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Prayer Breaks: Are They Legitimate?

Prayer breaks have been in the news recently as more employees are suing to be granted this religious accommodation.

February 7th, 2024

Some individuals pray numerous times each day in the United States, and some argue that they should be provided with breaks from work in order to perform these religious duties. This issue is raising a number of religious, legal, and constitutional issues in the nation. How many breaks should religious employees receive each day to Read More

Church properties Face Attacks From Numerous Sources Around the World

Attacks on church properties have risen dramatically in recent years, both around the world and in the U.S.

January 31st, 2024

Church properties often come under attack from a range of different sources. Whether it is a bomb dropped by a plane at over 30,000 feet or a vandal scrawling graffiti on the wall, these attacks represent both psychological and physical blows for worshippers around the world. In some cases, these attacks can be digital in Read More

How to Become a Deacon

To become a Deacon, you traditionally had to convert to Catholicism, but the Universal Life Church enables you to become one instantly.

January 26th, 2024

For many religious individuals, attending church is not enough. They wish instead to become more active members of the church, and they strive to hold official positions within the church’s hierarchy. For Catholics, one potential option is to become a deacon. But what exactly is a deacon, and how do you become one? What is a Deacon? Read More

Legal Issues Regarding Paganism in the United States

Christianity can be considered an outgrowth of Paganism, and many aspects of the Christian faith still show telltale signs of our pagan roots.

January 17th, 2024

Although Paganism has an established history in the United States, the religion has recently experienced a surge in exposure after the January 6th protests. The “QAnon Shaman” famously appeared at the Capitol dressed in a Pagan-inspired outfit with several pagan runes tattooed across his body. Of course, this represents only one example of Paganism in Read More

Beards: The Surprising Reason Behind Many Religious Lawsuits

Religious adherents of various faiths continue to face discrimination due to their beards, as one Christian man recently found out.

January 11th, 2024

For the entirety of human civilization, people have been voicing various opinions about beards. The people of Ancient Mesopotamia clearly had an affinity for beards – and various carvings highlight this with clarity. However, some Sumerians eventually started shaving – and the trend continued into Egypt and Ancient Rome. The Romans were the first to Read More

Veteran Beheads Baphomet Statue in Iowa

Veteran who destroyed the Satanic Temple's Baphomet statue at the Iowa Capitol now facing hate crime charges.

December 29th, 2023

A veteran recently admitted to beheading a Baphomet statue inside the Iowa State Capital, calling his actions “Christian civil disobedience.” This has not stopped him from facing criminal charges of criminal mischief in the fourth degree, but numerous individuals – including local Satanists – aren’t exactly happy. This has sparked a wider debate over potential Read More

The Religious Objection to COVID-19 Vaccinations Explained

More and more states are permitting religious objection to vaccination as vaccination has become politicized in the Covid era.

December 22nd, 2023

Many people in the United States have claimed that they have a religious objection to the Covid-19 vaccine. What exactly does this mean? How can someone object to a vaccine on religious grounds, and what is the connection between an mRNA vaccine and the Christian faith? For those unfamiliar with this debate, the subject can Read More

State of Tennessee Settles Lawsuit with Universal Life Church

The Universal Life Church recently won its lawsuit against Tennessee over a law barring its ministers from officiating weddings.

December 19th, 2023

After the Tennessee state legislature passed a law explicitly barring ministers who were ordained online from solemnizing legal marriages in 2019, the Universal Life Church (ULC) immediately filed suit and were successful in obtaining a restraining order blocking the law from taking effect. In August of 2023, the ULC began the trial against the Tennessee Read More

The “Gas Chamber” is Coming to the United States: What it Means for Religious Freedom

Alabama is beginning to use the gas chamber to execute inmates on death row, and one priest is saying this violates his freedom of religion.

December 15th, 2023

The phrase “gas chamber” does not conjure up pleasant images for Americans. In fact, it is closely associated with the Third Reich, the Holocaust, and one of the most deadly acts of ethnic cleansing the world has ever seen. Despite these negative connotations, the United States will soon adopt gas executions on an industrial scale Read More

Russia Refuses to Return Jewish Manuscripts

It was recently reported that the Biden Administration was facing a lawsuit over its alleged role in the genocide of Palestinians.

December 12th, 2023

The conflict in Ukraine has highlighted numerous religious tensions across Russia, Ukraine, and the West. It began when elements of the Ukraine military were accused of blatant Nazism – with many soldiers of the Azov Brigade proudly wearing swastikas and other far-right symbols on their uniforms. Controversy ensued when Ukraine hid precious relics associated with Read More