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

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

“Supreme Court will not hear case of photographer who refused gay wedding” | Christian Post

Archbishop Chaput: A gathering that needs our support | Catholic News Agency

Cardinal Burke stresses Catholic media’s “supreme importance” | Catholic News Agency

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

Global symposium aims to educate media on religious liberty | Catholic News Agency

Remember this? New Mexico Gov. denied haircut due to marriage stance | Townhall

Conservative turned down by photographer but says it’s OK

Secularists Still Trying To Bully Christmas From The Public Square | Alan Sears at Alliance Defending Freedom

Anti-faith Humbugs Ensure ‘tis The Season To Be … Litigious | Alan Sears at Alliance Defending Freedom

Founders’ view of prayer should prevail at Supreme Court | Alan Sears, Joe Infranco at Washington Post

Alliance Defending Freedom Brings Key Cases To Current Supreme Court

Freedom of speech | Brainerd Dispatch

    Brainerd Dispatch: Alan Sears, president of Alliance Defending Freedom said, “The level of hostility to Christianity on many of America’s tax-supported campuses — the ones you are paying for where seven out of 10 students attend — has reached a crisis point. He also told about his own family’s brush with anti-Christian hostility on campus when one of his daughters chose to attend a state university. “While our daughter quietly stood with other women who were standing for marriage as the unon of one man and one woman — she saw the vicious response almost immediately. She heard not only name calling from passing students, but also witnessed a physical attack, as some threw wooden stakes at her Christian sister.” . . . For more information on discrimination against Christian beliefs, go online to AllianceDefendingFreedom.org.


  • Posted: 10/21/2013
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Of Pledges And Proclamations: Protecting Public Expressions Of Faith | Alan Sears

Manhattan Declaration draws renewed commitment, prayers | CNA at Patheos

The Manhattan Declaration Challenges and Rallies Us | Archdiocese of NY

Seminar at UN to push for pro-life, pro-family development efforts | B.C. Catholic

    BC Catholic: A U.S. religious liberty group and a Mexican development organization are holding a seminar at the United Nations to advocate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in a way that respects human life and the family. “At this crucial time in history when the sanctity of life and the human family are assaulted at every turn, there is an urgent need to address delegates of the United Nation and make them aware of the importance of protecting the dignity and freedom of every human being,” Alan Sears, the president, CEO, and general counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom, said Sept. 18. “Every innocent life deserves to be protected,” he added. [more]


  • Posted: 09/25/2013
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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Two Decades – And Looking Forward | Alan E. Sears at Alliance Defending Freedom

    Alan Sears at Alliance Defending Freedom: What began as one attorney is now a global alliance involving hundreds of other like-minded ministries and legal organizations, as well as nearly 2,300 Christian attorneys who work alongside us in every U.S. state and many countries overseas. (Between them, these attorneys have contributed more than 824,772 pro bono hours – worth more than $158 million – to defending the freedom of people like you and your family.) Altogether, by God’s grace, we’ve had a critical part in more than 450 legal matters, including 40 at the U.S. Supreme Court – a success rate of over 80 percent.


  • Posted: 09/23/2013
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: blog.alliancedefendingfreedom.org

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Development goals must respect life and family, UN told | CNA

Seminar at UN to push for pro-life, pro-family development efforts

Pro-life NGOs to promote life and family through event at United Nations

Pro-life NGOs to promote life and family through event at United Nations | Live Action News

    Live Action News: Promoting life and family in the nations is the goal of next week’s event sponsored by Alliance Defending Freedom and Incluyendo Mexico. This United Nations Side Event “Life and Family: A Real Approach to the Millennium Development Goals,” seeks to offer information that will help strengthen a focus toward life as the UN strives to reach its Millennium Development Goals . . . Alliance Defending Freedom President, CEO, and General Counsel Alan Sears said: “At this crucial time in history when the sanctity of life and the human family are assaulted at every turn, there is an urgent need to address delegates of the United Nation and make them aware of the importance of protecting the dignity and freedom of every human being.”


  • Posted: 09/13/2013
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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In Iowa, An Important Win For The Health Of Women – And Their Babies | Alan Sears at Alliance Defending Freedom

America’s Christian Slaves

Bringing the Gospel to the Burgeoning Catholic Latino Population in the U.S. | NC Register

Jim Garlow, Alliance Defending Freedom to Launch New Daily Commentary

No City of Man Without the City of God | Alan Sears at Townhall

King’s Dream of Liberty | Alan Sears at NRO

Winning Key Victories In The Legal Struggle To Preserve Life In America | Alan Sears

Step By Step, ‘Small’ Cases Regain Legal Ground for the Gospel | Alan Sears at Charisma News

