Illinois falls in the middle on a new ranking of religious freedoms for non-profits, which includes churches. The new Faith and Freedom Index released in July measures the protections afforded faith-based organizations. At 48%, Illinois scored much better than neighbors Wisconsin (26%) and Michigan (22%).
Nevada scored lowest (18%). Alabama (86%) and Texas (70%) ranked highest and offered the most protections.
“Both states require government burdens on religious freedom to pass the most rigorous tests. Texas features a state constitutional amendment expressly protecting religious worship,” explained Napa Legal, which commissioned the study.
– from the Christian Post