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Minnesota City Shuts Down Free Speech Zone at Veterans Park Following Outcry Over Satanic Monument

Council members in a Minnesota city have voted to eliminate a free speech zone that it had just created in February as a way to try to save a veterans memorial that upset atheists because of its perceived religious symbolism. (more…)

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Christian 72-Year-Old Florist Fined for Refusing To Supply Flowers for Same-Sex Wedding Takes ‘Last Stand’ at Supreme Court

Barronelle Stutzman, also known as the "Christian grandma florist," is now asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her appeal to reverse a Washington court's decision earlier this year that found her guilty of discrimination for refusing to provide flowers for a gay wedding. (more…)

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The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) argues religious freedom cases before the Supreme Court. (Image: ADF / Facebook)

Christian Organizations Are Now Being Labeled as “Hate Groups” On Top U.S. Charity Site

Several Christian organizations known for their advocacy on behalf of traditional marriage and families were recently labeled hate groups on one of America’s top charity research sites, GuideStar. (more…)

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Michigan City Goes Out of Its Way To Punish Farmer For his Biblical Stance on Marriage

A farmer in Michigan is fighting back after being kicked out of a farmers' market, simply because he believes in biblical marriage. (more…)

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Georgia Gwinnett College Removes Christian Student from Campus Because His Discussion of the Gospel Incited “Hostility” and “Fighting Words”

A Georgia college has filed a motion to dismiss a First Amendment lawsuit by claiming it removed a Christian student from campus because his discussion of the Gospel incited "hostility" and "fighting words." (more…)

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National Religious Broadcasters Panel Focuses on Attack on Religious Liberty

Three clients of Alliance Defending Freedom described their battles for religious liberty March 2 at National Religious Broadcasters' convention, Proclaim 17, in Orlando. A wedding cinematographer, preschool director, and former fire chief shared about their legal efforts in a public policy session sponsored by ADF at the Orlando World Center

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New Alliance Defending Freedom President Michael Farris Sees ‘Light’ for Religious Liberty

New Alliance Defending Freedom President Michael Farris says he wants to make ADF larger than the American Civil Liberties Union and secure religious liberty in America for generations to come. (more…)

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Religious Liberty Group, Alliance Defending Freedom, Taps Homeschool Advocate as New CEO

Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a legal and advocacy organization promoting religious liberty, announced today that Michael Farris will serve as its new CEO. Farris founded the Home School Legal Defense Association and Patrick Henry College, where he served as president and then chancellor. He also is the father of 10

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Christian Film Company Owners Sue State of Minnesota Over Law That Would Force Them to Film Homosexual Weddings

A mom-and-pop film company is suing the State of Minnesota over a law that would force the business to create films that violate the owners’ biblical convictions about marriage. The pre-enforcement complaint filed Tuesday in federal court is another preemptive strike in a legal battle against so-called anti-discrimination laws that

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Tony Evans, Nick Hall, Eric Metaxas, and More to Address National Religious Broadcasters’ Proclaim 17 Convention

Late last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit shockingly upheld a California law that requires pro-life pregnancy care centers to promote abortion. Now NRB member Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is considering with its client, the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, possible avenues of appeal

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2016 Politics: Christian, Conservative Speakers Say Change Looms for U. S. Church

The increasing threat to religious liberty and the brokenness of politics in this election year demonstrate the need for change among Christians in America, speakers said at a gathering Aug. 27 in Nashville. (more…)

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Why No School Has to Allow Boys In Girls Locker Rooms

Despite the recent ruling by the U.S. Department of Education against a suburban Chicago high school, no school has to allow boys in girls locker rooms, or vice-versa. That's according to Matt Sharp, legal counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom, or ADF — a group that offers free legal counsel to

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Chase Windebank. (Courtesy ADF)

High School Cancels Study Hall After Teen Sues When he Was Told he Couldn’t Lead Prayer Meetings During That Time

Study hall isn’t thought of as a holy place. Students might gossip, text, sleep — or, if moved, actually do schoolwork. In such environs, Jesus Christ is not typically invoked. (more…)

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ERLC Partners With Alliance Defending Freedom to Provide Guidance for Churches as “Sexual Liberty”, Homosexual Marriage Advances

The Southern Baptist Convention's religious liberty entity has collaborated with a leading legal advocacy organization to provide guidance for churches and other institutions in the face of the advance of "sexual liberty" and same-sex marriage. (more…)

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