Meggan Sommerville, a frame-shop manager at a Hobby Lobby store in Aurora, Ill., is suing the company for discrimination.

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Why a non-triumphal, ministry-focused Cooperative Baptist Fellowship matters in a polarized age. 

If the Southern Baptist owners of Hobby Lobby really cared about religious freedom, they would stop doing business with China, a faith-and-culture writer says. Southern Baptists’ top expert on religious-liberty concerns countered that buying from foreigners isn’t the same as denying liberty to U.S. citizens.

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Tuesday, 03 June 2014 18:18

ERLC pays tribute to Hobby Lobby owners

The Green family has been named recipient of the 2014 John Leland Religious Liberty Award presented by the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

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Advocates for church-state separation are monitoring a new high school Bible curriculum being beta-tested in an Oklahoma school district.

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The now-famous Hobby Lobby case finally has been argued before the Supreme Court, with a decision expected in June. Their claim, on balance, should be denied.

Monday, 17 March 2014 15:09

Saying goodbye to Christian America

The ultimate Christian social ethics issue may be the fact of declining Christian cultural power – and its fallout. This is the context within which every particular moral issue is contested. 

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 14:52

Brief says Hobby Lobby puts RFRA on trial

Lawyers say forcing business owners to violate their deeply held religious beliefs or pay steep fines “is one of the most straightforward violations of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act this court is likely to see.”

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A coalition of child welfare organizations, survivors of clergy sexual abuse and non-believers says the Religious Freedom Restoration Act pushes aside the Supreme Court’s role in interpreting the Constitution.

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The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention has filed an amicus brief petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to rule in favor of family-owned businesses with conscientious objections to a regulation that requires employers to pay for forms of birth control that they believe cause an abortion.

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