Church-state changes loom in new Congress

Three major issues
As the 109th Congress goes to work this month, legislative battles over religious and moral issues are virtually certain to remain as prominent as they were last year, say two Washington observers of church-state issues.

Holly Hollman of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and Roger Limoges of the Interfaith Alliance say that some church-state bills passed by the House but halted in the Senate last session are more likely to pass now that a handful of conservative Republicans have replaced moderate Democrats in the upper chamber.


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