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The Supreme Court Cares About Religious Animus — Except When It Doesn’t

In a pair of religious freedom rulings this month, the Supreme Court took dramatically different approaches to a basic constitutional question: When does anti-religious hostility by government officials violate the religious liberty guarantees of the First Amendment?

PA Court Indefinitely Delays Release of 884-Page Report on Clergy Sexual Abuse

The contents of this report may be incredibly damaging to the Catholic Church, but unidentified individuals are preventing its release.

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Christian Group’s Case Involving Giant Cross in MI

Christians sued the city of Grand Haven (Michigan) to put a giant cross back up, and today marked the final nail in their coffin.

CFI Tells Supreme Court: Church Facilities Must Not Be Funded By Taxpayer Dollars | Center for Inquiry

The Center for Inquiry yesterday joined with our friends and allies to submit an amicus brief to the Supreme Court yesterday in the case of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley. The brief can be found here.

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Pharmacy’s Religious Objections Case

The Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to a Washington state law banning pharmacies from refusing to dispense meds for religious reasons.

Texas Court Says Citizens Can Skip Education If They Believe The Rapture Is Coming (DETAILS)

On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of a family accused of not teaching their children anything because they were waiting to be “raptured.”

New Jersey Appeals Court Rejects Bill Giving $11,000,000 in Taxpayer Money to Two Religious Schools

This ruling says taxpayer money must fund secular institutions.

Colorado Court Refuses to Hear Case of Christian Baker Citing Religious Beliefs | Mediaite

The Colorado Supreme Court refused to hear the case of a Christian baker who cited his religious beliefs, letting a lower court ruling stand: the bake shop

Court smacks down Kansas Christians for labeling evolution a religion to force school ban

A federal court rejected the argument from a Christian group in Kansas which said that evolution was religious “indoctrination” and should not be taught in schools.

Appeals Court Rejects Lawsuit Claiming the Teaching of Evolution in Kansas Promotes Atheism

Just because reality contradicts religion doesn’t mean it’s anti-religious.