Category Archives: ADF in the News

God Bless America’ Sign Back on Public Display After Being Removed From NC Library

St. Louis Planned Parenthood refuses to release 911 records | Live Action News

Advocacy groups weigh in on Wausau Schools music issues

    WSAU.com: Rory Gray from the Alliance Defending Freedom says they support defend religious liberty, right to life, and marriage and family issues. Gray says a Wausau parent contacted them. “We were actually contacted by a mother who’s opposed to the new policy, and we were also called by the Family Policy Council in Wisconsin about this issue to get some legal advice, and so we decided to send a letter to the school board why the new practice is really not a good idea and is completely unnecessary.” He says schools across America play religious music in their curriculum, because it’s part of culture and history, and because many great works of music had religious themes. “Courts have uniformly approved having those in public schools, so we were rather concerned and confused as to why the district thought that was an issue.”


  • Posted: 10/10/2013
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Christians, Pastors and Politics | Edwin Meese at Christian Post

Of Pledges And Proclamations: Protecting Public Expressions Of Faith | Alan Sears

Protester: Abortion clinic buffer zone would trigger lawsuit | Portland Press Herald

8 misguided – and dangerous – statements from Planned Parenthood and company

    Kristi Burton Brown at LifeSiteNews: 1) Restricting Abortion Does Not Protect Women . . . 2) Lawmakers Can Play Politics With Children, But Not With Women . . . 3) A Constitutional Government is Dangerously Hostile. . . 4) Abortion is Mainstream . . . 5) I Don’t Want My Children to Have Fewer Rights Than Me . . . 6) Retraining, Retraining, Retraining . . . 7) Abortion is Supported by Information and Counseling . . . 8) Your Unborn Child Must be a Rock . . . Kristi Burton Brown is a pro-life attorney, volunteering for Life Legal Defense Foundation and also as an allied attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom. She enjoys being a stay-at-home mom, and is married to the amazing David Brown.


  • Posted: 10/09/2013
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Tree of Life lawsuit sent back to U.S. district court | ThisWeekNews.com

NAACP Tries, Fails to Legalize Race, Sex-Selection Abortion in Arizona | Amy Ridenour’s National Center Blog

Supreme Court’s Docket Full of Potential Mischief | The New American

    The New American: The case wound its way up to the Supreme Court, where Greece is being represented by David Cortman of the Christian advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom. Cortman responded that if the Supreme Court rules in favor of Galloway and Stephens, It would have to abandon prior precedent, it would have to abandon hundreds of years of practice going back to the founders of our country, and [it would] put in jeopardy the many practices and events that reflect our religious heritage throughout the country…. The folks who have volunteered to pray before the meetings are merely reflective of the demographics of the town. Just because a town may happen to be more Christian that a different religion doesn’t automatically create a constitutional issue…. [If the court decides in favor of Galloway and Stephens] the new test would be: “If I see or hear something that may offend me, and it happens to be religious, that creates some sort of constitutional violation.” We would have challenges to all of these [traditions]. That would create not only more disarray but not reflect the true meaning of the Constitution.


  • Posted: 10/09/2013
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Mo. street preacher clashes with police | USA Today

Street preacher, cops clash again | LivingstonDaily.com (video)

European Court to Review Assisted Suicide of Woman Not Terminally Ill | LifeNews

You Might Be “Offended” by Reading This | Nathan Cherry at Engage Family Minute

Missouri Police Descend Upon, Arrest Evangelists Preaching Gospel in Public Square | ChristianNews.net (video)

U.S. Justice Department wants delay; Christian college wants a decision

Vital Signs: Government approves tax-funded abortions | World Magazine

Square Circles, Atheist Chaplains | Caleb Dalton at Townhall

US Supreme Court to Hear Public Prayer, Abortion, ‘Obamacare’ Cases as New Term Begins | Christian Post

