“Colorado judge suppresses Christian’s free speech in favor of gay rights” | Examiner.com

“Anti-Christian Persecution: Christians Forced out of Business in Colorado and New Mexico” | Catholic Online

Tailored Suits for Dobson, Priests for Life | FRC Washington Update

Prayer List: The Porn Industry and its Victims | Christian Post

Colorado ruling takes the cake: Activist court cooks up a new rule to undermine religion | Washington Times Editorial

“Judge: ‘Gay Rights’ Trump 1st Amendment” | WorldNetDaily

Atheists Lose Battle to Silence Christmas Festival | Charisma News

    Charisma News: Schools should not have to think twice about whether they can allow choirs to participate in community Christmas events,” said Litigation Staff Counsel Rory Gray. “Courts have unanimously allowed students to sing Christmas carols at school. Nothing changes when they sing the same Christmas songs at a community festival instead. We commend the districts for rightly ignoring the baseless threats delivered by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Freedom From Religion Foundation.” . . . “A handful of misguided complaints and a misunderstanding of First Amendment law should not be allowed to harm students and deprive them of educational experiences that serve the community,” added Senior Legal Counsel Jeremy Tedesco. “We hope other school districts will follow Kalispell and Whitefish’s example and reject the religious discrimination these groups promote.”

  • Posted: 12/10/2013
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Pennsylvania schools told to lose speech limits | WorldNetDaily

    WorldNetDaily: “Public schools should encourage, not shut down, the free exchange of ideas,” said ADF Legal Counsel Matt Sharp. “The speech and literature distribution policies of many schools districts in Pennsylvania are virtually identical to the ones the 3rd Circuit struck down. These policies violate the First Amendment right of students to distribute religious materials at school.” The letter says, “The Supreme Court has made it clear that students ‘do not shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.’” Moreover, the letter states, “The Supreme Court has definitively held that religious expression – whether spoken, written, or symbolic – is protected by the First Amendment.” “America’s public schools should recognize the constitutionally protected freedom of all students, regardless of their religious views,” said Senior Legal Counsel Jeremy Tedesco. “We hope that school districts in Pennsylvania will respect these freedoms and revise their policies accordingly.”

  • Posted: 12/10/2013
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Over 40 Groups Join National Day of Prayer Against Pornography Next Week | Christian Post

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Case Against Obamacare Abortion Pill Mandate | Alan E. Sears

Do Mennonites Who Make Cabinets Have Religious Liberty in America? | National Review

Unclear how Ohio religious-freedom bill fits with church-state divide | Columbus Dispatch

Still waiting for an Obamacare exemption | Washington Times

Judge Says Baker Must Make Wedding Cakes for Homosexuals | Todd Starnes at Townhall

Atheist Group Seeks to Deny Poor Children Christmas Gifts | Charisma News

Colorado Baker Ordered to Make Cakes for Same-Sex Couples | The New American

KS school’s policy bans scripture, allows Lil Wayne poster | One News Now

Man Not Going to Prison for Trying to Trick Pregnant Girlfriend Into Taking Abortion Drug | LifeNews

Just Asking: How one young girl’s kind invitation could transform schools across the country

Washington Post Falsely Claims Americans Support HHS Abortion Mandate

Britain’s Court of Appeal Says Religious Discrimination Can Involve Failure To Accommodate Belief

Is there a war on Christmas? | Doug Napier on MyFoxPhoenix (video)

Pesky Facts! WaPo Misleads on Public Opinion of Contraception Mandate | Newsbusters

Will IRS Crack Down on Church Politicking? | Sarah Posner at Religion Dispatches

Judge Hears Arguments in Colorado Same-Sex Wedding Cake Dispute | NC Register (EWTN)

NY Congresswoman Says ACA Requirement Should Stand | Matt Bowman on WAMC NE Public Radio

First they came for the car dealers: Judge rules on abortion mandate

Carols not an issue in schools | Madison County Journal

Fellowship of Catholic University Students Sues Sebelius Over HHS Mandate

Notre Dame, FOCUS lawsuits challenge contraception mandate

War on Women: ACLU Says Pro-Life Laws Protecting Women’s Health are “Stupid” | Steven H. Aden at LifeNews

“Gay couple’s complaint against Colo. baker gets hearing: Becomes a cause celebre for activists” | Washington Times

Not “Stupid,” Just Duped | Steven H. Aden at Bell Towers

School: Lil’ Wayne is fine, but Jesus is not | Todd Starnes at Fox News

Kansas school bans fliers with Bible verses | The World and Everything In It

Catholic group sues Obama administration over birth control mandate | Daily Caller

Christian-Owned Auto Dealership Granted Injunction Against Obamacare Abortion Pill Mandate | Christian News Network

Commissioned poll: People turn up nose at mention of ObamaCare | One News Now

Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) sue to stop Obama”s abortion pill mandate | MedIndia

Religious carols reinstated for charter school concert | One News Now

Student Sues School District For Allegedly Banning ‘see You At The Pole’ Fliers That Included Bible Verses | The Blaze

Kansas School Bans, Destroys Student Fliers Containing Bible Verses | Persecution.org (Charisma)

Seventh grader files lawsuit after school staff destroys prayer flyers | Fox4kc.com

Court: Obama Admin Can’t Make Family-Run Car Dealership Follow HHS Mandate | Life News

Group Working to Spread the Truth About the Constitutionality of Christmas | Doug Napier on O’Reilly Factor Video

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

What’s Love Got To Do With It? | Kellie Fiedorek at Alliance Defending Freedom

Religious Expression in Public Flares During Christmas Season | Sunshine State News

    Lisa Beth Folch at Sunshine State News: Those who oppose the religious side of Christmas say it violates separation of church and state. This is one of the many fallacies put to rest by Alliance Defending Freedom, which has stepped in to clarify many misconceptions about the constitutionality of celebrating Christmas in a public arena. Roughly 13,000 letters were sent to school districts all over the nation, including in Florida, explaining the Constitution and debunking typical myths. For example, they said OK to sing traditional Christmas carols and say, “Merry Christmas,” even at school . . . Jeremy Tedesco, senior legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, told Sunshine State News, “In the past few weeks, Alliance Defending Freedom sent letters to three schools that had banned religious Christmas carols from their music programs. Each school quickly reversed its decision. As these three victories demonstrate, we often find that once schools are educated about the law in this area they are more than willing to stand up against the fear and misinformation spread by groups like the ACLU.” [more]

  • Posted: 12/03/2013
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Kan. school reportedly prohibits student from posting fliers with Bible verses | Fox News (AP)

Christian group accuses school of free speech violation | WTOP.com (AP)

Kansas school bans fliers with Bible verses, OKs poster with drug reference | Examiner.com

Kansas School Bans Fliers with Bible Verses | Caffeinated Thoughts

Kansas School Bans ‘See You at the Pole’ Flier With Bible Verses | Charisma News

Suit Challenges School Ban On Student Distribution of Religious Material | Religion Clause Blog

SCOTUS to Hear Key Cases on Abortion Mandate | MO Family Policy Council

Under ObamaCare, Misery Loves Companies | Tony Perkins at the Patriot Post

Christian group accuses school of free speech violation | Boston Herald

Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) sue to stop Obama’s abortion pill mandate | PR Newswire

Legal-Courts Religious carols reinstated for charter school concert | One News Now

Police in India slow to investigate torture, killing of Christian boy | Christian Today (Morningstar News)

Bishop Warns Obama: You’ve Lost Catholics Because of Your HHS-Abortion Mandate | LifeNews

Contraceptive cases raise religious liberty issues | Politico