The SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission says the Constitution allows sectarian prayer at public meetings, while the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty says such prayers turn government business into religious exercise.

Published in Politics

Advocates for church-state separation are monitoring a new high school Bible curriculum being beta-tested in an Oklahoma school district.

Published in Social Issues

Russell Moore — who in February engaged Kirsten Powers and Jonathan Merritt in a high-profile debate about whether it’s hypocritical for a Christian photographer or baker to refuse to participate in a same-sex wedding while responding differently to other “unbiblical” marriages — speaks from personal experience.

Published in Social Issues

Russell Moore, head of the SBC Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, says evangelicals today may be reaping the fruits of going soft on defending the religious liberty of all.

Published in Social Issues

The now-famous Hobby Lobby case finally has been argued before the Supreme Court, with a decision expected in June. Their claim, on balance, should be denied.

Thursday, 03 April 2014 17:11

Mississippi religion bill gets new life

A 20-year-old federal law and similar legislation in many states are suddenly controversial as debate turns to whether people can discriminate on religious grounds.

Published in Social Issues

Though often perceived as opposing religion in public schools, a state branch of the ACLU is standing up for the rights of a student told he could not read his Bible at school.

Published in Faith
Monday, 17 March 2014 15:09

Saying goodbye to Christian America

The ultimate Christian social ethics issue may be the fact of declining Christian cultural power – and its fallout. This is the context within which every particular moral issue is contested. 

Former Soviet-era religious prisoner Yegor Prokopenko is among 35 individuals known to have been fined in the first 10 weeks of 2014 for exercising what they believe is their constitutional right to freedom of religion. 

Published in Social Issues

A Southern Baptist seminary president says gay marriage poses the greatest religious-liberty threat in a generation and perhaps in U.S. history.

Published in Social Issues
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