- December 31, 2020
Illinois Appellate Court halts agency’s attempt to tax religious ministry to underprivileged childrenThe 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, 2020The 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-class citizens. There is no ...
- December 21, 2020Ellie serves as a Media Relations Manager at Alliance Defending Freedom.
- December 17, 2020Over 40 Virginia faith leaders sign open letter citing serious concerns about ‘Virginia Values’ Act
- December 16, 2020The 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, 2020The 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, 2020ADF attorneys available to media following first hearing since US Supreme Court wiped out district court, 9th Circuit rulings against March for Life
- December 10, 2020
ADF letter prompts MS school district to change policy that required student to remove ‘Trump’ face maskNew policy means students can’t be singled out for expressing their beliefs
- December 8, 2020ADF represents students at Bozeman High School