This past year, we saw unprecedented attacks on the religious freedom of churches, the safety and privacy rights of students, and the conscience rights of creative professionals. But we also saw victories. With prayer and reliance on God, we look forward to more victories in 2017.
As 2016 draws to a close, we took a look back at the year’s most popular cases:
No. 5: Horizon Christian Fellowship v. Williamson
At stake: The freedom of churches to use their houses of worship consistently with their beliefs without being threatened by the government.
No. 4: State of Washington v. Arlene’s Flowers/Ingersoll v. Arlene’s Flowers
At stake: The right of artistic professionals to express themselves without the government forcing them to express views with which they disagree.
No. 3: Students and Parents for Privacy v. United States Department of Education
At stake: The safety and privacy of students in intimate spaces across the United States.
No. 2: State of Texas v. United States of America
At stake: The right of local schools to protect student privacy in locker rooms, showers, and restrooms.
No. 1: Fort Des Moines Church of Christ v. Jackson
At stake: The freedom of churches to teach their religious beliefs and to use their houses of worship consistently with those beliefs without government intrusion and threat of punishment.
What ADF Case Was Most Memorable to You in 2016?
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