Case of German home-school family cause for celebration and concern | National Catholic Register

German home-school family can stay in U.S. indefinitely | Washington Times

Attorney: India got it right on homosexual ‘rights’ | One News Now

“India’s Supreme Court upholds anti-gay sex law” | KnoxNews (AP)

    Knox News (AP): The United States expressed concern about the Indian Supreme Court decision, although it wasn’t immediately clear if Washington had directly raised the issue with Indian government officials. “We oppose all actions that criminalize consensual sex conducts between adults,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters in Washington. “We call on all governments to advance equality for LGBT individuals around the world.”But the court ruling was welcomed by a conservative U.S. legal advocacy group, Alliance Defending Freedom. “The India Supreme Court has ruled in the interest of the health of its society rather than the interests of activist groups trying to use the court to do their bidding,” said the group’s chief counsel, Benjamin Bull.


  • Posted: 12/12/2013
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India Supreme Court refuses to engage in judicial activism in landmark decision | Alliance Defending Freedom

Nigeria: Govt Recognizes Boko Haram As Terrorist Group | allAfrica.com

US Classifies Christian Persecutor Boko Haram as Terrorist Group | Charisma News

International Planning Committee Meets in Moscow to Plan World Congress of Families VIII (September 10-12, 2014)

US urged to recognize Nigerian extremist group as terrorists | Vatican Radio

US Urged To Recognize Nigerian Extremist Group Boko Haram As Terrorists | CNA on Eurasia Review

US again urged to designate Boko Haram as terrorist group | Alliance Defending Freedom

Cold Canadian Front: Threats to religious liberty in Canada show what may be in store for the United States | World Mag

    J.C. Derrick at World Magazine: The Christian leaders I spoke with know that religious freedom in Canada is still far better than in many countries around the world, but they’re also aware of the slow ebb of infringement upon liberties once enjoyed. Several stressed the need for Christians to affirm what they support, instead of stating what they are against, to help alleviate the tension. But Benjamin Bull, chief counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom Global, told me that alone won’t stem the tide: “They sound very much like the cautious Jews in Germany in 1935, who said, ‘Let’s just keep our heads down and be good citizens and all of this will blow over.’ I’m not equating the Holocaust to what’s happening, but it’s extraordinarily dangerous not to confront [the growing threat].” [more]


  • Posted: 07/17/2013
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Christian Equality Under Attack by UN Chief | Ben Bull at Christian Post

Sentences for Teaching Sentences | Ben Bull at Townhall

Why Should Christians Fight for Justice? | Benjamin Bull at Christian Post

State Dept. Should Designate Boko Haram a “Foreign Terrorist Organization” | Ben Bull at Townhall

India Law Bans the Golden Rule | Benjamin Bull at Christian Post

Offensive Speech Won’t Be Hushed | One News Now

Must Religious Organizations Be Required To Admit Non-Adherents as Members? | Ben Bull at Townhall

Abortion Kills Children and Entire Populations | Benjamin Bull at Townhall

Has Christianity Become Intolerable? | Ben Bull at Townhall

Time for the Religious to Pay Their Fair Share | Benjamin Bull at Townhall

Benjamin Bull: Loopholes for Christians or a bit of common sense?

Benjamin Bull: Greater Religious Freedom for Christians in India

Ben Bull: Children’s “Rights” That End the Lives of Children

Benjamin Bull: Disinformation campaign surrounds Washington State’s push to redefine marriage

Benjamin Bull: Canada goes the way of Oregon on assisted suicide

ADF calls on U.S. leaders to condemn forced abortion atrocity in China

Religion Dispatches: “World Congress of Families Meets, Seeks a New Dark Ages”

