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Religious Freedom: What’s All the Fuss About?

Religious Freedom: What’s All the Fuss About?

Is religious freedom really being threatened? Why does it matter? Is there any reason to be concerned about it? This weekly blog series explores some of the history of religious freedom cases and laws ...
The Hallucinogenic Origins of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The Hallucinogenic Origins of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The media frequently asserts that RFRA laws are a result of Christians wanting to discriminate against gays. The actual origins are much more intriguing ...
Bipartisan Backlash: When Biden Argued for Religious Freedom

Bipartisan Backlash: When Biden Argued for Religious Freedom

Within the past few years, protests have arisen nationwide over Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (“RFRA”) that have been enacted.  Large companies and celebrities are going so far as to boycott entire states ...
Three Men’s Fight for “Amish Paradise”

Three Men’s Fight for “Amish Paradise”

Weird Al Yankovic sang, “It’s hard work and sacrifice living in an Amish paradise.” These words took on an especially poignant reality for three families who found themselves battling to raise their children in the Amish faith when their beliefs ...
Religious Discrimination in South Carolina

Religious Discrimination in South Carolina

Should the government withhold benefits from people because they are religious? What if the government doesn’t take your religion seriously, and considers your religious beliefs arbitrary? Adell Sherbert worked for Spartan Mills textile plant in South Carolina for about thirty-five ...

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