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House Implements Key ACLJ Proposals

By Benjamin P. Sisney1463694465700

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a major International Religious Freedom bill , equipping our government with critical tools to combat religious persecution around the world. The bill contains several key recommendations ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow proposed to the...

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Victory: A Safe Place for Refugees

By Nathanael Bennett1463692859912

Just last week, we reported that the U.N. was moving forward on recommendations from our seven-point plan to combat genocide at the hands of ISIS (Islamic State). Now there is another victory to report – this time in the U.S. House of Representatives. Last fall, we put forward a comprehensive plan...

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Pastor Released, Church Members in Prison

By Jordan Sekulow1463685971222

As we first reported last weekend, Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was rearrested by Iranian authorities on Friday. This marked the second time he has been rearrested in Iran after being acquitted and released from a death sentence for his Christian faith in 2012. This time he was arrested along...

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Georgia Bible Reading Marathon Success

By Michelle Terry1463681166372

A citizen of Bleckley County, Georgia, recently contacted the ACLJ when she received word that an atheist group had contacted Bleckley county officials in hopes of unconstitutionally silencing a scheduled public Bible reading. A Bible Reading Marathon is a 90-hour event in which individuals read...

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US Commission on Religious Persecution 

By Palmer Williams1463676448234

Religious freedom around the world has been “under serious and sustained assault” in the past year, according to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) annual report . USCIRF released its 2016 report earlier this month detailing the state of religious freedom...

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Supreme Court Ruling on Little Sisters

By Geoffrey Surtees1463422676912

The Supreme Court announced its decision today in the HHS Mandate challenges involving, among others, the Little Sisters of the Poor . After years of litigation in the lower courts, as well as oral arguments and multiple rounds of briefing before the Supreme Court itself, the Court unanimously...

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Big Abortion Lies Cloaked in Bad Comedy

By Palmer Williams1463151495835

This week a satirical video went viral that slammed crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), claiming they deceived women and were run by con-artists. Major online media outlets praised the vulgar video running headlines including, “Samantha Bee Exposes Just How Terrifying Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are,”

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1 in 3 Pro-Abortion Statistics False

By Matthew Clark1462989694555

Big abortion is a propaganda machine. It peddles lies and falsehoods at a rate that would make even Stalin blush. For example, Planned Parenthood claims that only 3% of its “services” are abortion – a lie that earned it three Pinocchios from the Washington Post Fact Checker. In reality, upwards of...

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Big Abortion Demands Right to Discriminate

By CeCe Heil1462890576056

We all know that federal funding is never free. There are always strings attached. One would just logically assume that actually abiding by federal laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, gender, or disability would, at the very least, apply to any federal funding. Yet, Planned Parenthood,

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ACLJ Fighting Big Abortion

By ACLJ.org1461870737880

The American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) represents Troy Newman, a former board member of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), in two critical First Amendment cases involving a journalistic investigation of the abortion industry that uncovered extensive evidence of a willingness to engage in,

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Victory for Religious Freedom

By Jay Sekulow1463414680835

In a per curiam opinion , the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ordered lower courts to help the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious organizations work out a compromise with the Obama Administration. This is a significant victory for religious freedom. From the very beginning, we have been...

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Bill Would Extend Religious Liberty

By ACLJ.org1462811940471

Anti-religious freedom groups seeking to prevent church-based ministries from providing critical humanitarian aid and services through government grants and contracts have declared war. This time, their target is a modest, common sense measure offered by Representative Steve Russell (OK-5), which...

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A Study in Slanted Legal Argumentation

By Walter M. Weber1462558800529

Prof. Leslie C. Griffin of the UNLV Boyd School of Law wrote an article for a SCOTUSblog symposium on the Little Sisters of the Poor case currently before the Supreme Court. Prof. Griffin’s article is a classic example of propaganda masquerading as legal argument. It may be helpful to fully dissect...

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ACLJ Defends National Day of Prayer

By Skip Ash1462213162879

The delusional anti-Christian zealots at the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) are at it again, this time targeting a completely optional National Day of Prayer breakfast at Marine Corps University. In an e-mail sent on April 27, 2016, to Brigadier General Helen G. Pratt, President of...

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