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Stop Government Harassment of Christians

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Imagine being targeted by the government for saying "Jesus loves you." It sounds shocking, but it's happening in America right now. We’re taking legal action to fight back. A Virginia state agency...

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ACLJ Files Suit in VA for State Targeting "Jesus Loves You"

By Jordan Sekulow1565819531730

Discriminating to prevent discrimination is oxymoronic and counterproductive, but the Left seems determined to do it. Cases about Fair Housing Enforcement agencies telling realtors, appraisers, and auctioneers that they cannot put Bible verses on their cards, website, or email signatures are...

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Radio Recap: Virginia Targets “Jesus Loves You”

By Jordan Sekulow1565817889547

Virginia targets “Jesus love you.” Today on the show, we discussed a lawsuit were filing today against the Virginia Real Estate Board (VREB) for its targeted harassment and discrimination of a Christian real estate agent because she had a Bible verse (John 3:16) on her website and included the...

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ACLJ Files New Lawsuit to Defend Religious Organization

By Abigail A. Southerland1564001995252

Last week, ACLJ took on a new case to fight discrimination and bias against a non-profit religious ministry in Georgia. The lawsuit , filed in federal court last week, outlines the discriminatory zoning process the ministry has been subjected to over the past two years. The timeline of events are...

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A Tale of Two Cities: ACLJ Takes Action

By Abigail A. Southerland1562162400000

The ACLJ has recently been contacted by two more churches regarding potential violations of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). RLUIPA is a federal law designed to protect churches, religious assemblies, and institutions from land use regulations that interfere with...

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The Constitution and Discrimination of Religious Choices

By Walter M. Weber1555594361458

The American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) has filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting school choice. The ACLJ amicus brief urges the Supreme Court to grant review in the case of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue . At issue is the constitutionality of including – or excluding –

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JSL: Defending the Bible in Public Schools

By Jay Sekulow1554404108108

It’s important to never forget where we started, or why. The ACLJ was founded to defend our constitutional rights and religious liberty. On today’s show, we discussed what I like to call a couple of “old school” ACLJ cases, including a win for religious liberty in school. I used to say that public...

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School Confiscates Young Child’s Bible – ACLJ Stepped In

By Abigail A. Southerland1553790596917

The ACLJ recently defended the constitutional rights of a child that had been infringed upon by the school administration. The child, who is in fourth grade, routinely enjoyed reading from his Bible during recess. The principal of the school, however, confiscated his Bible and told him that he was...

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The Deception of Buddhist-Based Mindfulness in Our Schools

By Christina Stierhoff1553697779810

As the ACLJ continues the fight to remove Buddhist mindfulness practices from our public schools, we are happy to report a recent positive development. Within the past couple of months, we counseled a parent in Missouri on speaking with administrators at his child’s school about mindfulness. After...

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Digging into Buddhist-Based Indoctrination in Schools

By Christina Stierhoff1551196568881

As you’ve probably read , over the past few months, the ACLJ has been fighting to remove Buddhist meditation practices from public schools. Simply put, these meditation practices are religious and teach children dangerous ideas about faith, right versus wrong, and identity. More and more parents...

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Government Discrimination Against Christian School

By Laura Hernandez1550778502917

Earlier this week, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed an amicus brief in Tree of Life Christian Schools v. City of Upper Arlington, Ohio . As we previously noted , the Tree of Life Christian School had been forbidden by the City of Upper Arlington, Ohio from developing a building...

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Neighborhood Club Has Revised Policy to Comply with the Law

By Abigail A. Southerland1550518584888

The ACLJ recently intervened on behalf of yet another home owner who was denied permission by her Neighborhood Club to use the Club’s facilities to host a religious gathering. The Club – part of a large scale resort style community developed by a nationwide company – maintained a blatantly...

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Victory: City Fixes Discriminatory Zoning Ordinance

By Abigail A. Southerland1550098757627

This week, the ACLJ secured another victory for churches on the zoning front. On Monday night, I appeared before the City Council in Gaffney, South Carolina to urge the City to pass an amendment to the zoning ordinance to remove an illegal provision which discriminates against religious...

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Buddhist Indoctrination Update: Exposing the Intent

By Abigail A. Southerland1550073750130

We recently made you aware of the widespread trend sweeping the nation wherein public schools incorporate Buddhist-based mindfulness practices into the everyday curriculum of elementary school age children. We’ve been contacted by parents of elementary, middle, and high school students from over a...

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Discrimination Against Churches Headed to Supreme Court

By Laura Hernandez1549467673007

For years the ACLJ has defended religious organizations against discrimination. That includes churches and Christian schools. The Tree of Life Christian School has been forbidden by the local government from developing a building and property it acquired for a new school in order to consolidate its...

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Stop Discrimination Against Churches

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Churches face a new wave of targeted discrimination. Local governments and municipalities are barring churches and religious schools from using their own property for religious activities and...

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ACLJ Sends FOIA on Buddhist Indoctrination in Schools

By Benjamin P. Sisney1548948730892

Last month, we told you about a disturbing development: Young elementary school students are being forced to participate in Buddhist-based meditation in public schools. Then, we learned that federal government grant funds have been awarded to implement these so-called mindfulness programs on...

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Law Discriminates Against Churches?

By Abigail A. Southerland1547478000000

The ACLJ currently represents two churches in Gaffney, South Carolina that have been prevented from occupying new properties and holding worship services due to an illegal and discriminatory provision in the City zoning ordinance. The provision specifically excludes religious organizations from...

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Victory: Student’s Right to Pass Out Holiday Invitations

By ACLJ.org1545926322086

This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2018. The ACLJ is dedicated to defending religious liberty on campuses all over the country, and that includes elementary schools. When we learned that a first-grader was told she...

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Jay Sekulow Live: Buddhist Meditation in Schools

By Jay Sekulow1545337341824

When they took prayer out of the classroom, it appears what they meant was Christian prayer. Apparently, Buddhism is not only okay, the government is willing to pay for it with your tax dollars. On today’s broadcast, we discussed how public schools in several states are incorporating mandatory...

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