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Privacy Isn’t All We’re Losing: The surveillance state threatens Americans’ love of country. | Peggy Noonan at WSJ

    Peggy Noonan at WSJ: The purpose of the surveillance is enhanced security, a necessary goal to say the least. The price is a now formal and agreed-upon acceptance of the end of the last vestiges of Americans’ sense of individual distance and privacy from the government. The price too is a knowledge, based on human experience and held by all but fools and children, that the gleanings of the surveillance state will eventually be used by the mischievous, the malicious and the ignorant in ways the creators of the system did not intend. For all we know that’s already happened. But of course we don’t know: It’s secret. Only the intelligence officials know, and they say everything’s A-OK. The end of human confidence in a zone of individual privacy from the government, plus the very real presence of a system that can harm, harass or invade the everyday liberties of Americans. This is a recipe for democratic disaster.


  • Posted: 06/17/2013
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‘Inevitability of Same-Sex Marriage’ Is a Choice We Can Reject | Ryan Anderson at The Christian Post

Recorded: IRS Agent Telling Non-Profit To Keep Faith To Themselves | Erik Stanley at Christian Post

IRS Told Pro-Life Group to Keep ‘Blind, Emotional Feelings’ to Itself, Audio Tape Reveals | Christian Post

Pulpit Freedom Sunday this weekend; participants gather to fight marriage equality

Why This Pulpit Freedom Sunday Is More Critical Than Ever

    Charisma News: “Pastors should be able to speak truth into every area of life without fear or intimidation,” says ADF senior legal counsel Erik Stanley. “Pulpit Freedom Sunday has always encouraged pastors to exercise their constitutionally protected freedom to do just that from their pulpits. This year, marriage is at the forefront of public debate. There’s no better time for pastors to equip their congregations with the truth about marriage and why it matters for children, families, society, civil government and the church.”


  • Posted: 06/10/2013
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“Gay marriage rulings: Experts predict what court will do” | USA Today

    Richard Wolf at USA Today: The consensus view: The justices will limit the expansion of gay marriage rights to California, with few if any implications for the rest of the country. Only on the Defense of Marriage Act, most agree, will the court strike a broad blow against discrimination by striking down the ban on federal benefits for married same-sex couples.


  • Posted: 06/10/2013
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League City resident appointed to Texas State Board of Dental Examiners | The Citizen

    The Citizen: Tim O’Hare of Farmers Branch is an attorney in private practice and owner of O’Hare Real Estate. He is former mayor and former city councilman for the City of Farmers Branch. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association and Alliance Defense Fund Honor Corps, and president of the Christian Legal Society of Dallas. He is also a member of the Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce, a founding board member of Reclaiming Texas for Christ, and past president of the Rotary Club of Farmers Branch. O’Hare received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and a law degree from the Southern Methodist University School of Law.


  • Posted: 06/07/2013
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Re: Asylum for Homeschoolers | Benjamin Brophy at American Spectator

US Attorney Warns of Prosecution for Religious Intolerance

DMACC reaches settlement with student in lawsuit over fliers | Radio Iowa

Boy Scouts Vote to End Ban on Gay Scouts | Martinsville Media

Supreme Court to Rule Whether Town Hall Prayers Predominantly in Jesus’ Name are Lawful | Christian News Network

Democrat raises prospect of special prosecutor for IRS

“Legal Wrap: Anti-Choice Groups Jump on Gosnell, Castro Tragedies” | RH Reality Check

Florist Counter-Sues Washington, Arguing She Has a Right to Discriminate | The Advocate

US: Owner of florist sued for refusing same-sex wedding files lawsuit against state | Pink News

Washington Florist Countersues For Religious Right To Discriminate | Think Progress

Washington Florist Barronelle Stutzman Countersues State for Discriminating Against Her Religious Discrimination | Towerload

“Washington Florist Who Refused To Supply Flowers For Gay Wedding Sues State” | On Top Magazine

Florist Sues Washington AG Over Right to Discriminate | Baptist Joint Committee

“Washington Florist Who Turned Away Gay Couple Countersues” | Gayopolis

Tyndale, ADF Score Win in Abortion Pill Mandate Fight | NRB

FPCWV calls for immediate safety stand-down of abortion industry in WV

Delaware Becomes 11th State With Marriage Equality | Think Progress

“Delaware Senate Approves Gay Marriage Bill” | On Top Magazine

    On Top Magazine: Jordan Lorence, an attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a leading group representing clients who claim equal marriage laws violate their Christian beliefs, argued that allowing same-sex couples to marry would lead to discrimination against Christians. He warned that the bill’s true objective was to foster “a cultural change” and shun opponents as “bigots.”


  • Posted: 05/08/2013
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Late-Term Abortion Doc Caught Comparing Unborn Baby to “Meat in a Crock Pot”

Illinois State Rep. Ron Sandack Booed For Supporting Marriage Redefinition

Tyndale Publisher Wins Again on HHS Mandate | Baptist Press on Patheos

Roger Wicker also promotes Christian court marshal conspiracy theory

Pentagon Debunks Reports Of Anti-Christian Policies | Huffington Post

Kermit Gosnell Attorney Furious About Fox News Murder Trial Special

“Gay Marriage: Delaware and Rhode Island Inch Closer to Marriage Equality” | PolicyMic

Carol Garlow, wife of Skyline Church pastor, dies at 62 | UTSanDiego

Baptist Colleges Can’t Accept Baptist Theologians

Kyrgyzstan: Eight raids, two official warnings in three months

Army Reserve presentation calls Christians ‘extremists’ | SBD Scout on MSN

Protecting women and keeping abortion survivors alive | One News Now

    One News Now: With the April 12 deadline approaching, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has written a letter to the Virginia Board of Health, urging it to adopt the proposed rules. The letter explains that the standards are designed “to ensure that women who seek abortion at facilities subject to the regulations do so in facilities that are clean, safe, inspected and licensed by the Commonwealth.” Federal court rulings affirm that such safety regulations serve a valid state interest “designed to ensure the health and appropriate care of women seeking abortions.”


