LIBERTY ALERTS, ACLJ In a major step forward in our aggressive legal advocacy campaign for Christians facing genocide, Austria has formally recognized the genocide against Christians and is advancing at least three steps of our 7-point plan to stop the genocide against Christians and protect the victims. On June 7, 2017,...
Family is the foundation of the American lifestyle -- and liberty comes from the Creator, the president of the United States said in a speech Thursday. "I have one goal as president: to fight for the American people and to fight for America and America first," President Donald Trump...
LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL BOSTON -- Today (JUNE 6) the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities (chaired by Representative Kay Khan and Senator Jennifer Flanagan) held a hearing on H1190, an overly broad piece of legislation that would prohibit an entire class of patients from accessing...
Walter M. Weber, ACLJ Even very technical legal issues sometimes can have important implications for the protection of religious freedom for all in the United States. That was the case in a recent Supreme Court ruling over retirement plans. Religiously affiliated hospital systems won a reprieve from multi-billion dollar liability in...
JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ I just received a call from the Vice President’s office. President Trump and Vice President Pence raised the case of American Pastor Andrew Brunson three times today with Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. This is exactly what we asked the President to do and is a major...
RYAN T. ANDERSON, DAILY SIGNAL President Donald Trump said he’d promote commonsense policies that would “Make America Great Again” and would stand up to politically correct bullying from the left. So why isn’t he doing that in the case of religious freedom? Twice now, he has failed to stand up for commonsense...
LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL The Indiana Senate and House recently passed a bill that would protect public school students from discrimination when they are praying or engaging in religious activities before, during and after school. HB 2014, sponsored by Rep. John Bartlett, has been sent to Governor Eric Holcomb for...
ELIZABETH SLATTERY, HERITAGE FOUNDATION On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Trinity Lutheran Church’s case against the state of Missouri—a case involving discrimination by the state in giving out publicly funded grants. Missouri has a grant program to offset the cost of resurfacing playgrounds with rubber surfaces made from...
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON –  The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments tomorrow in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Pauley to decide whether excluding churches from public grant program violates the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause and the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, who...
CECE HEIL, ACLJ On the heels of Pastor Andrew Brunson’s wife personal meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson concerning the wrongful imprisonment of her husband, she received a personal letter from Vice President Pence assuring that “Andrew’s case remains a top priority of the U.S. government….” In the letter,...
LIBERTY COUNSEL LINCOLN, NE – Today Nebraska state senators ended debate on LB173, a bill that would have added “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the state’s employment nondiscrimination statues. This bill would also have allowed municipalities to add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to their public accommodation and...
PALMER WILLIAMS, ACLJ The Christian community in Sudan has faced increased persecution this week at the hands of Sudanese authorities. For years the Sudanese Christian church has encountered church demolitions, property confiscations, and unjust imprisonments, and this week those troubles only intensified. First, the Administration court in Khartoum dismissed a case that...
LIBERTY COUNSEL JACKSONVILLE, FL –  Liberty Counsel filed a Motion for Summary Judgment today in John Parsons v. City of Jacksonville, Florida, a lawsuit to invalidate a city ordinance that adds “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as “protected categories” under Jacksonville law. Liberty Counsel’s motion shows the court that the...
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL ASHLAND, KY -- Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis received another victory today when U. S. Magistrate Judge Edward Atkins entered an order in Miller v. Davis, denying the plaintiffs’ demand that Davis pay the ACLU $231,000 in attorney’s fees. Davis previously won her fight for religious...
LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL Today the Arkansas Supreme Court struck down a city’s ordinance that unlawfully added sexual orientation and gender identity. In the unanimous ruling, the court ruled that the City of Fayetteville violated state law by adding these two categories when state law did not include them. Arkansas’ civil...
HARRY G. HUTCHISON, ACLJ On President Trump’s first day in office, the ACLJ has already achieved a significant victory as the President adopts a key ACLJ recommendation aimed at bringing down pro-abortion ObamaCare. As one of his first acts, President Trump issued an Executive order directing the Secretary of Health and...
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL ST. BERNARD, OHIO -- Liberty Counsel countered an atheist group and has offered to provide pro bono assistance to the city of St. Bernard against a demand from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), which wrongfully claims that a Nativity display be removed from the lawn of...
LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL MONTGOMERY, AL - According to the Alabama Political Reporter (APR), Senators Dick Brewbaker and Bill Hightower are offering constitutional amendments that would rein in the Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) and the Court of the Judiciary (COJ) in Alabama. The JIC was created to investigate, receive, and initiate...
LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, DC – The Obama administration’s letter sent today to every public school district in the country telling them to allow so-called “transgender” students to use the bathrooms that match their subjective “gender identity” is a lawless act by the President. The letter that goes out...