Churches face a new wave of targeted discrimination.
Local governments and municipalities are barring churches and religious schools from using their own property for religious activities and education.
Zoning ordinances and decisions are being used to discriminate against Christian organizations.
Whether motivated by personal biases against churches and religious organizations or an ever-growing desire for tax revenue, these local bureaucrats are violating federal law.
Federal law – the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) – requires that churches and religious institutions be treated equally with secular businesses and groups.
Yet that’s not what’s happening. For years, we’ve been directly engaged in numerous cases to defend churches from targeted discrimination. And we’ve won.
Right now we’re involved in a number of these RLUIPA cases.
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Churches in California have been forced into silence. The ACLJ just filed a critical motion to stop the enforcement of the unjust ban and give churches back their voices. The Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment states it pretty clear: “Congress shall make no law . . . prohibiting the free...
The ACLJ fights back against California’s church singing ban. On today’s Jay Sekulow Live , we discussed our filing for an injunction to block the enforcement of California’s arbitrary church singing bang. The ACLJ is taking decisive action to fight for religious liberty. It happened on Friday...
The ACLJ files a major lawsuit in California, challenging Governor Gavin Newsom’s ban on singing and chanting in churches and other places of worship. On today’s Jay Sekulow Live , we discussed the actions that we at the ACLJ are taking to fight California’s ban on singing in churches. We have...
We have just filed a lawsuit challenging the state of California’s ban on singing and chanting activities in places of worship on behalf of Calvary Chapel of Ukiah, Calvary Chapel Fort Bragg, and River of Life Church, in Oroville, California. On July 1, 2020, California updated the health order to...