Cryptocurrency enthusiasts are worried about the fate of their religious freedoms and the increasing influence of religious groups.
On Friday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, which requires businesses to provide employees with birth control and abortion-inducing pills.
The court is expected to rule by the end of June on the constitution of the California constitution.
While the decision could have huge consequences for religious freedom in the United State, it also could have a significant impact on the broader religious freedom movement, which has been in a tailspin over the past several years.
In January, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionally protected religious freedoms of a Sikh man in the state of Wisconsin.
A year earlier, in October 2016, a Christian couple in Pennsylvania was evicted from their home after a judge ruled that their beliefs did not trump the state’s public accommodation law.
And in October, a Muslim couple in Maryland filed a federal lawsuit to have their religious beliefs protected.
Despite the continued persecution of religious minorities in the world, a new wave of religiously motivated attacks is taking hold in the U.S., and the issue of religious freedom is no exception.
Since November, at least 40 Christian churches have been attacked in the wake of the Orlando massacre, according to the Anti-Defamation League.
The attacks have also taken place in Texas, Ohio, Missouri, and South Carolina, the group said.
The attacks have been reported in at least 22 states, including the District of Columbia, Alabama, Virginia, Georgia, and Texas.
“We are witnessing the rise of the new hate group,” said Rachel Hager, director of the ACLU’s Religious Freedom Project.
Last month, the Southern Poverty Law Center issued a report calling on state governments to protect religious liberty and the First Amendment.
In the report, it listed the threats to religious liberty as the “propaganda of death,” the “extremism of hate,” and the “denial of fundamental human rights.”
“The religious liberty protections in our country are being systematically eroded by the very people who claim to defend religious freedom, like the Trump administration and the governors of Texas and Maryland,” Hager said.
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 passed in response to the 9/11 attacks and expanded the federal government’s authority to prosecute acts of hate.
Proponents say the act is necessary to protect against the spread of hate and discrimination against religious minorities, which is an increasingly common phenomenon.
The bill is still pending in Congress.
The Trump administration is considering the issue in its review of religious liberty legislation, according a source with direct knowledge of the process.
President Donald Trump is pushing to revive the religious liberty bill, according one Republican senator.
In April, Trump tweeted that he supports the religious freedom bill and that he would “make it the law of the land” if it is brought up for a vote.
Although the Trump White House has not officially called for repeal of the bill, there is some indication that the administration is likely to revive it, according the source.
In May, Trump announced he would propose a new bill, known as the American Sovereignty Restoration Act, which would include religious freedom protections.
The new bill would “establish the following civil liberties protections: Religious freedom, free speech, freedom of assembly, freedom to practice religion, and the freedom to marry,” according to a White House document obtained by The Associated Press.
Under the bill’s language, religious groups would be allowed to refuse to perform same-sex weddings or participate in same-gender ceremonies.
Religious leaders would also be allowed in the states to decline to provide services for same-Sex weddings, such as hosting them.
The American Sovereity Restoration Act was originally introduced in the Senate by Senator Rand Paul, but it was withdrawn after a backlash from many Republican senators.
The proposal has been revived by Senator John McCain and Senator Ted Cruz.
The legislation has been endorsed by the National Association of Evangelicals.