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UNC’s Nichol not the only professor fighting academic freedom battle

    News Observer: “Like Nichol, Mike Adams, who writes a column for the conservative website, does not mince words. Writing with sarcasm and barbed humor, he attacks feminists, advocates of gun control and other liberal targets. He does not hesitate to write pointedly about administrators at UNCW. Certain that the university denied his promotion because he had expressed unpopular views, Adams sued UNCW in 2007. His lawsuit, supported by the Alliance Defending Freedom, argued that when he was an atheist and a liberal, his department praised and promoted him, but when his views changed, he lost favor and was denied promotion in retaliation for his columns. He has been conducting this lawsuit for seven years.”

  • Posted: 04/18/2014
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Community college to reach settlement with student barred from preaching Gospel on campus | Christian News Network

“Marriage equality supporters see Tulsa couple off as hearing nears | News On 6

“Appeals court to hear case for gay marriage in Oklahoma” | MSNBC

Education ADF sues school that stopped child from sharing religious Valentines | OneNewsNow

Pro-life group sues USA, employs religious freedom organization to represent them |

A community college system to change free speech zone policy | Townhall

Va. college changes free speech zone rules after Evangelical student files lawsuit | Christian Post

ADF sues school district to allow religious notes in valentines | Newsmax

University must promote Christian professor it discriminated against | The New American

Christian prof awarded both promotion, back pay after long legal battle | OneNewsNow

Tony Perkins: Judge promotes conservative to professor of justice

“Supreme Court refuses to hear New Mexico photographer’s gay bias case” | Gospel Herald

Court orders university to promote professor after being discriminated against for Christian views | Christian News Network

Bus company refuses ad space to pro-life group | WORLD

Jesus gets no honor (or love) in Nazareth school | Charisma News

Court rules bias at University of North Carolina-Wilmington against conservative professor | Washington Times

Targeted Christian scores major legal victory | WND

After persecution, Christian professor awarded back pay, given promotion | Charisma News

Christian photographers lose last chance appeal over same-sex wedding case | Christian Today

“Supreme Court declines New Mexico sex discrimination case” | The New American

Christian photographer denied appeal by US Supreme Court | The Christian Institute

Parents claim school banned son’s God-themed Valentine’s Day cards – and now they’re suing | The Blaze

Nazareth Area School District sued over religious notes removed from Valentine’s Day cards | The Express-Times

Nazareth rejects Jesus, gets sued | WND

Supreme Court declines appeal of Christian photographer ordered to shoot same-sex ceremonies | Christian News Network

Second Circuit keeps doors locked for NYC church | Patriot Post

“High court won’t hear photog’s gay wedding appeal” | CBN News

Supreme Court declines appeal of Christian photographer | Christian News

    Christian News: “‘Only unjust laws separate what people say from what they believe,’ commented ADF Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence following word that the case had been declined. ‘The First Amendment protects our freedom to speak or not speak on any issue without fear of punishment. We had hoped the U.S. Supreme Court would use this case to affirm this basic constitutional principle; however, the court will likely have several more opportunities to do just that in other cases of ours that are working their way through the court system.’”

  • Posted: 04/08/2014
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Photography case another snapshot of intolerance | Tony Perkins

“Supreme Court declines case of photographer snubbing gay ceremony” | Christian Science Monitor

“Appeal rejected in gay-bias case” | AP

“U.S. high court won’t hear gay discrimination appeal” | Albuquerque Journal

Supremes “serious” about “gay” suits vs. Christians | WND

Supreme Court rules for lesbians in NM photo case | AP

    Associated Press: “‘Only unjust laws separate what people say from what they believe,’ said the group’s senior counsel, Jordan Lorence. ‘The First Amendment protects our freedom to speak or not speak on any issue without fear of punishment. We had hoped the U.S. Supreme Court would use this case to affirm this basic constitutional principle; however, the court will likely have several more opportunities’ to do that in other cases now in the court system.”

