The ACRU is please to announce this good news from the White House — President Trump's issues Executive Order aimed at advancing America's First Freedom, religious liberty, as a moral and national security imperative.
A federal district court judge has taught Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (a Democrat) a valuable lesson: The COVID-19 pandemic does not give her the right to suspend the First Amendment right of Kansans to practice their religious beliefs. Several other state and local officials should take heed, too. Kelly signed a series of executive orders restricting public and private activities due to the COVID-19 crisis. On April 7, she issued Executive Order 20-18, prohibiting “mass gatherings” of more than 10 people in a confined or enclosed space. Violators were subject to up to a year in prison, a $2,500 fine, or both.
While the 9th Circuit was explaining that liberal billionaires have a right to censor, the Department of Justice was explaining that government has no right to coerce an individual to engage, or not engage, in economic activity based on that person's religious belief. It's called religious "freedom." Perhaps that's the word that confuses progressive activists and their cadre of "victims" who deliberately target Christian wedding vendors just to make their wrong-headed, hypocritical point.
10/25: ACRU Senior Fellow Kerri Toloczko explains why the left is trying to tear down our constitutional right to religious freedom with increasingly invasive policies.
9/18: Arizona's Supreme Court ruled that two Christian artists could not be coerced into creating wedding invitations for a same-sex couple.
9/3: The Democratic National Committee passed a resolution saying their values align with those who are religiously unaffiliated.
8/29: The Democratic National Committee passed a resolution praising being "religiously unaffiliated", which was saluted by the Secular Coalition of America.
8/28: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that keeping atheists from providing invocations at the beginning of start of legislative sessions is not unconstitutional.
8/7: The ACRU joined the fight for Freedom of Religion by filing an amicus brief supporting the Bladensburg Cross.
6/19: ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski reports on the Supreme Court's closely divided ruling that a privately owned public access TV station was not subject to First Amendment requirements.