Step By Step, “small” Cases Regain Legal Ground For The Gospel | Alan Sears

Christian Right Seeks Renewal in Catholic-Evangelical Alliance | Daily Kos

Affirming Biblical Marriage – by Word and Deed | Christian Post

SCOTUS DOMA Decision: “There was No Knock-Out Punch”

Catholic leaders respond to Supreme Court ruling on marriage | Catholic Sun (Phoenix)

Celebrating Our First Freedom on Independence Day | Alan Sears at Townhall

Government Does Not Know Best | Alan Sears at Townhall

Supreme Court To Hear Landmark Case Defending Public Prayer | Alan Sears

Minnesota Case Asks: Do Your Children Have Rights? | CBS

Swedish homeschooler persecution challenged | Baptist Press

Legal defense ministry CEO to speak | TylerPaper.com

    TylerPaper.com: Alan Sears, president, CEO and general counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly Alliance Defense Fund), will speak at the “Breakfast of Champions: Leadership Lessons for Men” from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. May 3 at Green Acres Baptist Church . . . “What I’m going to do during my time with you is talk about some of the severe challenges that we face as Americans, as followers of Christ, and what the impact will be in shaping what tomorrow looks like in America,” Sears said in a release about the event. “But I’m also going to give you some really good news. I’m going to talk about some of the incredible victories that God has given in areas where no one thought a year or two, or five years ago, that it was possible to have any success.”


  • Posted: 04/29/2013
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Carol Garlow, wife of Skyline Church pastor, dies at 62 | UTSanDiego

Be Cool: A New Guide for Culture, Politics and Policy | Alan Sears at Townhall

In Memoriam: Carol Garlow, Wife and Ministry Partner of Dr. Jim Garlow | NRB

    NRB: Our hearts join Jim’s and the tremendous number of others who are mourning the death of Carol Garlow,” commented Alliance Defending Freedom President, CEO, and General Counsel Alan Sears. “Her unwavering faith and perseverance was an example to many. She loved God, was a pillar of strength for her husband, and had an immense impact, including upon those of us who have worked closely with the Garlows in support of religious freedom. Our prayers are with Jim and the entire Garlow family.”


  • Posted: 04/25/2013
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Skyline Church Pastor Jim Garlow’s Wife Passes Away After Battle With Cancer

Defending Christian Taxpayers And The Religious Freedom Of Families

The Legal Battle to End Taxpayer Support for Planned Parenthood Abortions | Alan Sears at Christian Post

The Ongoing Fight For Schoolchildren’s Religious Freedom | Alan Sears

This Week: Landmark Marriage Cases Being Heard At Supreme Court | Alan Sears

Two Cases Illustrate The Discriminations Facing People Of Faith Today | Alan Sears

Argentina’s Bergoglio becomes Pope Francis I | Florida Baptist Witness

Colorado Lawsuit Exposes True Nature Of Planned Parenthood

New Pope Expected to Hold Firm Against Homosexuality, Abortion | The New American

“Group urges prayer for gay marriage cases” | Baptist Press at Townhall

Comment on selection of Pope Francis I | Alliance Defending Freedom

    “We join millions in congratulating Francis I on his selection as pope. He is a leader who has stood strongly for the values of religious freedom, the sanctity of human life, marriage, and the family, often under very trying circumstances. We appreciate his many strong statements over the years on the protection of marriage and the unborn and trust he will continue to be a powerful voice on the deep importance of these issues.”


  • Posted: 03/14/2013
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In Missouri, Another Crucial Legal Win Against The Abortion Pill Mandate | Alan E. Sears

In Many States, Opponents Are Ramping Up The Legal Assault On Children | Alan Sears

Group Defending Proposition 8 Holding “9 Weeks Of Prayer For Marriage” | Buzz Feed

The Quarrel with Morals | Alan Sears at Townhall

    Alan Sears at Townhall: A lawyer who is not moral is something very akin to a doctor who is not compassionate. He may be capable, technically, of doing the job, but why would he want to? What satisfaction can there ultimately be for a physician in helping people whose well-being he cares nothing about? . . . If the law is not about morals, then it’s about the exercise of power for its own sake: I am making a law so that I can force you to do what I want you to do. Divorced from a higher, deeper, greater moral authority, the exercise of creating, defending, and enforcing the law is about the ego of those whose arrogance demands the subservience of others.


  • Posted: 02/22/2013
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: townhall.com

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8th Grade Student’s ‘God Bless’ Grad Speech Ruling Needs Rehearing, Says ADF | Christian Post

Overwhelming turnout of young people at March for Life is encouraging | Alan Sears at American Thinker

Abortion pill mandate gives the illusion of compromise | Alan Sears at Washington Examiner

Obama Admin Has Lost 10 of 14 HHS Abortion Mandate Decisions

Roe V. Wade At Forty: Cause For Grief … And Hope | Alan Sears