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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 Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia, Mikey Weinstein and the MRFF sent a snarky, condescending, and disrespectful message filled with distortions about the U.S. Constitution and the religious... read more

As ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow reported on Fox News, last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Services, the highest military court of appeals, heard oral argument in Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling ’s case. Sterling, a devout Christian, had posted a Scripture verse, Isaiah 54:17 (“no weapon formed against you shall prosper”), in three places around her work station. Though the verses were small and Sterling shared her work station with no others at the time, Sterling’s superior... read more

It began in 2013 when Marine Lance Cpl. Monifa Sterling – a devout Christian – wanted to express her religious beliefs in the workplace where she was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. She quickly ran into trouble when she refused to obey an order from a superior to remove three signs at her work station bearing the words “No weapon formed against me shall prosper” – a modified quotation from Isaiah in the Bible. As we reported nearly a year ago, Sterling’s superior officer saw the... read more

Just last week, the ACLJ announced our seven-point plan to advance the cause of Christians persecuted by the Islamic State (ISIS) genocide in the Middle East. We are pleased to report that today we took a major step in implementing that plan, mobilizing our affiliate with consultative status at the United Nations (U.N.), the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ). We just sent a legal letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon, urging him to recognize the genocide against Christians and... read more

It’s a massive victory more than six months in the making. Sergeant First Class Charles Martland – a decorated war hero who faced expulsion from the Army for defending a child – has been exonerated and will be allowed to remain in the U.S. military. We have been aggressively advocating for SFC Martland for more than six months, and now we’ve helped achieve a significant victory for this Green Beret war hero. SFC Martland faced expulsion from the Army for defending a child from sexual abuse and... read more

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, and actual engagement in, criminal and unethical practices: National Abortion Federation v. Center for Medical Progress and Planned Parenthood Federation of America v. Center for Medical Progress . read more

There’s a war on women going on all right, but not the one we hear so often about in the media. It’s not a war on “income inequality.” Not a war on “bodily integrity.” It’s an actual war where thousands upon thousands of women are raped, brutalized, and even killed because they’re considered of no more value than cattle. It’s a war being waged against Christian, Yazidi, and Shia Muslim women – the women of minority faiths in the Middle East – at the radical hand of the Islamic State (ISIS). read more

The Obama Administration announced this week that an additional 250 Special Forces troops are being sent to Syria to support rebels fighting ISIS – the Islamic State. This comes less than one week after the announcement that an additional 217 U.S. Army Soldiers are being deployed to Iraq in order to support the Iraqi military in their ongoing fight with ISIS. Both of these statements come after the revelation that a United States Marine Corps artillery unit, which was placed near... read more

You’ve spoken out in a powerful way. In less than two weeks, 66,845 of you signed on to our letters or wrote letters of your own to save Sergeant First Class (SFC) Charles Martland – a decorated war hero facing expulsion from the army for defending a child. You spoke out and today we delivered every single letter to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy . The ACLJ provided a cover letter with each letter reminding these Obama Administration officials of... read more

The ongoing legal challenge by religious organizations against the Obama Administration’s abortion-pill Mandate and its so-called “accommodation” for complying with that Mandate has taken some unexpected turns. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments just one month ago, and one week after those arguments, the Court took a highly unusual step . It asked the parties to address whether employees of the objecting organizations could obtain contraceptive coverage through the organizations’ insurance... read more