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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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Jeff Sessions Says Trump Directed Him to Issue New Guidance on Religious Liberty Protections

President Trump has directed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to issue new guidance to government agencies for interpreting federal religious liberty protections. (more…)

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Liberty Counsel Sues GuideStar Over False “Hate Group” Label

Liberty Counsel filed a federal lawsuit against GuideStar over the false and defamatory "hate group" label it placed on GuideStar's Liberty Counsel page. The lawsuit charges GuideStar with violating the federal Lanham Act, along with state law violations of Interference with Business Expectancy and Defamation. The suit seeks a permeant

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Supreme Court Backs Church in Major Religious Rights Case

Churches and other religious entities cannot be flatly denied public money even in states where constitutions explicitly ban such funding, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a major religious rights case that narrows the separation of church and state. (more…)

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Supreme Court Will Hear Case of Colorado Baker Who Refused To Make Wedding Cake For Same-Sex Couple, Will Decide Whether Businesses Can Deny Service To Homosexual Couples

Supreme Court justices voted to hear an appeal from the owner of a Colorado bakery who refused to create and design a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. (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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Christian Family Sues Michigan City for Banning Their Business From Farmers’ Market After They Refused to Host Homosexual Marriages

A Michigan city is being sued for banning a Christian family's business from a local farmers' market because they refuse to host same-sex weddings on their property. (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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U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sympathize With Missouri Church in Key Religious Rights Case

U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday appeared sympathetic to a church that sued Missouri for denying it state taxpayer funds for a playground project in a closely watched religious rights case involving public money going to religious entities. (more…)

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With New Justice Sworn In, Supreme Court Tackles Religious Rights Case

The U.S. Supreme Court is set this week to hear a closely watched case testing the limits of religious rights, and new Justice Neil Gorsuch's judicial record indicates he could tip the court toward siding with a church challenging Missouri's ban on state funding of religious entities. (more…)

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Here We Go: School Orders Teenage Boy to ‘Tolerate’ Undressing With Girl and Make It ‘Natural’

A teenage boy was told by his principal that he had to "tolerate" undressing in front of a female student and to make it as "natural" as possible, according to a blockbuster lawsuit filed in a Pennsylvania federal district court. (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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