  • Posted: 04/08/2014
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Censoring history of St. Valentine violated first-grader’s free speech rights | The Morning Call

“A government every American should fear” | WND

“Do gay rights trump religious rights?” | Fox News

“US Supreme Court denies New Mexico photographer’s appeal to withhold services for a same-sex couple” | Lawyer Herald

    Lawyer Herald: “On the other hand, the LA Times said that the appeal in the photographer’s case focused on the First Amendment and the freedom of speech only. According to the Lawyers for the Alliance Defending Freedom, the New Mexico anti-discrimination law will force Elane Photography to create expression in violation of her religious beliefs. Critis have said that the anti-discrimination law itself was a form of compelled speech.”

  • Posted: 04/08/2014
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“US Supreme Court won’t hear appeal on same-sex ceremony photography case” | New Mexico Telegram

“Supreme Court draws line on anti-gay case” | MSNBC

“Ruling stands against Christian photographer who declined gay wedding” | LifeSiteNews

NYC churches again suffer court setback | Baptist Press

Federal appeals court bars NYC churches from meeting in public schools | Christian News

The Big Apple stands alone | OneNewsNow

OSU pays $101k in settlement | ABC

Oregon State pays six-figure settlement after confiscating newspaper boxes | Student Press Law Center

Federal appeals court upholds NYC’s ban on worship services at public schools | Christian Post

Worship services can be banned from school venues, judge rules | Charisma News

Tulsa County court clerk defends state right to define marriage |

Ed Whelan: Michigan marriage fiasco

Christian student barred from preaching on community college campus files suit | Christian News

No pulling man’s plug for 60 days, court rules | WND

Religious freedom group puts billboard in the middle of military’s “So help me God” controversy | BizPac Review

After Chick-Fil-A success, Mike Huckabee pushes “Hobby Lobby Day” | Charisma News

Hobby Lobby case sparks Twitter hashtag war between politicians, groups | Christian Post

Pro-Hobby Lobby side hopeful after Supreme Court arguments | Baptist Press

“God’s Not Dead” producer answers critics who say film is too over the top

Great new Movie: “God’s not Dead” | WND

    Jerry Newcombe at WND: “At the end of ‘God’s Not Dead,’ during the credits, there is a scroll with brief names of legal case after case, where Christian students stood up to the prevailing indoctrination toward atheism or toward a politically correct view on traditional morality and fought back. The legal group representing these courageous students was the ADF, the Alliance Defending Freedom, a Phoenix-based group that was founded in the early 1990s by a handful of Christian leaders, including the late D. James Kennedy, my long-time pastor.”

  • Posted: 03/26/2014
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Companies to challenge Supreme Court about birth control coverage | KSL

Justices to hear Hobby Lobby case on Obamacare birth control rule

    Fox 31: ‘The question in this case is whether all Americans will have religious freedom and will be able to live and do business according to their faith,’ said Matt Bowman, senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom. ‘Or whether the federal government can pick and choose what faith is, who are the faithful, and where and when they can exercise that faith.’”

  • Posted: 03/26/2014
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Tony Perkins: At university, charges of religious profiling

Jury rules for Christian professor in case against university | The New American

ADF: Government has no mandate to meddle in a family’s business

Hobby Lobby at the Supreme Court: landmark case for religious liberty to be heard Tues. | Baptist Press

Christian prof. wins lawsuit against NC university over free speech rights | Christian Post

Hobby Lobby’s battle against Obama admin’s HHS mandate heads to Supreme Court | LifeNews

Jury finds university discriminated against Christian professor in denying promotion | Christian News

Christian professor wins case against college | WORLD

University stung by jury verdict over religious retaliation | WND

Legal victory for conservative Christian prof at UNC | OneNewsNow

Conservative prof who was denied promotion wins First Amendment lawsuit | The Daily Caller

Ex-atheist professor to push for Christian rights watchdog at university after winning lawsuit | The Raw Story

Stanford relents, lifts “free speech tax” on pro-marriage conference

High school banning pro-life group’s fetal models caves, restores free speech | LifeNews