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    International Religious Freedom Report: Time to Back Up Tough Talk with Tough Actions

    Yesterday, the State Department issued its 2011 International Religious Freedom Report, which represents the culmination of an annual review the State Department must undertake pursuant to the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (IRFA). However, other than exhorting countries that are egregious violators of religious liberties (as defined in IRFA) … More

    Chick-fil-A Latest Example of How Same-Sex Marriage Threatens Religious Freedom

    Same-sex marriage combined with nondiscrimination policies will result in significant discrimination against individuals and institutions that hold to the belief that marriage is—and should be defined in law as—the union of one man and one woman. In the latest illustration of how this will happen, a Chicago alderman recently explained … More

    Morning Bell: Business Owners Battle Obamacare for Religious Freedom

    Two days from now, employers across America will become vulnerable to crushing government penalties for exercising their religious freedom. This isn’t exactly what lawmakers advertised when they pushed Obamacare, but it is part of the Obama Administration’s agenda—forcing nearly all employers to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization services. … More

    Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction on Behalf of Business Owner in HHS Mandate Fight

    Colorado federal District Court Judge and Carter appointee John L. Kane granted a preliminary injunction Friday on behalf of Hercules Industries in Newland v. Sebelius. The injunction secured by Newland’s attorneys at the Alliance Defending Freedom is the first to be ordered by a federal court judge in litigation surrounding … More

    Hercules Battles Anti-Conscience Mandate in Court as August 1 Deadline Looms

    A federal district court judge in Colorado will hear arguments today regarding a motion for preliminary injunction in Newland v. Sebelius. Hercules Industries and the Newland family requested the injunction to halt the Obama Administration’s implementation of its conscience-crushing contraception mandate. At stake is whether family business owners like the … More

    Online Chat on Religious Freedom

    The part of Obamacare that has been getting the most attention is the individual mandate that was recently ruled a tax by the Supreme Court. That isn’t the only onerous provision resulting from Obamacare, though. The HHS Mandate that requires nearly all insurance to cover abortion drugs, contraception and sterilization–regardless … More

    Let Religious Freedom Ring - Beyond the Fourth

    At noon today, the Fortnight for Freedom will formally end with churches across the country ringing bells in celebration of religious freedom. Americans across the country have found ways large and small to express gratitude for our heritage of religious freedom and demand the greater protection of this cherished right. … More

    Obamacare's Many Victims

    The Supreme Court’s refusal to overturn Obamacare last week has set the stage for another legal battle over the law’s onerous, liberty-trampling provisions. Now, the fight for freedom turns to the 23 lawsuits filed thus far on behalf of dozens of victims of Obamacare’s disregard for religious liberty, who will … More

    ADF Appeals Case of Christian Photographer Who Refused to Photograph Same-Sex Ceremony

    The drive to redefine marriage is inextricably linked with the stubborn habit of punishing those who disagree with the redefinition and hold to marriage as the union of one man and one woman. We were reminded of this on May 31, when the New Mexico Court of Appeals upheld a … More

    Morning Bell: Protecting Religious Liberty from Obamacare

    The Supreme Court will hand down its verdict on Obamacare this week, making it a timely occasion for Americans to show their support for religious freedom—only one of many freedoms steamrolled by the health care law. This spring, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius acknowledged she … More