Many thousands of Americans are seeking religious exemptions to vaccine mandates, citing reports that some of the vaccines were developed using aborted fetal cell lines. Objectors also cite anxieties over the vaccines’ effects on fertility, and distaste for authoritarian government mandates.
Medical professionals are suing President Joe Biden’s administration over a mandate requiring doctors to perform transgender surgeries in violation of their religious beliefs or medical judgement.
Churches and synagogues in New Hampshire were shut down during the pandemic, as the state limited public gatherings due to COVID-19. But a new law signed by Gov. Chris Sununu on Wednesday will prevent the state or local governments from shutting them down during future public health emergencies.
After major backlash from Republicans, the IRS said Wednesday it overturned a previous ruling that a Christian group did not qualify for tax-exempt status because of its Biblical values.
A proposal moving through the legislative process would prevent the state or local governments from shutting down religious services during future public health emergencies. Another bill seeks to eliminate the criminalizing of cosmetology without pay.
The case is a significant win for the First Amendment and protection of religious speech on the campus of a public college. It portends more thoughtful administration of speech policies on campuses.
Less than 10 churches in Maine will be able to increase capacity under the new ruling, despite the large capacity of churches like the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland and the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston.
While the court blocked California from enforcing its total ban on in-person worship in Newsom’s Blueprint, Tier 1 restrictions, it allowed California to impose a 25 percent capacity for houses of worship located in the tier. It also allowed the governor’s ban on singing and chanting to continue, noting that the singing ban could be addressed later.
A new survey has provided unique insights into what faith-based Americans have been thinking about their beliefs in the wake of COVID-19—and how they feel about state officials imposing pandemic-induced lockdowns.
Health Commissioner Mark Levine is unaware of any new Covid-19 cases stemming from the disputed test positive at the New Hope Bible Church in Irasburg.
Vermont’s Health Department clearly made errors in Irasburg. Instead of owning those mistakes, Governor Scott has tried to scapegoat a defenseless church.
An Irasburg church and the Vermont Department of Health disagree whether a worshipper attended church Sunday Nov. 22 and tested positive.