Spirit of Freedom Women to host guest speaker Ryan Johnson Friday, January 17 | FortBendStar.com

    FortBendStar.com: Guest speaker, Ryan Johnson, serves as an ambassador for Alliance Defending Freedom ministry. Alliance Defending Freedom is a servant ministry building an alliance to keep 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. Recognizing the need for a strong, coordinated legal defense against growing attacks on religious freedom, more than 30 prominent Christian leaders launched Alliance Defending Freedom in 1994. Over the past 18 years, this unique legal ministry has brought together thousands of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations that work tirelessly to advocate for the right of people to freely live out their faith in America and around the world.

  • Posted: 01/09/2014
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Christian baker files religious freedom appeal in marriage ruling | Patheos (CNA)

Christian Bakers File Appeal in Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case | Charisma News

Utah case has no bearing on Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage, Tulsa County says | NewsOK.com

10 Nation-Shaping Victories of 2013 | Alliance Defending Freedom at Charisma

State ‘imposing’ its ‘gay’ beliefs on cake artist | World Net Daily

Romeike Family Asylum: New Brief Filed In US Supreme Court Case | Inquisitr

Cake Shop Owner Files Appeal After Judge Rules He Must Sell Wedding Cakes for Same-Sex Ceremonies | Christian Post

“Colo. Cake Maker Appeals Order To Serve Gays” | AP

Opinions vary on impact of Supreme Court decision to put stay on same-sex marriages in Utah | Los Angeles Daily News

Colorado Baker Jack Phillips Threatened with Jail for Not Baking Cakes for Same-sex Weddings | Virtue Online

    Virtue Online: Phillips’s lead lawyer is Nicolle Martin, who is representing him pro bono as part of the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a network of over 2,000 Christian attorneys nationwide who defend people in their local communities when their religious liberties are violated . . . According to Phillip’s lawyer, Nicolle Martin, “American citizens should not have to live in fear of a prison sentence merely for disagreeing with the government’s opinion. All Americans should remain free to honor God in our lives and in our work. The government has no business threatening Americans with jail time for simply exercising their constitutionally-protected freedoms of religion and speech. Every American, whatever you think about this issue, should fear a government that ignores the First Amendment in order to exercise this kind of power over its citizens.”

  • Posted: 01/07/2014
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Planned Parenthood to make sex-ed presentation to Tempe HS district | AZFamily.com

Planned Parenthood Arizona Wants to Push Abortion, Sex Ed on Kids | Life News

The battle to keep Planned Parenthood out of Tempe, Arizona schools | LiveActionNews

Obama attorneys getting thumped in courts over HHS mandate | One News Now

Cake Artists Are Citizens, Not Government Servants | Caffeinated Thoughts

“Christian group defends shop owner who refused to make cake for gay wedding” | Irish Examiner

Sex Education Meeting | ABC15

Obama Admin Told Catholic Nuns They Must Offer Free Abortion Drugs | Matthew S. Bowman at LifeNews

Veteran hospital’s ban on Christmas carols draws criticism | CNA/EWTN

In the Spirit: Where was all the support for clergy when lawsuit was filed? | Wisconsin State Journal

Uphold Law Protecting Post-Abortive Women, Pro-Life Lawyers Urge | Charisma News

Numerous lawsuits vs. ObamaCare – who will emerge victorious? | One News Now

Let school kids sing Christmas carols | Lohud.com (Gannett)

Pro-life ministry has reached almost 100 clinic workers | One News Now

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor issues injunction against HHS mandate for Catholic nuns | LifeSiteNews

VA hospitals nix Christmas to ‘protect’ veterans | World Magazine

12 songs approved by Uncle Sam: VA blasted for censoring Christmas music | One News Now

Obama Admin Lost 88% of its Battles to Force Companies to Obey the HHS Mandate | LifeNews

Legal group demands Augusta VA welcome all caroling | Augusta Chronicle

BP’s most-read stories of 2013 | Baptist Press

Nonprofit Gets a Break on Discovery Dispute Costs | Courthouse News Service

Federal Judge Grants Injunction In Oklahoma Universities’ Health Care Lawsuit | Newson6.com

2013 Favs: The War on Girls: Sterilize Your Teen-Aged Daughter for Free (and without your consent) | Patheos

Pro-life 2013: Year in Review | One News Now

Group demands religious carols be allowed at Augusta VA hospital | Atlanta Business Chronicle

Group asks VA medical center to lift ban on religious Christmas carols in public areas | Fox 19

Biola University, Grace Seminary Granted Exemption From Obamacare Abortion Pill Mandate | Christian Post

Sunday event reminds students of their religious freedom | One News Now

Utah Federal Judge Takes Wrecking Ball to Marriage Laws | MO FPC

Benton: Investigate Planned Parenthood | The Columbian

To comply with non-discrimination laws, the government is “forcing people in business to make wedding cakes” for anyone. | Politifact

The clash between homosexuality and religion isn’t over | MyNorthwest.com

Religious Believers Face Discrimination for Marriage Views | NC Register

New Mexico County Clerks Resign After State Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ | ChristianNews.net

Lawmakers get legal help with NC marriage case | Greesboro News & Record (AP)

The Truth Will Set Us Free | Redding.com

Biola University, Grace Seminary Granted Exemption From Obamacare Abortion Pill Mandate | ChristianNews.net (includes video)

Legal Group Fights Swiss Lawsuit Promoting Euthanasia | NC Register

Ducking the real issues: A&E misfires in aiming at the First Amendment | Doug Napier at Washington Times

4 Christian universities get injunction in Affordable Care Act lawsuit | Med City News

Merry Christmas to all | Orlando Sun Sentinel

Judge: Pa. school can exclude some birth control | Philly.com (AP)

Christmas censors aren’t taking the holiday off | Jordan Lorence at Washington Examiner

A&E un-“happy, happy, happy” with free speech | Doug Napier at Patheos

ADF: State should not be coerced to kill you | One News Now

Trial date set for Amish in building permit case | Leader Telegram

Pro-abortion Congresswoman introduces resolution urging states to ban sexual orientation therapy | Life Site News

Atheist threats to Christian program unconstitutional | One News Now

Judge dismisses suit against Hawaii churches | The Garden Island

“Gay marriage now legal in New Mexico” | Cindy Carcamo at LA Times

    Cindy Carcamo at LA Times: Jim Campbell, an attorney who represented former state lawmakers who filed a brief asking the court to reject same-sex marriage, criticized the ruling. “The government’s purpose for recognizing marriage is to bring together one man and one woman as husband and wife to be a father and a mother to any children their union produces,” said Campbell, who is legal counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, which opposes gay marriage. “The New Mexico Supreme Court ignored that time-tested understanding of marriage and replaced it with the recently conceived notion that marriage means special government recognition for close relationships.”

  • Posted: 12/20/2013
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Suspension of ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson a Threat to Free Marketplace of Ideas? | Christian Post

Duck Dynasty fans rally after Phil suspended by A&E | Baptist Standard

Reaction builds over Robertson’s suspension from ‘Duck Dynasty’ | TheNewsStar.com (Gannett)

New Mexico Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage | Citizen Link

Christendom College Alumna Says HHS Mandate Exemption Line Is Long | Cardinal Newman Society Catholic Ed. Daily

A&E Ducks From Protecting Its Dynasty Star’s Free Speech | Austin R. Nimocks