Alliance Defending Freedom: It’s days away: The Supreme Court’s marriage decision is expected to come down on June 29.
The Associated Press: Keeton’s lawsuit was brought by the Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian advocacy group that that presses faith-based cases in court nationwide. It argues that the First Amendment protects Keeton’s rights to share her beliefs about gays with others.
ADF attorney Joel Oster appeared on the radio on Friday to discuss this: City manufactures restrictive zoning district specifically to stop growth of Minn. church. | Hugh Hewitt Show, MP3 8:17 mins | Janet Mefferd, MP3 audio 18:22 mins.
ADF attorney David French appeared on the Mike Gallagher Show to discuss this: Insult to injury: WVU-Parkersburg cuts all student speakers at graduation after students’ plea to reinstate prayers. | MP3 audio 7:17 mins
Joe Infranco on AFR Focal Point: Homeschooler ordered to public school to avoid religious upbringing
ADF attorney Daniel Blomberg and Grahm Zelinksi, Communications Director of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, appeared with Mark Halvorsen on WWIB (Wisconsin) to discuss the repeal. | MP3 audio 21:17 mins
ADF attorney Bradley Abramson appeared on WCHE with Mike Raffaele (Chester Co., PA). MP3 audio 8:03 minutes. | ADF attorney Matt Sharp appeared on WFLA (Orlando, Fla.). MP3 audio 11:36 mins | ADF attorney David Cortman appeared on the Zeb Bell Show (Idaho). MP3 audio 13:34 | David Cortman also appeared on the Hugh Hewitt Show (National). MP3 audio 5:27 mins
Joel Oster on The Georgene Rice Show: Christian woman allowed to seek female Christian roommate…for now
ADF Attorney Joel Oster appeared on The Georgene Rice Show to discuss this: Christian woman allowed to seek female Christian roommate…for now | MP3 audio runs 8:59 mins
Matt Bowman on “In the Market” with Janet Parshall: Parents stopped from forcing Texas teen to have abortion
ADF Attorney Matt Bowman appeared on In the Market with Janet Parshall to discuss this: Parents stopped from forcing Texas teen to have abortion | MP3 audio runs 9:01 mins
ADF attorney Joel Oster and Nancy Hanes of the Fair Housing Ctr. of W. Michigan on the Frank Beckman Show: Civil rights violation for seeking Christian roommate?
ADF attorney Joel Oster and Nancy Hanes with the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan appeared on the Frank Beckmann Show to discuss this: Mich. woman accused of civil rights violation for seeking Christian roommate at church. | MP3 audio 17:29 mins
ADF attorney Joe Infranco appeared on Relevant Radio to discuss this: Calif. school district threatens to terminate principal for endorsing prayer breakfast | MP3 audio 19:06 mins | Joe also appeared on AFR Focal Point with Bryan Fischer to discuss the same case. | MP3 audio 9:58 mins
ADF attorney Daniel Blomberg on the Janet Mefferd Show to discuss this: ADF: Voter-approved Act 1 adoption, foster care law should be upheld | MP3 audio 19:17 mins
ADF attorney Matt Bowman appeared on the Mike Gallagher Show to discuss the issue. | MP3 audio 4:21 mins | Related LifeNews report: Fort Hood Shooter Faces More Charges, None for Killing Pregnant Soldier’s Baby
Joe Infranco on the Hugh Hewitt Show: Cal. school district threatens principal for endorsing prayer breakfast
ADF attorney Joe Infranco appeared on the Hugh Hewitt Show to discuss this: Calif. school district threatens to terminate principal for endorsing prayer breakfast. | MP3 Audio 5:39 mins
Jeremy Tedesco on the Zeb Bell Show: 2nd Circuit victory in Vermont John 3:16 license plate litigation
ADF attorney Jeremy Tedesco on the Zeb Bell Show to discuss the recent 2nd Circuit victory in the Vermont John 3:16 license plate litigation. | MP3 audio 13:41 mins
Daniel Blomberg on the Mike Gallagher Show: Battling the ACLU in defense of Arkansas’ measure which restricts adoptions by co-habiting couples
David Cortman: Should the ACLU have a right to make a federal case out of your decision to tithe to your church?
