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  • 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 10, 2020
    New policy means students can’t be singled out for expressing their beliefs
  • December 8, 2020
    ADF represents students at Bozeman High School
  • December 2, 2020
    The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Zack Pruitt regarding the Ohio House’s passage Wednesday of the Forming Open and Robust University Minds Act, a bill designed to ensure that a college or university that receives state funding may not ban students from engaging in expressive activity in the public, open areas of campus, so long as the student’s conduct is lawful and does not disrupt the functioning of the school: “Public colleges and universities are meant to be free and open to the exchange of ideas—a place where our future teachers, lawyers ...
  • November 26, 2020
    The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Ryan Tucker, director of the ADF Center for Christian Ministries regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday night to immediately halt enforcement of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s discriminatory COVID-19 restrictions on churches and synagogues: “Last night’s ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that ‘even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten.’ The Constitution forbids government officials from treating religious Americans like second-class citizens. As the court made ...