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By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
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Liberty Counsel fights ACLU lawsuit to remove Indiana Nativity scene from courthouse Christmas light display

Liberty Counsel has filed a motion to dismiss in the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana (ACLU) that seeks to remove a lighted Nativity scene from the Jackson County Courthouse Christmas More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
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Univ of Minnesota issues ‘Religious Diversity’ memo to staff to censor ‘inappropriate religious celebrations’

University of Minnesota officials recently distributed a document titled, “Religious Diversity and the Holidays,” to employees and student workers advising them to keep “inappropriate religious More...

By Laura Jones On Saturday, December 16th, 2017
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Facebook censors Vatican’s Nativity scene photo as ‘sexually suggestive or provocative’

Facebook has blocked a photo of the Vatican’s yearly Nativity scene, referencing its policy against “sexually suggestive or provocative” images. The Vatican press release details that “Every year the More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver: Freedom from Religion atheist ‘falsely intimidates cities’ to remove Nativity scenes

Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) admits it falsely intimidated city officials in order to remove a Nativity scene from a City of Menominee park. When Liberty Counsel got involved, FFRF’s efforts were More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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Michigan: City of Menominee park nativity scene returned as officials agree to add Santa, ‘secular symbols of holiday’

A Nativity scene has been returned to a City of Menominee park after it was needlessly removed due to a complaint from the atheist group, the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Liberty Counsel offered pro bono More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, December 17th, 2016
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Freedom From Religion group attacks Ohio nativity, free speech

Liberty Counsel countered an atheist group and has offered to provide pro bono assistance to the city of St. Bernard against a demand from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), which wrongfully claims More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
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Freedom From Religion, ACLU lawsuit against Indiana nativity dismissed

The Thomas More Society and the American Civil Liberties Union have filed a stipulation to dismiss a lawsuit challenging a nativity scene on the Franklin County, Indiana courthouse lawn. The suit, brought by the More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, December 21st, 2015
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ADF to Bethlehem New York: ‘Merry Christmas’ is not offensive, unconstitutional

Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter Thursday to the town of Bethlehem after it removed a “Merry Christmas” sign from town property based on unfounded fears that it violates the U.S. Constitution. The letter More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, December 21st, 2015
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ADF reminds Texas judge: Nativity scenes don’t require you have to ‘honor demands’ of atheists

Alliance Defending Freedom issued a letter to the city manager of Orange and to an Orange County judge Wednesday to explain that, contrary to the arguments of an atheist group, the Constitution does not require More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, December 17th, 2015
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Minnesota town, Wadena takes down nativity after atheist lawsuit threats, now ‘hundreds’ of displays set up

A Minnesota city to take down its Nativity scene after lawsuit threats from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) prompting residents to take matters into their own hands, blanketing the town with nativity More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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Thomas More Society fighting for religious freedom in ‘War on Christmas’

This Christmas Season, Thomas More Society continues to fight for freedom of religious speech and the free exercise of religious faith in the public square. As legal counsel for the American Nativity Scene Committee More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, November 30th, 2015
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Chicago: 25th anniversary of nativity secures expression of religion freedom

Controversies over nativity scenes have made headlines across the country in recent Christmases – courts arguing from California to Florida over whether to allow faith-based Christmas displays at county buildings, More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, September 25th, 2015
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Indiana: Judge dismisses ACLU, FFFR lawsuit over nativity scene

Judge Tanya Walton Pratt of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has dismissed the lawsuit filed by the ACLU and Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) against Franklin County, IN, over More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 7th, 2015
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Michigan city,mayor fined over ‘Atheism is not religion’ stance, preventing ‘alternative to God’ station at City Hall

A US city and its mayor have been fined $100,000 for refusing to allow an atheist “reason station” to be set up next to a Christian “prayer station” in its city hall. The suit against Warren, More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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Battle over Indiana nativity scene ends as ACLU drops lawsuit

The ACLU of Indiana has dropped its request for an injunction to shut down a nativity scene displayed by private citizens on the Franklin County Courthouse lawn. The ACLU and Freedom from Religion Foundation had More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Attorneys, Thomas More Society, vow to protect ability to display nativity scenes

Never fear, the attorneys are here to separate fact from fiction surrounding private citizens’ right to freely express religious faith in the public square.  Nativity scenes will appear in nine State Capitols More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, December 14th, 2012
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Five arrested in Nativity Scene theft after posing with ‘Wise Men’ in Facebook photo

Five teens, two under 18, have been arrested by Bedford County deputies for their involvement in the theft of nativity scene figures. John Killgo, Scott Cooley, and Matthew Barringer (all age 19) and two juveniles More...

By Stephen Nevets On Monday, December 10th, 2012
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Chaz Stevens, Florida blogger, attempts to make statement with ‘Beer can Festivus pole’ as Nativity Scene

A Festivus pole made of beer cans joins a South Florida nativity scene as a blogger tries to make a “statement.” Deerfield Beach activist blogger Chaz Stevens wanted to express his nonreligious beliefs, More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, December 6th, 2012
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Baby Jesus and donkey stolen from Florida nativity scene

The City of Frostproof had their nativity scene set up in a field near a Florida highway and the Polk County Sheriff reports Thursday morning that the baby Jesus and a donkey have been stolen. photo supplied Polk More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, December 6th, 2012
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Stolen baby Jesus in Pennsylvania nativity returned hours before the replacement is swiped

A baby Jesus figurine stolen from a Pennsylvania church last year has turned up cradled in the arms of a statue just hours before the recently donated replacement was stolen. Baby Jesus went missing a year ago, More...


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