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I first met Thandi in 2006 while working at an orphanage for abandoned infants in South Africa. She was a thriving four-month-old with an infectious smile and a very distinctive scar on her tiny bald scalp. Even at only four months old, Thandi exhibited a profound fighting spirit to overcome the circumstances that led her to our care, as she battled to gain weight and heal from illness after illness. Several weeks after arriving at the orphanage, I inquired about Thandi’s scar. I was informed... read more

Jay Sekulow Live Signing Event!

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Watch Jay's LiveSigning event from last night.

A Christian boy has been arrested and imprisoned in Pakistan for blasphemy simply for “liking” a picture on Facebook. On September 19, 2016, our international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice’s (ECLJ) office in Pakistan, the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), received word that Nabeel Masih, a sixteen-year-old Christian boy, had been charged with blasphemy. Nabeel’s crime was “liking” a supposedly sacrilegious picture of the Kaaba, a black cube-shaped structure at the center of... read more

Our lawsuit against the Obama State Department for covering up its Iran lie has entered a critical stage. The State Department has filed its answer to our lawsuit in federal district court in Washington, DC, and the Court has issued its first order setting in motion a number of upcoming litigation actions. As we’ve reported , we sued the State Department in federal court because it refused to comply with our lawful requests for records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). We had... read more

The world is changing every day. And if we don’t change our strategy to confront our mortal enemies, the world as we know it could cease to exist. There are so many questions we face: Why do the jihadists hate us? What is their end goal? How are Russia, Iran, and jihadists collaborating for our demise? In this crucial election year, you need the facts. Number 1 New York Times Bestselling author, Jay Sekulow, just released his latest book, "Unholy Alliance: The Agenda Iran, Russia, and Jihadists... read more

“I will not give a lethal drug to anyone if I am asked, nor will I advise such a plan.” The words of Hippocrates , the fourth century B.C. father of Western medicine, are plain rubbish according to many “health” professionals today. For proponents of euthanasia (literally, but falsely, meaning “a good death”), the Hippocratic Oath , the long-standing creed of sound patient care, should be replaced with an oath that undermines the very nature of medicine itself: “I will end the life of my... read more

The world scene is changing, and not for the better. In recent weeks, Iran and Russia – two countries that exploit perceived weakness – have repeatedly flexed their muscles against the U.S. military – both in the air and on the sea. The brazen and threatening actions aimed at our military are designed to do one thing – intimidate the United States. In addition to the provocative actions of Iran and Russia, we are constantly reminded of the growing threats of the Islamic State (ISIS) – radical... read more

In its response to this past weekend’s spate of terror attacks, the Obama Administration exposed once again a disturbing pattern of weakness, incompetence, and lack of accountability. This stubborn pattern undermines any serious root and branch effort to confront the terrorists whose goal is to destroy us. After a weekend of bloodshed in which two out of five attempted terror attacks in three states were successful, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest offered a feckless response . He... read more

It may surprise you to know that not all prayer in school is forbidden in America. In fact, we just helped secure a significant victory for one teacher who simply wanted to pray before the school day started. We, at the ACLJ, are excited to celebrate a victory in a recent religious liberty situation. In this specific instance, a high school art teacher in Fenton, Illinois, wanted to have a monthly prayer meeting during free time. School staff and parents had participated in the National Day of... read more

The First Amendment forbids the government from prohibiting the free exercise of religion. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a federal law passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in 1993, precludes the government from substantially burdening religious freedom without satisfying the strictest of judicial scrutiny. Our country, as the Supreme Court noted over forty years ago, has had “a happy tradition of avoiding unnecessary clashes with the dictates of conscience.” Despite all this, read more

The United States of America is the greatest country on the face of the earth. But we often fail to realize just how different our way of life and thinking is from the billions of people in other parts of the world. It’s why far too many of our leaders refuse to acknowledge the threat of radical Islamic jihad and call it out by name. It’s why far too many people wrongly think about radical Islamic terrorists as simply the heirs to the long line of freedom-hating enemies of the West. It’s why... read more

The Obama Administration continues its abrasive Executive overreach to push its agenda, bypassing Congressional approval and in direct opposition to the will of the American people. In its latest move, the Obama bureaucracy is trying to push through a new regulation to prevent state governments from redirecting Title X funds away from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers to community health centers and other health care providers that provide more comprehensive health care for women... read more

As a nation, we are fortunate to be protected by the best Air Force in the world, which celebrates the anniversary of its founding on September 18th. The mission of the modern United States Air Force is “to fly, fight, and win in air, space, and cyberspace.” The Air Force has approximately 5,000 aircraft, 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles, and 60 satellites. It is comprised of roughly 650,000 active, civilian, reserve, and air guard personnel. Although not officially established until... read more

Sekulow: "Troubling Iran Exemptions – Part 2" Ep. 401

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When the United States entered into nuclear negotiations with Iran and allowed them to have all the leverage by requiring no preconditions such as the release of wrongfully imprisoned Americans, Iran was emboldened. Now reports indicate that there are troubling exemptions in favor of Iran all...

