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Freedom of Religion

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  • Keep politics out of the pulpit

    Under federal law, it is illegal for churches and other so-called 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to "participate in, or intervene in … any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office." But in recent years the Internal Revenue Service has failed to aggressively enforce the law, despite open defiance by religious groups that believe — erroneously — that they have a 1st Amendment right to endorse candidates without losing their tax-exempt status.
  • Law firm in Hobby Lobby win is playing key role in religion cases

    Law firm in Hobby Lobby win is playing key role in religion cases
    The Supreme Court's controversial Hobby Lobby decision has thrust a once-little-known boutique law firm into the center of a growing conservative movement to make faith-based exemptions as potent a legal tool as free speech has been for liberals. The...

    The insidiousness of the Hobby Lobby decision

    To the editor: That's rich, a Christian activist law firm calling itself the Becket Fund for Religious Freedom. Equally Orwellian phrasing titles the constitutionally dubious Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which the Becket firm has cited to obtain...

    Churches and politics don't mix

    To the editor: Oklahoma's attorney general is wrong to assert that religious leaders have a 1st Amendment right to "encourage their members to engage in the political process in a manner consistent with the core tenets of their religion" — while...

    What the Hobby Lobby decision does -- and doesn't -- say

    To the editor: It is misleading to say flatly that the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling applies to all corporations. ("Myths and spin abound on Supreme Court contraceptive decision," July 3) Twice the majority opinion stated its holding very simply....