Category Archives: ADF in the News

Houston demands oversight of sermons

City of Houston demands pastors turn over sermons

University officials threaten students passing out U.S. Constitution

Judge overturns Alaska’s marriage amendment

More than 1,800 pastors want to talk politics from the pulpit

‘Offending’ Christian article removed from Ohio Air National Guard newsletter

Houston seeks review of pastors’ sermons after lawsuit filed over ‘bathroom bill’ initiative

Christian company refused to print t-shirts for ideological reasons, vows to fight discrimination ruling

Christian businessman told to leave faith at home and take diversity training

More than 1,800 pastors advocate for political speech rights in church

AG’s office: Same-sex marriage licenses to be issued despite personal beliefs

City of Houston to pastors: Show us your sermons

US city subpoenas pastors’ sermons in culture war witch hunt

Houston pastors fight city’s oversight of sermons

City of Houston demands pastors turn over sermons

Voter lawsuit prompts Houston city council to ‘subpoena sermons’ as a new motion is filed

Over 1,800 pastors united for ‘Pulpit Freedom Sunday,’ stands against IRS monitoring

Fewer in Miss. see same-sex marriage as threat

Meet new victims of so-called ‘marriage equality’

Over 1,800 pastors take part in Pulpit Freedom Sunday

Pro Life Campaign criticises ‘extremely biased’ media

Traditional marriage supporters regroup in face of opposition

Seven CA churches sue to keep from funding abortions

This guy cited his Christian faith in refusing to make t-shirts – and now his company is being punished

California churches fight being forced to pay for abortions

Supreme indecision on marriage redefinition

Commission forces Christian company to print t-shirts it opposes

New York farm alleges bias

California: Christians must pay for abortions

Abortion coverage update: Complaint filed against State of California

California churches forced to offer abortion insurance coverage

California churches take action against forced abortion coverage

Study: Americans want more religion in politics

Churches file federal complaint to stop CA from forcing abortion insurance coverage

School asked to restore teachers’ freedom to have Bibles

Reuters and religious freedom: When a two-sided news story really only tells one

    GetReligion: Here’s what Greg Scott, the Alliance Defending Freedom’s vice president for media communications, told me in an email: “It is a gross mischaracterization to frame these cases as a business owner desiring to “deny service” or interrupt a generic goods transaction because of a person’s professed or perceived sexual preferences. The question is whether the government will have the power to force citizens to communicate messages or participate in events against their will or face severe punishment for refusing such government mandates…”

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GOP hires California expert for N.C. same-sex marriage fight

US conservatives fight for religious freedom

Commission says Christian business owners should leave religion at home

Company forced into ‘diversity training’ over pride shirts

Same-sex marriage opponents set to continue court battle

Wisconsin joins thirty states that now allow same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage opponents in U.S. pick new battleground of religious freedom

Judge wants to force a printer to make t-shirts against his conscience

Tennessee school board’s push for prayer may be met with lawsuits

First Amendment turned on its head over religious speech

Mennonite business owner wins permanent exemption from birth control mandate

2014 Why 1,500 pastors intentionally violated the law on Sunday

Controversy heats up over exclusionary religious groups

Hands On Originals discriminated against homosexual organization, hearing officer rules

University revises free speech policy after student sues

Mennonite company granted permanent injunction against Obamacare abortion pill mandate

Supreme Court’s new session could bring decisions on huge issues

Supreme Court’s silence on marriage speaks volumes

‘Decisive’ role of marriage in focus as Court declines cases

Cruz: Supreme Court abdicating responsibility

Supreme Court denies same-sex marriage cases

Fletcher: Supreme Court sending a message by refusing to hear same-sex marriage appeal

Same-sex couple win discrimination case by discriminating against Christian family

Timeline of Virginia’s same-sex marriage case

Religious rights unclear after Supreme Court punts on same-sex marriage cases

Supreme Court hands same-sex marriage a tacit victory

US Supreme Court declines to review rulings permitting same-sex ‘marriage’