Bible publisher wins court battle over contraceptive mandate | Shreveport Times

Minnesota judge dismisses challenge to abortion funding | AP on

A Vote to Redefine Marriage is a Vote to Undermine the Dignity of Mothers and Fathers | Kellie Fiedorek at Townhall

Obama administration backs out of appeal over new contraceptive mandate | Minn Post

Tyndale wins again against abortion mandate | Michael Foust of BP on Christian Examiner

Another step in saga of Swedish home-schooling family | One News Now

‘Nervous’ administration retreats in Bible publisher lawsuit | One News Now

Obama Admin. Backs Off in Bible Publisher Suit Over Birth Control Mandate | Christian Post

Minn. judge dismisses challenge to abortion funding | In Forum

Obamacare case against Bible publisher dropped | Examiner

Court Kills Obamacare Lawsuit Against Bible Publisher

Supreme Court may hear upstate lawsuit over town board prayers

Obama administration backs out of appeal over new contraceptive mandate

Minn. judge dismisses abortion funding challenge | MPR (AP)

Minnesota: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit to Stop Taxpayer-Funded Abortions | LifeNews

What Country Am I Living In? | WorldNetDaily

    WorldNetDaily: While the Pentagon has backed off its threat to court-martial military personnel for “proselytizing,” the handwriting is so clearly on the wall. It took the filing of a Freedom of Information Act request by Alliance Defending Freedom for all Defense Department statements on the issue to force that action. “Members of our military should not be denied the very freedoms they fight to defend. Freedom of religion and speech are paramount among those freedoms,” said ADF Legal Counsel Joseph La Rue. “We appreciate the Pentagon’s clarification, but little or no evidence exists of coercive proselytization in the military, so we are still troubled over what motivated the original comments.

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Pentagon says military personnel can evangelize but not proselytize | Deseret News

Pentagon Changes Mind, Says Soldiers May Share Faith

    The New American: The outcry from chaplains and religious leaders over Weinstein’s rhetoric prompted the Defense Department to issue its updated statement backing down from implying that service members might be targeted for sharing their faith. According to Charisma News, the clarification came after the conservative legal advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking a clarification from the Defense Department on the issue. “Members of our military should not be denied the very freedoms they fight to defend,” explained ADF Legal Counsel Joseph La Rue. “Freedom of religion and speech are paramount among those freedoms.”

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Putting The Right Back Into Human Rights | Piero Tozzi at Turtle Bay and Beyond

Roger Wicker also promotes Christian court marshal conspiracy theory

Redefining Marriage Changes More Than You Think | Paul Coleman at Christian Post

Obama surrenders to Bible publisher in abortion fight | WND

Top U.S. court to decide whether to hear Greece prayer case | Democrat and Chronicle

Obama Admin Gives Up Forcing Bible Publisher to Obey HHS Mandate | Life News

Pro-Life Students Face Increasing Harassment on Campus | LifeNews

This Week’s Pro-life Victories In Mexico | Piero Tozzi at Turtle Bay and Beyond

Pentagon Debunks Reports Of Anti-Christian Policies | Huffington Post

Military surrenders in war on Christian evangelism

Pentagon: No crackdown on Christians for expressing faith | Christian Post

World Congress of Families VII (WCF Sydney 2013) Opens in Two Weeks — Latest Chapter in Forging an International Pro-Family Movement

Swedish court rejects homeschool family’s desperate appeal | LifeSiteNews

Do unborn babies have rights |

Pentagon Backtracks and Says U. S. Soldiers Can Share Their Faith

Minnesota judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to eliminate public funding for abortion care

Share Your Faith to Become an ‘Enemy of the Constitution?’ | Canada Free Press

U.S. soldiers are allowed to share their faith |

Arizona abortion issue heightens Medicaid standoff | AZ Republic

ADF challenges school’s ‘right to censor’ student speech | One News Now

Another appeal to Sweden re: home-schooling family | One News Now

Swedish Court Rejects Homeschool Family’s Desperate Appeal | HSLDA

Kill the Pain, Not the Patient | Catherine Glenn Foster at Townhall

Marriage: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers | Kellie Fiedoreck at Alliance Defending Freedom

