Tag archive for ‘freedom of conscience’
By The Dispatch On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, November 30th, 2017

ADF to Supreme Court: ‘Artists shouldn’t be forced to express what government dictates’

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing cake artist Jack Phillips filed their final brief Wednesday prior to oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
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UK judge rules against Christian Felix Ngole’s right to express Christian views as social worker

In a shocking free speech case, a Christian student who was expelled from university after posting on Facebook in support of Biblical teaching on marriage and sexual ethics has lost his case in a judicial review More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Roy Moore: ‘We don’t need transgender bathrooms’ ‘transgender bathroom’ and impeach judge blocking Trump

Alabama’s U.S. Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore blasted transgender bathrooms and transgender ideology being pushed into the military during a campaign event Saturday. “We don’t need transgender bathrooms More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 27th, 2017

Minnesota: filmmakers Carl Larsen, Angel Larsen appeal gay marriage rules, forcing Telescope Media Group to film gay wedding

A pair of St. Cloud filmmakers on Friday appealed a court order from last month that dismissed their lawsuit challenging a state law that allows Minnesota officials to control the stories they tell. The law More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, October 27th, 2017

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 Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Trump administration ends Obamacare battle for force Catholic school to pay for contraception, sterilization and abortions

The Trump Administration has voluntarily dismissed the government’s appeal in Ave Maria School of Law v. Sebelius, solidifying a legal victory for the Catholic law school and repairing some of the damage More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, October 9th, 2017

Sarah Huckabee Sanders on ending Obamacare birth control mandate: ‘freedom to practice one’s faith is a fundamental right’

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders vowed that “as long as Donald Trump is president,” the administration will defend every American’s right to religious liberty. “The President believes that More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 15th, 2017

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

Support grows for Colorado cake artist, Jack Phillips, in gay marriage case headed to Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has received at least 45 friend-of-the-court briefs in support of the freedom of a Colorado cake artist to decline to create custom artistic expression that celebrates events in conflict More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Wisconsin: Court protects Amy Lawson from city, state punishments over gay marriage photography services

A Dane County Circuit Court declared that Amy Lawson and her business are not subject to city and state laws that would otherwise control her artistic freedom because she does not have a physical storefront. Regarding More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

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 Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Wyoming judge Ruth Neely asks SCOTUS to hear her gay marriage case, defend her freedom of conscience

A Wyoming judge whom the Wyoming Supreme Court punished for her religious beliefs about marriage asked the U.S. Supreme Court Friday to take up her case. In Wyoming, magistrates may decline wedding requests for More...

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