This bill would stop Obama administration from punishing people who stand up for marriage

Diocese quits social justice organization over participation in gay pride parade

The specter of the Bob Jones case

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signs controversial religious objection adoption bills

Hey New York Times: Is North Carolina law really about ‘curtailing same-sex unions,’ or is religious freedom the issue?

Lax policies leave churches open to lawsuits

States standing strong for liberty

North Carolina okays opt-out for officials who oppose same-sex marriage

N.C. legislature overrides veto, allows government employees to not do gay marriages

Lawmakers send faith-based adoption bills to governor

Congress urged to pass law protecting religious schools from punishment over marriage beliefs

‘Star Trek’ actor Patrick Stewart sides with Christian bakers in gay cake flap

Why redefining marriage is already an issue

GOP’s same-sex marriage trap

Three things you need to know about marriage and the Supreme Court this month

Schools seek protection for marriage views

Obama’s reformation: He urged–and then forced–a conversation about religion and democracy

    The Weekly Standard: Well, if a decade ago America lacked “serious debate” on how to reconcile faith with democracy (or, one might add, on how to reconcile democracy with faith), then Obama surely has spent the intervening years doing everything possible to force what he might call a “national conversation.” That conversation is not just about faith and democracy, but also about the non-democratic parts of our government, the administrative agencies promulgating new laws and the courts creating new civil rights, which in turn collide with religious freedom, raising questions our country is only beginning to grapple with.


  • Posted: 06/05/2015
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North Carolina Senate overrides Governor’s veto of same-sex wedding judicial opt-out bill

Religious freedom and the common good

Patrick Stewart backs bakery after ‘gay cake’ court battle

Marriage: democracy on trial

‘Discrimination:’ The conversation killer

Civil servants have rights, too. Government should respect them.

Emails raise questions of bias in case against bakers who denied service for same-sex wedding

Give the ‘bigot’ bomb a break

Rubio’s warning on faith wasn’t a gaffe

North Carolina governor to veto opt-out bill for officials opposing gay marriage

McCrory vetoes same-sex marriage opt out for magistrates

Religious groups waiting for action by De Blasio on use of empty schools

Case to Watch: Funeral home to cite Hobby Lobby ruling in transgender bias case

Christians ‘most persecuted religious group’

The Baptist alliance with Thomas Jefferson that secured religious liberty

Why RFRA? Because all Americans have rights of conscience

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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HHS guidance on insurance companies in violation of the HHS contraceptive mandate

7th Circuit denies Notre Dame preliminary injunction in its contraceptive mandate challenge

Conscience and cake

HB 707 was about freedom and tolerance

Court won’t exempt Notre Dame from birth control provision

Religious nonprofits lose second court case this week over Obamacare contraception mandate

Heads LGBTs win, tails Christians lose

Can we have religious liberty in modern America?

    The Federalist: The Supreme Court is soon to decide a case that could potentially impose same-sex marriage as a nationwide civil “right.” During one exchange in oral arguments in the case, Obama administration Solicitor General Donald Verrilli was asked by Justice Alito whether a religious school could lose its nonprofit status if it held that marriage is between one man and one woman. Here is the solicitor general’s response: “It’s certainly going to be an issue. I don’t deny that. I don’t deny that, Justice Alito. It is it is going to be an issue.”


  • Posted: 05/21/2015
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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Ashers ‘deeply disappointed’ after losing court case

Ashers owners speak out for first time about ruling

Media warns of damage to free speech after Ashers loss

Texas House passes pastor protection bill

Jindal on religious liberty order: ‘Don’t waste your time trying to bully me in Louisiana’

SPLC campaign would ‘ban help for gay people’

D.C. Circuit: Catholic Archbishop must facilitate provision of contraceptives and abortifacients

Louisiana Governor issues executive order protecting traditional marriage advocates

Appeals Court denies Notre Dame’s challenge to health law’s contraception mandate

Senate clears bill linking religious freedom, trade

Religious Objections Bill to get hearing

Christian-run bakery ‘unlawfully discriminated’ against gay man for refusing to make ‘gay cake’

(Not) supporting gay marriage at the cake counter: Lee v Ashers Bakery

Hearts, minds and cakes

Bobby Jindal stands against big business to protect religious liberty

La. Marriage and Conscience Act protects freedom of Louisianans

Ashers Bakery: Judgment handed down in ‘gay cake’ row

Jeb Bush takes tougher stance against same-sex marriage

Religious freedom bill sponser Rep. Mike Johnson: Superman for Louisiana’s religious right?

Evangelicals ask Cameron to focus on poverty and religious freedom

The effort to include non-discrimination language in the religious liberty bill takes shape

Oklahoma House OKs resolution to reaffirm religious freedom

Q+A: Talking to Jeb Bush about religious freedom at liberty

Marriage and dignity

Calif. Senate passes vaccination bill, SB 277

The “least of these” are the Christian baker, photographer, and florist