(UPDATED) Longstanding IRS exemption—last revised after Rick Warren dispute in 2002—currently saves pastors and other clergy $700 million per year.
November 24, 2013
Ruling says New York ban on church services doesn't discriminate against expression. But legal scholars say the decision is unlikely to stand.
June 9, 2011
Ruling means threat to pastor tax break may have lost its legs.
May 24, 2011
Supreme Court weighs Arizona tax credits.
December 7, 2010
Pastors split over Bible reading in schools as fix for violence.
November 4, 2010
Government's solution to for-profit problems may threaten schools' autonomy.
November 1, 2010
Unraveling the Supreme Court's tangled view of public crosses.
December 30, 2009
Church leaders and observers weigh in on a current debate.
December 2, 2009
The court considered whether a transfer of property changes a church-state question.
October 8, 2009
Judges say the Oklahoma monument would reflect a government endorsement of religion.
June 11, 2009
The Supreme Court is thinking more clearly about religious symbols in public life.
March 6, 2009
Supreme Court says most monuments are government speech, not a forum.
February 26, 2009
Can a display be government speech without the government actually endorsing the message?
November 12, 2008
But law profs say church-state problems are unlikely.
October 1, 2008
InnerChange ministry shuts down in Iowa after funding battle.
April 7, 2008
Texas Supreme Court says state has no business regulating Christian schools.
October 19, 2007
Ruling says taxpayers don't have standing to sue executive branch for use of funds.
June 27, 2007
Plus: Should we stop talking about the Jesus tomb hoax? A Christian college's bus tragedy, and other stories from online sources around the world.
March 2, 2007
The current public school model isn't working.
January 9, 2007
The Air Force drops a flag-folding ceremony over religious references, and no one cares.
July 27, 2006
Plus: Syncretism in America, a priest's college suit, AIDS fakery, and other stories from online sources around the world.
July 5, 2006
Court says Christians who work for the government can't pray with clients.
July 1, 2006
Plus: Habitat for Humanity fight gets sadder, and other stories from online sources around the world.
April 13, 2006
"Abundantly clear" that it's updated creationism, he says.
December 21, 2005
Unprincipled Commandments rulings leave a nation guessing.
August 30, 2005
The Court splits the baby and denies the rule of law. Feel united yet?
August 1, 2005
Groups announce plans to create new monuments as court refuses to hear more about such displays.
June 29, 2005
The Supreme Court's RLUIPA decision is good, but more work needs to be done to ensure prisoners' religious freedom.
June 2, 2005
RLUIPA held to meet religious needs of the institutionalized.
June 1, 2005
More important than keeping the phrase 'under God' is the reason for keeping it.
August 1, 2004
Plus: Baylor regents don't vote on Sloan after all, House votes to take gay marriage out of judges' purview, coveting the original Ten Commandments, and other stories from online sources around the world.
July 1, 2004
Why Judge Roy Moore was right—a response to Ted Haggard.
July 1, 2004
The Thomas More Law Center says that by removing a cross from the Los Angeles County seal, the government is conveying a message that is anti-Christian and violating the Constitution.
June 1, 2004
Plus: The Episcopal minister who is the new UN ambassador, church growth in Iraq, and more articles from online sources around the world.
June 1, 2004
What we can learn from a monument now locked in an Alabama closet.
April 1, 2004
Prison officials may not place substantial burden on religious exercise
February 1, 2004
We've got bigger problems than the Pledge of Allegiance.
January 1, 2004
ill Quetzalcoatl statue violate Establishment Clause?
September 12, 1994