House Committee passes resolution disapproving local act threatening religious freedom in the nation’s capital

Texas chef says feeding homeless in park is protected by state’s RFRA

Oklahoma legislature passes two bills protecting clergy, judges, and churches that object to same-sex marriage

    Religion Clause: The Oklahoma legislature this week gave final passage to HB 1007 (full text) protecting clergy and religious organizations that object to same-sex marriage. The bill provides that clergy shall not be required to solemnize marriages that violate their conscience or religious beliefs. Religious organizations shall not be required to provide religious-based services designed for engaged or married couples or couples where the services are directly related to solemnizing, celebrating, strengthening or promoting a marriage, such as religious counseling programs, courses, retreats and workshops, if doing so would violate the conscience or religious beliefs of an official of the organization. Clergy and officials of religious organizations are immunized from civil liability for refusing to solemnize or furnish services for such marriages.


  • Posted: 04/27/2015
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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Pastors descend on Texas Capitol to support bill protecting them from performing same-sex marriages

Small businesses split on religious freedom laws and marijuana, poll shows

Why every state needs a Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Michigan governor vows to veto religious freedom bill unless civil rights are protected

GA GOP district conventions support religious freedom bill

Senate passes legislation targeting sex trafficking after lengthy delay

Explainer: What you should know about the human trafficking bill

    Acton Institute: The recent human trafficking bill, officially known as theJustice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015, was originally introduced in in the Senate on January 2015 by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). The bill had 34 cosponsors in the Senate, 13 Democrats and 21 Republicans (Sen. Barbara Boxer initially signed on as a cosponsor but withdrew her support a day later.) However, after initially supporting the bill, Democrats launched a filibuster because of language in the bill related to abortion.


  • Posted: 04/23/2015
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  • Category: Sanctity of Life
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Local View: New laws needed for religious freedom

Committee votes to advance effort to overturn abortion ‘non-discrimination’ act

Colorado Senate panel passes unborn victims bill after mom’s baby cut out of her womb

“Protect Religious Freedom,” a Letter to the Editor

Anti-RFRA CEOs can’t be believed

Senate passes trafficking bill 99-0, ending long abortion fight

Student Privacy Act affirms rights of parents, children

Illinois bill to crack down on conscience, compel abortion referrals

House Republicans take issue with another D.C. law

California committee approves bill ordering pregnancy centers to promote gov’t abortion programs

Three reasons why North Carolina needs a religious freedom law

D.C. didn’t have to launch a culture war

Government involvement complicates balance between minority rights and religious freedom

Georgia senator vows to resurrect state religious freedom bill in 2016

Louisiana lawmakers debate religious freedom bill despite controversies

Louisiana Religious Freedom bill amendments proposed, then deferred

Texas shouldn’t retreat from religious freedom bill

North Carolina’s religious freedom bill hardly radical

California ‘bully bill’ latest attempt to deter life-affirming centers

Three reasons SOGI laws are being defeated

Can Americans have both same-sex marriage and religious liberty?

Meet the real abortion extremists

Democrats in Oregon of all places just torpedoed a bill to expand abortion

Oregon Democrats kill reproductive health bill because it included abortion provision

California pregnancy centers fight law forcing them to give abortion info

ADF satisfied with protections under Arkansas RFRA

Indiana fallout: Elderly lady assaulted over same-sex marriage

Hutchinson: No urgent need for anti-discrimination order

Persecuting believers doesn’t protect anyone’s civil rights

Indiana abandons religious freedom as Arkansas moves to protect it

Kansas becomes first state to ban ‘dismemberment abortion’

Colorado Senate kills bill to ban conversion therapy for minors

Interview with a Christian

Kansas limits abortion method, opening a new line of attack

Some Texas lawmakers oppose changing religious objection law

The writing’s on the wall for Christians

Conservatives to Apple, Inc.: Stand up for LGBT community, cease operations in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria

You will be made to worship their god

This is how religious liberty dies – the new rules of the secular left

Nevada pro-life parental notification bill may die without a hearing

RFRA and my wedding ring

Kansas becomes first state to enact groundbreaking dismemberment abortion ban

Indiana, same-sex marriage, and the liberal betrayal of American liberalism

Kirsten Powers: Same-sex marriage debate’s sore winners

Georgia Right to Life disappointed in lawmakers’ failure to pass religious liberty measure

KS Gov. Brownback signs first-in-nation dismemberment abortion ban

Surprise! Two major newspaper stories that seek to understand the religious freedom side in Indiana, Arkansas

Troubled by Indiana reaction, Christian leaders stress gravity of religious liberty

RFRA supporter Curt Smith, law firm sever ties

Ohio bill would ban abortion based on a fetal down syndrome diagnosis

Religious-liberty protections promote tolerance

The perils of political propaganda: Mass hysteria over Indiana

Answer us this, George Stephanopoulos

Tim Cook, mainstream media, and the LGBT brigade

After national outcry, Indiana GOP amends religious freedom law

Analysis: Religious freedom efforts backfire

Dispute over purpose of Indiana religious freedom law

Indiana flap just another skirmish

Arkansas, Indiana lawmakers OK changes to ‘religious freedom’ law

Penn Jillette clashes with conservative attorney over religious freedom laws: They’re ‘not being asked to engage in gay sex’