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.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation has lodged a complaint about a U.S. Air Force base that was selling Christmas candy with Jesus’ name on the packaging. The group claims that the sale of the candy shows that base is establishing a particular religion.
A former employee of one of China’s largest tech firms has revealed how the Communist regime is manipulating public opinion by monitoring citizens’ mobile phones, blocking any words deemed “sensitive to the state” — such as “Almighty God.” Read the article at the Christian Post
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.
4/19: ACRU Chairman and CEO Susan Carleson writes on why Founding Father Thomas Paine's advice on protecting religious liberty could save America from anti-religious groups and legislators.