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By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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Tacoma elementary schools ends Satanist Club meetings, Liberty Counsel ‘as we predicted’ it would

Atheists masquerading as a so-called Satanist Temple group recently ended its after-school program at Point Defiance Elementary School in Tacoma. The After-School Satan Club ceased meeting soon after teachers from More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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American Atheists object to ‘In God We Trust’ motto, threatens to sue Arkansas school district

An atheist group has threatened the Bentonville Public School District to not comply with Arkansas Act 911, a new law enacted which provides for the display of the National Motto, “In God We Trust,” in More...

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 Kaye Wonderhouse On Sunday, September 10th, 2017
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ADF rebukes Al Franken for ‘hate group’ label after anti-Catholic attacks by Dianne Feinstein, Dick Durbin

During Wednesday’s judicial confirmation hearing for 7th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Amy Barrett, the Notre Dame law professor came under fire from several Democratic senators. While anti-Catholic comments 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 Sunday, September 10th, 2017
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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 Laura Jones On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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Wisconsin’s atheist group, media attacks Marco Rubio over Biblical tweets, ‘oddly terrifying’

A Wisconsin-based atheist group claims Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, is violating the Constitution when he tweets passages from the Bible. The liberal leaning media has piled on, attacking the behavior as More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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Learn More About the World’s Great Religions With These 7 Resources

Religion is a controversial topic. Anyone with even a passing understanding of world history knows that religious disputes lay at the heart of some of the planet’s most destructive conflicts. When 85% of humanity More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, August 24th, 2017
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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
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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 Saturday, August 5th, 2017
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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...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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Wisconsin photographyer, Amy Lynn Photography Studio, heads to court freedom of conscience case, artistic expression

ADF attorneys representing photographer and blogger Amy Lawson, who owns Amy Lynn Photography Studio in Madison, filed suit against the city and against state officials in March. The lawsuit challenges a sweeping More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, July 27th, 2017
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Trump puts ban on people with gender dysphoria from joining military

President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. government will not allow individuals who suffer from gender dysphoria, now labeled transgender, serving in the military, more specifically, “to serve in any More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Court rules Kim Davis, Rowan County won’t pay legal fees from gay marriage lawsuit

U.S. District Judge David Bunning ruled that neither Kim Davis nor Rowan County are liable for attorney’s fees over the marriage license issue that began in 2015. Judge Bunning did overrule the Magistrate’s More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Federal court stops Illinois abortion mandate, protests freedom of conscience

The Thomas More Society has stepped into the fray over recent Illinois conscience legislation by suing Illinois state officials on behalf of over twenty pro-life pregnancy resource centers and pro-life physicians. More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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ADF sues Hawaii over law forcing pregnancy care workers to promote abortion

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing an Oahu pro-life pregnancy care center and a network of pregnancy care centers, with five affiliates in Hawaii, filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against state More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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ADF defends New Mexico town, desire to keep Ten Commandment monument which ‘offends’ atheists

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing the city of Bloomfield, New Mexico, asked the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday to take up a case involving a Ten Commandments monument on the lawn of Bloomfield’s city More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, July 7th, 2017
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Liberty Counsel defends Army Personnel against ‘transgender directives’ ‘training and guidance’

Liberty Counsel has issued a letter to Fort Benning Army Base commanding officers requesting them to comply with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) Instruction which More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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Freedom From Religion atheist group blasts SCOTUS over Trinity Church ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision today that could inflict incalculable damage upon the constitutional wall of separation between state and church. Seven justices turned their backs on the hallowed principle More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 26th, 2017
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Supreme Court rules secures Trinity Church religious freedom in Missouri discrimination case

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 More...


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