Hercules Beats Obama Again: Court Says Company Can’t be Forced to Obey HHS Mandate | Life News

Small town, big impact: Supreme Court case could define religion’s role in public | Washington Times

Arguments of Marriage Opponents Are Not What They Seem | Kellie Fiedorek at Ruth Institute

Hercules One Step Closer to Religious Freedom | NRO

Sex, Redefinition of Marriage Among Ethical Hot Topics During Nationwide ‘Doing the Right Thing Week’ | Christian Post

    Christian Post: . . . according to Ryan T. Anderson, who writes about marriage and religious liberty for the Heritage Foundation, and co-author with Princeton’s Robert P. George and Sherif Girgis of What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense. His co-guest speaker Kellie Fiedorek, litigation counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, also spoke about the implications of an unraveling marriage culture in the United States . . . According to Fiedorek, these cases have ramifications on traditional marriage, especially children, who are impacted by the dismantling of the institution. “Marriage not only has familial impact, but it also has societal impact,” she said, imploring the Rutgers students to be on the right side of history, so that one day a child won’t walk up to them and ask, “why did you choose that I shouldn’t have a mom; why did you choose that I should never get to know my dad.” [more]


  • Posted: 10/03/2013
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Arizona law riding legal roller coaster in courts | One News Now

Feds Ask for “Shutdown” Delay in Pa. College’s Birth Control Lawsuit | NBC 10 Phila.

Mom and Dad Together, as It Should Be | AWR Hawkins at American Thinker

Equality California to Honor LGBT Heroes Kamala Harris, Ted Lieu on Oct. 5

Anti-Religious Forces Demonstrate a New Tactic Targeting Churches | Dale Schowengerdt at Speak Up Movement

    Dale Schowengerdt  at Speak Up Movement: A couple in Hawaii who are well known for their longstanding and vocal criticism of such church rentals recently filed a lawsuit claiming that five churches owe the state millions of dollars in back rent and other fees. The couple, who started a now defunct group called “Hawaiians for the Separation of Church and State,” ironically had their own organization dissolved by the state for failing to pay state fees. This couple is now claiming the state should have charged churches more rent because they are not entitled to the same rate as other nonprofits. Alliance Defending Freedom and Hawaii ally Jim Hochberg represent two of the churches.


  • Posted: 10/02/2013
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  • Source: blog.speakupmovement.org

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Candidates say development and finances are top issues | Reynoldsburg News

    Reynoldsburg News: [Dan] Skinner, 32, is an attorney. He is single. He is co-owner of a general practice law firm that practices administrative, adoption, civil, criminal, corporate and estate and family law, among others. “I decided to run for City Council so that I could serve others,” he said. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to serve my fellow citizens and will work hard to meet our community’s needs and solve the difficulties we face . . . He is a member of Ohio Right to Life, the National Rifle Association, the Columbus Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Alliance Defending Freedom. [clarification Alliance Defending Freedom is not a membership based organization]


  • Posted: 10/02/2013
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CCJ Requests that the Supreme Court Rule in AZ Abortion Law Case

7 illogical things pro-choicers said | Kristi Burton Brown at Live Action News

“Some Businesses Balk at Gay Weddings: Photographers, Bakers Face Legal Challenges After Rejecting Jobs on Religious Grounds” | WSJ

Scarecrows Protest Michigan’s Marriage Laws | Byron Babione at Townhall

Arguments of Marriage Opponents Are Not What They Seem | Kellie Fiedorek at American Thinker

ADF files court brief in Michigan amidst same-sex marriage fight | One News Now

“GOP hasn’t learned its lesson on birth control” | MSNBC

Military Religious Freedom Foundation files FOIA requests to uncover Pentagon links with fundamentalist Christian lobbyists

Newman Society, Catholic Employers Represented in Lawsuit to Halt HHS Mandate | Aleteia

Arizona Takes Battle to Uphold Five-Month Abortion Ban to Supreme Court | Life News

Conestoga Wood Asks Supreme Court for Healthcare Hearing | Woodworking Network

Rafael Cruz energizes Colorado Christians | Washington Times

Lawsuit Targets Atheist’s Influence With Pentagon | WND

“Gay Marriage Battle Lines Shift as States Grapple With Legality” | Bloomberg Businessweek

