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By The Dispatch On Sunday, July 8th, 2018
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Virginia: Fairfax County School Board changes sex ed, changing ‘biological sex’ to ‘sex assigned at birth’ and removes parental consents

The Fairfax County School Board voted 10-1 this week for children to be taught, without parents’ permission, that that their biological sex is meaningless and that they can transition to a different sex than More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, July 7th, 2018
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Pennsylvania: Court strikes down Obamacare abortion pill mandate for Geneva College

A federal district court issued an order Thursday that permanently prevents the federal government from enforcing the Obamacare abortion-pill mandate against Geneva College, a Christian college in Pennsylvania More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, July 5th, 2018
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Washington State’s Bremerton high school fires football coach for praying, may head to Supreme Court

First Liberty Institute attorney Michael Berry said Bremerton High School in Washington State picked on the wrong Marine by firing Joe Kennedy in 2015 after he took a knee to pray after a football game, a practice More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
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SCOTUS rules against unions, compelling dues on nonmembers

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a shocking blow Wednesday to unions representing millions of the nation’s public employees, stating that government workers who choose not to join a union cannot be compelled More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
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Chris Cuomo likens Red Hen expelling Sarah Sanders to Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling, Rick Santorum calls out ‘intellectual dishonesty’

Monday on Cuomo Primetime, former Republican Senator Rick Santorum called out CNN host Chris Cuomo on his “intellectual dishonesty.” Photo/Donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com Cuomo tried to compare More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 25th, 2018
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Supreme Court rejects Barronelle Stutzman, Arelene’s Flowers case after gay wedding cake verdict

The U.S. Supreme Court sent the case of floral artist Barronelle Stutzman back to the Washington Supreme Court Monday, after vacating that court’s decision and instructing it to reconsider her lawsuit in light More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
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Court rules to protect Alabama Judge Tom Parker’s free speech on gay marriage after Southern Poverty Law Center lawsuit

The Alabama federal district court entered a permanent injunction in favor of Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker and against the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) barring the use of judicial ethics canons to censor More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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Catholic Medical Association thanks President Trump for ending Obamacare mandates

Obamacare created a major divide between the efforts to offer universal medical coverage and civil liberties groups. Among those negatively impacted were religious groups facing mandates to coverage abortion pills More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 4th, 2018
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Supreme Court sides with Jack Phillips, cake shop in Christian baker, free of conscience, gay wedding case

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 today in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a historic case that protects the right to free exercise of religion against the LGBT “sexual orientation” More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, May 17th, 2018
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Federal court strikes down Obamacare’s abortion pill mandate for Christian universities

A federal district court issued an order Tuesday that permanently prevents the federal government from enforcing the Obamacare abortion-pill mandate against four Christian universities in Oklahoma represented More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, May 7th, 2018
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Kansas, Oklahoma pass bills to allow exemptions for religious organizations regarding gay adoption

The legislatures of both Kansas and Oklahoma have passed legislation protecting religious adoption agencies’ right to place children only in homes with a mother and a father. The freedom of conscience bill moved More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, April 13th, 2018
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Marquette counters John McAdams with ‘Myths vs Facts’ pages on website

Marrquette University has launched a full court, media campaign in their lawsuit with suspended professor, Dr. John McAdams, by setting up a web page on their site with their version of the “Facts About McAdams More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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New York pro-life free speech case: witness Pearl Brady confesses to running fake Facebook page

The star witness in a federal lawsuit filed by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman admitted in court that she created a fake Facebook page, pretending she was a pro-life Christian, to gather information on and entrap More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, February 2nd, 2018
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ADF battles ACLU in federal court to defend faith-based adoption

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a friend-of-the-court brief Tuesday in federal court on behalf of Michigan legislators who strongly support a state law that helps connect more children with loving families More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
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Minnesota filmmakers, Carl and Angel Larsen, headed to appeals court to fight being forced to film gay weddings

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a pair of Minnesota filmmakers filed their opening brief on appeal Friday in a lawsuit challenging a state law that allows the government to control the stories More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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ADF backs students rallying support for Christian student group kicked off University of Iowa campus

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in federal court on behalf of five campus religious organizations in support of a Christian student group that the University of Iowa More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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South Carolina prison chaplains excused from carrying OC spray

The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has now granted religious accommodation to prison chaplains at various federal correctional institutions who were being punished for not carrying oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray as a potential More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Freedom From Religion, American Atheists object to ‘coerced religious observances in the military’

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) and American Atheists have sent a joint letter to the Defense Department warning against unconstitutional coerced religious observances in the military. The groups write More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
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SCOTUS allows Mississippi’s freedom of conscience law, no injury shown to LGBT community

The Supreme Court declined yesterday to hear two cases challenging the constitutionality of a Mississippi law that allows religious organizations to refuse to hire persons or provide services to LGBT people in More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 8th, 2018
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ADF to SCOTUS on California law: ‘No one should be forced to provide free advertising for the abortion industry’

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed their opening brief Monday with the U.S. Supreme Court in a lawsuit challenging a California law that forces pro-life pregnancy care centers to provide free advertising More...


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