What everyone is Georgia knows is that former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran is a good man. In fact, Cochran is a hero in evangelical circles because he took on the city of Atlanta in a high-profile religious freedom case and won. Cochran has accepted a top position at Alliance Defending Freedom, the legal rights […]
Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has accepted a position with Alliance Defending Freedom and will be relocating to Virginia. By Roger Alford ATLANTA – A hero in evangelical circles who took on the city of Atlanta in a high-profile religious freedom case and won has accepted a top position at Alliance Defending Freedom, the […]
By Tom Strode WASHINGTON (BP) – The District of Columbia has agreed to pay $220,000 in legal fees in a settlement with Capitol Hill Baptist Church. The settlement comes nine months after a federal court ruled the government could not prohibit the Southern Baptist congregation from meeting outdoors with proper safety measures in place during […]
By Roger Alford WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the city of Philadelphia violated the First Amendment rights of a foster care agency that refused to place children in homes with same-sex couples. The unanimous ruling provided hope for religious organizations that are fighting similar battles, but it was not a sweeping […]
As usual, the 40-day legislative session was a very busy time of the year. This year’s session ended March 31. This was the first year of a two-year cycle where legislation is introduced to the Georgia General Assembly. As I told the Executive Committee on March 16, “We are facing one of the biggest moral […]
By Tom StrodeWashington Bureau Chief, Baptist Press WASHINGTON – Southern Baptist leaders and other religious liberty advocates applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest decision supporting the free exercise of religion in the face of government restrictions related to COVID-19. In a ruling issued late April 9, the high court granted an injunction blocking enforcement of […]
President Biden promised to push for the passage of the so-called “Equality Act” during the first 100 days of his term. With a Democrat-controlled House and Senate, the passage of such legislation is more likely than ever before.
Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., speaks to and amendment designed to provide the same level of treatment for churches and other religious bodies as secular entities regarding restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. SPECIAL/Baptist Press WASHINGTON (BP) – The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives both approved Friday (Feb. 5) a budget resolution that paves the […]
By Jessica Gresko/Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With coronavirus cases surging again nationwide, the Supreme Court barred New York from enforcing certain limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in areas designated as hard hit by the virus. The justices split 5-4 late Wednesday night, with new Justice Amy Coney Barrett in the majority. It […]
“Now we take Georgia, then we change America,” Schumer said.
“It is important that we all understand that there is no scenario where we can kick back and relax as the threats to our ability live our faith and share the gospel will never cease.”