December 31, 2020
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Jeremiah Galus regarding the Illinois Appellate Court’s ruling Wednesday that the Illinois Department of Employment Security can’t assess unemployment compensation taxes to By The Hand Club For Kids, a ministry of The Moody Church that provides assistance to underprivileged children: “By The Hand’s afterschool ministry to needy schoolchildren is directly motivated by its Christian faith and convictions. For years, the Illinois government agency has insisted on taxing By The Hand, a religious non-profit ministry ...
December 23, 2020
Attorney sound bite: Ryan Tucker The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Ryan Tucker, director of ADF’s Center for Christian Ministries regarding Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 order updated Tuesday that lifted the hard cap of 200 people for churches and other religious gatherings: “Gov. Inslee has finally acknowledged that even during this difficult time, the First Amendment cannot be put away and forgotten. As the Supreme Court recently affirmed, the Constitution doesn’t allow government officials to treat religious Americans like second ...
December 17, 2020
Over 40 Virginia faith leaders sign open letter citing serious concerns about ‘Virginia Values’ Act
December 16, 2020
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Elissa Graves regarding Wednesday’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights regarding enforcement of federal conscience laws and its decision to disallow $200 million in federal Medicaid funds going to California in the upcoming quarter due to the California Department of Managed Health Care’s decision to illegally mandate that all healthcare plans cover elective abortions: “Churches should be free to operate according to their faith without being threatened by the ...
December 15, 2020
“This is a significant win. There is no constitutional right to gamble, but there is one that protects attending worship services..."
December 15, 2020
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Zack Pruitt regarding the final rules announced Tuesday by nine executive agencies in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order on religious liberty, the U.S. attorney general’s memorandum on religious liberty, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer: “The American people lose when the government decides which beliefs should prevail. Instead, the federal government should treat religious Americans and organizations on an equal playing field with their ...
December 15, 2020
ADF attorneys available to media following first hearing since US Supreme Court wiped out district court, 9th Circuit rulings against March for Life
December 11, 2020
ADF attorneys available to media following hearing Monday
December 10, 2020
New policy means students can’t be singled out for expressing their beliefs
December 9, 2020
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Elissa Graves regarding a friend-of-the-court brief that ADF filed Wednesday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in support of Texas limits on dismemberment abortions at issue in Whole Woman’s Health v. Paxton: “Texas has the right to respect the life of unborn children, and it did so when it chose to strictly limit the gruesome procedure of dismemberment abortions. That is why we are asking that the full panel of the 5th Circuit reverse the district court’s decision striking down the law. What the ...