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By Butter Bracco On Friday, August 17th, 2018
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Transgender lawyer Autumn Scardina sues Colorado baker Jack Phillips over refusing ‘trans cake’

Just when you thought Jack Phillips was out of the headlines, he’s back. The Colorado baker won a Supreme Court case over whether he can refuse service for same-sex weddings is suing the state again after More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, August 13th, 2018
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Lawsuit: Boston attempts to justify censoring Christian flag event

Liberty Counsel presented oral argument in its federal lawsuit against the city of Boston and one of its officials for censoring the Christian flag that Boston resident Hal Shurtleff and his Christian civic organization, Camp More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, August 9th, 2018
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QUILTBAG activists ask lawyers to stop working with Liberty Counsel and Alliance Defending Freedom

The National LGBT Bar Association, a national associationof lawyers, an affiliate of the American Bar Association, recently announced a campaign that encourages attorneys across the nation to pledge not to provide More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 30th, 2018
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DOJ adds Religious Liberty Task Force, a ‘historic step’ ‘to protect religious freedom and the rights of conscience’

The Trump administration has created a Religious Liberty Task Force, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in order to further the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) work to protect and promote religious liberty as More...

By Butter Bracco On Saturday, July 28th, 2018
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Ohio cafe to continue church flyer discount despite threats from atheist group

A restaurant in Ohio says that it will continue offering its church bulletin discount on Sundays despite complaints from one of the nation’s most conspicuous professing atheist groups, Wisconsin’s Freedom More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
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Colorado judge rules against school which promoted FCA mission trip as ‘proselytizing’

A federal district court in Colorado ruled that a public school district’s fundraising for and promotion of a Fellowship of Christian Athletes mission trip to Guatemala violated the Establishment Clause of the More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, July 19th, 2018
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Illinois court strikes down taxing Moody Church’s The Hand Club For Kids, helping underprivileged kids

An Illinois court ruled Wednesday that the state can’t tax a religious ministry to underprivileged children. The Illinois Department of Employment Security had attempted to assess unemployment compensation taxes More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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Illinois: La Harpe Community School District caves to atheist group, threatens to call police on individuals giving away Bibles

A public school district in Illinois sent a “cease and desist” letter to an unnamed person who gave away Bibles to boys and girls on a public street owned by the district. photo condesign via Pixabay “This More...

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 The Dispatch On Sunday, July 1st, 2018
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Florida man, Dustin Allen Hughes, pleads guilty to threatening to blow up a mosque

A Cutler Bay, Florida man who threatened to detonate a bomb at a mosque in Pembroke Pines, Florida pleaded guilty last week of the hate crime in the Southern District of Florida, the Justice Department announced. Image/Wokandapix 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 Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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North Carolina city sued for zoning code banning Baptist Church

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit Monday on behalf of a church against the city of Monroe, North Carolina. The city recently enacted an unconstitutional zoning code that bars At the 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 The Dispatch On Sunday, May 13th, 2018
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Colorado Mesa University lifts ban on religious references from student speeches

After receiving a letter from Alliance Defending Freedom, Colorado Mesa University agreed Tuesday not to require students to remove all religious references from their speeches at its nursing program’s pinning More...


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