ADF Attorney David Cortman writing at Speak Up Movement / Church: “There are several issues involved in the Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v Winn case that is before the U.S. Supreme Court. One of them that is being argued by ADF is whether the ACLU’s taxpaying plaintiffs have any right to even challenge the program. We think not.”
ADF attorney David Cortman appeared on the Hugh Hewitt Show to discuss Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn which is pending at the U.S. Supreme Court. | MP3 audio 7:42 mins | ADF Media Information Page | Great Hearts Academies | SCOTUS Wiki information page, decisions, and court filings | DONATE: www.adfonhugh.org
ADF Doug Napier appeared on the Janet Mefferd Show to discuss ADF efforts to counter the ACLU fundraising machine. | MP3 audio 18:50 mins | Related: ACLU announces historic fundraising success | ADFonJanet.org
Doug Napier on the Mike Gallagher Show: Campus freedom; ACLU raises $400M; ADF University Matching grant
ADF attorney Doug Napier appeared on the Mike Gallagher Show to discuss campus freedom, the ACLU’s $400 million fundraising campaign, and ADF’s University matching grant. | MP3 audio 7:43 mins | Related: ACLU announces historic fundraising success | ADFonMike.org
Matt Bowman appeared on KFUO with Roland Lettner: Who is human? Who benefits from defining life down?
ADF Attorney Erik Stanley writing at Speak Up Movement / Church: “Imagine my surprise . . . when I see trumpeted on the ACLU’s website the fact that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued an official proclamation stating that September 15 is ‘ACLU Day.’ And then, I see the news that the ACLU just wrapped up its five year fundraising campaign where it hauled in a whopping $407 million dollars! That’s a lot of money to fund a radical organization like the ACLU that stands against traditional marriage and for unrestricted abortions . . . So church, the question is posed to us – what are we going to do about this? How are we going to counter the ACLU’s massive war chest? Are we to sit back and allow the forces of the ACLU to implement their vision for America unchecked?”
CBN News (video): “Steven Aden, senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defense Fund, discussed the immediate impact of the ruling and more on the Friday, September 10 edition of CBN Newschannel’s Morning program.”
Matt Bowman on the Zeb Bell Show: Is American society in danger of viewing human life purely in utilitarian terms?
ADF attorney Matt Bowman appeared on the Zeb Bell Show to discuss the problem of government funding of embryonic stem cell research. | MP3 audio 12:46 mins | ADF Media information on the Sherley v. Sebelius ruling.
On Fox News with Glenn Beck, “David Barton, Founder and President of WallBuilders, explains why the IRS is not pursuing pastors who defiantly preach from the pulpit in manner that is claimed to risk the church’s tax exempt status.”
Daniel Blomberg on KFUO with Roland Lettner: Religious Freedom and the Proposition 8 Marriage Ruling
ADF attorney Austin R. Nimocks appeared on Point of View Radio to answer the question. | MP3 18:34 mins| Austin R. Nimocks’ article at Human Events: Federal Court Declares Most Americans A Bunch of Bigots.
ADF attorney Daniel Blomberg appeared on the Rob Schilling Show to discuss the Cal. marriage litigation. | MP3 10:08 mins | Among others, the broadcast includes discussion of the following recurring questions. 1. Should the state get out of the marriage business? 2. A recent study showed that homosexual parents do just as well as biological parents. How do you respond? 3. It doesn’t matter if the majority opposes marriage redefinition. If it violates the Constitution, the judge can overrule the vote? How do you respond?
NPR: “Melissa Block talks to NPR’s Richard Gonzales, who is in San Francisco . . . Mr. [DOUGLAS NAPIER] (Senior Legal Counsel, Alliance Defense Fund): ‘For him to say, well, I’m going to go ahead and let you run to the courthouse and get married, knowing that this – my decision may likely, or possibly, be reversed leaves a lot of uncertainty, and it’s not necessary to do that. Let’s settle the law first. Let’s settle this issue, and then once all the dust settles on everyone’s decisions and we know what the final result is, then we can act.’” | Audio at link.
