Religious Freedom

Judge Allows L.A. County to Temporarily Shut Down Church

Grace Community Church has been subject to fines, land seizures since attempting to restart services

A California judge granted Los Angeles County a victory over Grace Community Church on Thursday by temporarily suspending indoor worship at the church.

Montana Moms Fight For Religious Schools

Supreme Court will determine whether states can bar scholarship tax credits from applying to parochial schools

A group of Montana mothers will take their religious discrimination battle to the Supreme Court on Wednesday in a landmark case that could affect millions of schoolchildren.

NY School District Blocks Christian Club

Religious liberty group says district has 'repeatedly broken long-standing, clearly established federal law'

A  New York school district blocked a high school student from forming a Christian club on campus in violation of anti-discrimination laws, according to a religious freedom group.

Study Finds Broad Support For Religious Liberty

More than two-thirds of Americans support protecting religious liberty, according to a new survey. The survey, which was commissioned by the nonprofit Becket Fund, found 67 percent overall support for religious liberty, calculated by asking respondents questions about issues ranging from religious pluralism to the separation of church and state.

MSNBC Analyst Suggests U.S. Should Ban Hate Speech

Richard Stengel calls failure to outlaw hate speech a 'design flaw' in First Amendment

MSNBC political analyst and former Obama administration official Richard Stengel argued that America needs to outlaw hateful speech, including Koran burning.