religious liberty

Jury Awards $21 Million to Hotel Dishwasher Forced to Work Sundays

A jury awarded a Florida hotel dishwasher more than $21 million after determining that the woman’s employer discriminated against her religious beliefs by forcing her to work Sundays and firing her when she did not show up for religious reasons.

Marie Jean Pierre was a dishwasher at the Conrad Miami for more than 10 years but found herself without a job. The devout Christian missionary who was born in Haiti says she missed six Sundays from work to attend Bethel Baptist Church and was fired by her boss at the …

Federal Judge Calls Catholic Church a ‘Sect,’ Denies Higher Court’s Authority

A federal judge in Texas slighted the Roman Catholic Church in a major case involving abortion and religious liberty on Wednesday, calling the world’s largest Christian church a “sect,” and suggesting that he might not obey the federal appeals court over him, criticizing the judges who voted to reverse his initial order.

An abortion rights activist holds a sign outside the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year before the court struck down a Texas law placing restrictions on abortions. Now abortion rights supporters are suing the state again over a new rule.

Army Chaplain Cleared of ‘Dereliction of Duty’ in Gay Marriage Dust Up

U.S. Army Chaplain Scott Squires was facing a recommendation he be charged with dereliction of duty after he rescheduled a soldier in a same-sex marriage, which violates the tenets of his Southern Baptist faith, from his own marriage retreat to one led by a chaplain with no such conflict.

An Army chaplain delivers a sermon to soldiers during an Easter service. A chaplain who was serving at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, is responding to an investigator's finding of discrimination after the chaplain said he couldn't include a same-sex couple on a marriage retreat because of his endorsing church's rules.

Chinese Government Destroys Popular Catholic Pilgrimage Site

Chinese government officials used excavators and pickup trucks to demolish the sanctuary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in China’s Henan province Tuesday, a popular pilgrimage site for Catholics since its founding in 1903.

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