Reaching Souls International, Truett-McConnell College and GuideStone Financial Resources v. Burwell

May 29, 2014 ...

The brief asks the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver to uphold a lower court’s preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of the Department of Health and Human Services mandate, which requires religious employers to provide contraception, including drugs the claimants believe act as abortifacients. The current religious exemption for the contraception mandate is too narrow …

Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Oklahoma Baptist University and Mid-America Christian University v. Burwell

May 28, 2014 ...

A group of organizations, including the National Association of Evangelicals, filed an amici brief arguing that the administration’s “religious employer” definition excludes most religious employers and therefore fails to protect most religious ministries, like these colleges. This violates both statutory and constitutional protection of religious freedom and departs sharply from the nation’s historic bipartisan tradition …

Domino’s Farms v. Burwell

October 1, 2013 ...

The brief was filed by Christian Legal Society and joined by the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, Prison Fellowship Ministries, Association of Christian Schools International, National Association of Evangelicals, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the C12 Group and the Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance.

Contraception Rule Misses Mark

July 8, 2013 ...

“The final rule still leaves many religious employers unprotected,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “The government should not compel any of its citizens to violate their consciences.” While most evangelicals do not oppose the use of contraception, there are concerns that some of the drugs required to be covered by health insurance policies are abortifacients. …