Post Tagged with: “First Amendment”

ADF Responds to Religious Freedom Questions in GOP Debate

ADF Responds to Religious Freedom Questions in GOP Debate

The five remaining Republican candidates for president of the United States discussed a variety of topics at Thursday’s debate in Texas, and among those topics were religious freedom, Planned Parenthood, and partial-birth abortion.

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Court Affirms Religious Liberty in Missouri

Court Affirms Religious Liberty in Missouri

A Missouri court Tuesday rejected the primary claim of a former Catholic diocese ministry worker who sued the diocese for terminating her employment once leadership learned of her same-sex union.

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Defending Freedom of Press Against Homosexual Activists

Defending Freedom of Press Against Homosexual Activists

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission ruled in 2014 that Blaine Adamson of Hands On Originals must print messages that conflict with his faith on shirts that customers order from him. ADF attorneys appealed the ruling to the Fayette Circuit Court, which reversed the commission’s decision.

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Barronelle Stutzman

Religious Freedom Rooted in State and Federal Constitutions

A lower state court ruled that Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, must pay penalties and attorneys’ fees for declining to use her artistic abilities to design custom floral arrangements for a long-time customer’s same-sex ceremony.

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Church Sues California Over Mandated Abortion Coverage

Church Sues California Over Mandated Abortion Coverage

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a lawsuit in state court Thursday against the California Department of Managed Health Care for forcing churches to pay for elective abortions in their health insurance plans.

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South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 3, 2016

South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 3, 2016

The South Dakota Legislature will be considering a large number of important bills Wednesday including one to protect religious liberty and the right of conscience, to clarify that boys are boys and girls are girls, gambling, property rights and more.

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ADF Attorney to Testify on Transgender, Religious Freedom Bills

ADF Attorney to Testify on Transgender, Religious Freedom Bills

Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Matt Sharp will testify Wednesday before the South Dakota House State Affairs Committee on two proposed laws: HB 1107, which would “ensure government nondiscrimination in matters of religious beliefs and moral convictions,” and HB 1112, which would establish birth certificates as the primary standard “in identifying a student’s sexual identity for purpose of participation in high school activities.”

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Busting the Myth: ‘Separation of Church and State’

Busting the Myth: ‘Separation of Church and State’

The American church has a problem. It’s one part fear, one part confusion and one part apathy. Pastors, priests and rabbis have long swallowed the false notion that all things religious and all things political are somehow mutually exclusive – that never the twain shall meet.

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Senator Santa Claus Clueless About Supreme Court

Senator Santa Claus Clueless About Supreme Court

If you’ve been hanging around the planet for any length of time – say, 20 minutes or so – you know that Vermont socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders doesn’t have a clue about… most anything that matters. But you’d think that a candidate for president might have a cursory understanding of the Constitution and the role of the Supreme Court, right?

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Examining Religious Hostility in the States

Examining Religious Hostility in the States

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to take up a case that addresses the question of whether states can exhibit hostility to religion by prohibiting churches and church-run organizations from participating in state programs solely because the groups are religious.

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