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Christian News: A Maryland district court has ruled in favor of a Washington, D.C.-based evangelist who filed a lawsuit against a Maryland county and its police department after being cited with criminal trespass for engaging in free speech activity on a public sidewalk.
Nathan Kellum at the Christian Post: These holdings didn’t help marriage but they didn’t destroy it either. Far more damaging than the rulings was the rhetoric (or put another way, the side commentary of the Court) implying that supporters of traditional marriage are driven by bigotry.
Nate Kellum at Christian Post: In Chicago’s Daley Plaza, wedged between – and in front of – the traditional nativity display and a giant menorah, there sits something new this year: an 8-foot-tall letter “A” lit up in red.
Nate Kellum at Christian Post: Should a clergy’s prayers be subject to censorship if given to solemnize a public meeting? A powerful atheist group, Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU), thinks so, and has convinced a federal appellate court to enforce this sort of oversight. But the question is now squarely before the U.S. Supreme Court, having heard oral arguments earlier this month.
Nate Kellum at the Christian Post: No longer able to differentiate between abortion and murder, our culture is seemingly at a crossroads. We can either openly sanction baby killing or condemn it. Having raised a generation of adults with abortion on demand, death has become an entrenched part of life. This should cause us as Christians to lament, but it should also prompt us to get busy
Citizen Link: “We are pleased that the appellate court recognizes the fundamental freedoms at stake for Johnson,” said Nate Kellum, chief counsel for the Center of Religious Expression, which is representing Johnson. “In a public place during an event open to the public, Johnson has every right to share his views and contribute to the marketplace of ideas — just like everyone else.”
“Court Defends Right to Hand Out Bibles at Gay Pride Festival; ‘Victory’ for Religious Liberty” | Christian Post
Christian Post (photo of Nate Kellum): “It’s a true victory” for religious liberty, Nate Kellum, chief counsel for the Center for Religious Expression (CRE), a nonprofit organization in Memphis, Tenn., dedicated entirely to the protection of religious speech, told The Christian Post on Monday. Lead counsel for the case, Kellum explained that Johnson “felt the need to preach the Gospel through handing out Bibles at his own cost.” . . .”That’s when Mr. Johnson initially contacted us,” Kellum recalled. At the time, Kellum was working with Alliance Defending Freedom, a nonprofit Christian organization dedicated to religious freedom. [more]
Nate Kellum at American Thinker: Suppressing convictions of Americans because they happen to be religious in nature is unconstitutional and just plain wrong. The censorship betrays our roots as a nation. For the liberty to believe and express one’s beliefs is a freedom to which countless men have fought and died. Perhaps Costner’s courageous speech will help remind us of who we are.
Rapid City Journal: The Center for Religious Expression, a Memphis, Tenn., based nonprofit, filed the lawsuit on Gavin’s behalf. The lawsuit names Acting President Duane Hrncir, Vice President of Student Affairs Patricia Mahon and Surbeck Center Director Stephanie Lindsley as defendants. The center’s chief counsel, Nate Kellum, said Gavin is not selling phones or credit cards and that being confined to a table infringes on his rights. “It is not conducive to his type of speech,” Kellum said. “They are classifying his speech as commercial speech, and it is not.”