Too Soon to Celebrate

By   •   November 1, 2019   •   Topics:

Joanna Duka, left, and Breanna Koski, right, owners of Brush & Nib Studio, recently won their case at the Arizona Supreme Court. (Photo: Alliance Defending Freedom)

People of faith are winning in court. Victories have been piling up in state courts, federal district and appeals courts and even the U.S. Supreme Court: Masterpiece Cakeshop. The Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial. Brush & Nib Studio. Wedding videographers Carl and Angel Larsen. Downtown Hope Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Faith-based adoption agencies in Michigan. A pro-life student group at Cal State-San Marcos. A Christian student group at the University of Iowa.

Impressive. But don’t celebrate too much just yet. As encouraging as the victories have been, they do not mean that religious liberty is now assured. Decision recently spoke with E. Gregory Wallace, professor of law at Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, North Carolina, about the state of religious liberty in the United States in light of these recent cases. Wallace and others say significant threats remain—some of them so foundational that lasting victory might seem impossible without a great move of God.