AG Jackley Applauds Federal Withdrawal of Bathroom and Locker Room Mandate

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice have withdrawn their directive to school districts that threatened both civil rights litigation and the withholding of educational funds to the States. In June 2016, Attorney General Jackley joined 23 …

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Court Rules Against Florist’s First Amendment Rights

Guest Writer: Family Policy Alliance The Washington Supreme Court ruled today that the government can force Barronelle Stutzman, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers, to create floral arrangements for same-sex weddings or face heavy penalties. Stutzman’s attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) argued that she was protected by the First Amendment. “This …

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Free pastors from the Johnson Amendment

Guest Writer: Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council WASHINGTON (RNS) President Trump is doing something relatively rare in American politics – he is fulfilling his campaign promises. One of the several promises made by candidate Trump was to eliminate the problems for churches and religious leaders caused by the …

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State of Georgia’s $225,000 Payout to Pastor a Victory for Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Family Research Council (FRC) is pleased to learn the news that First Liberty Institute has reached a settlement agreement between the State of Georgia and its client, Dr. Eric Walsh. First Liberty reported that the State of Georgia agreed to pay $225,000 to settle Dr. Walsh’s religious …

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Great Expectations for Life as Page Turns in Washington

Guest Writer: Tony Perkins and our Partners at FRC The commitments President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect Pence made at Family Research Council’s 2016 Values Voters Summit are still making waves. Just yesterday, Governor Pence was asked about his VVS promise to be the champion on pro-life priorities and to defund …

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Heaven and Hill

Guest Writer: Tony Perkins and our Partners at FRC If you were surprised by the media’s exaggerated (and incorrect) reports of the demise of the political influence of conservative Christians, then you’ll be happy to see Pew Research Center’s latest poll. According to the report, the Christian faith isn’t as …

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