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War on Christians: Marine Bible Verse Case Heads to Supreme Court

Lawyers representing Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling— the U.S. Marine court-martialed for displaying Bible verses on her desk—petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court on the Friday before Christmas to take her appeal, one of the biggest military religious-liberty cases in American history.

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Hobby Lobby CEO Denounces Clinton’s War on Christians, Endorses Trump

Hobby Lobby founder and CEO David Green authored a USA Today op-ed on Thursday denouncing Hillary Clinton’s militant opposition to traditional Christian beliefs and insisting that her Supreme Court picks would rule against Christians’ rights. He also announced that he is endorsing Donald Trump to ensure a Supreme Court that will uphold Americans’ First Amendment rights under the Constitution.

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Military High Court: Religious Liberty Does Not Protect Displaying Bible Verses

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Thursday the military’s highest court upheld a U.S. Marine’s dishonorable discharge from the military when the court ruled that the most powerful federal law guaranteeing religious liberty does not apply in the U.S. military in the same manner as for civilians in the private sector, in a case now likely going to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Supreme Court Punts on Little Sisters’ Obamacare Case Until After 2016 Election

The Supreme Court in Zubik v. Burwell (the official name for the various “Little Sisters of the Poor” cases) punted the latest Supreme Court fight over Obamacare to 2017 or beyond — but did so in a fashion that conservatives can be happy about for now, teeing up yet another issue that will be decided one way or the other by 2016’s presidential election.

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Highest Military Court to Rule on Religious Liberty

Former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement and First Liberty Institute argued Wednesday before the military’s highest court on behalf of Monifa Sterling, who was court-martialed in part for posting Bible verses in her personal workspace.

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Progressive Anti-Christian Group Attacks First Amendment Defenders

A progressive anti-Christian group has produced a report purporting to expose various public interest law firms involved in litigation defending individuals and businesses under attack from homosexual pressure groups and Democratic politicians.

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ACLU: ‘We Can No Longer Support Federal Religious Freedom Law’

The ACLU — whose stated mission was once “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States” — now states that while the organization supported the RFRA when it was passed, “we can no longer support the law in its current form” because “it is now often used as a sword to discriminate against women, gay and transgender people and others.”

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Circuit Courts Strike Blows Against Religious Liberty

This week, various appeals courts across the country ruled on whether religious institutions should be exempted from the Obamacare contraception mandate. The court decisions make it all but inevitable that the Supreme Court will be forced in the next few months to consider whether religious institutions must cover contraception in violation of their religious freedom.

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Ted Cruz: Dems and Big Business Joining to Attack Religious Freedom Is ‘A Perfect Storm’

On Saturday at South Carolina Republican Party’s annual convention, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who recently won two straw polls in two of South Carolina’s biggest counties, forcefully attacked big business for its collusion with the Democratic Party in attacking Indiana’s religious liberty law. He also slammed the Obama administration for its intrusion on Americans’s liberty.

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Bay Area CEO: Jeb Bush Open to Changing His Views on Indiana Law

Jeb Bush’s Wednesday arrival in the Bay Area may have been met with initial criticism for his support of Indiana’s religious freedom law–which proponents, including Bush, say protects religious rights, while critics suggest it provides grounds for discrimination against LGBT Americans. But by the time he finished Thursday’s fundraisers, he had convinced at least one major donor that he was perhaps open to adjusting his views to appease a more liberal base.

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Hillary Clinton Opposes Religious Freedom Act Her Husband Signed

Though President Bill Clinton signed the nation’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law, his wife has denounced similar laws put forward in states such as Indiana and Arkansas, preferring instead to create an image of faith as subservient to the institutional left’s militant LGBT agenda.

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Companies, Cities Plan to Boycott Indiana While Doing Business with Gay-Hating Countries

The tolerant left has now decided that anybody who believes in freedom of religion ought to be boycotted. CEOs and government leaders are threatening to boycott the state of Indiana–and not just governmental entities in Indiana, but private businesses in Indiana that have never discriminated against anyone homosexual, let alone same-sex weddings. But these same CEOs and government leaders will happily do business with some of the worst regimes on earth–regimes that do not merely recognize the right of private businessowners to do business with the clients they choose, but that sponsor the state-sanctioned execution of homosexuals.

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San Diego’s Republican Mayor Joins ‘Boycott Indiana’ with Travel Ban

San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, the only Republican mayor of a major U.S. city, joined the “Boycott Indiana” bandwagon, banning city travel Monday to the state over its recent Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which critics have called anti-gay. “We’ve directed the City’s Chief Operating Officer to take the necessary actions to restrict publicly funded travel by city employees to Indiana if the law is not amended or repealed by next week,” said Faulconer’s spokesperson.

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Dave Zirin: NCAA Should Take Final Four Out of Indiana

Dave Zirin, Sports Editor for the Nation and host of “Edge of Sports Radio” on Sirius/XM, argued the NCAA should move the Final Four from Indiana over the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Monday’s “MSNBC Live.” “The NCAA, if

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‘Boycott Indiana’: The Church Of the State Is the One True Faith

Religious liberty has become something believers have to beg for, on bent knee, hats in hand, while mumbling a stream of apologies about how they’re not motivated by personal animosity toward anyone. Their adversaries are free to question their very humanity, dismissing matters of faith and conscience with a sneer.

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WaPo’s Marcus: ‘Lots of Other People Already Have’ Indiana’s Law

Washington Post columnist and editorial writer Ruth Marcus argued that “Indiana is getting dinged for passing a law that lots of other people already have because the context is different” in a discussion on Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act on Monday’s

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Professor on RFRA Protests: ‘Liberals Loved Religious Freedom Before They Hated IT’

Thursday Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and has been shielding himself ever since from a tirade of slings and arrows from the media, celebrities, Liberals, and even the NFL and NBA. All of this is a result of what Pence says is a law that protects religious freedom for “Hoosiers.”

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Villalba Abandons ‘Religious Liberty’ Fight, Krause Picks Up His Slack

Texas State House Representative Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) is going forward with a Religious Freedoms measure apparently abandoned by Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Dallas). Krause’s bill proposes a constitutional amendment which would bar counties, cities, and homeowners associations from interfering “in any way a person’s free exercise of religion.” The amendment is intended to address ordinances passed in Houston, San Antonio, and Plano that target business owners who exercise their religious beliefs about sexual orientation.