Religious Freedom

Initiative

Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Jack Phillips' favor on June 4, 2018.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Standing Up for Our Religious Freedoms

Jim Daly and John Fuller discuss current events related to religious freedoms in the United States. Joining the discussion are football coach Joe Kennedy and his lawyer, Kelly Shackelford, who are waging a legal battle for Joe's First Amendment right to freedom of religion after he was fired for his custom of praying on the field after games. Attorney Kristen Waggoner also offers her insights. 

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Upholding Religious Freedom in Texas: A Timeline of the History of the Houston HERO Ordinance (2014-2017)

Focus on the Family

A Timeline of the History of the Houston HERO Ordinance

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The Repeal of HB2 and A Look at Its Replacement

Jeff Johnston

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Religious Freedom And The Playground Case

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comeris about a church being denied access to state benefits.

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Cultural Issues in the Courts: 2017

Bite-sized updates designed to keep you well-informed of how your values are being impacted by the courts.

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Putting The 'Merry' Back Into Christmas

For Christians, Jesus is "the reason for the Christmas season." While the commercialization of Christmas stands in stark contrast to the humble origins of our Savior’s birth, this sacred-turned-secular holiday provides an opportunity to communicate that Christmas matters to millions of people of faith more than decorations, parties and shopping lists.

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Article

What’s At Stake At The Supreme Court?

Bruce Hausknecht

A new Supreme Court justice could make a difference in these important cases pending at the Supreme Court.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Protecting Religious Freedoms at College

Drs. Barry Corey and Jon Wallace discuss California Senate Bill 1146, which, if passed, would dramatically jeopardize religious freedom at faith-based college campuses. Our guests also discuss other college-related issues restricting religious freedoms.

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North Carolina, HB2 and Religious Freedom

If all you read are news headlines, you might think North Carolina enacted a discriminatory law that threatened and endangered lesbian-, gay-, bisexual- and transgender-identified (LGBT) individuals in the state. That’s the standard narrative, anyway. But what’s the real story?

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Article

The Real Story Behind North Carolina’s HB2

Jeff Johnston

If all you read are news headlines, you might think North Carolina enacted a discriminatory law that threatened and endangered lesbian-, gay-, bisexual- and transgender-identified (LGBT) individuals in the state. That’s the standard narrative, anyway. But what’s the real story?

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Article

Seven Things You Should Know About North Carolina’s HB2

Jeff Johnston

North Carolina is under attack from media, LGBT groups and their big corporate allies for the passage of HB2. Here are the real facts regarding the top seven misrepresentations of the bill.

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Article

What Does North Carolina’s New Law, HB2, Say?

Bruce Hausknecht

North Carolina law did not change with passage of HB2. Reading the bill promotes understanding, and prevents critics from misrepresenting it.

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Protecting Religious Freedom in the States

Bruce Hausknecht

A new alliance of media, business and LGBT groups makes protecting religious freedom even more of a challenge for state governments.

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Two of the Little Sisters of the Poor walking out of a courtroom.

Initiative

Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell

Case Name: Combined Case Referred to as Zubik V. Burwell
At Issue: Life Issues; Religious Freedom; Religious Freedom Restoration Act
NEW: High Court Orders Compromise

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Initiative

Cultural Issues at the U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear two pivotal court cases, which could have profound impacts on the sanctity of life, as well as our religious freedoms.

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Cultural Issues in the Courts: 2016

Bite-sized updates designed to keep you well-informed of how your values are being impacted by the courts.

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Kim Davis and the U.S. Supreme Court

Did she have the moral and legal right to dissent from complying with the Obergefell decision?

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Courthouse with the year 2015 overlayed

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Cultural Issues in the Courts: 2015

Bite-sized updates designed to keep you well-informed of how your values are being impacted by the courts.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Religious Liberties Around the World

Former U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf offers listeners an update on the current threats to religious liberties around the world.

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Praying for the Persecuted Church

Article

What Can Christians Do for the Persecuted Church?

Jim Daly

A conversation with former U.S. congressman Frank Wolf

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Article

How Does Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Impact Students’ Rights in Schools?

Jim Daly

Focus on the Family president Jim Daly shares a recent Q&A with Focus on the Family’s Education Analyst, Candi Cushman, where she addresses some commonly asked questions we receive pertaining to its effect on students' religious freedoms.

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A church steeple.

Article

Why Are Churches and Religious Organizations Tax-Exempt?

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

Let's take a look at why tax exemptions for religious entities exist, and why they should remain in place.

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A wedding couple silhouetted against a sunset.

Article

Religious Freedom After The Obergefell Decision

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

Changes are underway in the social, political and legal landscapes ― all as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on June 26, 2015, to redefine marriage for all 50 states.

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