‘God’ censored in 1st grader’s Veteran’s Day poem | Alliance Defending Freedom

Minnesota accused of paying for ineligible abortions

Lawsuit: Minn. improperly pays for abortions

“Minnesota Anti-Choice Activists File Frivolous Lawsuit Against Medicaid-Funded Abortions” | Robin Marty at RH Reality Check

How will SSM affect religious freedom? | Joel Oster on Faith Matters in Maine

Court Halts Mandate for Tyndale House Publishers | Tyndale House Publishing

College says students can’t sell ‘Christmas’ trees | Ed News linking to MyFoxBoston

Lawsuit: Minn. improperly pays for abortions | AP

Minnesota Exploiting Ruling to Force Taxpayer Funded Abortions | Life News

    LifeNews: “The critical taxpayer dollars of Minnesotans should not be used for medically unnecessary abortions, nor should such funding be used to take the lives of more African-American babies than other babies,” said lead counsel Chuck Shreffler, one of nearly 2,200 allied attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom. “The reporting statistics are unambiguous,” added Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden, who is co-counsel in the case. “The state is indisputably funding medically unnecessary abortions in violation of state law, and 40 percent of the abortions are being executed on African-Americans even though they make up only 5 percent of the state’s population. This lawsuit intends to stop this from continuing.”

  • Posted: 11/29/2012
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Four-D Ultrasounds Show Videos of Unborn Children | Steven H. Aden at American Thinker

Why the Battle for Family Must Go On | Alan Sears at Townhall

Commission sides with gay group against Hands On Originals | Lexington Herald-Leader

College Reverses “Christmas” Tree Ban | Todd Starnes, Fox News

College Wants Club to Change ‘Christmas’ to ‘Holiday’ for Tree Sale Fundraiser

College: Students Can’t Sell “Christmas” Trees | Todd Starnes, Fox News

Minn. men renew fight to preach at holiday event | First Amendment Center

San Francisco to 9th Circuit: We want to move quickly to issue same sex “marriage” licenses

Court clears path for health lawsuit; Bible publisher wins injunction

Assisted Suicide Not Legal in Montana Despite Media’s Claims | LifeNews

Secularists: ‘Merry Christmas Charlie Brown’ Violates Constitution | Todd Starnes at Fox News

Episode 7: Religious Liberty | Piero Tozzi on The Naked Constitution Podcast with Adam Freedman

Politicking From the Pulpit and the Tax Man: Thanks to IRS inaction, preachers aren’t sure what they can say about election matters. | WSJ

Bible publisher’s victory is reason for thanks | Matt Bowman at Washington Examiner

Federal Courts Split On Religious Liberty And Obamacare | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

Pastors challenge IRS rule with partisan talk | The Press Enterprise

Pastors Defy IRS Rule on Church and Politics

Range Of Recent Legal Victories Is Ample Cause For Thanksgiving | Alan Sears at the Alliance Defending Freedom Blog

At public meetings, fights over prayer drag on | San Francisco (AP)

Judge Grants Injunction Against HHS Mandate for Bible Publisher | Heritage Foundation

How US churches exploit tax exemption to promote faith-based politics | The Guardian

Pastors Challenge IRS Rule With Partisan Talk | NBC Bay Area

Attorney: Religious Freedom Trumps Redefinition Of Marriage

Video: Rev. Sirico Responds to Court Ruling on Tyndale House and Obamacare | The Blaze.tv at Acton Institute

Another Victory for Challengers of HHS Mandate | Ed Whelan at NRO

Conservative legal group advises Christian clerks on gay marriage licenses | Salon

“Free Speech on Campus” Events | Speak Up Movement Blog

Two Law Schools Limiting Meetings By Federalist Society | Jordan Lorence at Speak Up Movement

Irish Mother’s Death Tragic—Just Like Using it to Promote Abortion on Demand | Paul Coleman at Townhall

Atheist Group Sues IRS Over Church Involvement in Political Campaigns

Appeals court hears arguments over worship in NY public schools | Reuters

Judge grants HHS mandate injunction to Bible publisher | EWTN

ADF Offering ‘fresh Look’ In NYC Church Case | One News Now

Senator Blunt Applauds Ruling Against ObamaCare Health Care Mandate

Marriage, Direct Democracy and the Supreme Court | Jurist

“The Twilight Zone” and Romney in 1961 | Matt Bowman at Townhall

Fighting the good fight for religious freedom | NRL News Today

Atheist group sues IRS over churches endorsing politics | World

Judge allows religious company to reject Obamacare contraceptive coverage for time being | Washington Post (AP)

Case Surrounds Whether Tenn. Gov’t Can Define a ‘Ministry’

Bible Publisher Beats Obama Abortion-HHS Mandate in Court | Life News

The Problem with Speech Codes: The Video Version | Travis Barham at Speak Up Movement

How Churches Have Brought the IRS to Its Knees: If God plays politics, then God should pay taxes.

Top 10 reasons against Roe v. Wade | LiveAction News

    Rebecca Downs at Live Action News: Wednesday night, Students for Life of America’s group, Law Students for Life, and Harvard Right to Life held a debate, as part of the Law Students for Life tour. The debate was titled “Should Roe Survive Another 40 Years?” The event was broadcast live via USTREAM, and it is still up on the “Resources” section of the Law Students for Life website for those who are interested . . . Instead, the event first featured a presentation from Steve Aden, from Alliance Defending Freedom, followed by Professor Teresa Collett, of the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Now, I consider myself someone well-versed in the pro-life movement and the Roe v. Wade decision. However, there was much I learned from Aden’s carefully crafted presentation, which started off with the premise that Roe v. Wade is the single worst decision the Court has made and is a Supreme Court decision that the pro-choice side has never been able to get the other side to fully accept. The rest of his presentation involved the top-ten reasons to support his premise. The following portion of the article is my recounting of Aden’s reasons and explanations.

  • Posted: 11/16/2012
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Fighting for Religious Freedom: Archbishop Chaput Receives the Edwin Meese Award | First Things

    First Things: I don’t have any illusions about “earning” this award. Dante has a circle somewhere in The Inferno for people who believe their own good press. But I’m very glad to accept the Meese Award to serve the efforts of the Alliance Defending Freedom. The ADF does crucial work for religious liberty, and it’s never been more urgently needed than now. Ed Meese, Robert Bork, Chuck Colson, Robert George—all of these men whom the ADF has honored in the past are heroes to me. I’m grateful to be included in their company . . . The wind is the business of God. Success is the business of God. Our business is to fight the good fight. Philippians 4:6-7 says “Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Again: Our business is to fight the good fight. The Alliance Defending Freedom is vitally important in that work. That’s really why I’m here today—not to be honored, but to honor the ADF, its leaders and its staff, and to ask all of you to continue your generous support for its service.

  • Posted: 11/16/2012
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Atheist Group Sues IRS Over Church Endorsements | Tennessean

“Gays Can’t Force Christian Clerks to Issue Same-Sex Licenses” | Charisma News

Nevada Court Chooses Life | One News Now