NY school official’s have denied the application of a student club stating that a club “to gather and talk about spreading the hope of Jesus” could not be recognized as an official club unless it modified its viewpoint to something more “generic” and “couldn’t limit it to the Christian Faith.”
When Susan Fletcher, a graphic designer, went to a website to create customized stamps celebrating two upcoming holidays – Christmas and Texas Independence Day – she discovered that the United States Postal Services prohibits stamp designs that incorporate religious symbols or speech.
After receiving many requests for weddings, Judge Dianne Hensley found a way to reconcile her religious convictions while serving the needs of her community. Despite her efforts, she was brought before the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct and issued a warning.
For decades, a free-standing nativity has been part of the Christmas holiday tradition in the town circle in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. But last year, the City ordered it removed because it is “religious.” Of course, this is a clear violation of the First Amendment. First Liberty Institute has urged the City to reverse its recent blanket ban of the nativity from any city property.