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Rev Jacob Duché leading in prayer at the first Continental Congress, 1774

South Dakota AG Responds to ACLU Attack on Religious Freedom

On March 16, 2016, the South Dakota Attorney General held a community meeting inviting the press and the community in order to provide an update on the death and financial investigation into the Gear Up program. Prior to beginning the meeting, a pastor opened with a general prayer. The ACLU has characterized the prayer as a constitutional violation.

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Religious Freedom Again Treated with Contempt by South Dakota ‘Republicans’

Religious Freedom Again Treated with Contempt by South Dakota ‘Republicans’

The South Dakota Legislature recently had another chance to consider protecting the religious freedom of South Dakotans from homosexual activists and others who seek to force their will on others. HB 122o was submitted to protect the free exercise of religion in South Dakota-something under heavy attack nationwide and which may soon be under full attack here in South Dakota. Yet the “Republican” supermajority legislature voted to kill the bill in committee 10-3.

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Bill to Protect Religious Freedom Killed in ‘Republican’ South Dakota Cmte

Bill to Protect Religious Freedom Killed in ‘Republican’ South Dakota Cmte

A bill to protect clergy, lay officials, and religious organizations from homosexual activists who seek to punish them for not facilitating the counterfeiting of marriage was heard in the South Dakota Senate Judiciary Committee today. The bill was killed on a 4-3 vote in the “Republican” committee.

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Curbing the Left’s Sexual Agenda in South Dakota

Curbing the Left’s Sexual Agenda in South Dakota

Several bills were heard in the South Dakota Legislature last week dealing with homosexual and transgender issues, as well as the religious liberty being targeted by the Left’s sexual agenda.

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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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South Dakota 2016 Legislative Billwatch

South Dakota 2016 Legislative Billwatch

The 2016 session of the South Dakota Legislature officially began yesterday, and officially ends March 29. As of this writing, there were 53 bills introduced in the House, with the vast majority introduced not by individual legislators but rather at the request of various state agencies. The same is true of the 53 bills introduced in the Senate.

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Religious Freedom Under Fire in the Military

Religious Freedom Under Fire in the Military

Some of us predicted five years ago that embracing a culture of immorality and rejecting morality in the U.S. military would result in brutal assaults on freedom (and assaults on other things) within our armed forces. It didn’t take long before we started to hear the stories of Christian soldiers being hammered for continuing to stand for the moral values upon which our nation was founded.

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South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 24, 2015

South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 24, 2015

There are a lot of bills scheduled to be considered in the South Dakota Legislature today. Several deal with education, including an attempt to “smoke out” a bill to pull the state out of Common Core that was killed in committee, legislation to do away with marriage licenses, and a bill to protect religious freedom from homosexual activists.

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South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 20, 2015

South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 20, 2015

It’s going to be a very busy day in Pierre, today. Ctizien, guard your freedom-and your wallet-very closely! The legislature will be looking at a bill to protect religious freedom from homosexual activists (two such bills died in our “Republican” supermajority legislature last year), as well as Medicaid expansion, promoting no-fault divorce, “empty shell” bills, and much more.

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