While ordinary Americans struggle to pay their bills, the Obama Administration’s State Department maintains a deeply troubling pattern of awarding access and favors to rich and powerful individuals and organizations. As Reuters notes in a January 2013 report , then Senator Kerry, whose net worth has been estimated to be between $184.3 million and $287.7 million, stated: “I will not participate personally and substantially in any particular matter that has a direct and predictable effect on my... read more

We’ve said it from the beginning. It’s been obvious to anyone who looks at the facts. When the United States entered into nuclear negotiations with Iran and allowed them to have all the leverage by requiring no preconditions such as the release of wrongfully imprisoned Americans, Iran was emboldened. When the nuclear deal was finalized and implemented, things got even worse for the United States, Israel, and global stability – but things continued to get better for Iran, the world’s largest... read more

As the United States commemorates the 15th Anniversary of the attacks of 9-11, the nation faces one of the most dangerous and complicated military/geo-political situations in recent history. The threat against United States’ global interests around the world, the safety of our troops abroad and of our citizens at home, is very real. These threats include the fact that China continues to ignore accepted international boundaries in the Pacific realm and North Korea persists in perfecting its... read more

The Middle East is an often complex weave of unlikely alliances, but their confluence today lead to new dangers – dangers we must look to history to understand and defeat. In my upcoming new book (due out September 20th), “ Unholy Alliance: The Agenda Iran, Russia, and Jihadists Share for Conquering the World, ” I uncover some of these dangerous trends and detail solutions that our nation’s leaders must take. This continues the in-depth analysis of radical Islam we began in #1 New York Times... read more

The media, typically sympathetic to abortion and slanted against pro-lifers, tends to paint those who stand up against abortion in a rather, let's say, unflattering way. Those who, in turn, draw their general impressions about groups from mainstream media therefore often share that prejudice against pro-lifers. This may be the explanation for the views of federal appeals court Judge Richard Posner, who recently voiced his negative perspective on pro-life picketing and sidewalk counseling. The... read more

For over two years, we have been fighting in federal court to vindicate the rights of Dustin Buxton, a Maryland student who was penalized, when applying for a seat in the Radiation Therapy Program at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), because he mentioned his faith during the admissions interview. We were fortunately able to resolve favorably the similar claims of another applicant to this program, Brandon Jenkins. With regard to Mr. Buxton, however, the court recently concluded, read more

This weekend marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. I’ll never forget. Fifteen years ago, jihadists bent on destroying America hijacked four planes and decimated thousands of lives – killing nearly three thousand Americans, injuring countless more. On that day, jihad changed all of our lives. I remember in grave detail first seeing the horrific scene as it unfolded right before our eyes as I watched the attack in our offices in Virginia. I vividly remember trying to contact... read more

Radical Islam and Russia are converging in a deadly and dangerous unholy alliance. In my upcoming new book (due out September 20th), “ Unholy Alliance: The Agenda Iran, Russia, and Jihadists Share for Conquering the World, ” I uncover some of these dangerous trends and detail solutions that our nation’s leaders must take. This continues the in-depth analysis of radical Islam we began in #1 New York Times Bestseller “ Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore .” A change has recently occurred in... read more

Sekulow: "Troubling Iran Exemptions" Ep. 400

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Even more troubling "exemptions" have emerged from the recently-released Iran report. These disturbing developments must not be ignored. Don't miss the latest episode of Sekulow TV. Click here to learn more.

It is a stunning, disturbing and persistent pattern of incompetence, corruption, and possible obstruction of justice. After reading and reviewing the FBI’s publicly released 11-page 302 report on its interview with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the FBI’s 47-page summary of its investigation into the State Department email scandal, it’s difficult to come to any other conclusion. These reports indicate that the Obama Administration has engaged in an alarming pattern of misbehavior... read more

This should not be a continuing problem in the United States of America, and yet it’s happening once again. Another American military hero is facing ejection from the Armed Services simply for doing what is right – trying to stop sexual abuse by Afghan police commanders and protect U.S. soldiers. A corrupt Afghan police commander brought his sexual slaves into U.S. military barracks. Marine Corps Major Jason Brezler sent an e-mail to his fellow officers warning them of this practice and the... read more

Sekulow: "Defending Israel – Pt. 2" Ep. 399

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This is part two of Ep. 398: Palestinian activists opposed to Israel have filed a billion-dollar lawsuit in U.S. federal court against numerous organizations that support Israel. We're fighting back. Click here to learn more.

