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Federal Judge Blocks Trump Immigration Order Nationwide

In an unusual move, a federal judge in Washington State granted a nationwide emergency order on Friday night blocking President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration travel, declaring the order unconstitutional. The Trump Justice Department can now appeal the order

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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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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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Boy George: I’d Still Play in Indiana

Openly gay pop singer Boy George stopped by Ora TV’s Larry King Now Wednesday, where he admitted that if given the opportunity, he would play a show in Indiana, despite calls to boycott the state over the newly adopted Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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Christian Business Owner Denies Service to Gay Couple in ‘The Good Wife’

In a ripped-from-the-headlines The Good Wife (Michelle King, Robert King, Ridley Scott), the character Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) is thrust in the middle of a case in which a Christian business owner denies service to a gay couple because it conflicts with her religious beliefs.

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Carly Fiorina: Apple’s Tim Cook a ‘Hypocrite’ on Religious Freedom Law

As America continues the debate over laws securing religious freedom, several of the nation’s CEO’s are taking sides. Apple’s Tim Cook, for instance, excoriated Indiana over its law. But former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is disgusted at how business leaders like Cook are acting.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Wants to Terminate Religious Freedom

If Arnold Schwarzenegger could travel back in time, as he did in the Terminator movies, and stop himself from vetoing gay marriage in 2005 and 2007, then perhaps he could have saved his political career from its later, near-complete devastation. However, the Silicon Valley techies haven’t yet invented a time machine. So Schwarzenegger must content himself with an op-ed in the pages of the Washington Post, lecturing fellow Republicans about the evils of Indiana’s religious freedom law.

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Oppressive View of Women Came with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Islam Conversion

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born Lew Alcindor in New York City on April 16, 1947. In 1971, at the age of 24, while playing for the Milwaukee Bucks, he converted to Islam and changed his name to one that means “the noble one, servant of the Almighty.” There was, however, an ugly side to Jabbar’s conversion to Islam — a troubling and oppressive attitude towards women.

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Final Four Coaches Back NCAA on RFRA

On Monday, the four men’s Final Four coaches, John Calipari of the University of Kentucky, Tom Izzo of Michigan State University, Bo Ryan of the University of Wisconsin, and Mike Krzyzewski of Duke University, released a joint statement regarding Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).

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Liberty Is On Defense, and Religious Liberty Is In the Red Zone

Faith is officially regarded as trivial now, a hobby to be practiced quietly in whatever private spaces the State chooses to permit. The case against the RFRA boils down to telling religious people they must set aside their faith if they want to do business, because the State has an interest in every transaction, no matter how small, and there are no valid objections to its moral judgment.