Religious Liberty

Jerusalem Christians Unite ... to Close Church of the Holy Sepulchre

"In an action not seen in more than a century, the leaders of Jerusalem’s churches closed the doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Sunday in a show of united protest. The dramatic decision comes in response to moves by Jerusalem authorities to begin collecting tens of millions of dollars in taxes from churches, as well as proposed legislation to confiscate church-owned land." CToday

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After Baptism Gone Wrong, Court Weakens Church Protections

"Nearly a year ago, the Oklahoma Supreme Court decided 5–3 that a Muslim convert to Christianity—whose baptism nearly got him killed—couldn’t sue First Presbyterian Church in Tulsa for inadvertently alerting his would-be murderers with its online announcement of the baptism. Ten months later ... the justices changed their minds, issuing a 5–4 decision that the man could, in fact, have his day in court." CToday

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Sam Brownback Finally Confirmed as America’s Religious Freedom Ambassador

"Brownback represents the first politician and the first Catholic to fill the role, following in the footsteps of David Saperstein as the first Jewish IRF ambassador and Suzan Johnson Cook as the first female and first African American one." CToday

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