High court returns to work, will hear high-profile cases | One News Now

Thomas More Society celebrates 15 years on the front line of the culture wars | Chicago Tribune

Govt Watch Group Files Suit to Obtain Correspondence Between Pentagon, Anti-Christian Activist | ChristianNews.net

“Fight over Indiana gay marriage amendment promises to bring national attention” | IndyStar

Tenth Circuit Panel Rules in Favor of Colo. Company Against Abortion Pill Mandate | Christian Post

Tenth Circuit rules for religious freedom and against Obama’s abortion pill mandate | Live Action News

Federal judge rejects challenge to Arizona law banning abortion based on race, sex | The Bugle

Clinton/Obama Court of Appeals Judges Rule for Company on ObamaCare Abortion Mandate | Front Page Magazine

Judge Tosses Out Lawsuit Challenging Arizona’s Ban on Race, Gender-Based Abortions | ChristianNews.net

Court: Colorado Business Will Keep its Reprieve from HHS Mandate | Citizen Link

Race, sex abortion lawsuit dismissed; ADF gives thumbs up | One News Now

Supreme Court and Prayer at Government Meetings | PBS

Challenge To Law Banning Abortions Based On Race Or Sex Of The Child Thrown Out | 91.5 KJZZ

Federal Judge Dismisses Suit Over Race, Sex Based Abortion Ban | Opposing Views

Judge Tosses NAACP Lawsuit Against Arizona Ban on Race-Based Abortions

Tree of Life school wins appeal against Upper Arlington | Menafn.com

Judge dismisses race-based abortion law challenge | AZ Daily Star

“Public Event Scheduled on Marriage Equality and Religious Exemptions.” | Hawaii Reporter

Hercules Beats Obama Again: Court Says Company Can’t be Forced to Obey HHS Mandate | Life News

Hercules One Step Closer to Religious Freedom | NRO

Sex, Redefinition of Marriage Among Ethical Hot Topics During Nationwide ‘Doing the Right Thing Week’ | Christian Post

    Christian Post: . . . according to Ryan T. Anderson, who writes about marriage and religious liberty for the Heritage Foundation, and co-author with Princeton’s Robert P. George and Sherif Girgis of What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense. His co-guest speaker Kellie Fiedorek, litigation counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, also spoke about the implications of an unraveling marriage culture in the United States . . . According to Fiedorek, these cases have ramifications on traditional marriage, especially children, who are impacted by the dismantling of the institution. “Marriage not only has familial impact, but it also has societal impact,” she said, imploring the Rutgers students to be on the right side of history, so that one day a child won’t walk up to them and ask, “why did you choose that I shouldn’t have a mom; why did you choose that I should never get to know my dad.” [more]


  • Posted: 10/03/2013
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Arizona law riding legal roller coaster in courts | One News Now

Mom and Dad Together, as It Should Be | AWR Hawkins at American Thinker

Equality California to Honor LGBT Heroes Kamala Harris, Ted Lieu on Oct. 5

Anti-Religious Forces Demonstrate a New Tactic Targeting Churches | Dale Schowengerdt at Speak Up Movement

    Dale Schowengerdt  at Speak Up Movement: A couple in Hawaii who are well known for their longstanding and vocal criticism of such church rentals recently filed a lawsuit claiming that five churches owe the state millions of dollars in back rent and other fees. The couple, who started a now defunct group called “Hawaiians for the Separation of Church and State,” ironically had their own organization dissolved by the state for failing to pay state fees. This couple is now claiming the state should have charged churches more rent because they are not entitled to the same rate as other nonprofits. Alliance Defending Freedom and Hawaii ally Jim Hochberg represent two of the churches.


