Category Archives: Featured

Holder says state attorneys general not obligated to defend marriage amendments

Public university professors don’t have the right to evangelize, judge rules

US Supreme Court declines to hear lawsuit over taxpayer funding of abortions in Ariz.

Joseph La Rue and Kerri Kupec: SB 1062 provides needed protections, clarification | The Arizona Republic

Russell D. Moore: Are Christians hypocrites on weddings and consciences?

7th Circuit rules against Notre Dame in contraception case

Vaughn Walker’s “rational basis” decision in Perry now embraced by courts

AZ Senate: “Business owners can cite religion to refuse service to gays”

Oregon AG Ellen Rosenblum won’t defend marriage amendment

Two universities unnecessarily cave to atheist group’s threats over Gideon Bibles

Alaska Supreme Court to consider whether parents need to know when child seeks abortion

Do religious liberty protections amount to “homosexual Jim Crow laws”?

Andrew Walker: Of conscience and cakes

    Andrew Walker at First Things: “The instances of cake bakers, florists, and wedding photographers being asked to lend their services to same-sex unions seems harmless enough. But they have a duty to obey what their conscience tells them is true. But also consider: If Christians can be compelled to lend a craft to something their conscience objects to, what can’t they be compelled to participate in? We’re talking about precedent; and the cases before us are bellwether test cases about whether private actors can be forcibly mandated to go against their conscience.”


  • Posted: 02/19/2014
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The Brave New World of same-sex “marriage”

U. of Ala. apologizes for removing “offensive” pro-life display

Ryan T. Anderson and Leslie Ford: Bake us a cake, or else!

European human rights court allows ADF to defend Italy’s marriage laws

7th Circuit to hear from Ind. church about cross ban

Fla. church zoned out of building gets day in court

ADF, county clerk considering appeal of decision against Va. marriage amendment

    “The people of Virginia understand that men and women bring distinct, irreplaceable gifts to family life, especially for children who deserve both a mom and a dad. Understanding that truth, the voters of Virginia approved a constitutional amendment to affirm marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The court’s reasoning, however, would permit nearly every relationship to be a marriage so long as it is grounded in choice and emotion, yet that’s not what marriage or true liberty has ever been. Because the court’s ruling interferes with the right of Virginians to determine the future of marriage in their state and raises serious constitutional issues, we are reviewing the judge’s decision with our client and considering our next steps.”


  • Posted: 02/14/2014
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Sens. Cruz and Lee introduce State Marriage Defense Act

Federal judge overturns Virginia’s marriage amendment

SPLC files suit challenging Alabama marriage protection laws

Belgium to allow children to kill themselves

ADF will continue vigorous defense of Hawaii churches

Four couples challenge Louisiana’s marriage amendment

Judge hears challenge to Texas marriage amendment

Federal judge: Kentucky must recognize out-of-state same-sex “marriages”

4th Circuit declares NC’s “Choose Life” license plate offering unconstitutional

U. of Ala. removes “offensive” pro-life display

ADF: A family’s business is not the government’s business

LDS Church, other faiths say traditional marriage is crucial to children, society

Nevada withdraws brief defending its marriage protection amendment

Couples sue to force Ohio’s hand on same-sex birth certificates

Hobby Lobby asks Supreme Court for exemption to Obamacare mandate

Attacks on Christians in India continue to go unpunished

Atheist group demands school stop allowing students to help starving children

White House delays health insurance mandate for medium-sized employers until 2016

    Washington Post: “The Obama administration announced Monday it would give medium-sized employers an extra year, until 2016, before they must offer health insurance to their full-time workers.”


  • Posted: 02/10/2014
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Justice Department will give nation-wide recognition to lawful same-sex “marriages”

North Carolina to appeal abortion ultrasound ruling

State AGs shirk their duty to defend state laws

Elyssa Koren: UN committee attacks Catholic Church

Remarks by the President at National Prayer Breakfast

Sherif Girgis: Why fight for marriage?

Christian pre-school excluded from Mo. scrap tire program files appeal

Marco Rubio: U.N. overreaches, tramples religious liberty

Arguments heard in federal challenge of Virginia’s same-sex “marriage” ban | NYT

Utah files first arguments in marriage appeal

Federal judge pledges quick ruling on Virginia’s marriage amendment | Washington Post

ADF to Ariz. schools: Giving Planned Parenthood access to children may violate state law

ACLU suit challenges legality of Wisconsin’s marriage protection amendment

ADF asks appeals court to strike down remainder of NYC’s anti-pregnancy care law

Wyoming Catholic College joins Diocese of Cheyenne’s suit against HHS mandate

9th Circuit won’t revisit California “gay conversion therapy” ban

Diverse coalition opposes abortion pill mandate at US Supreme Court

Supreme Court briefs favor Hobby Lobby 3-1 over Obama administration

“Jesus Tattoo” ad barred from jumbotron

House passes bill to bar federal funds for abortion

Justice Department to appeal clergy tax ruling

Leah Farish: A handful of people should not decide the future of marriage

White House threatens veto of House bill banning federal funds for abortion

Arizona releases new abortion drug restrictions

Texas judge orders pregnant mom removed from life support

ADF: Atheists’ lawsuit against national motto should be thrown out

ADF attorney to testify in favor of Colo. student group religious freedom bill Monday

Settlement ensures freedom for Ill. mobile pregnancy center

Maine legislative panel rejects religious freedom bill

Thousands brave cold to March for Life in DC

Statement by the President on Roe v. Wade anniversary

    White House: “Today, as we reflect on the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health. We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom. And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children. Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.”


  • Posted: 01/22/2014
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Equality Florida files suit challenging Florida law upholding marriage

ADF attorney testifying Wednesday in favor of letting Hoosiers vote on marriage

Alliance Defending Freedom: Judge rules against common-sense NC ultrasound law

VA emerging as key state in marriage fight