Colorado Christian Business Granted Preliminary Injunction Against Obamacare Abortion Pill Mandate | ChristianNews.Net

Obamacare Anti-Conscience Mandate Loses in Another Court: Another Win for Free Exercise | Heritage Foundation

“The untold risks of the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decisions” | Tom Goldstein at SCOTUS Blog

Sloppy Sixth Circuit Ruling Rejects Challenge to HHS Mandate | Ed Whelan at NRO

Obama Admin Stopped From Forcing Family Business to Obey HHS Abortion Mandate

Colo. Business Wins Birth Control Mandate Exemption | CBN (includes video)

Boy Scouts or an alternative? Churches deliberate while ramifications studied | Fla. Baptist Witness

‘It’s a fairness issue’: A 9-year legal struggle involving LGBT rights might finally come to a conclusion | Okla. Gazette

State-Sponsored Kidnapping and Jail for Homeschoolers in Germany | HSLDA

Oklahoma Wesleyan University Plans To Sue Government Over ACA | (includes video)

“Court Says Man May Distribute Bibles at Minnesota Gay-Pride Festival” | Citizen Link

School will allow mother to pray on campus | One News Now

Colo. Business Saved from HHS Abortion Mandate | NRO

TN: Student told not to write about God in ‘regrettable misunderstanding’ |

Coalition Meets With Pentagon Officials to Discuss Religious Liberty Violations in Military |

National Day of Prayer Leaders Defend Prayer Proclamations | Charisma News

“Court Defends Right to Hand Out Bibles at Gay Pride Festival; ‘Victory’ for Religious Liberty” | Christian Post

Trijicon is the New HobbyLobby: Gun Company the Latest to Challenge Obamacare

Pledge’s ‘under God’ phrase faces Massachusetts court scrutiny | Christian Examiner (BP)

Why Are 170,000 Calling On The Pentagon To Protect A Right That’s Guaranteed Under The Constitution? | The Blaze

Christian Leaders Meet With Pentagon On Religious Liberty Violations | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

FRC, Coalition Leaders Meet With Senior Air Force Officials, Deliver Nearly 220,000 Petitions Calling For Religious Liberty Protections

California Bill Targeting Boy Scouts Illustrates Threats to Religious Freedom | Thomas Messner at the Moral Liberal

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

Christian Mother Regains Right to Pray for NH School’s Safety After Legal Group’s Intervention | Christian Post

“The new fight: Business asks, Do I have to serve a gay couple?” | MSNBC

Campus Feminist Vs. First Amendment | Rod Dreher at The American Conservative

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.”

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Atheists fail to beat 1-woman prayer vigil | WND

10-Year-Old Banned From Writing About God By Memphis Teacher, Told to Remove Paper From School Property

Mother Banned From Giving Sermons On Public School Steps, Returns To Do It Silently

Free to Pray | World Magazine

California moral drift soon will be nationwide | BP on Fla. Baptist Witness

Praying mom back at Concord High School | NH Union Leader

    NH Union Leader: On the other side, the Alliance Defending Freedom will continue to stand by Urena, who has been represented by the Scottsdale, Ariz., group since it learned of Urena’s ban. “This is definitely progress and is really what we’ve sought all along — to allow Liza to continue to pray for the students and the school,” said Matt Sharp, legal counsel for the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based alliance. “The fact that she’s able to be there and pray is the most important thing. We really applaud the district for this step.” . . . Sharp said whether it’s out loud or silent, Urena feels she is getting her message out without disrupting anything or attempting to influence students in their own religious beliefs. “All she wanted to do was to be able to continue to do that,” Sharp said. “If somebody doesn’t like Liza praying, they can just keep walking right into the school.”