  • Posted: 10/02/2013
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  • Source: blog.speakupmovement.org

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Candidates say development and finances are top issues | Reynoldsburg News

    Reynoldsburg News: [Dan] Skinner, 32, is an attorney. He is single. He is co-owner of a general practice law firm that practices administrative, adoption, civil, criminal, corporate and estate and family law, among others. “I decided to run for City Council so that I could serve others,” he said. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to serve my fellow citizens and will work hard to meet our community’s needs and solve the difficulties we face . . . He is a member of Ohio Right to Life, the National Rifle Association, the Columbus Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Alliance Defending Freedom. [clarification Alliance Defending Freedom is not a membership based organization]


  • Posted: 10/02/2013
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CCJ Requests that the Supreme Court Rule in AZ Abortion Law Case

7 illogical things pro-choicers said | Kristi Burton Brown at Live Action News

Scarecrows Protest Michigan’s Marriage Laws | Byron Babione at Townhall

Arguments of Marriage Opponents Are Not What They Seem | Kellie Fiedorek at American Thinker

ADF files court brief in Michigan amidst same-sex marriage fight | One News Now

“GOP hasn’t learned its lesson on birth control” | MSNBC

Military Religious Freedom Foundation files FOIA requests to uncover Pentagon links with fundamentalist Christian lobbyists

Former teen mom leads organization to support pregnant women | LifeSiteNews

Newman Society, Catholic Employers Represented in Lawsuit to Halt HHS Mandate | Aleteia

Arizona Takes Battle to Uphold Five-Month Abortion Ban to Supreme Court | Life News

Conestoga Wood Asks Supreme Court for Healthcare Hearing | Woodworking Network

Rafael Cruz energizes Colorado Christians | Washington Times

Lawsuit Targets Atheist’s Influence With Pentagon | WND

“Gay Marriage Battle Lines Shift as States Grapple With Legality” | Bloomberg Businessweek

Planned Parenthood investigation receives little media attention | Citizens Voice

Dear Abortion Clinic Workers: You’re Killing Babies and Your Soul, But There’s Hope | Life News

Alliance Alert Publication Schedule – Monday, Sept. 30th

Manhattan Declaration draws renewed commitment, prayers | CNA at Patheos

Four Christian universities refuse to ‘support access to abortion, which destroys human life’: Attys

Students gather at flagpoles for prayer

    Baptist Press: The Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal ministry that “advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith”, has made available a memo explaining students’ First Amendment rights to participate in the event. “Christian students should not be prevented from peacefully expressing their beliefs outside of class time. They don’t abandon their constitutional freedoms at the schoolhouse gate,” ADF Senior Legal Counsel Jeremy Tedesco said in a release announcing the memo’s availability. “The First Amendment protects freedom of speech for all students, regardless of the students’ religious or political beliefs.” . . . he First Amendment protects students’ freedom to engage in the event’s prayer and worship, ADF Legal Counsel Matt Sharp said in the release. “Public school officials who say otherwise are misinformed,” he said. “We hope our legal memo clarifies the freedom of students to hold and participate in this event.” To view the ADF memo, visit: http://www.adfmedia.org/files/SYATPLetter.pdf


  • Posted: 09/27/2013
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The Manhattan Declaration Challenges and Rallies Us | Archdiocese of NY

    Ed Mechmann at the Archdiocese of NY: The Manhattan Declaration is the ecumenical statement of conscience by Christian leaders, dedicating themselves to defending life, marriage, and religious liberty . . .  This event at Columbia was co-sponsored by the Archdiocese, Alliance Defending Freedom (who have been heroic leaders in their defense of the Declaration’s core principles), the New York State Knights of Columbus, and DeSales Media from our neighboring Diocese of Brooklyn (who livestreamed the event over the internet). The event was a landmark, because it represented not only a return of the Declaration to the borough where it was signed, but because of the power of the presentations and the uplifting spirit that they gave the audience. The speakers were a powerhouse lineup of experts and activists . . .


  • Posted: 09/27/2013
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Hobby Lobby case headed to Supreme Court | Baptist Standard (APB)

Gideons within rights giving copies of Bible to students

Christians aren’t exempt from campus speech protections | World Magazine