Here is a look at some law and religion news stories from around the web this week:
- In Texas, a bill was passed allowing county clerks the right to delegate to a deputy the task of giving out gay marriage licenses if it would violate their moral convictions.
- CNN: Religious experts from five different religions weigh in on whether President Trump’s missile strike in response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons was morally justified.
- The Nueces County Court is considering the hiring of a religious freedom legal defense firm to protect against challenges to the Ten Commandments monument outside of the courthouse.
- The Nation’s leading secular organization has sent a letter to the University of Mississippi asking that the university prohibit its head football coach and his staff from using their official twitter pages to promote religion.
- A New Hampshire bill would allow parents to use state funds for private or home schooling.
- The Catholic Church has arisen as one of the most powerful forces opposing crackdowns on illegal immigration.
- A study by the Pew Research Center has found that global restrictions of religion have modestly risen in 2015, the last year for which data was available.
- As Easter nears, terrorist attacks against Coptic Christians are on the rise.
- A school board in Ontario is under fire for allowing Muslim students to hold voluntary prayer sessions on school grounds.