Coach’s prayer ruled constitutional

The post-game, midfield prayer of a high school football coach did not violate the First Amendment’s ban on government establishment of religion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 decision June 27. The justices decided the Bremerton (Wash.) School District violated the First Amendment rights of Joseph Kennedy by removing him as a coach […]

4 Misperceptions About Abortion Law in the Post-Dobbs Era

The Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is only a few weeks old, and already there are misperceptions and misunderstandings about what abortion law will look like now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned. Here are four main misperceptions that have been expressed in light of the recent ruling and […]

Roe v. Wade Overturned

This has been a monumental and historic year for the pro-life movement in America. On Friday, June 14, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade (the right to abortion ruling), sending it back to the states. It was a time of gratitude, rejoicing, and refreshed hope among the majority of evangelical […]

SBC leaders pray for gospel ministry if Roe falls

Southern Baptist leaders asked God Tuesday, May 3, to help Christians recognize that the overturning of Roe v. Wade, if it occurs this term, will be not only a reason to rejoice but to renew gospel-based ministry to those in need. The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission hosted an online prayer gathering one […]

Supreme Court rules in favor of gay, transgender rights

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a watershed decision on gay and transgender rights June 15 by finding that longstanding, non-discrimination protections in federal workplace law cover “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” The justices ruled in a 6-3 opinion that the category “sex” in Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act applies to homosexual and […]

ERLC challenges abortion clinic buffer zones

The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has called on the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the First Amendment rights of speech and assembly outside abortion clinics. In a friend-of-the-court brief, the ERLC urges the justices to invalidate a Massachusetts buffer zone law and to reverse its own previous opinion upholding a similar law […]