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By The Dispatch On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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Michigan court protects Steve Tennes freedom of conscience in Country Mill Farms gay marriage case

A federal court issued an order Friday that requires the city of East Lansing to allow a farmer to return to its 2017 farmer’s market after city officials developed a rule for the purpose of keeping him out More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 10th, 2017
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SCOTUS rules government cannot exclude churches, religious groups for funding, programs

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday that the government cannot exclude churches and other faith-based organizations from a secular government program simply because of their religious identity. The much-anticipated decision came More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire religious discrimination case ends with a win for Catholic students: Alexandra Liebl and Madelyn Rysavy

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has agreed to drop its unconstitutional policies that deny credit to students who fulfill its mandatory community service requirement by volunteering in faith-based activities. More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 12th, 2017
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Colorado State University ends ‘unconstitutional policies’ penalizing pro-life views with fees

Colorado State University has agreed to drop unconstitutional policies that enabled university officials to deny a student organization’s funding request strictly because of the group’s pro-life views. As part More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, January 26th, 2017
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Atheist group attacks SCOTUS candidates William Pryor, Neil Gorsuch, Thomas Hardiman on Roe v Wade, homosexuality, the secularization of America

A national state/church watchdog released a detailed analysis today Wednesday documenting why William Pryor, short-listed as a possible Supreme Court nominee, would be a “disastrous appointment, and must More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Saturday, October 29th, 2016
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Court rules to protect Iowa church, freedom of conscience and religious freedom

An Iowa church is dismissing its lawsuit against state officials and the city of Des Moines, after a federal judge issued a ruling protecting churches from government censorship and control. A federal district court More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 24th, 2016
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Liberty Counsel, Mat Staver encourges pastors, church to speak out on the Election, issues

Pastors and churches should ignore hollow threats to be silent regarding biblical and moral issues that are relevant to this election. Once again, like a broken record, Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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St Louis pregnancy center, Thrive, ‘honored’ to be protested by NARAL, ACLU, pro-abortion activists

Pro-life Thrive president Bridget VanMeans spoke out about the recent demonstration at their St. Louis facility, targeted by NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri, the ACLU and the gathering’s organizer, Reproaction. “It’s More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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Charges against Iowa pro-life advocate Steve Beller dismissed, Planned Parenthood loses again

The Thomas More Society-Omaha announced today that charges against pro-life advocate Steve Beller have been dismissed. In a case that pitted a Sioux City Planned Parenthood clinic’s claim of trespassing against More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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NC State’s ‘permit’ for student speech halted by federal court

A federal court Saturday ordered a halt to North Carolina State University’s policy that requires a permit for nearly any kind of non-commercial student speech or communication anywhere on campus. The order came More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
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Ohio Christian School wins lawsuit against Columbus, ADF reminds ‘can’t use zoning laws to discriminate against religious organizations’

A U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit panel Wednesday reversed a federal district court ruling against a Columbus-area Christian school that was denied zoning approval to relocate its growing four-campus school More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Seattle May Day protest results in 9 arrests as Molotov cocktails hurled at police, injuring 5

Sunday’s May Day protest in Seattle went from a peaceful assembly to a violent disregard for police as protesters lit fireworks, threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at police. Seattle Police confirmed nine More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 25th, 2016
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ADF leads fight for Trinity Lutheran to ensure Christian schools get benefits just like public schools

Multiple parties, including 19 states and 34 members of Congress, filed friend-of-the-court briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court this week in support of ensuring that children aren’t denied the benefit of a playground More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
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Wisconsin moms battle school over ‘Jesus Lunch’ for students

School administrators in Middleton, Wisconsin have intensified their threats and intimidation of a group of mothers who host a weekly “Jesus Lunch” for students at a park adjacent to Middleton High School. The More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, April 8th, 2016
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Judge rules to strip cross from LA County seal

A move counterintuitive to the foundation of Los Angeles, a California federal judge has ruled with plaintiffs who argued it was unconstitutional for Los Angeles County supervisors to place a Christian cross on 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 Brandon Jones On Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
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Idaho passes bill to allow Bible in public school classrooms

A bill that would allow the Bible to be used in the classrooms of public schools has passed the Idaho legislature and now goes on to Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter for approval. The voluntary use of the Bible as reference More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, March 7th, 2016
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South Carolina: Charleston police says ‘panhandling’ ordinance will not hinder pro-life rallies

The Thomas More Society has received confirmation from city attorneys in Charleston, South Carolina, that the city’s “panhandling” ordinance will no longer be used to infringe on pro-lifers’ rights to distribute More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, February 19th, 2016
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Florida police block pro-life peaceful protest at abortion clinic, Thomas More Society responds

Thomas More Society attorneys have sent a letter to the City of Hollywood, Florida, and the Hollywood Police Department challenging a police officer’s recent order forbidding pro-lifers from standing on a public More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, February 18th, 2016
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ADF supports Arizona bill to support free speech at colleges, universities

Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Tyson Langhofer will testify Wednesday before the Arizona House Education Committee on HB 2548, a bill that would ensure that Arizona public college and university students More...


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