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Does Trump’s religious order do much to protect religious freedom?

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Source: The Hill President Trump recently signed an executive order that is intended to, according to The Hill, “‘destroy’ the Johnson Amendment, a federal tax law that prohibits non-profit organizations from, among other things, endorsing or opposing political candidates. Religious-right activists have long criticized this law as infringing their speech.” But not everyone thinks the order does all that much. …

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Christian’s religious freedom upheld!

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Source: The Stream The Kentucky Court of Appeals has upheld Blaine Adamson’s “freedom to operate his business consistent with his faith.” Adamson owns a printing shop, Hands on Original, in Kentucky. A few years back, the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO) ordered t-shirts for a gay pride parade. Adamson told GLSO that he could not complete the order due …

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Oregon official who denied Christian’s rights to freely live out their faith has lost election

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Source: CNN Former Oregon Labor Commissioner, Brad Avakian, became famous when he publically went after Christians whose faith kept them from using their art to represent ideas that were contrary to their beliefs — namely gay marriage. He took his publicity and ran for Secretary of State, but lost that election. Avakian’s campaign promised for more progressive values “like wage …

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Trump signs religious freedom order!

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Source: Reuters Trump signed an executive order that protects churches from persecution by the IRS, and allows them to speak freely from the pulpit in regards to political activity. The order “also mandates regulatory relief to religious employers that object to contraception, such as Little Sisters of the Poor.” This is a major win for religious freedom and freedom of …

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Newly appointed Justice Gorsuch could deliver immediate impact

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Source: Los Angeles Times There are several cases before the US Supreme Court where Justice Gorsuch can have an immediate impact. According to the Los Angeles Times, Justice Gorsuch “joins the Supreme Court just in time to cast potentially significant votes in cases that pit religious liberty against gay rights, test limits on funding for church schools and challenge California’s …

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Religious freedom requires culture change

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Source: The Hill This author attempts to paint Christians that act according to their faith as guilty of discrimination. The arguments for this indictment are, well, pretty poorly constructed. It is worth reading, however, since the arguments represent well the disjointed and unfair discrimination against Christians living a life of faith, since there are, of course, two-sides to every coin. …

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Alliance Defending Freedom calls on U.N. to investigate religious freedom violations in the West

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Source: Christian Times Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has asked the U.N. to investigate religious freedom violations in the West, as a U.N. report on religious freedom failed to recognize existing violations. Rubén Navarro, Senior UN Counsel for ADF International, stated that “We see a massive curtailing of fundamental liberties in the West. While religious oppression may be fiercer in other …

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Supreme Court Justice Alito speaks out on religious freedom

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Source: NJ.com Supreme Court Justice Alito stated that our country is facing a time when religious freedom is under attack. He also stated that those who support immoral cultural sentiments will “vilify those who disagree, and treat them as bigots, . . . we are seeing this come to pass.” Justice Alito asserted religious freedom is recognized in Congress and …

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Media Matters — An incredibly foolish “news” organization that basically exists to attack Alliance Defending Freedom

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Source: Media Matters Every day I scroll through curated news to find articles to report on. I use several different apps (News Pro, Google News, SmartNews, to name a few), and without fail there seems to be an article from Media Matters that is attacking Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). ADF has done some amazing work to protect religious freedom, life, …