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Defending Religious Liberty at Supreme Court

By Walter M. Weber1492721591078

Can the government target churches for exclusion from a child safety program, just because they are churches? That is the question before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer . The Supreme Court heard oral argument on April 19, and a decision is likely to issue by...

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Weinstein, MRFF attacking the Bible…Again…

By Skip Ash1478713610386

The French have an expression that’s right on the mark with respect to the actions of Mr. Michael “Mikey” Weinstein and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF): Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose (which, freely translated, means, “the more things change, the more they remain the...

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Why the Angry Atheists are Wrong

By Skip Ash1478639061192

Every so often, I visit the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) website to see what Mr. Weinstein and his fellow travelers have been up to. When I visited the website on October 31, 2016, I came across a short article entitled, “Our Constitution, Any Religion & the Military,” written by...

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ACLJ Comments on HHS Mandate Accommodations

By Geoffrey Surtees1474040828956

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...

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ACLJ Headed to Appeals Court

By Carly F. Gammill1473441050496

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...

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Defending Religious Liberty in Armed Forces

By Skip Ash1472495173576

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...

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The Contrast Between the ACLJ and the MRFF

By Wesley Smith1472224939648

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...

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Conscience Rights Attack in Illinois

By Francis J. Manion1471441058958

“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.”

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Defending Chaplains from the MRFF

By Skip Ash1470241654297

I have to confess that it’s getting more and more difficult for me to “speak the truth in love” to some people. Some folks are just never going to get it, no matter what we do. It’s like casting pearls before swine. It reminds me of the tongue-in-cheek saying, “Hey, don’t cloud the issue with...

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Military Religious Freedom Foundation?

By Wesley Smith1470168316107

Michael (Mikey) Weinstein is the founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), a legal advocacy group whose mission is “ensuring that all members of the United States Armed Forces fully receive the Constitutional guarantees of religious freedom to which they and all Americans are...

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Protect Religion in Military & Chaplains

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Anti-Christian extremists are attacking military chaplains for praying. Mikey Weinstein and the absurdly named Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) are demanding senior chaplains (including...

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SCOTUS Turns Down Religious Freedom Case

By Geoffrey Surtees1467224446249

“This case is an ominous sign.” So wrote Justice Alito about the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday not to hear a critical religious freedom case out of the State of Washington – and it’s a sign we cannot ignore. For over seventy years, the Stormans family has owned and operated Ralph’s Thriftway,

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Supreme Court Ruling on Little Sisters

By Geoffrey Surtees1463422676912

The Supreme Court announced its decision today in the HHS Mandate challenges involving, among others, the Little Sisters of the Poor . After years of litigation in the lower courts, as well as oral arguments and multiple rounds of briefing before the Supreme Court itself, the Court unanimously...

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Victory for Religious Freedom

By Jay Sekulow1463414680835

In a per curiam opinion , the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ordered lower courts to help the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious organizations work out a compromise with the Obama Administration. This is a significant victory for religious freedom. From the very beginning, we have been...

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Bill Would Extend Religious Liberty

By ACLJ.org1462811940471

Anti-religious freedom groups seeking to prevent church-based ministries from providing critical humanitarian aid and services through government grants and contracts have declared war. This time, their target is a modest, common sense measure offered by Representative Steve Russell (OK-5), which...

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A Study in Slanted Legal Argumentation

By Walter M. Weber1462558800529

Prof. Leslie C. Griffin of the UNLV Boyd School of Law wrote an article for a SCOTUSblog symposium on the Little Sisters of the Poor case currently before the Supreme Court. Prof. Griffin’s article is a classic example of propaganda masquerading as legal argument. It may be helpful to fully dissect...

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Protect Our Troops’ Religious Liberty

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Christians in the military face a radical new anti-Christian threat. Anti-Christian zealots at the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) continue their efforts to deny religious liberty to our...

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ACLJ Defends National Day of Prayer

By Skip Ash1462213162879

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...

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Major Religious Liberty Case

By Laura Hernandez1462201928066

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...

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Religious Freedoms Must Be Protected

By Jay Sekulow1461973535772

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...

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