Culture clash roils Arizona | WSJ

CNN distorts AZ’s right-to-refuse bill | National Review

“Bill that would allow businesses to deny gays goes to Arizona Governor” | WWMT (Michigan)

    WWMT News Channel 3 (Michigan): “‘What this bill is about is a narrowly tailored bill to protect people’s religious freedoms, the as human dignity bill, a human rights bill, it’s an anti-discrimination bill so people of faith have a safe place in Arizona,’ said Doug Napier, Attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom.”


  • Posted: 02/26/2014
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Gideon Bibles axed after US atheist “browbeating” | The Christian Institute

Oklahoma case: Protect traditional marriage at ballot box, lose it in courts | OneNewsNow

Business leaders fear loss of Super Bowl over SB 1062

Pro-family leaders defend true marriage against lawsuits in Oklahoma and Michigan | LifeSiteNews

Downtown leaders oppose SB 1062 by hanging “open for business to everyone” signs | Downtown Devil

    Downtown Devil: “Joe La Rue, a legal counsel for the Scottsdale-based Alliance Defending Freedom, argued that the bill is not about discrimination. ADF is a conservative Christian nonprofit organization that provides legal defense, that in their own words, keeps ‘the door open for the spread of the Gospel by transforming the legal system and advocating for religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family.’”


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“CNN’s Cuomo rips religious freedom activist for trying to ‘enforce intolerance’” | NewsBusters

    NewsBusters: “The anchor, who recently extolled rapper Macklemore’s pro-LGBT agenda ‘Same Love’ track, and raved about NFL hopeful Michael Sam’s coming out, blasted guest Kellie Fiedorek and the organization she works for, the Alliance Defending Freedom, for their social conservative agenda – or as he spun it, ‘trying to protect Christians who feel this kind of exclusionary belief.’”


  • Posted: 02/25/2014
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Supreme Court kills AZ law defunding Planned Parenthood | LifeSiteNews

To the barricades! It’s the religious conservatives again! | GetReligion

    Jim Davis at GetReligion: “‘In America, people should be free to live and work according to their faith, and the government shouldn’t be able to tell us we can’t do that,’ said Joseph E. La Rue, the legal counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian legal organization based in Scottsdale, Ariz., that advocates religious liberty and supports the measure passed by the State Legislature.”


  • Posted: 02/25/2014
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“AZ legislature passes bill allowing businesses to discriminate against gays” | AllGov

    AllGov: “‘In America, people should be free to live and work according to their faith, and the government shouldn’t be able to tell us we can’t do that,’ Joseph E. La Rue, legal counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian legal organization based in Scottsdale, Arizona, told The New York Times. ‘Faith shouldn’t be something we have to leave inside our house.’”


  • Posted: 02/25/2014
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AZ may not deny Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood, Supreme Court agrees | Christian Post

Supreme Court forces AZ residents to fund Planned Parenthood, abortions

“Lawyers: Gay marriage a detriment to children” | AP

Business opposition to Arizona’s religion bill continues to mount | The Arizona Republic

Supreme Court ruling sides with Planned Parenthood | Arizona Daily Star

U.S. Supreme Court won’t revive Arizona abortion law | AP

“Arizona senators want veto of bill allowing refusal of service to gays” | The Post-Standard

“Is it okay to refuse to serve same-sex couples based on religious beliefs?” | NYT

    Shannon Doyne at The New York Times: “‘In America, people should be free to live and work according to their faith, and the government shouldn’t be able to tell us we can’t do that,’ said Joseph E. La Rue, the legal counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian legal organization based in Scottsdale, Ariz., that advocates religious liberty and supports the measure passed by the State Legislature.”


  • Posted: 02/25/2014
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Religious freedom bill: A defense of faith or legalized discrimination? | Cleveland.com

    Cliff Pinckard at Cleveland.com: “‘In America, people should be free to live and work according to their faith, and the government shouldn’t be able to tell us we can’t do that,’ said Joseph E. La Rue, the legal counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian legal organization based in Scottsdale, Ariz., that advocates religious liberty and supports the measure passed by the State Legislature. ‘Faith shouldn’t be something we have to leave inside our house.’”


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Are public universities discriminating against Christians with recent hotel Bible bans? | The Blaze

Memorial Union to remove bibles from hotel rooms March 1 | Iowa State Daily

Legal-Courts Can recycled tires really further religion? | OneNewsNow

PA: Students’ right to free expression spelled out in new policy | PennLive

“This state just passed a bill to give people the right to discriminate” | PennLive

Arizona business groups overwhelmingly opposed to SB 1062 | The Arizona Republic

SB 1062 forcing Brewer to consider issues tied to faith, discrimination | The Arizona Republic (video)

Companies claim contraceptive mandate goes against owners’ religious beliefs | ABA Journal

Chris Cuomo doesn’t get how religious freedom works | National Review (CNN video)

Brief in Okla. marriage amendment lawsuit expected | AP

“Religious right in Arizona cheers bill allowing businesses to refuse to serve gays” | NYT

College faith groups need religious liberty protection | The Gazette

“Arizona heading off fights over homosexual weddings” | WND

    Bob Unruh at WND: “The state’s constitution doesn’t recognize ‘same-sex marriage,’ but officials with the Alliance Defending Freedom said it simply was the government imposing ‘a new belief system upon [bakery owner] Jack [Phillips], one that is fundamentally at odds with his conscience and his liberty.’”


