Category Archives: ADF in the News

Battleground Eureka City attracts national attention as election nears

Pro-life group appeals request ruling

Marriage supporters flood high court ahead of case

Illinois bill to crack down on conscience, compel abortion referrals

House Republicans take issue with another D.C. law

Report: IRS in bed with left-wing atheist group on church monitoring

California committee approves bill ordering pregnancy centers to promote gov’t abortion programs

A conversation with Alliance Defending Freedom president Alan Sears (audio)

State: Striking marriage would ‘undermine’ liberty

Popular “Bible Man” banned from schools due to one atheist mom’s request

The IRS assures an atheist group it will monitor churches

Azucar Bakery found not discriminatory against Christian by Colorado

Numerous briefs defend marriage against judicial activism

California pregnancy centers fight law forcing them to give abortion info

Public university basketball chaplains called ‘unconstitutional’

California’s anti-pregnancy center ‘bully bill’ passes committee

California ‘Bully Bill’ is the latest attempt to deter life-affirming centers

California committee passes bill to force pregnancy centers to promote abortions

What’s really behind the attack on religious freedoms

    The Christian Post: Yet none of these law firms is willing to stand up for marriage for fear of the overwhelming backlash that can be expected, one that would label them as bigots of the worst kind, no better than the KKK or the Nazis. As for the Christian legal organizations that are taking a stand, like the Alliance Defending Freedom or the ACLJ or Liberty Counsel, they are vilified and mocked on a daily basis.

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Vermont man sues after being forced to choose between pro-life beliefs, buying insurance

Bill de Blasio – An unlikely ally of religion in New York City

The right ‘not to be offended’ does not trump the First Amendment

    Charisma News: Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel Jeremy Tedesco agrees: “We commend the commission for reaching the right conclusion that these cake artists should not be forced to violate their conscience, but clearly the commission should have done the same for Jack Phillips. The commission found that these three cake artists have the freedom to decline creating unique cake creations because the artists found the requests offensive, but all Americans should be alarmed that the same commission determined that Jack doesn’t have that same freedom. Like the other bakers, Jack happily serves all people but declines to use his artistic talents to create cakes that violate his conscience. The commission’s inconsistent rulings mean that the owners of these three cake shops may run them according to their beliefs, while Jack cannot. He risks losing his life-long business altogether if he continues to run it consistent with his faith. Such blatant religious discrimination has no place in our society.”

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Colorado debates where religious freedom ends and discrimination begins (audio)

ADF satisfied with protections under Arkansas RFRA

Oklahoma school says ‘no’ to free Bibles

Civil organizations condemn ‘ideological dictatorship’ against life and family at Panama summit

Should transgender students be able to use the bathroom of their choice? Nevada debates

Obama administration: Catholic school upholding marriage is ‘sex discrimination’

Vandals desecrate crosses in college pro-life display for the second time in four years

    Life Site News: “This incident sadly represents the intolerant attitude on college campuses today towards minority viewpoints expressed there. Rather than set up a counter exhibit to promote abortion, the ‘pro-choice’ activists choose instead to suppress and mock the pro-life display,” wrote Jordan Lorence, senior vice president and senior counsel at the Alliance Defending Freedom, after the 2011 incident. “It is tragic that these students have failed to learn this important truth at a university campus that is at that is supposedly a marketplace of ideas.”

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Indiana fallout: Elderly lady assaulted over same-sex marriage

Alliance Alert publication schedule

    The Alliance Alert will not publish early n ext week. The regular publication will resume on Thursday, April 16th.

  • Posted: 04/10/2015
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Attorneys for Christian Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran: Atlanta’s attempts to dismiss discrimination lawsuit show he was fired for his beliefs

Vermont man taking on ObamaCare over abortion mandate

Christians sue IRS for covert deal against churches

Federal lawsuit filed against IRS for ‘targeting churches’ after FFRF deal

IRS sued over covert deal with atheists against churches

So it’s OK for a baker to refuse – unless he’s a Christian?

Court takes up abortion health care lawsuit

Missouri churches ‘startled and alarmed’ over ‘discrimination ordinance’

Missouri voters narrowly repeal ordinance despite opponent’s scare tactics

Thousands raised online for florist who refused same sex wedding

A recipe for inconsistency: Colorado’s conflicted cake rulings

Colorado justice: Bakers can refuse Christian messages, not same-sex weddings

City responds to ex-fire chief’s suit

Ohio insists it can censor pro-life campaign ads

Between conflicting cake rulings in Colorado, baker’s livelihood still at risk

Religious freedom, mutual respect can coexist

Teacher distributes Bibles to students, has courted controversy in the US

Gay leader to churches: support homosexuality or be taxed

Supporters of Christian florist who declined same-sex wedding raise $104K from crowdfunding

Flood of Christian cash rescuing florist

Here it is: complete catalog of same-sex marriage conscience cases

Food fight rages over Colorado panel’s split decision on gay-themed cakes

Colorado religious freedom double standard revealed after ruling defends refusal of ‘anti-gay cake’

Colorado double standard: Bakers should not be forced to make anti-gay cakes

Florist fined in same-sex-wedding case, raises $100,000

Over $100,000 in donations pour in for Christian florist punished for declining same-sex wedding

Surprise! Two major newspaper stories that seek to understand the religious freedom side in Indiana, Arkansas

Troubled by Indiana reaction, Christian leaders stress gravity of religious liberty