Bakersfield police and fire vehicles will soon display “In God we Trust” decals

Although the issue proved to be divisive, the Bakersfield City Council voted to approve adding “In God We Trust” decals to city police and fire vehicles at a meeting Wednesday evening. The issue was debated for about two hours in

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2019-06-07T16:00:37-08:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Religious Freedom|Tags: |6 Comments

CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra forces Little Sisters back to court

The Little Sisters of the Poor are expected back in court Thursday to ask for protection against a lawsuit seeking to end the religious order’s exemption from the HHS contraception mandate. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and California Attorney General

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2019-06-05T16:00:14-08:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: Religious Freedom|Tags: |11 Comments

LA archbishop says amended confession bill still unacceptable

Catholic officials are urging Catholics to continue to oppose a California bill that would force priests to disclose information about child sexual abuse that they hear in the sacrament of confession, which is advancing in the state legislature. Current California

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2019-05-21T12:07:30-08:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Religious Freedom|Tags: |4 Comments

Oakland Bishop Michael Barber warns Congress about Equality Act

Four chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have cosigned a coalition letter highlighting key religious freedom concerns with the Equality Act (H.R. 5 / S. 788). The Act would add the new terms “sexual orientation” and “gender

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2019-05-12T07:25:37-08:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: Religious Freedom|10 Comments

California threatens to boot elderly widow from veterans home over Bible studies

Officials with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) are threatening to evict an 84-year-old widow from the California Veterans Home unless she halts longtime Bible studies she has been leading for fellow residents. Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) represents Artis Breau, the widow who has

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2019-03-08T10:37:03-08:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Religious Freedom|Tags: |5 Comments