Planned Parenthood investigation receives little media attention | Citizens Voice

AMERICAblog lies about lying about ObamaCare’s abortion funding | LiveAction News

Manhattan Declaration draws renewed commitment, prayers | CNA at Patheos

Four Christian universities refuse to ‘support access to abortion, which destroys human life’: Attys

Students gather at flagpoles for prayer

    Baptist Press: The Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal ministry that “advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith”, has made available a memo explaining students’ First Amendment rights to participate in the event. “Christian students should not be prevented from peacefully expressing their beliefs outside of class time. They don’t abandon their constitutional freedoms at the schoolhouse gate,” ADF Senior Legal Counsel Jeremy Tedesco said in a release announcing the memo’s availability. “The First Amendment protects freedom of speech for all students, regardless of the students’ religious or political beliefs.” . . . he First Amendment protects students’ freedom to engage in the event’s prayer and worship, ADF Legal Counsel Matt Sharp said in the release. “Public school officials who say otherwise are misinformed,” he said. “We hope our legal memo clarifies the freedom of students to hold and participate in this event.” To view the ADF memo, visit: http://www.adfmedia.org/files/SYATPLetter.pdf


  • Posted: 09/27/2013
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The Manhattan Declaration Challenges and Rallies Us | Archdiocese of NY

    Ed Mechmann at the Archdiocese of NY: The Manhattan Declaration is the ecumenical statement of conscience by Christian leaders, dedicating themselves to defending life, marriage, and religious liberty . . .  This event at Columbia was co-sponsored by the Archdiocese, Alliance Defending Freedom (who have been heroic leaders in their defense of the Declaration’s core principles), the New York State Knights of Columbus, and DeSales Media from our neighboring Diocese of Brooklyn (who livestreamed the event over the internet). The event was a landmark, because it represented not only a return of the Declaration to the borough where it was signed, but because of the power of the presentations and the uplifting spirit that they gave the audience. The speakers were a powerhouse lineup of experts and activists . . .


  • Posted: 09/27/2013
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Legal-Courts Attorneys take sides, prepare to debate marriage before NM justices | One News Now

Hobby Lobby case headed to Supreme Court | Baptist Standard (APB)

Gideons within rights giving copies of Bible to students

Republicans file brief against marriage equality in New Mexico | Watermark Online

Christians aren’t exempt from campus speech protections | World Magazine

ADF: Client list growing to fight contraception mandate | One News Now

11 things pro-choicers don’t get | LifeSiteNews

Students Worldwide to Assemble in Prayer at School Flagpoles for ‘See You at the Pole’ Day | ChristianNews.net

Four Christian universities in Oklahoma challenge federal contraceptive coverage requirement | The Oklahoman

Oklahoma universities file lawsuit against the abortion pill mandate | Live Action News

USDA, Vermont pregnancy center settle religious liberty case | One News Now

Annual See You at the Pole Event Champions Students’ Freedom to Pray | Caffeinated Thoughts

‘We Must Obey God’: Oklahoma Christian Universities Challenge Obamacare’s Abortion Pill Mandate | Christian Post

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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Catholic Business Loses Contraception Mandate Appeal | CBN

Symposium: Desperate measures in Town of Greece | Eric Rassbach at SCOTUS Blog

USA, New Mexico: Briefs Filed in Marriage Equality Case | Gayapolis

Factions line up for fight over same-sex marriage in N.M. | ABQ Journal

N.M. GOP lawmakers oppose same-sex marriage in court filing | LGBTQ Nation (AP)

Freedom and Power from the Pulpit Sept. 24 | Waxahachietx.com

High court asked to hear Hobby Lobby case | ABP

“Groups file briefs in gay marriage fight” | KRQE (video)

“GOP lawmakers submit legal arguments to NM court in opposition to gay marriage” | The Republic (AP)

4 Okla. Universities Challenge Obama’s Birth Control Mandate | Christian Post

The Battle For Life Continues, Regardless Of Outcomes | FRC Blog

“Are Gay-Rights Laws Trampling on Freedom of Religion?” | The Atlantic

“GOP lawmakers oppose gay marriage in court filing” | KOAT

Religious freedom denied by New Mexico Supreme Court | Washington Times

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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“GOP lawmakers oppose gay marriage in court filing” | Daily-Times (AP)

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