It is disastrous, calamitous, and shocking. Thousands of Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities have been persecuted, killed and terrorized by the Islamic State (ISIS). Hundreds of young girls continue to be kidnapped, raped and sold as sex slaves. Thousands of other individuals have watched silently as their loved ones have been systemically slaughtered because of their faith. At the same time, Americans vainly hope for resolute leadership from the Obama Administration. Rather... read more

The ISIS (Islamic State) genocide of Christians and other religious minorities is undeniable. It’s horrific. And it must end. Today, we filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State to find out what is actually being done to stop it. After pressure from the ACLJ and others, the Obama Administration publicly recognized the “ genocide against . . . Christians .” A unanimous U.S. House of Representatives has too. So have numerous international legal bodies and organizations. The... read more

We live in a dangerous world. The threats to our homeland have never been more real and diverse. The continued growth of Radical Islamic Terrorism, the ongoing efforts of North Korea to perfect a long-range missile on which a nuclear warhead can be placed, China’s disruption of the status quo in the Pacific by claiming territory in the international waters of the South China Sea, Iran’s harassment of U.S. Navy vessels, and Russia’s continued aggression in the area of the Ukraine and Eastern... read more

Have you heard what Mikey Weinstein and his Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) are up to now?!? They have discovered that an Air Force major stationed at a base in Colorado keeps an open copy of the Bible on his desk at work. Sounds pretty benign, right? Not so according to Mr. Weinstein and company at the MRFF. Apparently it wasn’t just a nondescript, run-of-the-mill “Bible” that the major put on his desk, but it was, to use Mr. Weinstein’s own words, “ a highlighted Christian Bible... read more

While the American Center for Law and Justice continues to (1) fight for religious freedom, (2) fight the scourge of genocide throughout the world, (3) battle to limit unconstitutional Executive overreach by the IRS and the Obama Administration, it appears that Mikey Weinstein and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) are energized to remove a single Bible from the desk of a military officer. Consider these facts: While the ACLJ is fighting to get to the bottom of the State... read more

ISIS genocide against Christians and others is expanding . Ignoring it will not make it go away. In fact, ignoring it helps it spread. And the United Nations has been ignoring it for some time. The ACLJ – through our affiliate the European Centre for Law and Justice – just delivered a legal letter to another critical United Nations office – the Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. Our message is clear: stop ignoring the genocide. Stop ignoring the victims. There’s a... read more

Alarming and disturbing news is materializing in the wake of Vladimir Putin’s latest challenge to U. S. dominance in the Persian Gulf and Middle East. This news should concern all Americans. The Washington Times reports that the Russian President continues to outflank Washington. Just this past week, Russia launched bombers from a new base—Iran—thus enabling Putin to strike more quickly with heavier bombardments against U.S.-backed rebels. At the same time, despite the fact that Turkey shot... read more

Sekulow: "Defending Israel" Ep. 398

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Palestinian activists opposed to Israel have filed a billion-dollar lawsuit in U.S. federal court against numerous organizations that support Israel. We're vigorously fighting back to defend our ally. Click here to learn more.

Asia Bibi, the Christian mother of five from Pakistan sentenced to death for her faith, could soon have her final appeal date with her life on the line. Pakistan’s highest court has accepted Asia Bibi’s request for an early hearing. Asia, a Christian mother of five, has been in prison since June 2009 for allegations of blasphemy. Two of her co-workers alleged that she uttered derogatory remarks against the prophet Muhammad, a crime punishable with the mandatory death penalty. In November 2010, read more

Forty-nine innocent people slaughtered in Orlando, FL. Slaughtered at the hand of a radical ideology that has expanded its reach far beyond the regional borders in which it physically wages war. Expanded not by use of conventional tactics, but through a new-world tactic, using a new-world weapon – social media. The Islamic State (ISIS) and other radical jihadist groups are searching the globe for sympathizers, reaching into the homes of the most vulnerable in society, to wreak havoc on every... read more

Defending Israel in Federal Court

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The ACLJ has just taken on the most significant U.S. federal court case in defense of Israel’s legitimacy as a Jewish state. Palestinian activists opposed to the existence of the State of Israel have filed a billion-dollar lawsuit in federal district court in Washington, DC, against numerous...

