Stanley Carlson-Thies

Stanley Carlson-Thies is founder and President of the Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance, a Washington, DC-area nonpartisan think tank that focuses on safeguarding the religious identity and faith-shaped standards and sevices of faith-based service organizations. Until the end of 2008 he was Director of Faith-Based Policy Studies at the Center for Public Justice, where he remains a Senior Fellow. He is the convener of the Coalition to Preserve Religious Freedom, a multi-faith alliance of social-service, education, and religious freedom organizations that advocates for the religious freedom of faith-based organizations to Congress and the federal administration. He is a consultant to the Department of Labor’s Beneficiary-Choice Contracting project and has consulted on the removal of barriers with the Department of Health and Human Services Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and several states, including Ohio, Texas, and Virginia.

Bio last updated June 18th, 2021.

Stanley Carlson-Thies

Articles by Stanley Carlson-Thies

  • Diversity in Fact, Not Just Slogans

    The appeals court vindicated Hobby Lobby's claim that, even though it is a profit-making business, it can reasonably argue that it has a religious freedom right not to comply with the new requirement that employee health plans must cover all contraceptives, including emergency contraceptives that ca...