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Posts tagged ‘religious freedom’

 

What is the Definition of an “Undue Hardship” in a Religious Discrimination Lawsuit?

Defining reasonable accommodation and undue hardship are necessary prerequisites to understanding religious accommodation laws.

April 16th, 2024

As an American worker, you may be aware that your employer cannot discriminate against you for religious reasons. If you request an exemption to certain workplace requirements due to religious reasons, your employer may be legally obliged to respect your faith. The word “may” is very important in this context since US employers can avoid Read More


Why the Eclipse is Triggering Religious Lawsuits in the United States

A recent religious freedom lawsuit filed by prisoners in NY state argued it was unconstitutional not to allow them to view the solar eclipse.

April 12th, 2024

Throughout time, countless religions have focused on sun worship. When you consider the qualities of our local star, this should not come as a major surprise. Known as “Sol” by astronomers, the sun is the brightest object in our sky. It is also an essential driver of life on Earth. Without it, humanity and all Read More


Apache Group Pushes Back Against Copper Mine Development 

An Apache group is pushing back against a proposed copper mine on sacred ground, arguing the mine threatens their religious freedom.

April 9th, 2024

The United States is home to numerous religions. In order of popularity, the top five are Christianity, Judaism, Mormonism, Islam, and Buddhism, the religiously unaffiliated outnumber all groups except for Christians. Although these top five religions dominate headlines when it comes to legal developments, they are not the oldest in the United States. Native Americans Read More


Why are Catholics So Friendly Toward Migrants?

Some Catholics are coming under fire from their own governments for supporting migrants, which they view as a biblical mandate.

April 5th, 2024

Today, immigration is one of the most controversial issues in the United States. Not only that, but it is proving to be a major flashpoint as we approach the next presidential elections. Many Americans have very strong views on this subject, and it is perhaps one of the most polarizing issues in the modern world. Read More


North Dakota Doctors are Free to Refuse Certain Treatments to Trans Individuals 

Christian doctors have been given a green light to refuse service to trans patients in the state of North Dakota.

April 2nd, 2024

American doctors often find themselves at the forefront of religious lawsuits – and for obvious reasons. The freedom to refuse or provide treatment based on religious belief is one of those legal “grey areas” that has confounded the highest courts for decades. What is more important? The right of the patient to healthcare or the Read More


Orthodox Jew Sues JetBlue After Being Forced to Sit Next to a Woman

An Orthodox Jew Is suing JetBlue after the airline kicked him off the plane for refusing to sit next to a woman.

March 28th, 2024

Different religions have different views about women, and this often proves to be one of the most controversial subjects in American society. While some religions view women in virtually the same way as men, others view each gender in a much more distinct light. There may be specific rules regarding women that do not apply Read More


Was the United States Founded as a Christian Nation?

While America is not a Christian Nation from a constitutional standpoint, the drumbeat of those arguing otherwise is getting louder.

March 22nd, 2024

Ask any constitutional scholar about America’s official religion, and they will likely tell you that it has none. This is, of course, written into the Constitution, and since its inception, the government has been very careful to separate church and state. However, not everyone agrees with this time-honored principle – and some argue that the Read More


Medical Assistance in Dying: Is it Compatible With Religion?

Christian doctors have been given a green light to refuse service to trans patients in the state of North Dakota.

March 19th, 2024

Medical assistance in dying, or “MAID,” is becoming an increasingly common practice among developed nations, and it is beginning to come into conflict with major religions. Although one might argue that MAID is humane, it is still suicide in its most basic form. Some religious leaders have embraced this, while others have refused to participate Read More


In the United States, You May Face Hate Crime Charges for Fighting Satanism

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

March 14th, 2024

Many Americans forget that the United States is a constitutionally secular republic with no official religion. Although one might argue that the country was founded on Christian values, the government is usually careful to separate church and state. Any overlap between these two realms can potentially lead to lawsuits – and we have certainly seen Read More


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