  • Posted: 04/08/2013
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  • Source: www.onenewsnow.com

Ireland to Build One of Europe’s Largest Mosques

Arizona AG Horne to challenge Bisbee’s civil union vote

Democratic Legislator: I Don’t Regret Killing My Baby in Abortion

About Kellie Fiedorek

    Kellie Fiedorek serves as litigation counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom at its Washington, D.C., Regional Service Center, where she is an invaluable member of the Center for Marriage and Family. Fiedorek has appeared in numerous media outlets, including Fox News, …


  • Posted: 04/03/2013
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About Caleb Dalton

    Caleb Dalton serves as litigation counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom at its headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he plays a key role with the Center for Marriage and Family. He earned a J.D. at the Regent University School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2012. Before graduating from law school, he completed the Alliance Defending Freedom leadership development program to become a Blackstone Fellow in 2010. He received his B.A. in government and public policy from Patrick Henry College in 2008. He is a member of the Virginia bar.


  • Posted: 03/28/2013
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DOMA does not regulate marriage | Ed Whelan at NRO

“Gay marriage backers see public behind them as the Supreme Court weighs the arguments” | Washington Times

Christian Legal Fellowship: Update on arguments in B.C. assisted suicide case

Egypt forms first Council of Churches

Cutting away at Roe v Wade: The rest of the South is not far behind a strict new law in Arkansas

Australia: Greens to renew push for marriage redefinition

Fifth-grader can hand out Christmas party invitations in public school, court rules | The Morning Call

New Mexico Supreme Court hears appeal by photographer in gay bias case | LGBTQ Nation

Legal Wrap: A Big Win in Idaho, and Companies Fighting Contraception Coverage | Reality Check

ABOUT Joseph La Rue

    Joseph La Rue serves as legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom at its headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he plays an integral role on the Alliance Defending Freedom Allied Attorney Support and Coordination Team. He earned his J.D. from the …


  • Posted: 03/11/2013
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Correction: Legalization of marriage for same-sex couples has votes to clear Minnesota House Committee

“Ellen DeGeneres Sends Humorous Pro-Gay Marriage Brief to Supreme Court” | Christian Post

“Marriage equality bill progresses in Illinois” | Prospectus News

Manitoba anti-bullying Bill 18 may force gay-straight alliance clubs on independent religious school

Culture Digest: Planned Parenthood In Colorado Sued For Forced Abortion | Townhall

Obama Administration to File Brief in Supreme Court Prop 8 Case | Christian Post

“Marriage Equality Closer to Law in Illinois” | Religion Dispatches

Had The Woman Been A Man… Comments On The Echr Ruling Of X And Others V. Austria On Homosexual Adoption And The Abandonment Of Natural Law.

North Carolina official penalizes prep wrestler for pre-match prayer | Yahoo News

N.C. wrestler is warned after prayer | Charlotte Observer

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Schools Seeking Religious Accommodations In Complying With Federal School Nutrition Rules

(More) confusion about “discrimination” | Rick Garnett at Mirror of Justice

    Rick Garnett at Mirror of Justice: In my view, the expressed concern about “taxpayers” is something of a red herring. The issue here (as in the Christian Legal Society case) is one of recognition and equal access; any financial “subsidization” is almost certainly de minimis. The bigger problem with the Pilot’s complaint — as I try to explain in this paper — is that there isn’t necessarily anything wrong (there isn’t necessarily any reason for “taxpayers” to worry) with groups “discriminating” or being “exclusive” in their membership.


  • Posted: 02/25/2013
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Planned Parenthood Sued for Forced, Botched Abortion | Charisma News

    Charisma News: “A woman’s life is more important than Planned Parenthood’s bottom line,” said Alliance Defending Freedom allied attorney Doug Romero of Denver. “What Planned Parenthood did to Ayanna is beyond the pale. They clearly put her through extraordinary cruelty and jeopardized her life. Their actions were intolerable.” . . . “Is this the type of organization American taxpayers should be funding to the tune of $540 million per year?” said Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Michael J. Norton, a former U.S. attorney for the district of Colorado who helped author an Alliance Defending Freedom report to the U.S. House of Representatives on the fraudulent use of public funding by Planned Parenthood affiliates. “American tax dollars should be used responsibly and for the common good. Planned Parenthood is irresponsible and only promotes its own self-interest,” Norton added. That was clearly seen most vividly in what they did to Ayanna.”


  • Posted: 02/22/2013
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“Obama considers intervening on Supreme Court equal marriage decision” | Pink News

NHS experts: Scots schools should give morning-after pill

Hospital policy protects pro-life nurse’s choice | World Mag

Groups from Around Country to Come Together to Mourn Death of Young Woman Killed by Leroy Carhart and Hold Press Conference Monday at 9am