  • Posted: 09/12/2013
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NH High School Affirms Parent’s Freedom to Pray

Traditional marriage plea heads to Court | SCOTUS Blog

Elane Photography | Jim Campbell on Dead Reckoning TV

Mother Barred From Praying on Steps of New Hampshire School Now Praying Silently on Campus

Attorney: Schools have legal right to permit Bible distribution | One News Now

Freedom ‘Of’ Not Freedom ‘From’ | Bradley Abramson at Townhall

Praying mother back at N.H. school, praying silently | Boston Globe (AP)

“Same-Sex Marriage Ruling May Polarize the Marriage Equality Debate” | Jurist

America’s Christian Slaves

Federal judge in Colorado rules against ObamaCare’s HHS mandate

Praying mom back at NH school, praying silently

Mother now praying silently on Concord High campus | Concord Monitor

NAACP President Resigns, Turned Civil Rights Org Into Pro-Abortion Group

Freedom From Religion Foundation Demands Financial Transparency From Churches | Peter J. Reilly at Forbes

Planned Parenthood’s Adoption “Gag Rule” | Casey Mattox

    Casey Mattox at Bell Towers: Concerned about the prospect of taxpayer funded counselors steering women toward abortion, the Reagan Administration issued what its critics called a “gag rule,” prohibiting options counselors under Title X from referring women for abortions. Planned Parenthood and others challenged the rule, claiming that it prevented women from receiving full and unbiased information about all of their options. Although the Supreme Court upheld it in Rust v. Sullivan, the “gag rule” was one of the first to be repealed when President Clinton took office. However, it appears that a “gag rule” has reemerged – as Planned Parenthood works to steer women toward the one option that is financially beneficial to Planned Parenthood, abortion. [Cross posted at LifeNews]

  • Posted: 09/09/2013
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California Bill Targeting Boy Scouts Threatens Religious Freedom | Acton Institute

Campus displays obvious viewpoint discrimination | One News Now

Obama Admin Stopped From Forcing Senior Citizen Homes to Obey HHS Mandate

Constitutional rights win out in gospel sharing incident | One News Now

Why the term “fertilized eggs” should never be used by real people | Kristi Burton Brown at LifeSiteNews

    Kristi Burton Brown at LifeSiteNews: There really would be little problem if people who used the term “fertilized egg” also went on to explain that a so-called “fertilized egg” is “the beginning of a human being.” Or that, through fertilization, “a new, genetically distinct human organism is thereby formed.” See, there’s a very big difference between an egg, a sperm, and the new, unique, separate human being formed through the combination of an egg and a sperm. By themselves, an egg and a sperm only have potential to become a new life. But they are not new life in and of themselves. However, once they combine, it’s a different story, and our words and descriptions ought to reflect this . . . Kristi Burton Brown is a pro-life attorney, volunteering for Life Legal Defense Foundation and also as an allied attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom

  • Posted: 09/06/2013
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California Bill Targeting Boy Scouts Illustrates Threats to Religious Freedom

City Allows Pastor to Distribute Bibles at Harley-Davidson Festival | Christian Post

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

Planned Parenthood Distributed Abortion-Inducing Drugs Past FDA Approved Timeline, Says ADF | Christian Post

Pharmacy Board investigating Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire | One News Now

Jim Garlow, Alliance Defending Freedom to Launch New Daily Commentary

Pro-life student takes on Columbus State Community College’s speech restrictions | LifeSiteNews

Pastor Threatened With Arrest for Distributing Bibles at Festival Regains Rights From Police | Christian News

Planned Parenthood Distributed Abortion-Inducing Drugs Past FDA Approved Timeline, Says ADF | Christian Post

“Evangelical body supports politicking in the pulpit” | Christian Century

Hey AP: Where is religious left on religious liberty issues? | Patheos

    Terry Mattingly at Patheos: Truth is, the old coalitions that used to support religious liberty have been shattered —. . . The Louisiana Baptist Convention is advising congregations to rewrite their bylaws to state they only allow heterosexual marriage ceremonies, and the Alliance Defending Freedom, a religious liberty group that opposes same-sex marriage, is advising the same. But legal experts across a spectrum of views on gay rights say it can’t happen given strong First Amendment protections for what happens inside the sanctuary.

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Atheist Perplexed by the Pledge of Allegiance? | Christian Post

“Washington Florist Who Refused Gay Wedding Job Says She ‘Had To Take A Stand’” | Huffington Post