Seventy-four percent of the world’s population lives in “countries with serious restrictions on religious freedom, whether caused by government policies or the hostile acts of individuals, organizations, or societal groups.” That is the conclusion of the State Department in its latest International Religious Freedom (IRF) Report. According to the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, David Saperstein, the world is currently “witness[ing] violent upheavals, some of historic... read more

For the first time, the Obama Administration has accused the Palestinian Authority, in addition to Palestinian terrorists and jihadist groups, of anti-Semitic attacks on Israel. The Obama Administration’s State Department just released its 2015 Report on International Religious Freedom , but the sections on Israel and “Palestine” have been making headlines for their mention of growing anti-Semitism and violence against Israel. Even though the Obama Administration and its State Department have a... read more

The saga of corruption continues. As we reported last week, more State Department emails were publically released. And guess what they showed? Clinton Foundation friends and donors got special treatment from the Obama State Department while Hilary Clinton was Secretary of State. The American people deserve accountability from a lawless and corrupt Administration. Earlier this week, our brand new Government Accountability Project delivered another round of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) read more

The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) is under investigation by the “U.S. House of Representatives Joint Task Force on U.S. Central Command Intelligence Analysis” due to reports that, on more than one occasion, critical military intelligence regarding our fight with ISIS (the Islamic State) was changed by senior officials at CENTCOM after being submitted by analysts working for that organization. After a whistle-blower at CENTCOM reported that intelligence analysts were being pressured to... read more

Over the past four decades, since abortion was legalized in Roe v. Wade , the term “pro-life” has been distorted and discredited. We are told that if we are pro-life we don't care about babies outside the womb, even as we care for men, women, and children through non-profits, ministries, and pregnancy resource centers. We are told we only care about saving the child from abortion, even as we foster and adopt children in need of homes. Opponents have often misrepresented the term “pro-life” by... read more

Exposing the Lies of the Abortion Industry

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Abortion, Inc. peels back the deceptive talking points of Planned Parenthood and their pro-abortion allies, revealing the true motivations of the abortion industry. Members of Congress, former Planned Parenthood officials, and women affected by abortion tell their stories, exposing the lies, and...

“Resolved: That the guarantee of the rights of conscience, as found in our Constitution, is most sacred and inviolable, . . . and that all attempts to abridge or interfere with these rights, directly or indirectly, have our decided disapprobation, and shall ever have our most effective opposition.” — Abraham Lincoln Starting more than a decade ago, the ACLJ fought a series of legal battles against the government of Illinois (and some private employers) over the right of pro-life health care... read more

The situation in Pakistan has rapidly deteriorated within the past few weeks. Tensions in Pakistan have been increasing for a myriad of reasons, but recently they boiled over and resulted in the death of at least 70 lawyers from a suicide bombing. Despite the turbulent events that have claimed the lives of so many, our international affiliate, the European Centre for Law and Justice’s (ECLJ) office in Pakistan, the Organization for Legal Aid (OLA), has continued to operate at full capacity. A... read more

We have just taken on the most significant U.S. federal court case in defense of Israel’s legitimacy as a Jewish state. Palestinian activists opposed to the existence of the State of Israel have filed a billion-dollar lawsuit in federal district court in Washington, DC, against numerous organizations that support Israel - including citizen, business, and nonprofit groups - as well as a laundry list of major U.S. companies and individuals who dare to do business in or support Israel. The... read more

It is mind-boggling, heart-rendering and alarming. Yet genocide—the intentional action to systematically eliminate an ethnic, national, racial or religious group—accelerates despite the rising demands to stop this horror. Although, Secretary of State John Kerry has declared that Christians as well as Yazidis and Shi’a Muslims are suffering genocide at the hands of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick in a recent interview with Genocide Watch , confirms... read more

Sekulow: "ACLJ Exposes the Abortion Industry" Ep. 396

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Lies. Fear. Intimidation. The abortion industry doesn’t hesitate to use these tactics toward anyone who stands in the way of their $1.3 billion annual revenue stream. Abortion, Inc.peels back the deceptive talking points of Planned Parenthood and their pro-abortion allies, revealing the true...

One of the powers the President of the United States has is to appoint federal judges with the advice and consent of the Senate. Presidents generally appoint judges who share the President’s philosophy about how the law should be interpreted and cases decided. Through appointments, a President shapes our law and society long after leaving office. Federal judges hold lifetime appointments and only leave their positions if they resign, die, or are impeached. Lifetime means lifetime. For example, read more

When police officers in Kenya wrongfully shot Josephat Mwenda, Christian human rights attorney Willie Kimani joined Josephat’s case to ensure that justice would prevail in the face of corrupt police power. But justice did not prevail for Mwenda. While leaving a hearing related to the case, the Christian attorney, his client, and their taxi driver were kidnapped, tortured, and murdered. Four police officers have since been arrested for the murders. Their murders were not random. They were an... read more