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Free Exercise Clause

The Coming Battles Over Religious Objections to Participation in Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Legally Complex

Kevin Sali | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Kevin Sali

When these cases arise, the question that usually comes up is whether state or federal law provides any sort of religion-based exemption from compliance with certain laws. Like any other question involving a potential conflict between two sources of law, this can be quite complex.

Politics and Religion Issues Not Over With One Veto

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

Many sigh in relief believing the issue of religious liberty and LGBT rights is over with the veto of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer; however, deeper questio...

Contraceptives and Religious Freedom

Rick Lowery, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Religion
Rick Lowery, Ph.D.

Legal challenges to the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) raise important questions about religious freedom -- but not the ones the plaintiffs emphasize.

Is America A Christian Or Secular Nation?

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 05.14.2013 | Religion
Jacques Berlinerblau

If you want to know what the Treaty of Tripoli is and why we should be so cautious when interpreting those cryptic 16 words of the religion clauses of the First Amendment, then listen to Professor Fea's rich and detailed reflections on our foundational documents.

Churches Use 'Free Exercise' Defense To Block Abuse Cases

Posted 08.09.2011 | Religion

By Cecile S. Holmes Religion News Service (RNS) Jeremiah Scott was 11 when the abuse and molestation began in 1990 at the hands of an elder in his...