    Gillian Kane at Religion Dispatches: The Arizona-based Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), one of four World Congress of Families co-conveners, has been extremely active in “defending religious organizations and businesses that refuse to comply with the mandate and abandon their faith.” To date they have filed three lawsuits against the Obama administration . . . This, despite ADF Chief Council’s Benjamin Bull’s comment that “The Constitution is the only arbiter of American law. Allowing foreign or international law to determine the legitimacy of American law is completely unjustifiable and rife with dire consequences.” Presumably it is fine for activist American justices to cite international jurisprudence if it advances their religious agenda . . . Roger Kiska, an Ave Maria-trained lawyer, runs ADF’s European office. Located in Vienna, it’s a Eurail ride from both the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and the European Court of Human rights in Strasbourg, where Kiska spends a great deal of time. Kiska is developing an allied attorney network dedicated to litigating European cases with the potential to impact ADF work in the United States. Kiska’s WCF presentation, “How to Fight Back against International Law,” included a four-point strategy that, while not revealing too many trade secrets, was notable for its venomous tone toward “humanists” and others who, he says, accuse Christians of demanding preferential treatment . . .


  • Posted: 06/13/2012
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ADF calls on U.S. leaders to condemn forced abortion atrocity in China

Benjamin Bull: Should critically discussing Islam be a form of hate speech?

At issue: Religious freedom in India

Ben Bull: The “Hate Speech” Prosecution of Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Plà

Benjamin Bull: “Same Sex Marriage Isn’t a Right”

US judge again allows worship in NY schools | Reuters

Ben Bull: When Will Discrimination Against Christians be Banned?

World Congress of Families VI (2012) Takes Shape at Madrid Planning Committee Meeting

    World Congress of Families VI (2012) Takes Shape at Madrid Planning Committee Meeting: The following participated in the International Planning Committee Meeting for World Congress of Families VI: Ignacio Arsuaga — HazteOir.org, (Spain) and head of the local organizing committee for WCF VI, Lola Velarde — Institute for Family Policies (Spain), Christine Vollmer — Alliance for the Family (Venezuela), Natalia Yakunina — Sanctity of Motherhood Foundation (Russia), Larry Jacobs — WCF Managing Director, Don Feder — WCF Communications Director, Geert-Jan Poker — Familyfacts.nl (Netherlands), Lech and Ewa Kowalewski — Human Life International (Poland), Fr. Jaroslaw Szymczak — Institute for Family Studies (Poland), Silvio Dalle Valle — Association for the Defense of Christian Values (Italy), Austin Ruse — Catholic Family and Human Rights Foundation, Bev Adair — Family First New Zealand, Mary-Louise Fowler — Australian Family Association, Peter Westmore — National Civic Council (Australia), Alexey Komov — WCF Representatiive in Russia and CIS, Benjamin Bull — Alliance Defense Fund, Dorothy Patterson — Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Mary Ellen Smoot — Women’s Relief Society, Janice and Gil Crouse — Concerned Women for America, Roberta Kraft — Windway Foundation, Susan Roylance — Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society, Chris and Christine Carmouche — GrassTopsUSA, and Preston Noell — Tradition, Family & Property.


  • Posted: 10/18/2011
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  • Source: www.earnedmedia.org

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Future of Family in Coalition Britain Conference — A WCF Regional Congress — To be Held June 29

    Christian Newswire: Speakers will include Rt. Rev. Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali (retired bishop of Rochester, Church of England, and former chairman of the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority’s Ethics and Law Committee), Stewart Jackson, MP, Peter Hitchens (award-winning columnist and author of “The Rage Against God”), Graeme Leach (Chief Economist, the Institute of Directors, which provides support services to business leaders), Prof. Julian Rivers (professor of Jurisprudence, University of Bristol), Benjamin Bull, Esq. (chief counsel, Alliance Defense Fund) and Ignacio Arsuaga (president of the Spanish pro-family group HazteOir.org and organizer of World Congress of Families VI — Madrid 2012).


