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Satanists seek spot next to Ten Commandments monument on steps of Oklahoma’s Statehouse

December 11th, 2013

In their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including satanists who are seeking to put their own statue next to a Ten Commandments monument on the Statehouse steps. The Republican-controlled Legislature in this state known as [...]

High court ends Liberty University lawsuit over ObamaCare

December 5th, 2013

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to ObamaCare brought by a Virginia-based Christian university, ending for now one of the biggest remaining legal fights against the health care law. The justices, in turning away the lawsuit from Liberty University and leaving in place a federal appeals court ruling dismissing it, did [...]

Supreme Court takes up birth control cases

December 3rd, 2013

Lawyers for Hobby Lobby asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, November 25, 2013 to take up the company’s lawsuit against the federal health care law’s requirement that coverage include access to the morning-after pill. Lawyers for the Oklahoma City-based craft store chain and its sister company, Mardel Christian bookstore, asked the U.S. Supreme Court [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Senate Passes Workplace Gay Rights Bill With Bipartisan Support

November 8th, 2013

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate approved a gay rights bill to ban workplace discrimination based on sexual preference or gender identity.  The bill applies to work sites with more than 15 employees. Currently, federal laws ban employer discrimination based on race, color, sex, nationality, religion, age and disability. Under the bill, religious organizations and the [...]

Considering the use of Unpaid Interns at Your Church?

September 17th, 2013

You should make sure you understand the law so you don’t find yourself facing claims and lawsuits as this is a RED HOT AREA OF THE LAW. Don’t believe it?  Check out this law firm in California that’s asking anyone who may “have held an unpaid internship during the past six years, even if you received school [...]

Obama Calls for Cost-Conscious College Ratings

August 29th, 2013

Targeting the soaring cost of higher education, President Barack Obama on Thursday unveiled a broad new government rating system for colleges that would judge schools on their affordability and perhaps be used to allocate federal financial aid. But the proposed overhaul faced immediate skepticism from college leaders who worry the rankings could cost their institutions [...]

Political Free Speech Report Sparks Disagreement

August 20th, 2013

A leading coalition for nonprofits has come out strongly against a recommendation to eliminate regulations that ban political speech by charities and religious organizations. Independent Sector (IS) in Washington, D.C., issued a statement slamming a report released yesterday by the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations (CAPRO). The 60-page report included recommendations to [...]

Government Regulation of Political Speech by Churches

August 14th, 2013

This morning the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations (the “Commission”), representing the collective work of 80 of the nation’s highly respected religious and nonprofit leaders, presented a 60-page report to Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) offering Congress and the Treasury Department new proposals for bringing clarity to current IRS restrictions on political expression by churches and other nonprofit [...]

The IRS Scandal Escalates

July 24th, 2013

As posted by the ACLJ. Everything we have heard from the IRS and the Obama Administration about the targeting of the Tea Party seems to end up being proven false, one by one, as the congressional investigation and our lawsuit on behalf of 41 targeted conservative groups continues. The latest bombshell revelation comes from congressional testimony [...]

Charitable Giving to Religion Up Only Slightly for Large Organizations, Down Second Year for Smaller Nonprofits

July 10th, 2013

While charitable giving to large ECFA-accredited nonprofits and churches increased a modest 2.4 percent in 2012, as compared with a 1.4 percent decrease for 2011, giving to small organizations continued to decline for the second consecutive year, the faith-based financial accountability organization announced today. When adjusted for inflation, cash gifts to ECFA members with fiscal [...]

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