The First Transgender-Rights Case Reaches The Supreme Court

Simon Brown Wall of Separation After the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which recognized same-sex couples’ right to marry, the fight to attain equal treatment for all advanced to a new and much-needed area of the law: protecti ... Read »

Taking A Break From Evangelicals, Trump Stumps At Hindu Event

Simon Brown Wall of Separation Beleaguered Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been aggressively wooing conservative evangelical Christians for months, but he recently took some time out to target another religious group: Hindus. Last week ... Read »

Okla. Gov. Shouldn’t Command Anyone To Pray For Oil Industry

Simon Brown Wall of Separation Apparently Oklahoma’s oil industry has fallen on hard times, so Gov. Mary Fallin (R) is asking her constituents to call on divine intervention to save it.     Fallin has declared Oct. 13 “Oilfield Prayer Day.” The proclamati ... Read »

Go Ahead And Break The Law, Ky. Governor Tells Pastors

Simon Brown Wall of Separation Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) had a major ethics lapse recently when he advised clergy to break the law. In an address to a group of pastors at the governor’s mansion, Bevin told them that even though the federal tax code pro ... Read »