January 26, 2016, The Blaze
The Center for Inquiry released a statement on Monday calling the ruling by the Second Judicial Circuit in Leon County, Florida, a “stark contrast to any reasonable understanding of the Florida Constitution,” and announcing the atheist organization’s intent to continue fighting the programs, which operate to assist ex-convicts.
January 22, 2016, The Blaze
Prisoners of Christ and Lamb of God ministries have helped to provide food, housing, employment services and other basic needs to inmates after their release from prison, with the Becket Fund arguing that the Christian groups help save taxpayer dollars by only asking the state to cover a fraction of these costs. The organizations also offer optional religious services and 12-step programs that are free for Florida to use.
December 14, 2015, The Blaze
The exemption that was granted to Singh is only the fourth of its kind since a ban was put into place in the 1980s, with the Army still widely refusing to accept individuals who keep beards, even for religious reasons, according to the law firm.
The Blaze September 23, 2014
“When I stand up, put my hand over my heart and say the Pledge of Allegiance, I am recognizing that my rights come from God, not from the government,” said Jones, who is being represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. “If anyone wants to remain silent, that is their right. But it is not their right to silence me.”
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The Blaze, September 5, 2014
“On June 28, 2011, Mr. Muhammad, representing himself, filed a lawsuit seeking the ability to wear a half-inch beard in accordance with his faith,” according to the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, the conservative legal firm representing him. “Mr. Muhammad lost in federal trial court and in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis.”
But that hasn’t stopped his quest to maintain a short beard — one that he says would be in accordance with his Muslim faith.
With the Becket Fund and Douglas Laycock of the University of Virginia representing him, Holt appealed to the Supreme Court and the justices are currently allowing him to wear the one-half inch beard until his case is heard.