  • Posted: 06/02/2011
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Benjamin Bull: The Manhattan Declaration . . . Romanian style

Another pro-life voice at the UN as ADF gains consultative status

ADF increases global impact with new status at United Nations

About Benjamin Bull

    Benjamin W. Bull, serves with Alliance Defending Freedom as chief counsel, executive vice-president, and executive director of ADF-Global. He oversees all global activities for Alliance Defending Freedom primarily from its headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A., and currently practices exclusively in the areas of international human rights and American constitutional law. As executive director of Alliance Defending Freedom-Global, Bull coordinates efforts to proactively stop harmful legal precedents abroad before they can adversely impact U.S. courts. He joined Alliance Defending Freedom in 2001 and is an active member of the bars of Arizona, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Bull has practiced law since 1975 and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina Law Center.


  • Posted: 06/21/2010
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“Witch hunt” expected under new U.S. “hate crimes” law

Canada: “Hate speech” penalties tossed by appeals court

9th Circuit upholds ordinance regulating church signs, but discrimination issue remains

Pledge of Allegiance Victory in NH Federal Court

Ben Bull on TruNews with Rick Wiles: Boissoin and Int’l Threats to Religious Liberty

World Congress of Families: “Christians face continual threat of homosexual agenda”

ADF chief counsel to speak at World Congress of Families in Amsterdam

Pro-Life Advocates head to Amsterdam in August for World Congress of Families

Church Sermons Targeted by IRS

The National Press Club Johnson Amendment debate: Free Speech in the Pulpit

Debate on free speech rights of pastors Wednesday

Pulpit Initiative Debate this Wednesday, May 20th

Federalist Society Event: Politics in the Pulpit – May 20th

    Federalist Society: This event is co-sponsored by The Alliance Defense Fund . . . Our panel will examine the application of the Johnson Amendment to religious ministers in their preaching duties during worship services. Does the Johnson Amendment constrain clergy from effectively imparting messages integral to their faith, or is it an appropriate safeguard to ensure that churches and government limit their respective activities?
    Panelists:
    Benjamin W. Bull, Chief Counsel, Alliance Defense Fund
    Professor Douglas Laycock, Yale Kamisar Collegiate Professor of Law, The University of Michigan Law School
    Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Executive Director, Americans United for Separation of Church and State
    Professor Donald B. Tobin, Associate Dean for Faculty, The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law
    Moderator: Steffen N. Johnson, Esq., Winston & Strawn LLP


  • Posted: 05/15/2009
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Christian Group Defends National Day of Prayer

    Christian Post: “Americans shouldn’t be forced to abandon their religious heritage simply to appease someone’s political agenda,’ said Alliance Defense Fund chief counsel Benjamin Bull. “The U.S. Supreme Court has acknowledged that public prayer is ‘deeply embedded in the history and tradition of this country,’” he continued. “The National Day of Prayer has been a part of that. That is why ADF attorneys stand ready to defend the right of millions of Americans who wish to join together in prayer on May 1 without fear of legal attack from those who seek to silence their constitutional right to pray.”


  • Posted: 05/05/2009
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ADF-allied attorney wins crucial victory for the church worldwide

ADF: U.S. Supreme Court should hear NJ coach’s prayer case

Pro-life organizations file brief to defend Ireland abortion ban

ADF prepared to fight looming leftist agenda

Supreme Decision: The Election’s impact on the Supreme Court

ADF achieving results internationally

ADF Chief Counsel: Cal. marriage ruling will be used as a “battering ram” to diminish religious freedom

Panel Discussion: Same-sex ‘marriage’ and religious freedoms

FRC to Release New Poll on the Political Impact of State Marriage Amendment

ADF Chief Counsel to participate in FRC Religious Freedom and Marriage panel

Christian Group Defends National Day of Prayer

Roe’s future could ride on ’08 election

NRB: Religious Freedom Attacked, the Grassley Investigation

ADF will oppose marriage redefinition at Cal. Supreme Court tomorrow

Spotlight on Oregon ADF Allied Attorney: Herbert Grey