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 document, but the laws of Nature and Nature’s God?”
Many heard that clarion call and refused to sacrifice their conscience. Liberty Counsel stood beside these heroes of faith in courtrooms across the country defending their religious liberty:
- Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis was sent to jail for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses under her name and authority. Today, Kim is free, she is still the Clerk of Rowan County, and she has never once sacrificed her conscience.
- A Texas clerk publically declared the Supreme Court marriage ruling to be illegitimate and refuses to issue same-sex “marriage” licenses.
- North Carolina Magistrate Judges refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. Because of their courage, the North Carolina Legislature passed a religious freedom exemptions bill.
- Liberty Counsel worked with countless churches to protect them against same-sex “marriage” and other radical LGBT initiatives.
During this year, we have worked against laws in California and New Jersey that prevent minors from receiving Christian counseling to overcome unwanted same-sex attractions or behavior.
We continued to defend a Massachusetts pastor who faces charges from the radical group, Sexual Minorities of Uganda (SMUG), for allegedly violating international law while visiting Uganda, simply because he spoke Biblical truth about same-sex activity. We are fighting a radical group that seems determined to bankrupt the pastor and Liberty Counsel by dragging us through an unreasonable battle.
We supported the marriage laws in Puerto Rico when their Solicitor General refused to defend natural marriage and left no one defending their current laws. We defended natural marriage in Nebraska, Arkansas, Missouri, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Texas, and in an amicus brief at the U.S. Supreme Court.
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