George Washington used the quote in his letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport. But its history is fraught.15
“Defendants have exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to create, over the past three months, a veritable dictatorship.”
Support for the idea has more than doubled in the last five years among some of the largest Christian groups in America.
By ruling in favor of a baker who refused service to a gay couple, the Supreme Court protected America’s freedom of religion.
With the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States on November 8, 2016, our country experienced a political earthquake. It put all Americans on notice that the four years of the Trump presidency will present a challenge to maintain the foundations of our country: free-speech, free press, freedom of religion, peaceful protest, due process and equal protection under the law.
EDITORIAL: After Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed an anti-gay bill, those who claim their religion tells them to discriminate against LGBT people may do so — and suffer the consequences.
Democracies seek to respect as much religious liberty as possible, while also drawing clear jurisdictional lines between religion and government, writes Perry Dane.
Yeshiva’s Meir Soloveichik says religious freedom should allow groups to opt out of offering birth control coverage. But employees have rights too, writes Jonathan D. Sarna.
Eating kosher, even in prison, is a constitutional right — not only for Jews, but also for Christians.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: A growing movement of churches openly disobeys federal law banning them from partisan politics. If churches boost a candidate, they shouldn’t be tax-exempt.