Posts Tagged ‘Church-State’

The Pledge of Allegiance Cases (2000-Present)

December 20, 2012

To learn more about the Becket Fund’s ongoing efforts in the New Jersey Pledge challenge, click here.  For over a decade, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty has successfully defended the words “one nation under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. Why? Because the phrase “under God” answers one of the most important questions any community Read More

Gov. Gregoire vs. Religious Liberty

November 30, 2011

America’s struggling economy can’t afford more boarded up businesses, just because some in government power find conscience protections unsavory.

Belmont Abbey College v. Burwell (2011-2014)

November 10, 2011

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty represents Belmont Abbey College, a Catholic liberal arts college founded by Benedictine monks, in a lawsuit against the federal government to protect Belmont Abbey’s right to be true to its principles.  As a Catholic college, Belmont Abbey teaches that contraception, sterilization, and abortion are against God’s law. So in Read More

U.S. District Court Holds Trial in Cranston High School Mural Case

October 13, 2011

“The Supreme Court is clear that we don’t have to scrub our public buildings of all historic references to religion.”

PBS Religion and Ethics- Supreme Court: Ministerial Exception

Luke Goodrich on PBS Religion and Ethics to defend a Lutheran elementary school’s claim to ministerial exception.

Council for Secular Humanism v. Crews, Florida, (2007-present)

February 7, 2011

For years, two halfway houses in Florida, Prisoners of Christ and Lamb of God Ministries, have provided substance abuse counseling, housing, and other services to recently released prisoners, all on an entirely voluntary basis. This helps to reintegrate released prisoners back into society, reducing the number of repeat offenders. Their reward? Getting sued by the Read More

Michele Curay-Cramer v. Ursuline Academy, et al., Delaware, (2003-2007)

When Michele Curay-Cramer, an English and religion teacher at the private, Catholic school Ursuline Academy in Wilmington, Delaware, came out publicly in favor in abortion, she was immediately terminated from her position teaching Catholic doctrine. More specifically, on the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade in January 2003, Curay-Cramer signed onto a full-page ad in Read More

Americans United for Separation of Church and State v. Prison Fellowship Ministries, Iowa, (2006 – 2007)

Imagine thanking one of the most successful prisoner rehabilitation programs in the nation with a $1.5 million dollar plus fine. But a federal judge in Iowa, acting at the behest of the hyperseparationist group Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, did just that. The Iowa InnerChange Freedom Initiative (IFI) is a comprehensive, Read More

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