N.J. Town Removes Devotional Shrine From Public Land

Saying he was motivated to defend the separation of church and state, a New Jersey mayor ordered the removal of a religious shrine from state-owned land. Newly-elected Passaic Mayor Hector Lora called for the 14-year-old shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe to ... Read »

Wyo. Judge Seeks Right To Discriminate

A Wyoming judge has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether she has the right to refuse to marry same-sex couples due to her religious beliefs. Represented by the Religious Right legal group Alliance Defending Freedom in the case, Neely v. Wyomin ... Read »

Tenn. Curriculum Includes Instruction On Sikhism

The Tennessee State Board of Education has issued new social studies standards that include educating students about Sikhism, the world’s fifth largest religion and the only major faith not previously included in the curriculum. Advocates praised the move ... Read »

Ark. Requires Religious Motto In Public Schools

Public school students in Arkansas who returned to classes last month saw something new: signs reading “In God We Trust” in classrooms and school libraries. The signs are the result of a new law in Arkansas that mandates that elementary and secondary scho ... Read »