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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 Monday, June 26th, 2017
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Supreme Court to rule on gay wedding cake, freedom of conscience case

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to weigh in on whether the government can force a Lakewood, Colorado, cake artist to use his artistic talents to create a wedding cake celebrating a same-sex ceremony. In July More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Washington florist Barronelle Stutzman, Arlene’s Flowers case may go to Supreme Court

A Washington floral artist says she will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a decision Thursday by the state’s high court that concluded that the government can force her—and, by extension, other Washingtonians—to More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
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Support rallies around Barronelle Stutzman, Arlene’s Flowers as freedom of conscience to refuse gay wedding case heads to SCOTUS

Numerous states and groups filed friend-of-the-court briefs this week with the Washington Supreme Court in support of a Richland floral artist and the principle that the government cannot force Americans to promote More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
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Colorado: ADF fights for web site designer, graphic artist’s right to reject gay wedding projects

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a Colorado graphic designer who specializes in designing and creating custom websites filed suit in federal court Tuesday to challenge a state law that forces her More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, May 20th, 2016
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ADF defends Phoenix artists refusing same-sex weddings who are threatened with jail time

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a Phoenix art studio that specializes in hand-painting, hand-lettering, and calligraphy for weddings and other events filed suit in state court Thursday to challenge More...

By Laura Jones On Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
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John Kasich attacks religious liberty bills, Mississippi, business owners don’t have freedom to say ‘no’ to gay weddings

Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich criticized Mississippi’s religious freedom law during a CNN town hall event Monday. “I read about this thing they did in Mississippi where apparently 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 The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
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ADF, Barronelle Stutzman takes religious freedom, florist battle to Supreme Court

Alliance Defending Freedom filed a brief with the Washington Supreme Court that answers arguments the state and the American Civil Liberties Union have made in favor of government discrimination against a floral More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, October 26th, 2015
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Franklin Graham to Christians: ‘Stand up’ for faith in ‘culture of intolerance’

Franklin Graham said the gunman who killed nine people at a college in Oregon did so because he was “filled with hate” and encouraged Christians to “stand up.” “This was not about gun control,” More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
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ADF leads fight for Barronelle Strutzman, florist attacked not servicing gay wedding

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a brief Monday with the Washington Supreme Court asking it to take up the case of Barronelle Stutzman, a floral artist whom the state and the American Civil Liberties Union More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, May 15th, 2015
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Texas Senate passes bill to protect pastors refusing gay weddings

The Texas Senate has approved a bill that would protect pastors from legal action if they refuse to officiate same-sex ceremonies. Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) presented S.B. 2065, entitled “Freedom of Religion More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, May 4th, 2015
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GoFundMe modifies policy statement after ejecting Christian business owners

GoFundMe, the crowdfunding site which pulled two Christian businesses from its site, has expanded its policy. The site recently took down the pages of Sweet Cakes by Melissa and Arlene’s Flowers after the two More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Arkansas joins Indiana with ‘religious freedom’ bill, critics call for ‘inclusion’

Arkansas lawmakers approved a religious-freedom bill similar to the one recently passed in Indiana. The move Tuesday sparked critics claiming increased discrimination towards homosexuals as protests and backlash More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, March 30th, 2015
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‘Star Trek’ star George Takei leads attacks on Indiana, Mike Pence, calls for boycott

George Takei of Star Trek fame is taking aim at Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s decision to sign into law a controversial bill aimed at upholding the religious freedom of business owners in the state. The openly gay More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Friday, March 27th, 2015
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Court hits florist with big fines, penalties in gay wedding case

Details emerge from a court judgment issued Friday in State of Washington v. Arlene’s Flowers that awards penalties and fees to Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson in his lawsuit against floral artist Barronelle More...

By Laura Jones On Saturday, March 7th, 2015
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Christian printing company refuses to make invitations for civil union

A ‘Bible-believing Christian’ company refuses to print a civil partnership order noting that they do not support same-sex marriage. Beulah Print and Design of Drogheda in Ireland refused the commission More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, February 20th, 2015
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Washington florist Barronelle Stutzman may lose home, savings after gay wedding court loss

A state judge ruled Wednesday that Washington floral artist and grandmother Barronelle Stutzman must provide full support for wedding ceremonies that are contrary to her faith – a decision at odds with the views More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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South Dakota bill protecting Pastors from performing same-sex wedding fails in committee

Lawmakers in South Dakota have defeated a bill that sought to protect pastors from performing same-sex “weddings,” as the bill failed approval by a Senate committee by a single vote. Senate Bill 66 was deemed More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, February 1st, 2014
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Gay activist use government as a weapon by crushing Oregon’s Sweet Cakes by Melissa

The lesson from Sweet Cakes by Melissa is that the gay activists have more power than the God given right to freedom of conscience. The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries told Aaron and Melissa Klein that they More...


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