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Friday February 12th 2016

‘Liberty Alerts’

Obama’s Anti-gun Sentencing Bill in Serious Trouble

Obama’s Anti-gun Sentencing Bill in Serious Trouble

SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA ACTION: Urge your senators and your representative to keep up the heat in opposition to Obama’s anti-gun sentencing bills in Congress (S. 2123 and H.R. 3713). Barack Obama thought he could get a cheap “bipartisan” victory over the “gun lobby.” But after a blow-up in the Senate Republican [...]

There are Constitutional Limits on Executive Power: A SCOTUSblog Symposium

There are Constitutional Limits on Executive Power: A SCOTUSblog Symposium

Jay SekulowACLJ, Chief Counsel U.S. CONSTITUTION: ACLJ This week, ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow provided an in-depth analysis of United States v. Texas at SCOTUSblog, which is one of the top legal sites, bringing legal scholars and practitioners across the country together to address the Supreme Court and the most important cases of our [...]

Palm Bay, FL Protects Religious Freedom, Rejects LGBT Ordinance

Palm Bay, FL Protects Religious Freedom, Rejects LGBT Ordinance

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL Palm Bay, FL – At 1:30 AM this morning, the Mayor and City Council of Palm Bay voted 4-1 to reject a proposed ordinance that would have added "sexual orientation," "gender identity" and "gender expression" to its non-discrimination policy that applies to employment and public accommodations, including [...]

European Parliament Recognizes ISIS’s “Genocide Against Christians”

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, ACLJ Yesterday, the European Parliament recognized the genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity committed by ISIS – the Islamic State – against Christians and other religious minorities throughout the Middle East and Africa. The resolution “on the systematic mass murder of religious minorities by the [...]

Dangerous LGBT “nondiscrimination” city ordinances in Jacksonville

Dangerous LGBT “nondiscrimination” city ordinances in Jacksonville

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL JACKSONVILLE, FL – Today leading pastors in Jacksonville are hosting a press conference regarding the concerns of the religious community about the dangerous consequences of two proposed LGBT “nondiscrimination” city ordinances. The press conference, at 2:30 p.m. ET today at the First Baptist Church, [...]

Supreme Court Should Protect Women, not Abortion

Supreme Court Should Protect Women, not Abortion

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, DC -- “Women should not be relegated to substandard facilities in order to save abortion providers a few dollars,” Liberty Counsel told the Supreme Court in an amicus brief.  Liberty Counsel is working on behalf of Operation Rescue, which obtained extensive evidence of unsanitary conditions in [...]

Sandra Merritt Appears before Houston Criminal Court

Sandra Merritt Appears before Houston Criminal Court

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL HOUSTON, TX -- Today the Liberty Counsel legal team representing Sandra "Susan" Merritt appeared with Sandra in the Houston Criminal Court. The District Attorney told the judge that the DA's office offered pre-trial diversion reducing the charge from a felony to a misdemeanor. The judge was asked by the [...]

Charter School Supports Planned Parenthood, Tries to Silence Child Advocates

Charter School Supports Planned Parenthood, Tries to Silence Child Advocates

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL Washington, DC -- Late yesterday, Liberty Counsel filed an Anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit against Public Participation) motion to dismiss the lawsuit of Two Rivers Public Charter School against our client, veteran pro-life advocate Larry Cirignano. Two Rivers sued Cirignano and others for demonstrating against [...]

Liberty Counsel Defends Undercover Investigator of Planned Parenthood

Liberty Counsel Defends Undercover Investigator of Planned Parenthood

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL ORLANDO, FL – Liberty Counsel is defending Sandra "Susan" Merritt in both the criminal indictment announced yesterday in Houston and against Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit claiming that her connection to undercover videos produced by the Center for Medical Progress, exposing Planned Parenthood’s gruesome [...]

