Category Archives: ADF in the News

Hawaii churches sued by atheists over public school rentals; lawsuit partially dismissed

Pastors encouraged to ‘push the envelope’ in pulpit

Baker bullied, monitored, forced to attend sensitivity training, won’t back down over gay wedding cakes

Victory! College student can preach on campus

Student sues university over ‘Mother God’ flyers

Bakery will stop making wedding cakes after losing discrimination appeal

Baker forced to make gay wedding cakes, undergo sensitivity training after losing lawsuit

Atherton to discuss transgender bathroom policy

Commission upholds order that Christian baker must make cakes for ‘gay weddings’

Church raises funds, but not enough, to fend off foreclosure

Education lacks free speech tolerance

U-turn over Bible ban at US high school

Tis the season for censoring school speeches

Religion in America: accommodation, not coercion

Judge sides with Texas school district in ‘Tattoo Jesus’ lawsuit

Christian man loses battle with school district over tattooed Jesus billboard

School district apologizes for showing pro-homosexual film

School advised to stand down on new bathroom policy

In higher education, low tolerance for free speech

Civil rights commission says Lakewood baker discriminated against gay couple

Hearing in Colorado baker’s refusal to serve gay people

‘Illegal Tax Bill’ could shut down Arizona church

Federal judge rules in favor of Lubbock ISD in Jesus Tattoo lawsuit

Churches beat atheists

Wisconsin school district ‘apologizes’ for showing pro-same-sex marriage video

In higher education, low tolerance for free speech

Victories propel same-sex marriage movement

Atheists lose latest legal fight over ‘In God We Trust’

University appeals bias ruling for conservative prof

Court rules against atheist who sought to remove ‘In God We Trust’ from U.S. currency

Court dismisses most of atheist lawsuit against Hawaiian churches

Administrators declare university policy trumps U.S. Constitution

Two churches hear verdict in fight with atheists

National motto on money OK, says court

Atheists lose latest legal fight over ‘In God We Trust’

Despite rapid march of same-sex marriage in only a year, opponents vow not to give up

Church rent lawsuit moves ahead

Portion of church vs. state lawsuit dismissed

School district apologizes for imposing homosexual propaganda film on students

Federal judge grants Cornerstone temporary relief from Affordable Care Act birth control mandate

Wisconsin school district apologizes for showing students one-sided video that promotes same-sex marriage

Unisex school bathrooms in Ariz. miss the point

Christian colleges win injunction against Obamacare

Will public prayer return? Officials discuss high court’s 5-4 decision

Liberal groups show how far they will go to the left

Colombia Senate votes: “There is no right to abortion”

Public university forbids criticizing religious group as a cult

Federal judge rules Christian colleges don’t have to comply with Obamacare contraception mandate

Cameron University faces lawsuit over flyers

Court blocks birth control mandate for two Christian colleges

First round freedom win for Dordt College and Cornerstone University against HHS mandate

Dordt College wins first round against HHS mandate

Judge: Obama admin can’t force Christian colleges to obey HHS Mandate

NAACP: Banning race-based abortions is unconstitutional, or something

NAACP opposes race-based abortion ban

    Life News: “Every innocent life deserves to be protected, and that’s especially true of any babies targeted for death simply because of their sex or race,” said ADF Senior Counsel Casey Mattox. “Nothing about an abortion committed on the basis of sex or race is medically necessary or constitutionally protected. The fact that groups who supposedly exist to protect the interests of minorities and women are attacking this law is scandalous.”

    “Preserving the life of all babies, regardless of their sex or race, should be everyone’s priority,” added ADF Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden. “We hope the 9th Circuit will not allow this needless attack on Arizona’s law to succeed.”


  • Posted: 05/20/2014
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Same-sex marriage creates uncertainties decade after Massachusetts implementation

    Greg Scott, a spokesman for the Alliance Defending Freedom, which is litigating in several states to support traditional marriage, said the group hopes the U.S. Supreme Court will continue its view that marriage should be defined by the states, as it expressed in its 2013 ruling, U.S. vs. Windsor, which struck down the prohibition against same-sex marriage in federal law.

    “We hope the Supreme Court stays consistent,” Scott said. “Marriage is worth fighting for and there are a lot of people that do believe that. Perhaps a wrong decision at the Supreme Court will inspire millions of Americans to rebuild a culture of strong marriages and understand again what marriage is about.”


  • Posted: 05/19/2014
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A decade later, same-sex marriage tide has almost completely turned

    Al Jazeera America: “I don’t think they [the district courts] are accurately reading Windsor, so it will be interesting to see what the Supreme Court does,” said Kellie Fiedorek, an attorney specializing in marriage and family at the conservative Christian legal firm Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which is representing court clerks in two of the cases. “The only thing that is inevitable right now is that this issue will be back before the Supreme Court.”

    ADF argues that Windsor invalidated a federal law only, and Fiedorek maintained that the ruling should not apply to state laws.

    If the court were to hold that bans on same-sex marriage violate the Constitution, Fiedorek said, “you’d basically have the Roe v. Wade of marriage.”


  • Posted: 05/19/2014
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‘Pornland’ author: Pornography is a ‘public health crisis’

Yahoo pulls pro-life ads from ‘abortion clinic’ web searches following complaint

    Christian News Network: But Matt Bowman of the Christian legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) says that there is nothing misleading about the advertisements.

    “NARAL … reluctantly released the complaint letter it sent to Google. It contains only one example: an ad saying ‘Free Abortion Consultation.’ But pro-life centers do offer free consultation on abortion,” he wrote in an op-ed published by the National Review.

    “NARAL’s entire complaint letter insists that a fully truthful pregnancy-center ad should be censored just because it shows up in searches using the terms ‘abortion clinic,’” Bowman continued. “This would lead to breathtaking censorship of the Internet, because people searching for information on abortion would only get pro-abortion propaganda in the ads.”

    He also alleged that NARAL is being hypocritical as abortion advertisements may likewise appear under pro-life searches.

    “NARAL doesn’t even live by its principles: Searches for ‘abortion alternatives’ and even ‘crisis pregnancy center’ nearly always produce ads for abortionists, yet NARAL would scream bloody murder if abortionists’ ads were censored,” Bowman noted.


  • Posted: 05/19/2014
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‘One Million Men Porn Free’ Pastor: Churches not doing enough to fight pornography

Bill of Rights “don’t exist on school’s campus”

Judge: 4th Circuit just a “way station” to Supreme Court

Citilink’s defense hinges on policy

Kentucky school to allow ‘transgender’ students access to opposite sex restrooms

    Christian News Network: Meanwhile, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) threatened to pursue legal action if the non-discrimination policy goes into effect. In a letter to the governing board members of Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), ADF spokespersons argued that Atherton High School should not make restrooms available to both sexes.

    “Not only may JCPS prevent students from accessing opposite-sex restrooms and changing areas, JCPS should do so to avoid violating the rights of JCPS students and parents,” the letter states. “With respect to JCPS students, they have the right to bodily privacy.”

    “Permitting students to use opposite-sex restrooms and changing areas would seriously endanger student safety, undermine parental authority, and severely impair an environment conducive to learning,” the letter continues. “These dangers are so clear-cut that a school district allowing such activity would clearly expose itself—and its teachers—to tort liability.”


  • Posted: 05/19/2014
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Tactics endure after 10 years of same-sex marriage

AZ school district latest to cave on either-sex bathroom policy

Transgender controversy re-opens Louisville schools discrimination debate

Boys want to use girls’ bathroom at Kentucky school, principal agrees