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    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...
    Liberty Alerts, Liberty Counsel Today Liberty Counsel filed a Petitionfor Writ of Certiorari at the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Victory Through Jesus Ministry Foundation (“Victory”) in its lawsuit against Lee’s Summit School District. Victory offers Victory Soccer Camp (VSC), a Christian summer sports camp program, throughout the Midwest....
    RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, LIBERTY COUNSEL This summer when the Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, Liberty Counsel warned that the decision would lead to polygamy and religious intolerance. Homosexual activists, such as the LGBT news magazine, the Advocate, called Liberty Counsel’s warning “erroneous” and “hyperbolic.” Just six...
    Liberty Alerts, Liberty Counsel Late yesterday, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed its Supplemental Brief at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, stating that the court has jurisdiction to decide the case and should do so. Following the argument on May 10, the panel of three judges asked the...
    RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL Washington, DC – Today during the National Day of Prayer, we continue a long tradition of acknowledging the blessings of God, asking for His mercy and forgiveness, and pleading for God’s divine intervention and guidance. George Washington issued a proclamation of a National Day of Thanksgiving and...
    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...
    RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, LIBERTY COUNSEL Today Liberty Counsel is launching its tenth annual “Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign,” pledging to be a “Friend” to those who recognize Christmas and a “Foe” to those who censor it. Liberty Counsel has helped overturn a number of grinch-like decisions, including nativity scenes which were banned...
    Liberty Alerts, Liberty Counsel Washington, DC – Liberty Counsel applauds the U.S. House of Representatives’ choice of legal counsel to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The U.S. House leadership hired Paul Clement of King & Spalding, LLP to defend DOMA. Clement is the former...
    LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief today in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, in which the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the government can force a Lakewood, Colorado cake artist to use his artistic talents to create a wedding cake celebrating a same-sex ceremony. This case...
    RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL Washington, DC -- Late yesterday, Liberty Counsel filed an Anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit against Public Participation) motion to dismiss the lawsuit of Two Rivers Public Charter School against our client, veteran pro-life advocate Larry Cirignano. Two Rivers sued Cirignano and others for demonstrating against the construction of...
    RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, LIBERTY COUNSEL Norfolk, VA—Late yesterday , another activist judge appointed by President Obama ruled against Virginia’s marriage laws that affirm marriage as the union of one man and one woman, including the Virginia marriage amendment passed by the voters in 2006. Judge Arenda Wright Allen stated in her...
    Liberty Alerts, Liberty Counsel Jerusalem, Israel – As the Palestinian Authority (PA) leader, Mahmoud Abbas, presses the United Nations to officially recognize the statehood of the PA, Liberty Counsel sent a delegation to Israel this week to show support for Israel and the Jewish people. Tens of thousands of Americans have...
    RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, LIBERTY COUNSEL Washington, DC – Calling the HHS mandate “extortion,” Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Little Sisters of the Poor. “Ignoring the free exercise of religion rights affirmed by the First Amendment and the reaffirmation of those rights in the Religious Freedom Restoration Act...
    LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL Newburyport, MA– Prominent psychiatrist and author Dr. Keith Ablow sat down for dinner with the Pelletier family, and wrote about his experience in a column.  What he learned is that Lou and Linda Pelletier are caring parents, Justina’s sisters are independent and warm, and the Massachusetts...
    Liberty Alerts, Liberty Counsel West Palm Beach, FL – A federal judge has ended Attorney General Eric Holder’s two-year political prosecution of pro-life educator Mary Susan Pine. Holder accused Pine of obstructing the entrance to an abortion clinic, in violation of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (“FACE”)....
    Liberty Alerts, Liberty Counsel After months of litigation against the ACLU and the Santa Rosa County School District, and on the eve of Independence Day, Liberty Counsel has restored freedom to the Santa Rosa County, Florida, School District teachers, staff, students, and members of the community. Faced...
    RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, LIBERTY COUNSEL Boston, MA – Today, Judge Joseph Johnston ruled that the custody of Justina will remain with Massachusetts DCF until a future hearing, which could not be set any earlier than June 20.  “Once again, the court is kicking the can down the road. This is unacceptable,”...
    RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, LIBERTY COUNSEL Washington, DC – When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC), he began his speech by saying: “I bring you greetings from Jerusalem –  the eternal, undivided capital of Israel and the Jewish people.” He continued: “You know that I like...
    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...
    LIBERTY COUNSEL HARRISBURG, PA – Today, Liberty Counsel is in court presenting evidence and arguments against a Harrisburg ordinance that created unconstitutional buffer zones to silence pro-life speech on public property and sidewalks around abortion clinics. Liberty Counsel represents Becky Biter and Colleen Reilly, who have regularly engaged in peaceful sidewalk counseling to...