Daniel Blomberg on the Jody Hice Show: Update on efforts to normalize homosexual behavior in the military
Gary McCaleb: “Federalist No. 76 – The Appointing Power of the Executive, From the New York Packet (Hamilton)”
ADF attorney Gary McCaleb is a guest blogger at the Constituting America Blog: “Federalist No. 76 recognizes that every government needs a stable of civil servants, who in turn must be secured for service with reasonable dispatch and with some assurance of quality. The paper plays off a consistent theme of our founding era—to balance each grant of authority (and concomitant power) with some restraint on the authority. In a nutshell, Hamilton takes the familiar balancing of powers among the executive, judicial, and legislative branches down a notch as he considers how to expeditiously staff the government with high quality persons, while restraining the appointment power lest it be used by the President to untoward ends. ”
ADF attorney Jordan Lorence appeared on All Sides with Ann Fisher to discuss the Proposition 8 ruling. | MP3 14:24 mins
Austin R. Nimocks on the Vicki McKenna Show – MP3 16:39 mins | Austin with Kitty O’Neal on KFBK – MP3 5:21 mins | Austin on the Dave Ross Show – MP3 7:30 mins | Jim Campbell on the Janet Mefferd Show – MP3 18:15 mins | Doug Napier on AFR Focal Point with Bryan Fischer – MP3 21:55 mins | Jim Campbell with Chris Daniels on KMJ – MP3 14:54 | Austin with Pat Morrison on KPCC Southern Cal. Public Radio. Austin responds to the question of why this is different than race. MP3 4:35 mins.
Douglas Napier on the Mike Gallagher Show to discuss the the case involving Dr. Kenneth Howell. | MP3 7:21 mins | ADF resource page: Fired U of I professor vindicated, will again be allowed to teach Catholicism class
Jim Campbell on AFR Focal Point just before the ruling was handed down. MP3 9:21 mins | Jordan Lorence on the Janet Mefferd Show just before the ruling was handed down. Jordan indicated he was not on pins and needles before yesterday’s ruling, because the Judge had tipped his hand well in advance of yesterday’s ruling. MP3 18:39 mins | Daniel Blomberg on KQED Northern California Public Radio after the ruling was handed down. Daniel responds to several of the judge’s contentions in his ruling. MP3 6:27 mins | Doug Napier with Tim Conway, Jr. on KFI 640 am. Its of the judge by the judge and for the judge. The ruling has no basis in law or history. MP3 6:18 mins | Austin R. Nimocks with Bret Burkhart & Chris Brecher-KGO 810AM SF. Why is the ruling dangerous? According to the judge, we are all irrational bigots now. MP3 3:47 min
AolNews.: “‘The university has told Jennifer Keeton that if she doesn’t change her beliefs, she can’t stay in the program,’ [David French], senior counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, told FoxNews.com. ‘She won’t even have a chance to counsel any students; she won’t have a chance to get a counseling degree; she’ll be expelled.’”
Jordan Lorence on the Zeb Bell Show: State sponsored “therapeutic” thought reform for your own “good” – the Jennifer Keeton Case
ADF attorney Jordan Lorence appeared on the Zeb Bell Show to discuss this: Augusta State Univ. to counseling student: change your beliefs or get out. |
David French on the radio: The case of the Augusta State student who refuses to abandon her beliefs on homosexual conduct
ADF attorney David French appeared in several radio programs to discuss several cases including the Jennifer Keeton case reported in this ADF press release: ADF attorneys file suit after university officials require counseling student to abandon her beliefs to get a degree. | Point of View Radio – MP3 9:50 mins | Don Kroah Show on WAVA Radio – MP3 11:25 mins | Showgram with Jim Richards – MP3 13:10 mins | Victoria Taft Show KPAM 860 – MP3 16:57 mins
ADF attorney Nate Kellum appeared on In the Market with Janet Parshall to discuss this: Police say prayer illegal on U.S. Supreme Court grounds. | MP3 20:04 mins
ADF attorney David French appeared in several media outlets to discuss this: Augusta State Univ. to counseling student: change your beliefs or get out. | Frank Pastore Show - MP3 26:04 mins | AFR Focal Point with Bryan Fischer – MP3 24:02 mins | Video NBC 26 – MP4 2:36 mins
LifeSiteNews: “A University of Illinois professor fired for explaining the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality has gathered several thousands of students, alumni, and others – including the head of the the University’s atheist club – demanding that the Catholic professor be reinstated. … The administrators of a Facebook group supporting Dr. Howell have started a fan page to handle the influx of supporters after the group, now over 5,600 members, became difficult to administer.”
