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By The Dispatch On Monday, November 19th, 2018
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Florist Barronelle Stutzman to court in gay marriage case: ‘I serve all customers, I just can’t celebrate all events’

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing floral artist Barronelle Stutzman of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland filed their opening brief Tuesday with the Washington Supreme Court. The brief on behalf of More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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Phoenix artists Joanna Duka, Breanna Koski appealing ‘jail threat’ ordinance over gay weddings

Two Phoenix artists will appeal a court rulingreleased Wednesday that allows a sweeping Phoenix ordinance to stand even though it uses the threat of jail time and fines to silence their desired speech and forces More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
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Support grows for Arlene’s Flowers, Barronelle Stutzman in religious freedom, freedom of conscience gay marriage case

The U.S. Supreme Court has received numerous friend-of-the-court briefs in support of the freedom of a Washington state floral artist—and, by extension, other creative professionals—to decline to create artistic More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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Supreme Court to rule on gay wedding cake, freedom of conscience case

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to weigh in on whether the government can force a Lakewood, Colorado, cake artist to use his artistic talents to create a wedding cake celebrating a same-sex ceremony. In July More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Washington florist Barronelle Stutzman, Arlene’s Flowers case may go to Supreme Court

A Washington floral artist says she will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a decision Thursday by the state’s high court that concluded that the government can force her—and, by extension, other Washingtonians—to More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Missouri State Univsersity settles lawsuit with Andrew Cash, graduate counseling degree candidate denied because of his faith

Attorneys with the Thomas More Society, a national public interest law firm, filed a federal civil rights complaint against the Governors of Missouri State University on behalf of Andrew Cash. The matter has now More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
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Support rallies around Barronelle Stutzman, Arlene’s Flowers as freedom of conscience to refuse gay wedding case heads to SCOTUS

Numerous states and groups filed friend-of-the-court briefs this week with the Washington Supreme Court in support of a Richland floral artist and the principle that the government cannot force Americans to promote More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
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Colorado: ADF fights for web site designer, graphic artist’s right to reject gay wedding projects

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a Colorado graphic designer who specializes in designing and creating custom websites filed suit in federal court Tuesday to challenge a state law that forces her More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 19th, 2016
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Kim Davis wins in court as ALCU lawsuits are dismissed

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has won the fight for religious freedom after a federal judge issued an order dismissing all three 2015 marriage license lawsuits against her yesterday. U.S. Judge David Bunning dismissed More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 25th, 2016
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Colorado baker Jack Phillips trying to take freedom of conscience case to US Supreme Court

A Lakewood, Colorado, cake artist who declined to use his artistic talents to create a wedding cake celebrating a same-sex ceremony asked the nation’s highest court Friday to take his case and rule that the government More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, May 20th, 2016
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ADF defends Phoenix artists refusing same-sex weddings who are threatened with jail time

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a Phoenix art studio that specializes in hand-painting, hand-lettering, and calligraphy for weddings and other events filed suit in state court Thursday to challenge More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 25th, 2016
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Missouri State University: Thomas More Society defends Andrew Cash, denied graduate counseling degree candidate because of his faith

Attorneys with the Thomas More Society, a national public interest law firm, filed a federal civil rights complaint against the Governors of Missouri State University on behalf of Andrew Cash.  Cash was a student More...

By Laura Jones On Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
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John Kasich attacks religious liberty bills, Mississippi, business owners don’t have freedom to say ‘no’ to gay weddings

Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich criticized Mississippi’s religious freedom law during a CNN town hall event Monday. “I read about this thing they did in Mississippi where apparently More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
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NFL opposes Georgia’s religious freedom bill, may prevent Atlanta from hosting Super Bowls

The NFL came out against a proposed religious exemptions bill in Georgia Friday, saying the deal could have an effect on the Super Bowl selection process for 2019 and 2020. Protecting religious freedom, providing religious More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
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ADF, Barronelle Stutzman takes religious freedom, florist battle to Supreme Court

Alliance Defending Freedom filed a brief with the Washington Supreme Court that answers arguments the state and the American Civil Liberties Union have made in favor of government discrimination against a floral More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, October 26th, 2015
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Franklin Graham to Christians: ‘Stand up’ for faith in ‘culture of intolerance’

Franklin Graham said the gunman who killed nine people at a college in Oregon did so because he was “filled with hate” and encouraged Christians to “stand up.” “This was not about gun control,” More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
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ADF leads fight for Barronelle Strutzman, florist attacked not servicing gay wedding

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a brief Monday with the Washington Supreme Court asking it to take up the case of Barronelle Stutzman, a floral artist whom the state and the American Civil Liberties Union More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, May 15th, 2015
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Texas Senate passes bill to protect pastors refusing gay weddings

The Texas Senate has approved a bill that would protect pastors from legal action if they refuse to officiate same-sex ceremonies. Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) presented S.B. 2065, entitled “Freedom of Religion More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, May 4th, 2015
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GoFundMe modifies policy statement after ejecting Christian business owners

GoFundMe, the crowdfunding site which pulled two Christian businesses from its site, has expanded its policy. The site recently took down the pages of Sweet Cakes by Melissa and Arlene’s Flowers after the two More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
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New Research on the Floristry Industry Released by Michael Dark

Online florist www.michaeldark.co.uk has released a piece of research to show what the floristry industry actually means to the UK. This piece of research shows contributions to the economy, prospected growth and More...


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