Religious Liberty
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March 19th, 2020
Church-and-State-CoronaVirus
By: 1st Liberty Staff – firstliberty.org – March 19, 2020 We are in the midst of global pandemic. And as a result, our federal, state, and local officials have responded by posing restrictions on the number of people that can gather in one place-in some areas the limit is as few as 10 people. Restaurants, coffee houses, and movie theaters have...
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March 13th, 2020
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By: Staff – firstliberty.org – March 10, 2020 Religious Liberty Firm to Supreme Court: End this Assault on Little Sisters of the Poor, Religious Organizations First Liberty Institute files friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of charity urging Court to preserve religious exemption from ACA’s contraceptive mandate Washington, DC—First Liberty Institute filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Little Sisters of the Poor v....
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February 28th, 2020
supreme court building
By: Kassie Dulin – dailysignal.com – February 25, 2020 In recent years, local and state governments have forced numerous faith-based adoption and foster care agencies out of business because of their religious beliefs about marriage. While some of those agencies closed with little protest, Catholic Social Services chose to fight back in the courts. Catholic Social Services filed a lawsuit alleging that...
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February 28th, 2020
blind liberty w/ scales
By: The Editorial Board – wsj.com – February 26, 2020 The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals broke no new legal ground last week when it reversed its earlier decision ruling that a cross erected on a public park in Pensacola, Fla., had to go. But it carries the message that the so-called Lemon legal test that has long governed interpretations...
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February 17th, 2020
First-Inauguration-of-GW
By: Lathan Watts – foxnews.com – February 16, 2019 Family Research Council President and Pastor Tony Perkins on how the President has stood up for those of faith despite his critics. President’s Day began as a day to celebrate and commemorate the life and unmatched character and achievements of George Washington, who was born Feb. 22, and later, Abraham Lincoln,...
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February 14th, 2020
Iowa State Capitol, Des Moines.
By: Rod Boshart – thegazette.com – February 13, 2020 Individuals and businesses in Iowa would be granted broader legal protection to take actions guided by their religious beliefs under a bill approved Thursday by a Senate subcommittee. The bill was advanced to the full Senate Local Government Committee for consideration on a 2-1 vote, despite concerns voiced by businesses struggling to attract...
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February 14th, 2020
First Liberty logo w woman in a field
By: Lacey McNiel – firstliberty.org – February 10, 2020 Today, First Liberty Institute filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court of the United States to protect the right of religious schools to decide who teaches their faith in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru. “The Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision that the Constitution bars the government from...
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January 30th, 2020
U.S. Attorney General William Barr speaks
By: Tobias Hoonhout – nationalreview.com – January 29, 2020 Attorney General William Barr warned New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan of “an organized, militant secular effort” to suppress religion in “the marketplace of ideas” in an interview Wednesday. “The problem today is not that religious people are trying to impose their views on non-religious people,” Barr told Dolan on his SiriusXM radio...
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January 17th, 2020
The flag and the cross
By: T. Jipping & S. Neville – stream.org –  January 16, 2020 We celebrate Thursday, Jan. 16, as Religious Freedom Day, the anniversary of the passage in 1786 of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. Unfortunately, the percentage of Americans who have heard of the law, or the day that commemorates it, is shockingly small. Yet Thomas Jefferson, who authored...
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November 12th, 2019
Blaine Adamson
By:  Steve West – world.wng.org – November 5, 2019 The Kentucky Supreme Court vindicated a Christian printer who didn’t want to print pro-LGBT messages, but the victory may prove hollow. The court dismissed an LGBT organization’s discrimination claims last Thursday but left significant free speech questions unanswered. Since 2012, Blaine Adamson, the owner of Lexington, Ky., print shop Hands On...
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