When can prayers and government activity coexist? | Lyle Denniston at Constitution Daily

Supreme Court to Hear Case Regarding Prayer in Government Meetings | Christian Post

Brevard cities take own approaches to prayer | Florida Today

Justices to weigh whether prayers at meetings violate separation of church, state | Robert Barnes at Washington Post

The Supreme Court To Hear Dispute Over Separation Of Church And State | Business Insider

My Take: Town prayers need less Jesus, more Krishna | Stephen Prothero at CNN

High court to hear government prayers case | ABP

Supreme Court to rule on prayer at government meetings | Salon

Supreme Court to Hear Case About Public Prayers | JD Journal

Greece prayer case enters national arena | Democrat and Chronicle

Justices to rule on government prayers | GOP USA

Supreme Court to hear case on prayer at government meetings | Religion News Service at Washington Post

Supreme Court To Hear Historic Religious Liberty Case | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

Justices Take Case on Prayer at Town Board Meetings | NYT

High Court To Weigh In On Legislative Prayers

High Court To Weigh In On Legislative Prayers | AP

Americans United for Sep. of Church and State PR on SCOTUS prayer grant

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear town meeting prayer case | Reuters

Supreme Court to Hear Public Prayer Case | Headline and Global News

Supreme Court will rule on prayer at government meetings | USA Today

Franklin Graham vs. the IRS | Barry Lynn of AU at Washington Post

Elementary school’s ‘blessing of the fleet’ canceled for violating First Amendment

Church Electioneering and the IRS: Another Example of Tax Agency Failure | Barry Lynn at Huffington Post

Pennsylvania to Observe ‘National Fast Day’ Tuesday

United States: Elmbrook School District v. Doe: Will The U.S. Supreme Court Rule On The Constitutionality Of Holding Public High School Graduations In Elmbrook Church?

How hostile to religion must the state be? | Robert P. George at Washington Times

Mount Rubidoux Cross: Auction outcome satisfies Americans United

Defending Christian Taxpayers And The Religious Freedom Of Families

Elmbrook School District v. Doe: will the U.S. Supreme Court rule on the constitutionality of holding public high school graduations in Elmbrook Church?

ACLU, AU attacks on NH school choice program rebutted | Alliance Defending Freedom

The money man behind atheism’s activism

NC: Americans United sends school board another letter, records request

Louisiana Voucher Plan Forces Taxpayers To Subsidize Religious Instruction, Says Americans United

NC: School board prayer targeted

Americans United Sues to Stop “Sectarian Prayer” At Maryland Town Council’s Meetings

Controversial FEMA Rule Frustrates Damaged Houses of Worship

Key senator comes out against bill to repeal N.H. education tax credit program

Kansas bill would allow religious symbols on public land

Americans United Tries to Pressure City Council Into Dropping Invocation | Doug Napier at Townhall

Does the Gun-Control Legislation Violate Separation of Church and State? | Jordan Lorence at NRO

U.S. Supreme Court asked to hear Greece lawsuit | Democrat and Chronicle

Nigeria: Should Religious Organisations Pay Taxes?

ACLU and Americans United Challenge New Hampshire State Funding of Religious Schools

Humanist groups back OH school board in Bible case

Companies Do Not Have The Right To Impose Owners’ Religion Onto Employees, Says Americans United

Americans U. for Sep. of Church and States says West Point prayer policy is unconstitutional

At public meetings, fights over prayer drag on | AP

At Christmastime, Ignore the Heckler’s Veto | Andy Norman at Bell Towers

“Voting in churches raises church-state separation issue”

Pastors Defy IRS Rule on Church and Politics

At public meetings, fights over prayer drag on | San Francisco (AP)

Pastors Challenge IRS Rule With Partisan Talk | NBC Bay Area

Virginia County Allows Wiccan Priestess To Officiate At Weddings

Pastors Call Left’s Bluff: No IRS Penalties for Preaching Politics | Matt Barber at LifeNews

Self-Appointed Bully Police Resort To Name-Calling In Critiquing Alliance Defending Freedom’s Policy Yardstick | Jeremy Tedesco

Americans United Urges IRS To Investigate Texas Church That Urged Votes For ‘The Mormon, Not The Muslim’

Washington D.C. group calls for Loudon, Lenoir City schools to stop prayer

Connecticut Yeshiva Targeted on Church-State Issue

Here comes the ‘war on Christmas’ — briefs filed in litigation concerning discrimination against the non-religious

Sunday Scofflaws: It’s Time For The IRS To Crack Down On ‘Pulpit Freedom Sunday’ | Rob Boston at AU

City of Frankenmuth Rejects Demand to Remove 55 Foot Frankenmuth American Bicentennial Cross

RPT-Hundreds of US pastors back political candidates, defy tax rules | Reuters

    Reuters: “Pulpit Freedom Sunday” has been staged annually since 2008 by a group called the Alliance Defending Freedom. Its aim is to provoke a challenge from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in order to file a lawsuit and have its argument out in court. The event has grown steadily in size, but the IRS has yet to respond – even though the pastors tape their sermons and mail them to the agency . . . Erik Stanley, senior legal counsel of the Alliance Defending Freedom, said the group was not pushing any particular political agenda and participants came from both conservative and liberal churches . . . Stanley said that if the IRS continued to ignore the speeches, it could become clear it was not enforcing the ban and hand preachers the de facto right to do as they wish from the pulpit . . . But experts who spoke to Reuters said they do not expect the agency to move against Pulpit Freedom Sunday this year, chiefly because of the absence of a new audit procedure for churches.
    “If the IRS wanted to get serious about this, there are already plenty of blatant violations they could pursue,” said Rob Boston of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, a Washington-based group that monitors and informs the IRS about tax-code violations


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TX: Prayer at Hays County Commissioners Court questioned

Colorado Ministry Should Lose Tax Exemption Says Americans United

Marriage amendment has nothing to do with ‘separation of church and state’ | Jordan Lorence at MinnPost

Americans United for Separation of Church and State Tries To Scare Churches | Erik Stanley

DE: Sussex County Council gives up Lord’s Prayer