Gerald Groff, a former postal worker whose case will be argued before the Supreme Court, speaks during a television interview with the Associated Press at a chapel at the Hilton DoubleTree Resort in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on March 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Apr 17, 2023

Supreme Court to deliver answer in religious mailman’s case

The Supreme Court this week is hearing the case of a religious mail carrier who refused to deliver Amazon packages on Sundays.

Jan 17, 2023

Supreme Court takes 8 new cases, 1 about a religious mailman

The Supreme Court agreed to consider what employers must do to accommodate religious employees, among eight new cases it added.

Jan 9, 2023

Justices decline to hear religious burden claim against Montgomery County

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from Burtonsville landowners who claim Montgomery County illegally enforced a zoning requirement that prevented a Christian group from building a church on their land. Without comment, the justices let stand a lower court ruling that the county did not violate the Religious Land Use […]

Abortion rights protesters attend a rally outside the state Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, on June 24, 2022, following the United States Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Dec 27, 2022

State lawsuits defend abortion access with religious freedom

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade, religious abortion-rights supporters are using religious freedom laws to protect abortion access.

Crestwood High School football player Adam Berry (19) leads a muslim prayer before a game in Melvindale, Michigan, on Sept. 23, 2022. At Crestwood, where most of the football team is Muslim, the entire team gathers before practices and games to pray on one knee. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Nov 23, 2022

Prayers go on, sometimes out of sight, in prep football after Supreme Court ruling

A Supreme Court decision prompted speculation that prayer would become an even bigger part of the game-day fabric, though that hasn't seemed to be the case.

Nov 22, 2022

Montgomery County urges justices to deny religious burden claim

Montgomery County validly enforced a zoning requirement that landowners say blocked a Christian group from building a church on the land, the county argued to the Supreme Court.

Cathy Miller talks during an interview with The Californian in 2018, in Bakersfield, California. A California judge has ruled in favor of Miller, a bakery owner who refused to make wedding cakes for a same-sex couple because it violated her Christian beliefs. (Henry A. Barrios/The Bakersfield Californian via AP)
Oct 24, 2022

Judge rules for California baker over same-sex wedding cake

A California judge has ruled in favor of a bakery owner who refused to make wedding cakes for a same-sex couple because it violated her Christian beliefs.

Sep 29, 2022

After Supreme Court backs praying coach, no sweeping changes

There were predictions of dramatic consequences when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a public high school football coach’s right to pray on the field after games.

The angel Moroni statue atop the Salt Lake Temple is silhouetted against a cloud-covered sky, at Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Feb. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Sep 28, 2022

Churches defend clergy loophole, including in Maryland, in child sex abuse reporting

In 33 states, including Maryland, clergy are exempt from any laws requiring professionals such as teachers and physicians to report information about alleged child sexual abuse if the church deems the information privileged.

Former Bangor Christian Schools sophomore Olivia Carson, then 15, of Glenburn, Maine, left, stands with her mother Amy while getting dropped off on the first day of school on Aug. 28, 2018, in Bangor, Maine. (Gabor Degre/The Bangor Daily News via AP, File)
Aug 30, 2022

Religious schools shun state funding despite Maine victory

Only one religious high school in Maine that stood to benefit from the state treating tuition reimbursements the same as other private schools has signed up to participate this fall.

Jun 27, 2022

Supreme Court sides with coach who sought to pray after games

The Supreme Court sided with a football coach from Washington state who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games.

Jun 21, 2022

Supreme Court rules religious schools can get tuition aid

The Supreme Court ruled that religious schools can’t be excluded from a Maine program that offers tuition aid for private education.

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