U.S. Supreme Court rules that some taxpayer funded benefits are available to religious institutions

June 27, 2017 | By MERIEM L. HUBBARD

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a win for the Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia.  The question in the case against the State of Missouri, was whether the State violated the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment by refusing to allow the Church to participate in a program offering rubber surfacing material to nonprofit organization ...


Montana Department of Revenue adopts discriminatory regulations

December 17, 2015 | By JOSHUA THOMPSON

Yesterday, the Montana Department of Revenue announced it was adopting regulations that will prohibit religious schools from accepting students that receive scholarships from Montana’s tax credit scholarship law. PLF, on behalf of the Associations of Christian Schools International, had testified before the Department, and submitted written c ...


Indiana Supreme Court upholds voucher program

March 26, 2013 | By CHRISTINA MARTIN

Last year, PLF filed an amicus brief supporting the constitutionality of Indiana’s voucher program. Today, the Indiana Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion holding that the program is indeed constitutional.  Indiana’s voucher program is one of the most expansive school choice reforms in the country, permitting any free- or reduced- ...


Dystopian diatribe announces a new environmentalist religion


Author: Brian T. Hodges Seattle’s Crosscut blog is normally a good source for local environmental and land use news. But last week, Crosscut published a very strange diatribe ("Hallelujah to our new green faith") regaling the readers with reports of the birth of a new environmental religion. I would normally ignore such a vanity art ...