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ACLJ Submits Comments Supporting Religious Liberty to 8 Agencies

By Olivia Summers1582227821694

This week, as promised, the ACLJ submitted formal public comments and legal analyses on behalf of itself and over 75,000 of our members in support of important religious liberty protections proposed by eight federal agencies. Last month we informed you that, pursuant to two Executive Orders, the...

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Religious Liberty Victory for Christian FBI Agent

By Jordan Sekulow1581711501458

The ACLJ secured a victory last week on behalf of a federal law enforcement employee whose religious liberty came under attack. We are continually taking action to defend the religious liberty of Americans across the country. We’ve told you how we have successfully defended schoolchildren who have...

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We File Major Religious Liberties Brief at the Supreme Court

By Laura Hernandez1581610465198

This week, the ACLJ filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court, urging the Court to reverse two decisions from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that severely diminished the religious liberty of churches and religious schools. The two cases, Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Agnes...

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Defend Churches, Religious Organizations at Supreme Court

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Religious liberty is under direct assault. And churches and religious schools are the target. Churches and religious organizations have a constitutional right to ensure that their employees follow...

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End Obama-Era Anti-Religious Liberty Rule

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It’s time for Obama-era anti-religious liberty rules to go. The Obama Administration made a number of regulatory changes that forced religious organizations and faith-based businesses to jump through...

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New Rule Protects Religious Liberty in 9 Federal Agencies

By Jordan Sekulow1579277736085

Yesterday, President Trump unveiled significant religious liberty protections across nine federal agencies – religious liberty protections that we have long advocated. There were two major categories of action. First, the Administration is issuing new guidance to public schools nationwide ensuring...

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New Year, New Victories Across the Country

By Abigail A. Southerland1578927556681

It may only be January, but in the past few weeks, the ACLJ has already scored multiple victories for religious liberty and free speech. Just like last year when we successfully defended the rights of a Christian fourth grader who was forbidden from discussing his faith at school, we’ve once again...

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Christmas is Supposed to be a Time of Joy, not Darkness

By Edward White1577825482636

Christmas is a National holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. It is a time of joy and hope. It is not supposed to be a time of darkness, despair, or demons, but that unfortunately has been the message displayed on some State Capitol grounds with the government’s approval. Recently,

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Victory: ACLJ Intervenes When School Takes Child’s Bible

By ACLJ.org1577811613714

This is the latest installment of our year-end victories series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2019. Christian kids have a Constitutional right to bring their Bibles to school. This year the ACLJ took action to defend a child when that right was infringed upon by the...

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2019 Victories: Exposing Buddhist Indoctrination in Schools

By ACLJ.org1577476800000

This is the latest installment of our year-end victories series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2019. This year, we took direct action to curtail an emerging and disturbing trend in public schools of incorporating Buddhist-based “mindfulness” practices into the daily...

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2019 Victories: ACLJ Defends Right to Display Scripture Verse

By ACLJ.org1576097020384

This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2019. When a young D.C. woman received a letter demanding she remove a small Jewish mezuzah containing Scripture verses from her doorpost, the ACLJ stepped in to shut down this...

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Victory for Team Prayer at Christian School's Football Games

By Walter M. Weber1574374194234

The constitutional rights to free speech and to the free exercise of religion won an important victory in the federal court of appeals in the case of Cambridge Christian Schools v. Florida High School Athletic Association . The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed an amicus brief in the...

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Tenant Ordered to Take Down Scripture, ACLJ Stepped In

By Jeff Ballabon1573578061811

The law is often spoken of as being either a sword with which to attack or a shield with which to defend. Sometimes, both aspects come together, as in the case of one of the ACLJ’s newest matters where the ACLJ successfully fought religious discrimination against a Jewish tenant while...

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Debunking the Buddhist-Based Mindfulness Fallacy in Schools

By Christina Stierhoff1572641386830

In our previous posts, we alerted you to the danger of mindfulness in schools , discussed the inherent Buddhist nature of mindfulness, and revealed the deception involved in getting these programs into schools. We thank you for rising to the challenge and partnering with us to eliminate this...

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Small White Cross Targeted in The Villages

By Michelle Terry1571414596691

The American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) represents Wayne and Bonnie Anderson, who live in The Villages, Florida. In their yard, the Andersons have placed a small, white cross as an expression of their religious speech and beliefs, and a colorful parrot as a decorative ornament. The cross and...

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Critical Case Involves Discrimination of Christian Schools

By Laura Hernandez1570822502017

Last week, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed an amicus brief with the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Carson v. Makin , a case challenging the State of Maine’s discrimination against Christian schools. In Maine, there are not enough public secondary schools, especially...

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VICTORY: ACLJ Helps Church Choir Perform at Festival

By Abigail A. Southerland1569959799007

The ACLJ recently assisted a church whose praise band was denied a spot to participate in a community-wide festival. The festival, which is put on every year to promote unity and to bring the community together, consists of numerous activities and events including performances by local bands and...

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Protecting Teachers from Forced Buddhist-Based Mindfulness

By Abigail A. Southerland1568928568700

For months, the ACLJ has worked to defend the rights of students in public schools across the country who are being subjected to classroom-led mindfulness and meditation sessions – a core religious practice of Buddhism and other eastern religions. The ACLJ has been successful in representing...

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ACLJ Tackles Bad Precedent in Supreme Court Case

By Walter M. Weber1568821785820

The American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) has filed a friend-of-the-court brief at the U.S. Supreme Court supporting school choice in what could be a blockbuster ruling. At issue in the case of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue is the constitutionality of including – or excluding –

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JSL: Trump Admin Stops Gov. Discrimination of Religion

By Jordan Sekulow1568757046524

The Trump Administration is taking decisive action to stop government discrimination against churches and religious organizations. At the ACLJ we’ve been working on this issue for a long time. Today on the show we discussed the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) newly proposed pro-religious liberty...

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