The New American: “The potential implications of a change from ‘religious freedom’ to ‘freedom of worship’ may have already begun to play out on the very grounds of the U.S. Supreme Court. In May 5, a school teacher of Arizona, Maureen Rigo, traveled with students to the Supreme Court and, according to press reports and a letter of complaint filed with the Court, found that their religious liberties did not extend to prayer on the grounds of the court. … The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) . . . has gotten involved in Rigo’s case, sending a letter to officials of the Supreme Court.”
Austin R. Nimocks on the Zeb Bell Show: Normalization of homosexual behavior in the military, chaplains, and religious freedom
ADF attorney Austin R. Nimocks appeared on the Zeb Bell Show to discuss normalization of homosexual behavior in the military, chaplains, and religious freedom | MP3 10:55 mins | related ADF Media Information page
Jordan Lorence on the Catholic Connection: Update on the case of Prof. Ken Howell at the U. of Illinois
ADF attorney Jordan Lorence appeared on Catholic Connection at Ave Maria Radio with Teresa Tomeo to discuss this: Ill. prof. fired for teaching about Catholic beliefs in class on Catholicism. | MP3 13:28 mins
ADF attorney Matt Bowman appeared on the Georgene Rice Show to discuss this: Patients’ health, pharmacists’ conscience protected in Wash., court agrees to halt trial. | MP3 11 mins
Jordan Lorence on the Drew Mariani Show: Ill. Prof. fired for teaching Catholic position against homosexual behavior
Chuck Colson writes at Crosswalk (Breakpoint): “As you know, I am devoting my remaining years of ministry to equipping Christians to live out, defend, and apply their faith—their Christian worldview—in all areas of life. And that’s why I am deeply committed to movements—like-minded Christian organizations working together. So I purposely try to highlight the work of other organizations that are making a difference—helping Christians impact and shape culture. One of those organizations is the Alliance Defense Fund, which is on the front lines and in the court rooms, defending religious freedom. I recently received an email from Alan Sears, ADF’s president, pointing out some superb resources ADF has created on one of the most recent threats to religious liberty: the impending repeal of the military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy.”
ADF attorney Doug Napier appeared on the Mike Gallagher Show to discuss the case of the Catholic professor terminated for teaching Catholicism in Catholicism class. They also discuss this case: NY high school cancels Christian club, lets 60 others remain. | MP3 9:35 mins
Rapid City Journal: “A disagreement over when church property becomes tax exempt has led to a $17,000 property tax dispute between the former First Evangelical Free Church of Rapid City and the Pennington County Equalization Department. First E Free Church, which now goes by the name Parkview Evangelical Free Church, has filed an appeal in Seventh Circuit Court of its 2009 property tax bill. And the Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian legal fund, has taken on the case as an example of religious persecution through tax policy. The church and its defense fund-allied lawyer, Stephen Wesolick of Rapid City, said the county commission was wrong when it denied the church’s property tax abatement request on June 1. . . . ”
Austin News KXAN.com: “Burnet County Commissioners voted in favor of changing a Marble Falls Public Library policy this afternoon that states, ‘Meetings in which a religious worship service are held are not permitted,” after the Alliance Defense Fund , a non-profit Christian organization, charged it was religiously discriminatory. The library is among 151 government entities who received a written letter from the ADF Senior Legal Counsel Joel Oster last month.’Christians shouldn’t be excluded and restricted from using public meeting rooms and other facilities simply because they plan to express a Christian viewpoint,’ Oster said in a recent press release.”
ADF attorney Dale Schowengerdt appeared on the Janet Mefferd Show to discuss ongoing efforts to defend marriage and the recent Massachusetts rulings holding that the Federal DOMA is unconstitutional. | MP3 17:49 mins
Erik Stanley on the Jody Hice Show: IRS investigates SD Baptist pastor for speaking out on political candidate
ADF attorney Erik Stanley appeared on the Jody Hice Show to discuss the IRS’ investigation of a South Dakota Baptist pastor. | MP3 17:19 mins | ADF Media: ADF agrees to represent SD church reported to IRS | IRS Should Investigate South Dakota Church That Endorsed Gubernatorial Candidate, Says Americans United | ADF Pulpit Initiative