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July

Victory: Ground Zero Cross

By Jay Sekulow1406561623000

In a decision that represents a ringing affirmation of the presence of faith in the life of our nation, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected the American Atheists’ challenge to including the famed “Ground Zero Cross” in the National September 11 Museum. While the entire opinion is worth...

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Claims Against the Ground Zero Cross

By Matthew Clark1404744954000

From day one, angry atheists have made outlandish claims about the Ground Zero Cross – the two intersecting steel beams in the shape of a cross that was found in the wreckage of the World Trade Center following 9/11. Not only have they made these absurd claims in public (calling it “ offensive and...

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May

This Memorial Day, Honor our Heroes

By Jay Sekulow1400870024000

The men and women of our armed forces deserve our gratitude. They have fought, sacrificed, and died for the freedoms we hold dear. At the ACLJ, we spend every day fighting to defend our First Freedoms, our freedom of speech and of religion. Yet this work wouldn’t even be possible if it were not for...

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Challenge to “Under God” in the Pledge

By CeCe Heil1399997460000

In the latest chapter of a seemingly never ending battle over the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court unanimously rejected a challenge to the daily voluntary recitation of the Pledge in Massachusetts schools. The ACLJ filed an amicus brief...

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April

Easter: A Time to Pray

By Jay Sekulow1397757635000

Like many others, when I gather with my family on Easter, we will celebrate the risen Savior. At the same time, we are in the midst of the Passover season, the season of freedom for the Israelites. With Easter and Passover, we celebrate life, we celebrate freedom, and we celebrate our eternal hope.

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March

Dismantling Cross Dishonors the Fallen

By Jordan Sekulow1394734969000

The cross has long been a symbol of sacrifice. In America, it has become synonymous with a symbol of honor and respect for the valiant men and women who have given their lives for a grateful nation. Yet, that symbol of honor has come under attack across America. A small but vocal subset of atheists...

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Attacks on Memorial Crosses Multiply

By David French1394565784000

Last week a “humanist” group filed a lawsuit in Prince George’s County, Md., demanding the removal from public land of a 40-foot cross memorializing the 49 local soldiers who gave their lives in the First World War. Across the country in Lake Elsinore, Calif., a judge ruled against a proposed...

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Atheists’ Attack on WWI Memorial Cross

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For nearly 90 years, a World War I memorial cross has honored our nation’s bravest heroes. Now, angry atheists are suing to tear down this historic war monument in Maryland – the Bladensburg Cross.

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Angry Atheists Sue to Remove WWI Memorial

By Matthew Clark1394479645000

For nearly 90 years, a war memorial has stood proudly honoring American heroes who fought and paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our great nation in World War I. Last month, the American Humanist Association sued to have this war memorial torn down. Why? Because the memorial is in the shape of a...

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Oral Argument in Summum v. Pleasant Grove

By Edward White1394142879000

On March 4, 2014, I had the privilege to argue before the Utah Supreme Court in the latest stage of the multi-year litigation known as Summum v. Pleasant Grove . As described in greater detail here and here , Summum first filed its lawsuit against Pleasant Grove City, Utah, nearly one decade ago in...

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Committee to Protect the American Flag

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In a shocking decision, a federal court of appeals – the Ninth Circuit – just ruled that it was acceptable for a school to ban the American flag. Even worse, the court allowed the display of the...

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Expelling American Flag from School?

By Matthew Clark1393873289000

“Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?” Apparently the answer is now, “No.” What King George’s rockets red glare and the British bombs bursting in air could not do, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has accomplished in one sweeping...

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December 2013

Glory to God - Merry Christmas!

By Jay Sekulow1387823107000

Christmas is a great time of year. As my family celebrates the birth of our Lord and Savior, like a lot of families, we spend some time taking a look back at the events of the past year. The challenges - the blessings - and what's ahead in the new year. And while we're thankful for the many...

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Court Orders Cross Torn Down

By Jay Sekulow1386957648000

The decision of a federal district court in California today to order the removal of the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial is deeply flawed. At the ACLJ, we will continue to fight to defend this memorial honoring our nation’s heroes as we have been actively doing for years. I have directed our legal...

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The Virtue of Biblical Arguments

By David French1386367792000

I distinctly remember my deep anxiety about leaving my southern, Christian college and traveling north to a law school that was, well, slightly less hospitable to my religious point of view. In preparation for the challenge, I beefed up my reading — devouring books on everything from apologetics to...

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A Pioneer With a Powerful Vision

By ACLJ.org1385997247000

Dr. Paul Crouch, one of the pioneers of religious broadcasting, has died at the age of 79. Dr. Crouch, died at his home in California on Saturday after what family members called a decade-long fight with degenerative heart disease. Dr. Crouch began his broadcasting career while studying theology at...

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November 2013

Grateful Hearts; Empty Seats

By Jay Sekulow1385572548000

This Thanksgiving, the ACLJ team has much to be thankful for. We've been deeply engaged in many of the most critical issues facing our nation, and we've been blessed to win victory after victory. Seven times we've challenged the ObamaCare abortion-pill mandate, and seven times we've won...

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Thanksgiving Day Means More

By Edward White1385565220000

One of the days I look forward to each year is the annual Patriotic Program held at my children’s Catholic grade school in Michigan. It takes place two days before Thanksgiving Day (the last day of classes before the holiday break) to remind the children and those in attendance that Thanksgiving...

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