houses of worship

First Liberty Statement on SCOTUS “Church Plan” Decision

SCOTUS affirms religious exemption to ERISA for both houses of worship and ministries
June 5, 2017 • Press Releases

June 5, 2017—Today, the Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of Advocate Health Care Network, et. al, v. Stapleton, unanimously protected religious organizations by relieving them of the government-imposed burdens of the Employment Retirement Income Securities Act (ERISA) of 1974, in keeping with the principle that the […]

Orthodox Jewish Synagogue Asks Judge to Life Temporary Restraining Order Before Start of Yom Kippur

After animal rights activists file lawsuit against synagogue, Jewish leaders ask court to restore their right to practice a historic religious ritual before sundown today
October 11, 2016 • Press Releases

Irvine, Calif. – On Tuesday morning, just hours before sundown signals the start of Yom Kippur, a small Jewish synagogue in Irvine and its rabbi filed a brief with a California federal district court. They asked Judge André Birotte, Jr. to lift a temporary restraining order that is preventing them from […]

Iowa Civil Rights Agency Says It Won’t Tell Pastors What to Preach on Sexuality

The Daily Signal
July 13, 2016 • In the News

Iowa’s human rights agency, in a “clarification,” says it will not muzzle churches that teach on matters of biblical sexuality, nor force them to open single-sex restrooms to members of the opposite sex. Read full article »

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