Freedom of Religion

The First Amendment to the Constitution protects freedom of religion by banning Congress from passing any law respecting an establishment of religion and from prohibiting people from freely exercising their religion. The Supreme Court has applied these limits to state governments through the Fourteenth Amendment.

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Atheist Group Threatens Suit Over ‘Angels’ On Memoir to Beloved Teacher
Date: 02/19/15
Source: Fox News

Humanist Group Files For Summary Judgment in Public School Prayer Case
Date: 02/05/15

GOP Warns Colleges on Religious Freedom
Date: 02/05/15
Source: Greenville Online

LDS Church back LGBT Nondiscrimination and Religious Freedom Bills
Date: 01/27/15
Source: Fox 13 Salt Lake City

Texas Considers Amendment to Religious Freedom Act
Date: 01/27/15
Source: KXAN Austin

Top Mormons: ‘Balance Gay and Religious Rights’
Date: 01/27/15
Source: USA Today

Report: Muslim Woman Suing Dearborn Heights Police Department for Religious Discrimination
Date: 01/23/15

Supreme Court Rules for Beaded Muslim Inmate
Date: 01/20/15
Source: ABC News

Ind. Senator Proposes Freedom of Religion Bill
Date: 01/07/15
Source: The Indianapolis Star

Freedom of Religion? Mosque Debate in Georgia Town Reveals Sharp Divide
Date: 12/20/14

D.C. Bill That Would Allow For Insurance Coverage of Abortions Faces Uncertain Future
Date: 12/21/14
Source: The Washington Times

Senate Affirms Ambassador For Freedom of Religion
Date: 12/14/14
Source: The New York Times

Lawsuit Regarding Prayer at School Board Meetings Dismissed
Date: 12/10/14
Source: WISTV 10 Columbia

Religious Freedom Bill Stirs Controversy
Date: 12/10/14
Source: The Livingston Daily

Kansas Religious Conservatives Want to Revive Controversial ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill
Date: 12/08/14
Source: The Kansas City Star

Religious Freedom Bill Passes Out of Michigan House
Date: 12/04/14
Source: The Detroit Free Press

Anti-Religion Group Files Another Complaint Against Licking Valley Schools
Date: 12/03/14
Source: The Columbus Dispatch

Atheist Group Loses Lawsuit to Ban Colorado Day of Prayer
Date: 11/24/14
Source: The Washington Times

Utah Woman: I’m 4th ‘Pastafarian’ to Don Colander in Driver’s License Photo
Date: 11/18/14
Source: Fox 31 Denver

‘Religious Freedom’ Proposal Called ‘Right to Discriminate’ Law
Date: 11/14/14
Source: WOAI 1200 News Radio

Alderman Aims to Protect Religious Freedom in Green Bay
Date: 11/15/14
Source: The Green Bay Press Gazette

Licking Valley Gets Third Freedom From Religion Letter
Date: 11/07/14
Source: The Newark Advocate

Freedom From Religion: Equal Access is at Stake
Date: 11/02/14
Source: The Martinsville Bulletin

Fight Over Separation of Church and State Hits Azle
Date: 10/30/14
Source: CBS DFW

Despite Complain, Delaware Public School Coaches Stand by Team Prayers
Date: 10/26/14
Source: USA Today

Student Allowed to Bring Religious Knife to Class
Date: 10/23/14
Source: 10 News Tampa Bay-Sarasota

Hobby Lobby President Advocates for Religious Freedom at Ceaderville University Event
Date: 10/14/14
Source: The Columbus Dispatch

Group Demands Prayer Photo Be Removed From Putnam City School
Date: 10/13/14
Source: KOCO Oklahoma City

Hundreds Gather for Football-Field Prayer
Date: 10/11/14
Source: The Newark Advocate

Williamson School Board May Pursue Prays at Meetings
Date: 10/6/14
Source: The Tennessean

Preaching Politics, Pastors Defy Ban
Date: 10/5/14
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Religious Symbols in Classroom Stir Dispute in Peoria Schools
Date: 10/6/14
Source: The Arizona Republic

Proposed Bill Aims to Let Teachers Pray With Students in School
Date: 9/30/14
Source: WAAY TV Huntsville

Atheist Groups Fights Religious Statue at Georgia High School Football Field
Date: 9/29/14
Source: The New York Daily News

Lawmakers Plan Student Prayer Bill in Alabama; Concerns Raised Over Constitutionality
Date: 9/25/14

Arizona High School Football Coach Suspended for Praying with Team
Date: 9/20/14
Source: WFSB Hartford

Hundreds Turnout to Protest Black Mass, Held at OKC Civic Center
Date: 9/21/14
Source: News 9 Oklahoma

Air Force Dumps ‘So Help Me God’ From Enlistment Oath
Date: 9/17/14
Source: The Washington Times

Freedom From Religion Foundation Says No Group Should be Allowed to Leaflet in Public Schools
Date: 9/16/14
Source: The Greenfield Daily Reporter

Oneida Cheerleaders Bringing Prayer Back to the Football Field
Date: 9/15/14
Source: WATE 6 Knoxville

Arkansas State Removes Christian Symbol from Football Helmets
Date: 9/10/14
Source: USA Today

Woman Wears Strainer on Head as Sign of Religious Freedom
Date: 9/9/14
Source: Fox 13 Salt Lake City

Cherokee Teacher Fights to Keep God in Classroom
Date: 9/10/14
Source: NBC Atlanta

A Group is Looking into Ole Miss’ Religious Practices
Date: 9/5/14
Source: The Clarion-Ledger

Atheists’ group to challenge sculpture placed in state park
Date: 9/4/14
Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Supreme Court to argue inmate’s freedom of religion
Date: 9/2/14
Source: THV 11

Prayer at football games sparks controversy in Apopka
Date: 8/29/14

A Prisoner’s Beard Offers the Next Test of Religious Liberty for the Supreme Court
Date: 9/2/14
Source: The New York Times

Midlothian Schools Cover Up Religious Plaques
Source:FOX Dallas-Fort Worth