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

“Gay-Pride Assignment Did Not Violate Students’ Rights, Tenn. College Finds” | Chronicle of Higher Education

“The Biggest Little Gay Rights Battle In Texas: An Ndo Timeline” | SA Current

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

Atheists Exempt From Reciting Pledge of Allegiance Still Seek to Stop it at Schools | Christian Post

Atheists Not Required to Recite Pledge Seek to Stop It Anyway | Charisma News

Churches appeal after crosses denied on public property | One News Now

‘Under God’ trial in state’s highest court Wednesday

Webcam abortions in Iowa banned by the Iowa Board of Medicine

    Townhall: Michael Norton, Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel, commends the Board for standing up and putting the safety of women over the profits of Planned Parenthood: Planned Parenthood and other abortionists should be accountable to basic health and medical standards. That at least includes a licensed professional personally meeting with women who are considering such a serious and potentially life-altering act. That’s why we commend the Iowa Board of Medicine for caring more about the health and safety of mothers than about the profits Planned Parenthood obtains through ‘webcam’ abortions. Chemical abortions pose serious health risks to women, so their care should not be taken lightly. No matter where people stand on abortion, all should be able to agree on that.


  • Posted: 09/03/2013
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Constitutional rights apply to 1% of campus | WorldNetDaily

Atheist “attack” actually helping churches fight IRS | U.S. Finance Post

Columbia State finds prejudice assignment did not discriminate | Citizen-Times (AP)

No City of Man Without the City of God | Alan Sears at Townhall

The ‘Human Rights’ Juggernaut: Does the First Amendment protect wedding ­photographers? | Weekly Standard

    Mark Hemingway at Weekly Standard: For one thing, it’s hard to argue that wedding photographers provide the same service to all customers, as is typical under public accommodation laws. “When you order public accommodation, you have to sell your hamburgers to everybody, you have to rent your hotel rooms to everybody. That’s just a uniform product being sold to everyone without discrimination,” Jordan Lorence, a lawyer for the Alliance Defending Freedom, the Christian legal group representing Elane Photography, told The Weekly Standard. “There are some commercial professions—like a videographer, a speechwriter, a website designer—where there’s no standard product. The product is inherently expressive. Then when you add to that a ceremony that’s expressing ideas, going to a wedding photographer and saying I want you to use your photojournalistic skills to tell the story of my event in the best way possible, you have this huge freedom of speech issue.” . . . Lorence’s use of the term “photojournalist” is also telling. Professional photojournalists sometimes moonlight as wedding photographers. It seems odd that First Amendment protections would apply to a person being paid to document events in some circumstances and not in others. “I think the New Mexico supreme court totally blew it, because they keep talking about photographers like they’re segregated lunch counters dispensing hamburgers,” said Lorence.


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US judge orders Christian photographers to shoot same sex ceremonies | Christian Concern

King’s Dream of Liberty | Alan Sears at NRO

Remember When Conscience Was Cool? | Kellie Fiedorek at NRO

IRS takes hits from both sides of pulpit politicking debate | Deseret News

Ban on Display of Crosses at Indiana City’s Riverfront Property Contested By Church | Christian Post

College Student Suing for Freedom of Speech | Free Beacon

Pinterest and abortion: The top “abortion” search results | Live Action News

Freedom: Another Casualty of the Gay Agenda | Frank Turek at Christian Post

Are Churches at Risk from Redefined Marriage? | Erik Stanley at NRO

Defending Religious Liberty | Bill Becker on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk Radio

Religious compromise as “the price of citizenship” | Patheos

Teacher returns amid college inquiry | The Daily Herald

“No atheists in foxholes” article by chaplain re-posted on Air Force website | Northern Colorado Gazette

US photographer must shoot lesbian ceremony, says judge | Christian Institute

Ohio College Sued for Subjecting Pro-Life Students to “Free Speech Zones” | Life News

Legal-Courts Atheist group gets green light to sue IRS over ‘politicking’ churches | One News Now

Oklahoma Supreme Court asked to clarify ‘undue burden’ about abortion drug | One News Now

Reformers want Congress to end ban on pulpit politicking | RNS at District Chronicles

Pro-lifers rally outside ‘House of Horrors’ clinic, demand release of Gosnell victims’ bodies | LifeSiteNews

“Court: Christian photographers cannot refuse gay ceremonies” | Catholic News Agency

NM High Court Rules Against Christian Photography Shop | MO FPC

“Christians Must Compromise Faith To Accommodate Others” Says NM Supreme Court

W.Va., Colo. abortion lawsuits very similar | WV Gazette

Alamo city battleground | World Magazine

Demonstrators Demand Babies in Gosnell Case Are Buried | NBC Philadelphia Video

A bad picture in New Mexico: State supreme court tramples Christian beliefs | Washington Times Editorial

Florida school board, asked to halt prayers, awaits Supreme Court decision

Unclean Hands: Evidence of Planned Parenthood’s Misconduct Continues to Mount | Charlotte Hays at NC Register

Atheists, government square off over clergy tax break | The Journal News

“Divide heats up over religions, gay marriage” | seMissourian.com (AP)

Abortion foes seek fetuses from seedy Pa. clinic | GOlackawanna (AP)

My Turn: Here’s our thinking on prayer at the high school | Christine Wrath at Concord Monitor

Winnowing Down Religious Liberty | John Fund at NRO

Medical Examiner May Not Bury Bodies of Babies Gosnell Killed for 10 Years | LifeNews

Major tests on religion shaping up | Lyle Denniston at SCOTUS Blog

Rally demands burial for ‘Gosnell babies’ | Tom Avril at Philadelphia Inquirer

A battle to bury remains of the ‘Gosnell babies’ | Joseph A. Slobodzian at Philadelphia Inquirer

“Christian Businesses Targeted Over Refusal to Serve Gay Weddings” | The New American”

New Mexico Court Forces Couple to Go Against Religious Beliefs

N.M. court reflects culture’s ‘seismic shift’ to sexuality-based ‘state-established religion’ | Baptist Press

Christian photogs must compromise beliefs | BRnow.org