking to DoThe Supreme Court case over a baker who wouldn’t sell to a gay couple will come down to him. His questions in the case suggest a conflicted man.
  11. Detained Immigrant Obtains Abortion Despite Trump Administration’s EffortsThe Trump administration is claiming a religious-liberty right to interfere with abortions.
  12. Sessions Issues ‘License to Discriminate’ to Conservative ChristiansLike Obama’s immigration actions that Sessions and Trump deplore, today’s “guidance” offers mercy to potential law breakers: just a different kind.
  13. The More Trump Struggles, the More the Christian Right Loves HimEvangelicals have a transactional relationship with Trump, strengthened by a sense of shared victimization.
  14. Falwell Brings His Trophy President Back to Liberty U. for a Commencement SpeechWill the president finally deliver a theologically competent statement of religious belief?
  15. Trump Religious Liberty Order Mostly a Symbolic Sop to Christian RightUnlike the draft order of February, Trump’s order is rhetorical and doesn’t mention LGBTQ issues. He’s feeding the Christian right in other ways.
  16. lgbtq rights
    Republicans Are Still Pushing a Discriminatory ‘Religious Liberty’ OrderThe order would essentially legalize discrimination against LGBTQ people.
  17. Draft ‘Religious Liberty’ Order Would Offer Vast Protections for DiscriminationIt would let anyone dealing with the federal government violate anti-bias policies at will.
  18. Trump Could Still Undermine the Obama LGBTQ Order He Just ReaffirmedSome good news for progressives — but beware a “religious liberty” order.
  19. Trump Could Still Undermine the Obama LGBTQ Order He Just ReaffirmedSome good news for progressives — but beware a “religious liberty” order.
  20. No, Christians Were Not Driven by Persecution to Vote for Donald TrumpSome argue progressive and LGBT hounding of conservative Christians has frightened them into supporting Trump. It’s a really bad excuse.
  21. Conservatives Seem to Grasp They’ve Lost the Public Debate on Gay RightsThat’s why we’re not hearing much about “religious liberty” in 2016.