Free Speech

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‘We are all Phil Robertsons’

By D.C. Innes
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Religious Liberty | The A&E backtrack on Phil Robertson’s suspension from the hugely popular  Duck Dynasty reality show may be an important watershed in the cultural and…

Duck Dynasty wins! GLAAD loses!

By Marvin Olasky
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Religious Liberty | The gay lobby’s power is limited. The A&E television network late Friday afternoon, facing a backlash and threatened boycott, reversed its decision to…

Malaysian Christians forbidden from saying Allah

By Julia A. Seymour
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Religious Liberty | A Malaysian appeals court upheld last week a government ban on the use of the word “Allah” to refer to God in non-Muslim faiths, overruling claims by…

Conservative student paper wins final legal battle with college

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Free Speech | The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal in a college free speech case that pitted a conservative newspaper against school administrators at…

Midday Roundup: Religious liberty defense logs one win, five losses

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Stifled speech. The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week let stand a lower court’s decision supporting a university’s right to fire a human resources…

Hobby Lobby’s Hanukkah crisis

Hobby Lobby’s Hanukkah crisis

By Samantha Gilman
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Religion | Hobby Lobby is under fire from the Jewish community for not carrying Hanukkah decorations or Bar-Mitzvah-related cards.   The outrage began after blogger…

Midday Roundup: Sun still rises despite shutdown apocalypse

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Still spinning. Many people might be surprised that the sun managed to come up this morning and the world is still spinning after the midnight government…

California school district backs off flagpole prayer ban

By Kiley Crossland
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Free Speech | A California school district attempted to stop its teachers from attending the “See You at the Pole” (SYATP) student-led prayer gathering this week,

Christians aren’t exempt from campus speech protections

By Laura Edghill
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Free Speech | Mary Beth Tinker was just 13 when she spoke out against the Vietnam War by wearing a black armband to her Iowa school in 1965. When the school suspended her,

Catholic student wins free speech case in Michigan

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Education | Last week, a federal district court in Michigan ruled in favor of a student disciplined for expressing views against homosexuality. Judge Patrick Duggan…

Supreme Court denies gruesome abortion image case

Supreme Court denies gruesome abortion image case

By Alissa Robertson
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Abortion | The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal of a Colorado ruling that bars protesters from displaying graphic images of abortion in places that…

Oklahoma man challenges ‘sacred’ license plate

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Free Speech | Pastor Keith Cressman is suing the state of Oklahoma, claiming the standard Oklahoma license plate violates his freedom of speech. The Oklahoman reports that a…

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