LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The D.C. District Court recently dismissed the lawsuit brought by Daniel Barker, an atheist and co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), in his attempt to become a guest chaplain for an opening session of the U.S. House of Representatives. Barker, who has publicly proclaimed his atheism...
LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week President Donald Trump's three executive orders have placed Obamacare on life support. He first ended the Obamacare mandate that required employers to provide contraception and abortion drugs and devices. His second executive order opened up the marketplace for insurance companies to compete for...
LIBERTY COUNSEL BOSTON, MA – Liberty Counsel filed its opening brief today in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit to defend Pastor Scott Lively’s name and strike federal Judge Michael A. Ponsor’s unnecessary and prejudicial language from the case brought against Lively by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG). Since the...
LIBERTY COUNSEL ORLANDO, FL -- All across the world, millions of students will gather at their schools’ flagpoles on Wednesday, September 27, to pray for their schools, friends, families, churches, communities and nation at the annual See You at the Pole™ (SYATP) event. SYATP is a day students are committed...
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, ACLJ This week, President Trump delivered a powerful speech at the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly. To aid in the fight against ISIS and to help end the genocide against Christians, President Trump called for the creation of in-region safe zones, something we’ve long advocated. In his maiden speech before the...
Some who disagree with the religious and moral values of Liberty Counsel have falsely called Liberty Counsel a so-called “hate group.” This is false, defamatory, and dangerous. Liberty Counsel is not a “hate group” and does not support or advocate “hate” of any kind. Used with the permission of Liberty...
LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL BENTONVILLE, AK –  An atheist group has threatened the Bentonville Public School District to not comply with Arkansas Act 911, a new law enacted which provides for the display of the National Motto, “In God We Trust,” in public schools as a patriotic and historic display.  Liberty...
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, ACLJ Christian South Sudanese refugee children are denied food in Sudan’s refugee camps unless they recite Islamic prayers. The U.S. Department of State includes three nations on its “State Sponsor of Terrorism” list. Sudan is one of them, along with Syria and Iran. Sudan was designated a State Sponsor of Terrorism in 1993....
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL BOSTON, MA – Liberty Counsel has sent a demand letter to the City of Boston to approve a permit to raise the Christian flag on a Boston City Hall Plaza flagpole, next to the American flag, as part of a permitted cultural event sponsored by Camp Constitution.  The event...
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...
JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ Two leftist Senators just attacked one of President Trump’s judicial nominees because she is a Christian. This is anti-Christian bigotry. The message of the Left is clear: Christians need not apply. This behavior was unacceptable in 1776, and it is unconstitutional today. Being a Christian should never disqualify anyone...
LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL ORLANDO, FL – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) admitted its fault and removed a town from its "Hate Map" this week. That map irresponsibly mixes religious organizations with violent hate groups, and this time it included the town of Amana because an unknown source alleged some...
CECE HEIL, ACLJ Today – the 313th day of American Pastor Andrew Brunson’s wrongful imprisonment in Turkey because of his Christian faith –the State Department released a report on International Religious Freedom, highlighting Pastor Andrew’s plight. Although the report analyzes freedom violations across the world, in his remarks, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson...
LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL Plaintiffs Jane Does 1-5 are described in the complaint as “transgender” with the female pronoun, meaning they are no doubt biological men who want to identify as women. The lawsuit claims President Trump’s directive somehow violates Equal Protection and Due Process. President Trump announced on July 26...
GEOFFREY SURTEES, ACLJ Today , we filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of the City of Bloomfield, New Mexico and a Ten Commandments monument that is displayed on public property outside of their city hall. The ACLJ has represented local governments, officials, and private parties in numerous lawsuits across...
LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL TRENTON, NJ -- A bill that directs the New Jersey Commissioner of Education to review and modify public school guidelines to accommodate and promote the rights of “transgender” students, in accordance with current State or federal laws and regulations, has passed the Senate and the Assembly...
LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL Liberty Counsel is presenting argument in federal court today to require an Indiana school district to grant Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) equal access to school facilities for the ministry’s Good News Clubs. The case, Child Evangelism Fellowship of Indiana, Inc. v. Indiana Metropolitan School District of Pike...
The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has slammed ABC News for a report and headline describing the religious freedom advocacy organization as an "anti-LGBT hate group." The basis for the description, cited by ABC, was provided by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC, which was founded by Morris Dees...
LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Defense Secretary James Mattis announced just hours before a July 1 deadline that he will defer implementation of the so-called transgender policy until January 1, 2018. The Obama-era policy would have allowed incoming service members identifying as “transgender” to enlist if they have been “stable” in their...
LIBERTY COUNSEL Fort Benning, GA – Liberty Counsel has issued a letter to Fort Benning Army Base commanding officers requesting them to comply with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) Instruction which provides Army personnel religious accommodation and exemption from so-called “transgender” directives which violate their...