Tag : Alliance Defending Freedom
Jack Phillips title : Franklin Graham Urges Prayers Ahead of Christian Baker Jack Phillips’ Fight at The Supreme Court
summary : Franklin Graham is urging prayers as the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments in a landmark case regarding a Christian baker who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding - a case Graham says "has huge repercussions for freedom of expression and religious liberty in our country."
date : Dec 04, 2017 12:50 PM EST
Hands On Originals Shirts title : ‘Hands On Originals’ Owner Free to Print Shirts According to His Christian Beliefs, Court Rules
summary : Religious freedom scored a victory when a Kentucky court ruled that Hands On Originals, a shirt printing business, did not engage in unlawful discrimination when it refused to print shirts promoting a gay pride parade.
date : May 19, 2017 09:15 AM EDT
Lyndon Johnson title : Church Political Limits, IRS Rule Via Johnson Amendment May Be Repealed by Trump
summary : Proclaiming that he believes U.S. religious freedom is "under threat," President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal a rarely enforced IRS rule that indicates pastors who endorse political candidates from the pulpit risk losing their tax-exempt status.
date : Feb 02, 2017 03:09 PM EST
Pres. Donald J. Trump title : Trump Reinstates Mexico City Policy Defunding International Planned Parenthood, Pro-Choice Groups Furious
summary : Pres. Donald Trump signed the executive order reinstating a policy that bans federal funds for international organizations that offer or promote abortion, angering various groups from the pro-choice camp.
date : Jan 26, 2017 12:25 PM EST
Gender Neutral Bathroom title : Churches’ Lawsuit Prompts Massachusetts to Revise ‘Anti-Discrimination’ Law
summary : Here’s a major victory for religious freedom: In response to a lawsuit filed by four churches, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination revised the language of an “anti-discrimination” law that could have put pastors in jail for preaching about the biblical definition of gender.
date : Dec 14, 2016 05:30 PM EST
Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski title : Two Christian Artists Face Jail Time for Refusing to Make Invitations for Same-Sex Wedding
summary : Two Christian artists who create hand-painted invitations and cards could be facing jail time and heavy penalties for refusing to make invitations for same-sex weddings.
date : Dec 07, 2016 11:08 AM EST
Barronelle Stutzman title : Florist Who Refused Service to Gay Couple Goes to Trial at Washington Supreme Court
summary : The case of the 71-year-old Christian florist who denied service for the wedding of a gay couple was heard by the Washington Supreme Court Tuesday.
date : Nov 17, 2016 01:57 PM EST
James Dobson title : James Dobson Urges California Clinics to Disobey New Law Forcing Them to Promote Abortion
summary : “If California attempts to enforce this law then do not comply. Make them put you in jail,” Dobson said.
date : Oct 21, 2016 10:46 AM EDT
Judge's Gavel title : Federal Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Iowa Church’s Lawsuit Against Civil Rights Commission
summary : A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by an Iowa church against the Civil Rights Commission for allegedly interpreting a state law wrongly and putting it at risk of prosecution.
date : Oct 19, 2016 01:08 PM EDT
Public Restroom title : Churches Sue Over Massachusetts Transgender Bathroom Law that ‘Forces’ Them to ‘Violate Their Beliefs’
summary : Four churches have filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts transgender bathroom law in a bid to protect their freedom to speak and act according to their beliefs.
date : Oct 12, 2016 03:38 PM EDT
Church title : Pastors Protest IRS Regulations Limiting What They Can Preach on the Pulpit
summary : Pastors all over the U.S. took to their pulpits on Sunday to protest a law that allows the IRS to say what can and cannot be preached on the pulpit, particularly on political endorsements.
date : Oct 05, 2016 10:26 AM EDT
Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski title : Phoenix Law Bars Two Christian Women from Operating Business Based on Their Beliefs
summary : The law prohibits them from refusing to create artwork for same-sex marriage, which is against their religious beliefs.
date : Oct 03, 2016 09:19 PM EDT
All Gender Bathroom title : Ohio Judge Grants Female Bathroom Access To Transgender Student
summary : The judge ordered the school to treat the student “like the girl she is.”
date : Sep 28, 2016 04:00 PM EDT
Wedding Cake Male Couple title : Colorado Ruling Upholds Baker Cannot Cite Religion To Refuse Same-Sex Customers
summary : Colorado Supreme Court judges refused Monday to accept the case of a suburban Denver baker who would not make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, letting stand a lower court's ruling that the Masterpiece Cakeshop owner cannot cite his Christian beliefs or free-speech rights in refusing service.
