6 results for tag: religious right


Legal Precedent, Religious Freedom, and the Hobby Lobby Court Decision

By Anya Arndt Religious freedom in the United States will never look the same again; while the majority of Supreme Court justices believe that their ruling on the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case will not be taken to extremes, history tells us otherwise. In fact, it was unexpected consequences of the ruling on the Citizens United case that partially allowed the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby ruling to turn out as it did. When Citizens United is boiled down to its fundamental principle that corporations have the same rights as individuals, it translates into the Supreme Court’s ruling on the side of Hobby Lobby as a corporation with religious beliefs. As I ...

Event: Exploring Religious Agendas in Our Public Schools

Wednesday, February 27 6:30pm - registration & networking 7:00pm - program Colorado College, Armstrong Hall - 14 E. Cache la Poudre more info  Tickets: $10 for adults and $5 for students (kids are free but must have tickets), may be purchased online at: http://rdf-ticketing.myshopify.com or in person at the Colorado College Worner Center or in person at EvolveFISH - 5744 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918  (more…)



School Vouchers, Parental Rights Movements Face Conflicting Interests

By David Trillo, guest writer To many ardent church-state separation activists, and I am definitely ardent, opposition to tax-funded school vouchers for religious or parochial schools approaches an article of faith.  Separationists argue that tax aid to religious schools is a plain, flagrant violation of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, and may violate state and federal laws by funding institutions that practice religious or other forms of discrimination. Voucher supporters tend to view such prohibitions as discriminatory against religion or violations of parental rights. On August 12, Denver District Court Judge Michael Martinez saw ...

Religious Right Offensive on Public Education in Texas

Citizens Project has been following the dangerous extremism on the Texas Board of Education over the last several months. It exploded in the national press yesterday with this cover story in The New York Times Magazine. The injection of partisan politics into education went so far that at one point another Republican board member burst out in seemingly embarrassed exasperation, “Guys, you’re rewriting history now!” Citizens Project will keep monitoring local schools to prevent this from happening here. Please let us know if you hear of any inappropriate politicizing we should be aware of. Thanks to our friends at the Texas Freedom Network for ...