Minnesota school says it has ‘every right to prohibit’ 6th graders’ pro-life speech

Christian Equality Under Attack by UN Chief | Ben Bull at Christian Post

Legal defense ministry CEO to speak | Alan Sears, president, CEO and general counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly Alliance Defense Fund), will speak at the “Breakfast of Champions: Leadership Lessons for Men” from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. May 3 at Green Acres Baptist Church . . . “What I’m going to do during my time with you is talk about some of the severe challenges that we face as Americans, as followers of Christ, and what the impact will be in shaping what tomorrow looks like in America,” Sears said in a release about the event. “But I’m also going to give you some really good news. I’m going to talk about some of the incredible victories that God has given in areas where no one thought a year or two, or five years ago, that it was possible to have any success.”

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“House approves gay marriage” | Cape Gazette

School facing lawsuit after banning student’s anti-abortion flyers | UPI

St. Paul dad sues school over anti-abortion fliers | Marshall Independent (AP)

Family sues St. Paul school over ban on student’s anti-abortion fliers | Duluth News Tribune

Seneca Hardwood Lumber Company and WLH Enterprises avoid birth control provision

School Claims Right To Censor Pro-life 6th-grader | WorldNetDaily

“Gay Marriage: Delaware and Rhode Island Inch Closer to Marriage Equality” | PolicyMic

St. Paul family sues Nova Classical Academy over anti-abortion fliers | Star Tribune

School Sued for Denying Pro-Life 6th Grade Student’s Free Speech | LifeNews

Carol Garlow, wife of Skyline Church pastor, dies at 62 | UTSanDiego

Suit Challenges School’s Ban On 6th Grader Handing Out Anti-Abortion Flyers | Religion Clause Blog

ADF Again Charges Planned Parenthood With Misuse Of Funds | Townhall Culture Digest

Utah school rescinds, revises anti-religious policies | One News Now

NC: Attorney joins Rowan’s defense on prayer issue

“Same-Sex Marriage: Delaware and Rhode Island Inch Closer to Marriage Equality” | PolicMic

EMU Student Government changes mind on exhibit | Eastern Echo

Higher-Education Groups Split Over Workplace-Retaliation Case at Supreme Court | Chronicle of Higher Education

“Delaware House moves forward on marriage equality” | Watermark Online

In Memoriam: Carol Garlow, Wife and Ministry Partner of Dr. Jim Garlow | NRB

    NRB: Our hearts join Jim’s and the tremendous number of others who are mourning the death of Carol Garlow,” commented Alliance Defending Freedom President, CEO, and General Counsel Alan Sears. “Her unwavering faith and perseverance was an example to many. She loved God, was a pillar of strength for her husband, and had an immense impact, including upon those of us who have worked closely with the Garlows in support of religious freedom. Our prayers are with Jim and the entire Garlow family.”

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Religion and politics 101: A Q&A with Rev. Steven Baines | MinnPost

    MinnPost: This past October, just a month before the election, the Alliance Defending Freedom, a very far-right religious organization in this country, prodded more than 1,500 clergy to stand up in their pulpit and directly oppose President Obama for re-election. We have filed many a complaint on the pastors to the IRS and we are a little frankly disappointed that so far we have not seen any action. MP: It’s interesting that you mentioned the Alliance. They were active here in the last two electoral cycles working to loosen our campaign finance and public disclosure laws in preparation for some of the issues on the Minnesota ballot. Is there a countervailing force?

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Family-owned lumber business wins injunction against HHS mandate | Life Site News

Opposition to Boy Scouts’ compromise on gays grows on both sides of issue | Wash. Times

Family-run Businesses Successfully Defend Faith Against ObamaCare Mandate | The New American

State House Approves Marriage Equality Bill 23 to 18 | WGMD 92.7