Iowa results: Cruz strikes 1st! Beats Trump

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas The results are in: Sen. Ted Cruz has emerged the victorious leader in the 2016 Republican Iowa Caucus. In his victory speech Monday evening, Cruz declared, "God bless the great state of Iowa! Let me first of all say: To God be the glory. Tonight, is a victory for the grassroots. Tonight… (more…)

Fast & Furious Guns Found in El Chapo Compound as Obama Scandal Cover-Up Loses in Federal Court

Fast & Furious Guns Found in El Chapo Compound as Obama Scandal Cover-Up Loses in Federal Court

JAY SEKULOW, ACLJ A federal judge handed the Obama Administration yet another loss yesterday in the congressional lawsuit to get the truth behind the Fast and Furious fiasco that permitted the illegal sales of guns in order to track the sellers and purchasers. Fast and Furious is yet another example of the Obama Administration’s many [...]

Pro-Life Centers Fight California Law Forcing Them to Promote Abortions

Pro-Life Centers Fight California Law Forcing Them to Promote Abortions

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL Los Angeles, CA – Liberty Counsel filed a lawsuit on behalf of three faith-based, crisis pregnancy centers in California challenging the law that went into effect on January 1 requiring these nonprofit centers to provide information about the availability of abortion to patients. The law requires His [...]

Little Sisters of the Poor Continue Fight Against ObamaCare

Little Sisters of the Poor Continue Fight Against ObamaCare

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, January 11, 2016, Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief on behalf of Little Sisters of the Poor. The brief provides the Supreme Court a historic perspective of the clash between religious liberty and government regulation. “Throughout America’s history and again with the [...]

Obama Sets His Sites On Gun Owners

Obama Sets His Sites On Gun Owners

SECOND AMENDMENT, GUN OWNERS OF AMERICA GOA has posted several analysis -- at www.gunowners.org -- to explain just some of the executive actions that the president announced earlier last week. In brief: * Obama is moving to outlaw gun collectors and hobbyists -- using an amorphous expansion of the concept of “engaging in the [...]

Poll: 8 in 10 Americans Support Religious Freedom for Christians

Poll: 8 in 10 Americans Support Religious Freedom for Christians

LEAH JESSEN, HERITAGE FOUNDATION A new poll shows that Americans prioritize protecting Christians’ religious freedom. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research’s poll found that 82 percent of Americans believe that religious liberty protections are important for Christians. Sixty-one percent of respondents said [...]

Natural Marriage: The Strongest Foundation

Natural Marriage: The Strongest Foundation

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL Earlier this year, Liberty Counsel asked, “What would happen if, instead of quiet retreat, many thousands of individuals, agencies, charities, churches and schools all came together, prepared, prayed and peacefully refused to countenance the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision that violates not only [...]

The Battle for the Bible Continues

The Battle for the Bible Continues

LAURA HERNANDEZ, ACLJ So far, over 157,000 Americans are standing with us in our fight against the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) and its outrageous claim that Bibles placed by the Gideons in hotel rooms cause a constitutional crisis (of biblical proportions). In a recent letter, FFRF’s hostile brigade warns three public [...]

Update: Congress to Pay for Obama’s Agenda!

Update: Congress to Pay for Obama’s Agenda!

LIBERTY ALERTS, EAGLE FORUM The Senate voted to approve the omnibus spending bill by a vote of 65 to 33. The U.S House of Representatives just passed the $1.15 Trillion omnibus spending bill by a vote of 316-118, with 150 Republicans and 166 Democrats voting yea. For the second time under new House leadership, a major piece of legislation has [...]

The Battle for the Bible Continues Against FFRF

The Battle for the Bible Continues Against FFRF

LAURA HERNANDEZ, ACLJ So far, over 157,000 Americans are standing with us in our fight against the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) and its outrageous claim that Bibles placed by the Gideons in hotel rooms cause a constitutional crisis (of biblical proportions). In a recent letter, FFRF’s hostile brigade warns three public [...]

Nebraska School Will Distribute Christmas Invitations

Nebraska School Will Distribute Christmas Invitations

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, LIBERTY COUNSEL Liberty Counsel commends the Lincoln, NE, Public Schools for taking prompt action to reverse its rejection of privately sponsored Christmas party invitations. These Christmas party flyers will now be allowed for distribution. Based on an outdated regulation, district personnel were concerned that the flyers [...]

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