In God We Trust on Dollar Bill
August 23rd, 2019

Kentucky requires schools to prominently display the national motto, “In God We Trust”, somewhere in every public school in the state. One school district came up with a clever workaround to protest a law they view as unconstitutional. Continue reading

The official Lehigh County Seal
August 14th, 2019

The official seal of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania can stay, says the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Lehigh County seal, which prominently features a large cross front and center, was challenged by the Freedom From Religious Foundation as discriminatory, but the court ruled the seal’s ‘broader meaning’ and cultural familiarity in Lehigh County trumped any religious significance the cross might have. Continue reading

The word "Lord" was erased from a monument
August 2nd, 2019

“Thou shall not utter the Lord’s name in vain” is one thing, but what are the rules for erasing it entirely? That’s the question faced by a South Carolina city that’s still trying to recover from a high-profile controversy involving a memorial to fallen police officers that was installed on city property. Continue reading

Jesus welcomes you sign
July 11th, 2019

After a long and very public battle over a religiously-inspired roadside sign, city officials in Hawkins, Texas quietly took it down late last month. But the story behind this sign is worth a read. Continue reading

Map of Liberty, the proposed 51st state in the union.
May 31st, 2019

A group of freedom-minded politicians is working to form “Liberty”, a newly proposed 51st state that would promote, among other things, religious freedom and gun rights. Should the experiment be given a green light? Continue reading

National Day of Prayer on the calendar
May 3rd, 2019

The National Day of Prayer has long been celebrated by religious groups as an opportunity for Americans to unite and connect with their faith. But critics say it’s blatantly unconstitutional. Continue reading

A Bible wrapped in the American flag
April 17th, 2019

A new study shows that church leaders feel conflicted about discussing political issues from the pulpit. When it comes to exploring controversial topics, should they pipe down or speak up? Continue reading

Statue erected by the Satanic Temple
August 17th, 2018

The Satanic Temple protested a statue of the Ten Commandments outside the Arkansas State Capitol by unveiling their own monument to a popular Satanic figure. The incident infuriated Christian lawmakers, who vowed that “it will be a cold day in hell” before any Satanic statue is displayed on state property. Continue reading

Arkansas new Ten Commandments statue
April 30th, 2018

Nearly a year after the first Ten Commandments statue was toppled at the Arkansas State Capitol, a new replacement monument was installed. However, pending legal challenges from the Satanic Temple and the ACLU mean that its not guaranteed to remain standing this time, either. Continue reading

President Trump signing an executive order on religious freedom
May 4th, 2017

President Trump marked the National Day of Prayer by signing an executive order making it easier for churches to take an active role in politics. The order gives churches much wider leeway to engage in political speech and endorse specific candidates. Continue reading