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    RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL PALMDALE, CA – Just in time for back to school, the Palmdale School District has backed away from censoring a first grader’s constitutional rights to share Bible verses with his classmates at Desert Rose Elementary School. The situation started with an encouraging note and Bible verse from mom Christina Zavala,...
    RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON – In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling on marriage, members of Congress introduced the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) to protect the rights of conscience and religious freedom. The original version gained wide support, but recent amendments to the proposed bill have...
    RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL Ashland, KY—Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has sued Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear for targeting Davis and other religious county clerks for unconstitutional discrimination. Liberty Counsel filed the lawsuit on behalf of Davis in the current federal court case brought against her by the ACLU, seeking to...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL Washington, DC – Chief Justice John Roberts was right when referring to “five lawyers” who think they can order the “transformation of a social institution that has formed the basis of human society for millennia….Just who do we think we are?” he retorted. He went on...
    RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL MONTGOMERY, AL – Today, Liberty Counsel has filed its reply in the Court of the Judiciary (COJ) to dismiss charges brought by the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) against Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. The hearing is scheduled for August 8. Liberty Counsel and Judicial Action Group...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL Washington, DC - Late last night the Supreme Court ruled in favor of religious rights over ObamaCare’s abortion mandate. Judge Samuel Alito Jr. blocked a federal appeals court ruling that would have forced Catholic groups in Pennsylvania to pay for abortion-inducing drugs for their employees. “For the...
    THANKSGIVING, LIBERTY COUNSEL Washington, DC – As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we should examine what lessons can be learned from the first Thanksgiving celebration. One little known fact is when the Pilgrims landed they established a short-lived form of agricultural communism. The land was owned in common; everyone worked for each...
    RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL ROWAN COUNTY, KY —Today, Federal Judge Bunning ordered Rowan County, Kentucky, Clerk Kim Davis to be taken into custody by federal marshalls and to remain in jail until she agrees to issue licenses for same-sex marriage bearing her name. The plaintiffs did not even request incarceration, but...
    CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 21ST CENTURY SERMONS By Francis J. Manion, ACLJ On October 1st, I had the privilege of defending Mr. George Krail, of Burlington County, New Jersey in a trial in Cherry Hill New Jersey Municipal Court. Cherry Hill, a prosperous stretch of post-World War II suburban sprawl that buried...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL Lakeland, FL – Polk State College responded to the case involving a professor who is proselytizing militant atheism at Polk State. When sixteen-year-old Grace Lewis was the subject of religious intolerance by humanities professor Lance "L.J." Russum, Liberty Counsel asked Polk State College Dean Donald Painter, who is also...
    RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, LIBERTY COUNSEL MIAMI, Florida – On behalf of a diverse coalition of citizen groups crossing racial, political, and religious lines, Liberty Counsel today filed a Motion to Intervene in Pareto v. Ruvin, the lawsuit initiated by homosexual activists seeking to declare Florida’s marriage laws unconstitutional. In 2008, 62 percent of Floridians voted...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL COLUMBUS, OH – Liberty Counsel sent a letter in support of State Representative Vitale’s leadership in sponsoring HB 286, known as the Ohio Pastor Protection Act. HB 286 specifies that no ordained or licensed minister and no religious society is required to solemnize a marriage or...
    RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL Montgomery, AL – Today Liberty Counsel filed a federal lawsuit against the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) raising constitutional challenges to the charges against Chief Justice Roy Moore and the automatic removal provision of the Alabama Constitution. Liberty Counsel is also asking the court to immediately...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL Naples, FL – A United States District Court ruled yesterday that the Obama Administration cannot require the Ave Maria School of Law to pay for contraception, sterilization, or abortion until after the case has had a full hearing. Ave Maria is being represented by Liberty Counsel Senior...
    RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, LIBERTY COUNSEL Boston, MA – The tragic case of Justina Pelletier has been dragging on for 14-months during which time she has been denied education, religious services or clergy visit, and has had abysmal medical care while in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families...
    RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL Earlier this year, Liberty Counsel asked, “What would happen if, instead of quiet retreat, many thousands of individuals, agencies, charities, churches and schools all came together, prepared, prayed and peacefully refused to countenance the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision that violates not only our highest legal...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL Washington, DC – Today Liberty Counsel filed its Petition for a Writ of Certiorari in King v. Christie, Liberty Counsel’s case on behalf of licensed mental health professionals who are providing, and families who are receiving, counseling to overcome their unwanted same-sex attractions, behaviors, or identity. The...
    RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, LIBERTY COUNSEL Boston, MA – Today the tragic case of Justina Pelletier will return to court before Judge Johnston in the Suffolk County Juvenile Court in Boston. The case has been dragging on for 14 months, during which time she has been denied education and religious services or...
    JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ Christmas is a great time of year. As my family celebrates the birth of our Lord and Savior, like a lot of families, we spend some time taking a look back at the events of the past year. The challenges - the blessings - and what's ahead...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL Orlando, FL –The so-called “Military Religious Freedom Foundation" has called for the court martial of Maj. Gen. Craig Olson for speaking at a National Day of Prayer event, calling the personal testimony and prayer “brazenly illicit and wholly unconstitutional, fundamentalist Christian proselytizing.” Liberty Counsel whole-heartedly disagrees...