Parishioners meet with bishop over same-sex couple

Council defeats NDO by 6-5 count

Montana AG asks court to uphold marriage law

Arizona lawyer will speak on nondiscrimination ordinance Friday

Legal fight over same-sex marriage spreads to 29 states

Montana Supreme Court rules on Lutheran Church property dispute

Montana: Catholic coach fired for work at Planned Parenthood

Brennan seeks Montana Supreme Court seat

Judge says Montana can’t defend new abortion law

Montana Catholic school teacher fired over pregnancy pledges “legal action”

FFRF files 9th Circuit appeal over mountain Jesus statue

Supreme Court declines to hear Montana gun case

12 attorneys general to SCOTUS: 10th Amendment ‘turned on its head’

Planned Parenthood Tries to Keep Montana Parents in the Dark on Their Daughter’s Abortion

Take that, Scrooges: School choirs thumb noses at atheists | One News Now

Christmas Under Assault, but Faithful Fight Back | The New American

    The New American: The conservative legal advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) went to bat for the districts, noting that student choirs may not be barred from voluntarily performing at such religious-themed events. The ADF later sent a letter to the districts commending them for standing up to the atheist bullies. “Schools should not have to think twice about whether they can allow choirs to participate in community Christmas events,” said ADF attorney Rory Gray. “Courts have unanimously allowed students to sing Christmas carols at school. Nothing changes when they sing the same Christmas songs at a community festival instead. We commend the districts for rightly ignoring the baseless threats delivered by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Freedom From Religion Foundation.” ADF Senior Legal Counsel Jeremy Tedesco added that “a handful of misguided complaints and a misunderstanding of First Amendment law should not be allowed to harm students and deprive them of educational experiences that serve the community. We hope other school districts will follow Kalispell’s and Whitefish’s example and reject the religious discrimination these groups promote.”


  • Posted: 12/16/2013
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Christmas festival goes on despite atheists’ threats | Alliance Defending Freedom

Atheists Lose Battle to Silence Christmas Festival | Charisma News

    Charisma News: Schools should not have to think twice about whether they can allow choirs to participate in community Christmas events,” said Litigation Staff Counsel Rory Gray. “Courts have unanimously allowed students to sing Christmas carols at school. Nothing changes when they sing the same Christmas songs at a community festival instead. We commend the districts for rightly ignoring the baseless threats delivered by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Freedom From Religion Foundation.” . . . “A handful of misguided complaints and a misunderstanding of First Amendment law should not be allowed to harm students and deprive them of educational experiences that serve the community,” added Senior Legal Counsel Jeremy Tedesco. “We hope other school districts will follow Kalispell and Whitefish’s example and reject the religious discrimination these groups promote.”


  • Posted: 12/10/2013
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Butte, MT drafting gender identity ordinance

School choir to perform at Montana church despite calls from ACLU, atheist group to cancel show

MT: ACLU complains HS choirs to sing in church concert

“Montana’s Plan to Set Gender Quotas For State Legislature Could Be a Model For the Nation”

    PolicyMichttp://www.policymic.com/articles/73355/montana-s-plan-to-set-gender-quotas-for-state-legislature-could-be-a-model-for-the-nation: John Marshall of Hot Springs, Mont. wants more women in government. In fact, he wants 50% of his state legislature to be comprised of women, and submitted a constitutional amendment for the 2014 ballot that would require a 50-50 gender split in each house of Montana’s state legislature.Montana’s Plan to Set Gender Quotas For State Legislature Could Be a Model For the Nation


  • Posted: 11/18/2013
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Democratic Senate candidate has abortion record questioned

Montana GOP congressman announces US Senate bid

Montana Democrats Get Senate Candidate

Wisconsin Atheist group appeals decision on Montana Jesus statue

Planned Parenthood in 3 states to get $655,000 in ObamaCare taxpayer funds

ACLU amends complaint in Montana domestic partner challange

Court Gives Montana Jesus Statue its Blessing | Becket Fund

Judge: Jesus Statue Can Stay On Montana Mountain

DOJ Bans ‘Unwelcome Speech’ on Montana Campus — and Wants to go Nationwide | Kevin Theriot at Townhall

9th Circuit: MT ban on endorsements and expenditures for judicial candidates is unconstitutional, contributions ban still undecided

Montana Case Highlights Potential Abuse by Doctors on Assisting Suicide

Illegal Flirting? Feds Revisit ‘Sex Harassment’ | WND

Vermont Becomes Third State to Legalize Assisted Suicide

Benefits restored to Montana’s disabled children of faith | Alliance Defending Freedom

Planned Parenthood MT to sue state over parental consent bill

Max Baucus to retire from Senate

Montana Senate Defeats Assisted-Suicide Prohibition

Montana Gov. To Sign Bill Decriminalizing Sodomy

“Mont. lawmakers pass bill decriminalizing gay sex”

Montana House backs repeal of law criminalizing sodomy

Montana: Cebull set to retire May 3 as misconduct investigation concludes

The Ongoing Fight For Schoolchildren’s Religious Freedom | Alan Sears

Parents sue over state’s refusal to provide tuition assistance | HutchNews (AP)

Columbus parents sue over state tuition assistance | KFBB (AP)

Montana wrongly discriminating against disabled children of faith | Alliance Defending Freedom

Montana Physicians Back Bill to Affirm Assisted Suicide Not Legal

Montana Parental Notification Act Being Threatened

Butte native considered for federal judgeship – Sen. Baucus to recommend Brian Morris

Support HB 505 to Protect Montanans from Assisted Suicide

Major Push To Get Christians To Voting Booth: 12 states ID’d as key to restoring Judeo-Christian heritage

Montana: “Abortion foes aim to criminalize killing fetus” | San Francisco Chronicle

Montana Supreme Court: Hutterites must pay workers comp.

Report: $51 million spent on Montana senate race

    The Hill: Sen. Jon Tester was helped in his reelection bid by $10.2 million in spending from liberal outside groups, nearly twice as much as that spent by conservatives, according to a report from ProPublica. About $4.2 million of that was “dark money,” funds that come from organizations that are not required by law to disclose their donors.


  • Posted: 12/31/2012
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Signs and Wonders: Airbrushing Jesus out of Christmas, Chinese doomsdayers detained …

‘Concerned parents’ label elementary school’s holiday concert a form of bullying

The Carol of the Bullies | Alliance Defending Freedom

‘Joy to the World’ is not Bullying, Attorney Says | Todd Starnes at Fox News

Ad Hominem Attacks and Amateur Theology on Display in Montana Marriage Dissent

MT: “Chief Charlo Elementary parents to MCPS: Holiday program too religious”

MT Supreme Court thwarts attempt to eliminate marriage distinctions | Alliance Defending Freedom

Montana Supreme Court rejects same sex couple’s demand for marriage benefits

Helena council supports anti-discrimination rule

Group Has Standing To Sue Over Jesus Statue On Montana Forest Service Land

Montana legislator’s bill would require teaching intelligent design in public schools

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

Montana strips benefits from disabled preschooler | Alliance Defending Freedom

Republican Tim Fox wins race for Montana Attorney General