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Reason for Celebration

By Carly F. Gammill1428002231625

We live in a world torn by struggles in which some factions seek power, while others long desperately for peace. This picture of the modern era may appear new because of the weapons used to wage the wars, but it is a condition that has been familiar to men and women for virtually all of human...

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Bergdahl & Our Leaders’ Lost Honor

By David French1427467158649

Desertion is a very old story in the history of armies and armed conflict. Soldiers deserted from the Continental Army, from the Union Army, from the American armies in World War I and World War II — yet those armies fought on, fought well, and prevailed. An army can survive desertion, so to hear...

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Purple Hearts for Fort Hood Victims

By Jay Sekulow1423243672347

At last, a victory for common sense and fairness. According to Fox News , next week the Army will announce that the victims of Nidal Hasan’s Fort Hood terrorist attack will receive purple hearts. Previously, the Obama Administration had labeled Hasan’s attack an act of “workplace violence,” despite...

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American Sniper Has Created a Cultural Moment: Here’s Why

By David French1421694905032

At 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night, a packed theater in Franklin, Tenn., was completely quiet. As the credits rolled, some folks were filing out, but many more were standing, still looking at the screen, honoring the man whose life they’d just seen portrayed on the silver screen. Before the movie, I’d...

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November 2014

A Time for Thanks; A Time for Resolve

By Jay Sekulow1417019056106

In many ways this has been a good year at the ACLJ. There is much to be thankful for—we’ve won key, precedent setting victories in court here at home, and we’ve even made progress fighting Christian persecution abroad. At home, we’ve defended the rights of Christian students and professors, won a...

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A Brief Veteran’s Day Reflection

By David French1415735598773

Though my own military service is winding down, for now (I transferred to the Individual Ready Reserve earlier this year), I’m still a veteran. That’s a part of my identity now, and it will be for the rest of my life. Military service is becoming less common with each American generation .

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September 2014

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July 2014

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 2014

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 2014

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 2014

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


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.


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


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...


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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