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City of Austin must pay for pregnancy resource centers’ legal defense

City of Austin must pay for pregnancy resource centers’ legal defense

By Courtney Crandell
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Courts | The city of Austin, Texas, will pay $480,000 in court and attorney’s fees to five pregnancy resource centers in a settlement following a June 2014 district…

Midday Roundup: Ligonier suspends R.C. Sproul Jr.

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Earthly consequences. Ligonier Ministries and R.C. Sproul Jr. have parted ways temporarily after Sproul admitted he was connected to the Ashley Madison…

Judge lifts restraining order against CMP

By Leigh Jones
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Abortion | Pro-life group free to release video featuring StemExpress executive talking about buying fully intact aborted babies

Judge: Company that wants to stop pro-life video release probably won’t win

By Leigh Jones
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Abortion | Tissue collection company StemExpress is not likely to prevail in its lawsuit against the pro-life group Center for Medical Progress (CMP), a California judge…

Anger and God’s righteousness

By La Shawn Barber
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Religious Liberty | The government has barred the owners of a Christian business who declined to provide services for a lesbian wedding ceremony from publicly stating they will…

Religious liberty bill tries to stay one step ahead of Supreme Court

By Katlyn Babyak
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Congress | With religious liberty battles occurring across the country and a U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage coming any day now, two Republican…

No concessions

By Joel Belz
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Free Speech | We must strongly support the rights of those who deliberately offend Muslims

Provoking, offending, and freedom

By La Shawn Barber
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First Amendment | I can say with 99 percent certainty I’ll never draw the Islamic prophet Muhammad as a parody or as a serious depiction, but I have criticized radical Islam…

The great RFRA reversal

By Marvin Olasky
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Religious Liberty | Great liberal reversals. From Iran the enemy to Iran the Obama friend. From pro-life (Jesse Jackson, Ted Kennedy, others) to pro-abort. Now, one more: from…

‘Inclusive’ speech campaign

By La Shawn Barber
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Free Speech | Isn’t it strange how campus liberalism has evolved from a free-speech, tradition-defying, I-am-woman, youth-led movement to a speech-suppressing,

One pastor’s tedious defense of the First Amendment

By Mary Reichard
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First Amendment | Last week, the pastor of a small church in Gilbert, Ariz., introduced himself on the steps outside of the Supreme Court.  “I’m Clyde Reed, pastor of…

Monuments to God and gods

By La Shawn Barber
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Religion | In 2009, an Oklahoma lawmaker proposed a Ten Commandments monument to be displayed on the state’s Capitol grounds in Oklahoma City and paid for it himself.

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