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– Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice have withdrawn their directive to school districts that threatened both civil rights litigation and the withholding of educational funds to the States.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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When A Retailer Gets it Right

Well, we have, as most of you know, been a watchdog when it comes to retailers who overtly stand in opposition to our values.  We would fight for their right to govern their corporation the way they see fit.  We also reserve the right to spend our hard earned dollars elsewhere.  It seems that, to be fair, we should also highlight the retailers who overtly get it right.  I was watching TV a few nights ago and caught this Scheels ad.  This ad, in thirty seconds, captures the real reason for this season.  So if you are looking for a place to buy sports equipment that honors you and your values, you might think about locating a Scheels.