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Federal Judge Will Rule in Cambridge Christian’s Prayer Lawsuit

A federal judge will rule in a prayer lawsuit over whether an athletic association violated the first amendment rights of a Christian school.

January 21st, 2022

Over five years later, a judge for a federal court is positioned to decide a prayer lawsuit regarding whether an Athletic Association in Florida unlawfully interfered with the First Amendment rights of a Christian school in Tampa after the Association banned the broadcast of a prayer that occurred during competition. During this championship football game, Read More


Christian Children’s Home Initiates Legal Action Against Biden Administration Over Same-Sex Couples

A Christian children’s home initiated legal action over a regulation that requires the agency to place children in same-sex couples' homes.

January 18th, 2022

A Christian children’s home located in Tennessee recently initiated legal action against the federal government over a regulation that requires the agency to place children in the homes of same-sex couples that are either in marriages or cohabiting.  The Children’s Home Involved in the Case The “Holston Home” is a nationally accredited Christian nonprofit located Read More


Court Issues Decision Following Firing of LGBTQ+ Teacher

An Indiana appellate court issued a ruling in a case initiated by a man who was fired from his job as a teacher at a Catholic high school.

January 11th, 2022

An Indiana appellate court issued a ruling in a legal proceeding initiated by a man employed as a teacher at an Indiana Catholic high school following his termination. The teacher was fired from Cathedral High School because he was in a same-sex marriage, which sparked a debate about the rights of LGBTQ teachers in Catholic Read More


Operation Christmas Child Tests Constitutional Limits of Kansas Public School

Last year, the Freedom from Religion Foundation was able to stop a Kansas public school from taking part in Operation Christmas Child.

December 24th, 2021

Last year, the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) focused on and was able to stop a Kansas public school from taking part in Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a yearly nonprofit activity supported by the Christian organization, Samaritan’s Purse. This case highlights the constitutional limits between public schools and religious practice. What Led to the Publication Read More


Football Coach to Appeal Ninth Circuit Decision Involving Prayer

A high school football coach vowed to appeal after the 9th Circuit upheld a decision to ban him from praying on the field at the end of games.

December 7th, 2021

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently declined to hear the decision of a three-judge panel that decided a school district in Washington state was permitted to ban a football coach from taking a knee in personal prayer following a football game. This article examines this case and the implications that Read More


Public School Lawsuit Arises Over Aztec Prayer

A challenge was recently made by a group of parents to a California ethnic studies model curriculum that suggests students engage in an Aztec prayer.

November 23rd, 2021

A challenge was recently made by a group of parents to a California ethnic studies model curriculum that suggests students engage in an Aztec prayer. The parents argue that the material violates both the U.S. and state Constitutions. How the Aztec prayer Case Arose At the center of this case is the Ethnic Studies Model Read More


Supreme Court Poised to Hear Religious Rights Case

In a religious rights case coming before the Supreme Court, the conservative majority will most likely further entrench government support of religion.

November 19th, 2021

In a major religious rights case about to be heard by the United States Supreme Court, a conservative-dominated court might move American law even further in support of religion. A current trend in the court is towards increased religious liberty rights. This case traces back to the 2014 Hobby Lobby ruling, which ruled in favor Read More


Supreme Court to Hear Landmark Abortion Case

The Supreme Court will soon hear an abortion case out of Mississippi that directly challenges the precedent set in Roe v. Wade.

November 10th, 2021

On October 4, 2021, the United States Supreme Court began its annual term with a busy agenda that involves three claims addressing alleged constitutional rights violations. One of the biggest cases involves abortion rights. Several states are currently requesting that the Supreme Court reconsider Roe v. Wade, a 1973 ruling that established the Constitutional right Read More


North Carolina Board of Education Replaces Prayer with Moment of Silence Before Meetings

A high school football coach vowed to appeal after the 9th Circuit upheld a decision to ban him from praying on the field at the end of games.

November 5th, 2021

The Brunswick County, North Carolina Board of Education recently marked a substantial change when the group declined to pray at the outset of its routine May meeting. The board had revised its prayer practice to the neutral and more constitutionally permissible “moment of silence” several months earlier.       How the Case Arose Brunswick County board members Read More


Satanic Temple Argues Ohio Burial Law is Unconstitutional

October 22nd, 2021

According to a bill signed in late 2020 by Governor DeWine of Ohio, fetal remains from surgical abortions must be either buried or cremated. The non-theistic religious group, the Satanic Temple, however, is threatening legal action because the group argues that the state cannot dictate burial practices to religious organizations. This burial law brings up Read More