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    Plaintiffs Against the HHS Mandate Reach More Than 100 Strong

    The number of plaintiffs that have joined legal challenges to Obamacare’s anti-conscience mandate reached over 100 this week. On Tuesday, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed suit on behalf of East Texas Baptist University and Houston Baptist University, adding two more Protestant institutions to the legal fray and helping … More

    A Debate on Religious Liberty in America (VIDEO)

    Religious freedom is one of the core principles on which America’s system of government is founded, with a historical groundwork that predates the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. The First Amendment to the Constitution states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting … More

    Hobby Lobby Files Suit over HHS Mandate, Could Face $1.3 Million in Fines

    Another family-owned business joined the fray over the Health and Human Services (HHS) anti-conscience mandate this morning. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., an arts and crafts supply retailer, filed a lawsuit against the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate, demanding that the government respect the business’s desire to operate in accordance with Christian principles. … More

    HHS Mandate: More Legal Hassle, No Religious Liberty Resolution

    Yesterday, Wheaton College appealed a federal district court dismissal of its lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for its anti-conscience contraception mandate. The dismissal on technical grounds fails to address the central religious liberty issues created by the offensive policy. The mandate would force the school … More

    Two More Evangelical Colleges Oppose HHS Anti-Conscience Mandate

    Two more evangelical schools are challenging the Obama Administration’s anti-conscience mandate, filing a joint lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is representing Grace College and Seminary, an evangelical institution in Winona Lake, Indiana, and Biola University, a prominent Christian college in … More

    HHS Mandate "Serious" Threat to Religious Liberty (VIDEO)

    Are the concerns of religious employers about a mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) simply a matter of getting “all worked up over nothing,” a new video asks, as the Obama Administration suggests? John Stonestreet, national director of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, puts the … More

    Family Business Sticks to Principles, Challenges Obamacare Mandate

    The Obama administration’s anti-conscience mandate went into effect at the beginning of this month, and private business owners are now required to cover contraceptive care in employee health plans thanks to Obamacare. Weingartz, a family owned lawn supply store in Michigan, is one of several businesses challenging that mandate in … More

    Obamacare Mandate Harms the Poor: A Case Study of Catholic Charities

    Ruby was unable to pay her rent and had been evicted from her apartment. Now she was drenched in the rain. “I was sitting out in the rain with all my stuff lying around,” Ruby said. “My daughter and I sat there all day.” That’s when Catholic Charities of Washington, D.C., … More

    Calls for Renewed Commitment to Religious Liberty after Obamacare Mandate Implementation

    Today marks the beginning of implementation of the anti-conscience mandate, and with it come calls for continued vigilance to demand greater protection of religious liberty. “On this day, let us renew our determination to reverse the mandate,” House Speaker John Boehner (R–OH) said in a statement released this morning. “The … More

    Morning Bell: Obamacare's Anti-Religious Freedom Mandate Starts TODAY

    Yesterday, on the eve of its religious-liberty-crushing mandate taking effect, President Obama’s Health and Human Services Department (HHS) made an outrageous claim: The Obama administration will continue to work with all employers to give them the flexibility and resources they need to implement the health care law in a way … More