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The Courts Are Going To Decide Whether Corporations Have A Right To ‘Practice’ Religion
Erin Fuchs, Business Insider

While the Supreme Court refused to grant an emergency appeal, the court said the question of whether corporations have religious rights is unsettled and suggested the issue could eventually reach the high court, Lyle Denniston pointed out in the Constitution Daily.

Sotomayor’s Blow to Religious Liberty
Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary

At stake in this battle is whether the Religous Freedom Restoration Act passed by Congress will prevent the government from compelling Catholics and others to violate the dictates of their faith.

Constitution Check: Do profit-making corporations have religious rights?
Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily

Lyle Denniston looks at one company’s claim it has religious rights that exempt it from the Affordable Care Act’s requirement for free birth-control services.

Why adoption is a ‘pro-life’ policy for evangelicals
Adelle M. Banks, Washington Post

Russell Moore, dean of the School of Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, recently talked with Religion News Service about why adoption has become his personal cause and why more evangelicals should be joining him.

Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).