  • Posted: 02/24/2014
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ISU properly handled Bible complaint | Des Moines Register

“Freedom to discriminate? Controversial Arizona bill takes step toward becoming law” | RT

    RT: “The Arizona Republic reported that the bill, which has a counterpart in the state House of Representatives known as HB 2153, was written by the conservative Center for Arizona Policy and Alliance Defending Freedom – a non-profit Christian lobby group that dedicates funding to the pro-life movement and has long opposed marriage equality.”


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Should Arizona’s “religious freedom” bill become law? | U.S. News & World Report

“Ariz. bill would protect those denying same-sex wedding services” | The New American

    The New American: “Most states where same-sex marriage is legal have exemptions for religious organizations, but not for private businesses or individuals. The rights enumerated in the Constitution, however, including the First Amendment right to free exercise of religion, are rights guaranteed to persons. ‘In America, people should be free to live and work according to their faith, and the government shouldn’t be able to tell us we can’t do that,’ said Joseph E. La Rue, the legal counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian legal organization based in Scottsdale, Arizona. ‘Faith shouldn’t be something we have to leave inside our house.’”


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Joseph La Rue and Kerri Kupec: SB 1062 provides needed protections, clarification | The Arizona Republic

“What’s behind Arizona plan to let businesses refuse to serve gays?” | LA Times

Christian legal group urges public universities to restore Bibles to hotel rooms | Christian News

Attorneys on both sides of Oklahoma’s marriage case work for free | The Oklahoman

Joseph La Rue and Kerri Kupec: Why our religious freedom needs more protection | The Arizona Republic

Same-sex “marriage” lawsuits exploding in U.S. courts | NBC

US: University U-turn over pro-life display

Voter-approved bill, thwarted by Planned Parenthood, awaits court decision | OneNewsNow

Anti-Christian violence detailed in hearing | Baptist Press

Arizona Legislature OKs religion bill; on way to Gov. Brewer | The Arizona Republic

Same-sex “marriages” increasingly being recognized by courts across US | The Guardian

“County couple finds justice in historic gay marriage ruling” | Chesterfield Observer

House hearing documents worldwide persecution of Christians | Virtue Online

    Virtue Online: “The ‘most violent anti-Christian pogrom of the early 21st century,’ though, occurred in the northeastern Indian state of Orissa in 2008. Perhaps 500 Christians died in multiple riots, often hacked to death with machetes by Hindu radicals who also destroyed 5,000 homes and 350 churches and schools. Yet authorities resisted effective judicial action and even threatened false accusations against victims, lawyer Tehmina Arora from the Indian branch of Alliance Defending Freedom criticized. From 827 filed complaints, only 512 charges resulted, leading to 75 cases with 477 convictions, primarily for petty property offenses; only nine convictions involved killings.”


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University of Alabama apologizes for removing pro-life display | Christian News

Federal judges hear arguments on Ind. church cross display case | Christian Post

University of Alabama apologizes to pro-life group for removing display | Christian Post

When school’s not in session, church is . . . and that’s a problem apparently | OneNewsNow

Should parents be notified before child’s abortion? | Christian Post

European court allows pro-life lawyers to defend Italy’s marriage laws

Christ-centered colleges join forces against ObamaCare mandate | OneNewsNow

Court urged to not impose marriage redefinition in Italy | CNA

Ferguson Center director issues apology to pro-life group | Crimson White

OK: Same-sex “marriage” laws, religious business owners on collision course | Tulsa World

ADF attorney: Who thinks Planned Parenthood will encourage adoption? | OneNewsNow

Alabama University removes pro-Life display on grounds it is “offensive” | Live Action News

    Live Action News: “The University’s actions do shed light on why it makes the list for ‘Ten Worst Colleges for Free Speech,’ but what, if anything, they will do to rectify the situation remains to be seen. BSFL has retained the counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom and, with their attorney’s assistance, sent a letter to the University requesting an acknowledgment of the wrongdoing, and a replacement of the poster in the next available display slot. The University has yet to respond.”


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Nearly naked man vs dead babies: Guess which campus display was censored? | LifeSiteNews

    LifeSiteNews: “The group has retained Alliance Defending Freedom as legal counsel, sent the university a formal letter of complaint requesting an apology and another display opportunity, and scheduled two days of public events on February 19 and 20 to spotlight the school’s denial of their First Amendment rights.”


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University of Alabama halts voice of pro-lifers on campus | Christianity Examiner

Pro-life students fight back after University of Alabama crushes free speech | LifeNews

Matt Bowman: Madison should respect free speech for faith | Wisconsin State Journal

Virginia the latest state to be impacted by court ruling on same-sex “marriage” | Aleteia

“Gay-marriage foes scramble after recent court setbacks” | AP