date : Apr 26, 2016 02:10 PM EDT
Phil Bryant title : Phil Bryant Signs Mississippi 'Religious Freedom’ Bill Amid Protests, Allows Service Denial Based on Faith
summary : Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a state measure Tuesday (April 5) that allows public and private businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples based on the employers' religious beliefs. House Bill 1523 was passed by state legislators Friday. Gay rights' advocates have been protesting the law this week, saying the legislation is outright discriminatory.
date : Apr 05, 2016 02:40 PM EDT
Gay title : Doctors Who Recognize Only Two Genders May Face Severe Legal Problems In Future
summary : A current federal proposal by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services surfaced concerns that doctors could be punished for believing there are only two genders rooted in biological sex, female and male. The proposed rule is aimed at banning discrimination against transgender individuals under President Obama administration's Affordable Care Act.
date : Feb 08, 2016 12:38 PM EST
title : Christian Owners Of New York Venue Who Refused Lesbian Wedding Lost Second Court Appeal
summary : Owners of an Albany, N.Y., wedding venue who refused to host a lesbian wedding two years ago were fined $13,000 for violating the state's anti-discrimination law, and now had their second appeal rejected by a state court on Thursday. The owners' law team indicate it's a shame "farmers can't obey their faith in their own backyard."
date : Jan 15, 2016 01:44 PM EST
Abortion title : Christian Health Care Employees Should Be Forced To Perform Abortions, ACLU Lawsuit Asserts
summary : American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) representatives stated in a lawsuit that employees of a Michigan-headquartered Catholic hospital group should be required to perform abortions, even if that procedure violates their religious views. Trinity Health, which operates 86 health clinics in 21 states, was sued by the ACLU in October, when the union claimed the group was “denying appropriate emergency care to women.” Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys asked a federal court this month to allow a group of pro-life, pro-women organizations to intervene in defense of the Catholic hospital system.
date : Dec 31, 2015 12:10 PM EST
title : Public Prayer Ban Against Christian Students Overturned By Wyoming School District Via First Amendment Rights
summary : School district officials reversed a Wyoming high school principal's decision to block students from praying in the school cafeteria during lunchtime after a Christian advocacy firm threatened to take legal action if the students were forbidden from exercising their religious liberties. The matter started this fall, and the students have prayed at school at least once since the Equal Access Act decision was announced Thursday.
date : Dec 22, 2015 11:48 AM EST
Southern Baptist Convention title : Religious Colleges In 20 States Granted Transgender Student Waivers Based on Title IX
summary : Nearly three dozen religious colleges and universities in 20 states received federal waivers that allow those institutions to not accommodate transgender students in admissions, housing and campus life, according to a report LGBT rights group obtained by Associated Press.
date : Dec 19, 2015 01:22 PM EST
Kentucky Public School Cutting Nativity Story from A Charlie Brown Christmas title : Kentucky School Parents Picket to Reinstate Gospel Reading in 'Charlie Brown Christmas' Play
summary : After Kentucky public school officials announced they were cutting the iconic Nativity story from the school's stage play of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” parents set up a picket line outside school district offices this week. School representatives said they took the measure to avoid a potential lawsuit. Others are crying, "Good grief!"
date : Dec 18, 2015 12:54 PM EST
Liberty Ridge Farm in New York title : Christian Family on Fine Imposed for Refusing to Host Same-Sex Marriage: Court Ruled Property as ‘Public Accommodation’
summary : A Christian family that runs a farm in New York turned down a request to host a same-sex wedding ceremony on their property, which led to them being fined. They argued that an “orchestrated set-up” was used by the same-sex couple who successfully sued them.
date : Jun 29, 2015 10:52 AM EDT
Southern Baptist Convention title : Southern Baptist Convention, ADF Release Plan to Resist Anti-Discrimination Laws Favoring LGBT Groups
summary : Regardless of how the Supreme Court rules on the issue of same-sex marriage, one Christian denomination has a plan to skirt around anti-discrimination laws, particularly in regards to the LGBT community. The Southern Baptists have released their plan online.
date : Jun 15, 2015 05:13 PM EDT
Christian T-Shirt Printer title : Christian T-Shirt Printer Wins Victory in Kentucky Court after Refusing to Print Gay Pride Messages
summary : A Kentucky court ruled that a Christian T-shirt company can decline to print messages that run contrary to its religious views. The owner was originally found guilty of discrimination after refusing to print messages related to a gay pride parade.
date : Apr 28, 2015 02:34 PM EDT