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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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ACLJ Helps Couple Use Their Home for Religious Activities

By ACLJ.org1544805842397

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 stepped in to defend the religious and civil liberties of a retired Georgia couple when the local government tried to restrict them from offering their home as a quiet...

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Christianity Under Attack this Christmas

By Edward White1544724952032

The war on Christmas is real – and it is raging on. The ACLJ is dedicated to defending religious liberty, and at no time is it more crucial than during this Christmas holiday season. At the ACLJ, we are contacted by localities and concerned citizens when Christmas and other holiday displays are...

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Defend Christmas from Satanist Attacks

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It’s an outrageous attack on Christmas. Satanic Temples and other Satanists are demanding that a Satanic display be erected in the Illinois and Michigan State Capitols, alongside traditional...

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ACLJ Helps Protect Student’s Rights in School

By ACLJ.org1544633925573

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 stands for Religious Freedom. So when a Christian family in Iowa contacted us because their son - an elementary school student – was threatened with punishment simply...

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Stop Forcing Buddhist Meditation on Kids in School

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It’s disturbing to the core. Young elementary school students are being forced to participate in Buddhist-based meditation in public schools. We’re being contacted by numerous parents of elementary...

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Challenging Buddhist Meditation Practice in Public Schools

By Christina Stierhoff1544461657554

Public schools in several states have started down a slippery slope by incorporating Buddhist meditation practices in the classroom, and the ACLJ is challenging this threat to the religious liberty rights of public school children. Imagine your elementary school child coming home one night and...

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Ending FEMA's Discrimination of Religious Organizations

By ACLJ.org1542812400000

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 has long worked to end to religious discrimination by any federal agency. Last year, we sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) demanding a...

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Business Owners Have Right to Prayer at the Workplace

By ACLJ.org1542037423973

As a business owner, have you ever been subjected to an investigation by the civil rights commission in your state as a result of an unfounded complaint of religious discrimination? If so, you are not alone. While civil rights laws protect employees from unequal treatment, including discrimination,

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ACLJ Comes to Defense of Christian USAF General

By ACLJ.org1535551200000

Once again, a group notorious for wanting to keep God out of our military is attacking anyone who professes his or her Christian faith. Now this group is attacking a respected Air Force General, demanding he be investigated for expressing his Christian faith. Recently we told you how this group...

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Defeating Religious Discrimination Against Church

By ACLJ.org1535121445558

Religious liberty is still under attack here in America. Last week, the ACLJ stepped in to ensure that a church in Montana would be able to open its doors and worship at its new location. The church contacted the ACLJ earlier this month after it was informed by the city zoning department that it...

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