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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Attorney General Jackley Joins Amicus to Protect Religious Freedom

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota has joined 12 other State Attorneys General and the Governors of Kentucky and Mississippi in an amicus or “friend of the court” urging the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the religious freedom of students in the Birdville Independent …

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