Senate right to pass Trade Promotion Authority bill with religious freedom amendment

    ADF International Executive Director Benjamin Bull “We commend Sen. James Lankford for leading a successful and historic effort to promote international religious freedom with the unanimous passage of his amendment to the Trade Promotion Authority bill. Should the House follow suit, the U.S., for the first time, will be required to evaluate religious freedom conditions in countries before entering into trade agreements with them. As Sen. Lankford said, ‘our greatest export is our American values,’ the bedrock principle that all people should be free to live and act according to their faith without being persecuted. When nations protect and cherish religious liberty, economies flourish and innovation increases. We applaud Sen. Lankford’s affirmation of the dignity of people of faith both here and around the world.”


  • Posted: 05/26/2015
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2nd Circuit rejects ‘Choose Life’ license plates

La. Marriage and Conscience Act protects freedom of Louisianans

RI revises health care plan after pro-life HIV+ man sues

House passes bill to protect unborn babies from pain

Hungarian court strongly rules against black market of aborted babies

ADF to court: City unjustly denied ad for Ind. women in need

Proposed Va. school policy violates children’s privacy, invites lawsuits

ADF Intl defends right to life of unborn before European Court

ADF comment on Supreme Court oral arguments in marriage cases

ADF to 6th Circuit: Ohio city’s zoning code should not punish Christian school

ADF asks Washington Supreme Court to review floral artist’s case

Calif. bill ensures churches, religious employers aren’t forced to pay for elective abortions

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Ky. court upholds freedom of printers not to print

NH pro-life group asks Supreme Court to stop HHS stonewalling protecting Planned Parenthood

Does the Constitution require states to recognize same-sex marriage?

Federal court in Tenn. upholds prayer before public meetings

Cardinal George leaves legacy championing religious freedom, marriage

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ADF sues IRS for covert deal against churches

ADF extinguishes Atlanta’s arguments in defense of discrimination against fire chief

ADF to Vt. court: Paying for abortions should not be prerequisite for health care

ADF: Scare tactics shouldn’t muzzle Mo. pastors on controversial issues

Colo. Civil Rights Commission issues inconsistent cake artist decisions

    Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel Jeremy Tedesco: “We commend the commission for reaching the right conclusion that these cake artists should not be forced to violate their conscience, but clearly the commission should have done the same for Jack Phillips. The commission found that these three cake artists have the freedom to decline creating unique cake creations because the artists found the requests offensive, but all Americans should be alarmed that the same commission determined that Jack doesn’t have that same freedom. Like the other bakers, Jack happily serves all people but declines to use his artistic talents to create cakes that violate his conscience. The commission’s inconsistent rulings mean that the owners of these three cake shops may run them according to their beliefs, while Jack cannot. He risks losing his life-long business altogether if he continues to run it consistent with his faith. Such blatant religious discrimination has no place in our society.”


  • Posted: 04/06/2015
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ADF, Alabama to US Supreme Court: Affirm the people’s liberty, uphold marriage laws

Proposed ‘fix’ to Indiana’s religious freedom law unjust, destructive

Arkansas governor signs bill protecting freedom from government coercion

Colo. cake artist exemplifies need for state laws protecting religious freedom

ADF to 3rd Circuit: US Supreme Court decision protects Geneva College from violating its beliefs

Federal audit: Planned Parenthood of North Texas overbilled taxpayers

NYC churches hope mayor keeps promise, rescinds worship service ban

ADF to full 5th Circuit: ‘Jesus Tattoo’ ad is protected free speech

Wash. floral artist’s home, savings still at risk after court judgment

ADF to 3rd Circuit: Pittsburgh censorship zones violate free speech

Atlanta’s desperate defense of discrimination still deficient

UPDATE: GAO report reveals massive taxpayer funding of Big Abortion

    ADF Litigation Counsel Catherine Glenn Foster: “The government should use the tax dollars of Americans responsibly, but this report confirms overwhelmingly that it has not. It’s bad enough that the government is funneling the hard-earned money of Americans to pay for elective abortions, contrary to what federal law is supposed to allow, but as ADF has reported annually to Congress, Planned Parenthood and other organizations have bilked taxpayers out of millions through waste, abuse, and potential fraud. That’s why Congress has been investigating Planned Parenthood, why some members of Congress have proposed additional legislation to help stop the funding stream, and why ADF will continue its fight in court against Planned Parenthood’s misuse of tax dollars in multiple lawsuits, including Thayer v. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland.”


  • Posted: 03/25/2015
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Illinois Supreme Court: non-parents cannot pretend to be parents to obtain custody of children

Congress to consider ‘veto’ of DC bills coercing organizations against their missions

Planned Parenthood bullied Calif. city into abortion agreement

Hercules defeats Obama admin. abortion-pill mandate

ADF Intl to UN: Forcing nurses to perform abortions violates intl law

ADF: Iowa high court should uphold ban on ‘webcam’ abortions

ADF to Ky. court: Uphold printers’ freedom to print or not print

ADF considering appeal of ruling that keeps Pittsburgh censorship zones in place

ADF comment on 8th Circuit, Alabama Supreme Court marriage decisions

Appeals court rejects former congressman’s lawsuit against pro-life group

ADF: ‘Jesus Tattoo’ ad is protected free speech

ADF to 8th Circuit: Allow Mo. to affirm marriage as one man, one woman

Floral artist responds to Wash. attorney general’s settlement offer

Wash. floral artist’s home, savings at risk of state seizure after court ruling

Fire chief sues city of Atlanta over unjust termination

New developments concerning fired Atlanta fire chief

ADF to Colo. appeals court: Stop illegal funding of abortion

European court vindicates Bulgarian woman unjustly arrested for private worship meetings

ADF attorneys may appeal ruling forcing Christian college to provide access to abortion pills

ADF to European Parliament: UK ‘three-parent embryo’ legislation illegal

Canadian Supreme Court opens very narrow door to doctor-prescribed death

ADF to Congress: DC must abandon bills coercing organizations against their missions

6th Circuit: faith-based groups can make employment decisions consistent with beliefs

Idaho committee soundly defeats bill riddled with constitutional, legal concerns

Canadian court upholds religious freedom of law students

ADF: U. of Wis. Hospitals shouldn’t let disabled patients starve

ADF joins panel discussion on vague tax laws muzzling nonprofits, churches

ADF to Supreme Court: NYC’s arguments to throw out churches fall short

Obama admin. agrees to pay $570K to Conestoga Wood Specialties’ attorneys

ADF to Supreme Court: Uphold free speech of students in US flag T-shirt case

US Supreme Court agrees to hear 6th Circuit marriage cases

Pa. porn shop’s effort to stifle free speech fails

City, mayor of Atlanta playing with constitutional fire

ADF to court: Mo. can’t arbitrarily choose which Christian pre-school qualifies for scrap tire program