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July 29th, 201412:37 PM ETThree-acre minimum – that was what New Generation Christian Church in Rockdale County, Georgia was told it must buy if it wanted access to property for its worship services. Yes. Three acres…Minimum. Apparently officials in Rockdale County haven’t read Matthew 18:20, “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Odd ...
April 29th, 201411:42 AM ETAUTHOR: Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Joe Infranco Church use of government facilities is only part of the problem of fair and equal treatment for houses of worship. We litigated and continue to litigate many instances of unfair and discriminatory treatment based upon faith or religious practices. It’s good to remember “equal acces...
April 28th, 201401:05 PM ETAUTHOR: Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Erik Stanley Two cases in Hawaii and New York City threaten the long tradition of churches using public school facilities. From the very beginning of the United States, churches have used government facilities for worship services. In 1795, a church used the United States Capitol building just two ...
October 02nd, 201304:21 PM ETAuthor: Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Dale Schowengerdt Our readers know about many types of attacks and encroachments on churches from our cases, which we regularly share. However, now and then a lawsuit comes that makes even battle-hardened litigators shake their heads in disbelief. This is that sort of case. Throughout the nation ...
May 10th, 201306:10 PM ETAuthor: Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence Religious liberty will likely take a step forward May 22, when the New York City Council votes on a resolution asking the New York Legislature to overturn a state law that permits the New York City public school policy that bans private worship services in the vacant buildings when s...
April 02nd, 201306:10 PM ETAuthor: Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel Jeremy Tedesco Rarely can the essence of a lawsuit be captured through pictures. But in Alliance Defending Freedom’s case involving a tiny Church’s First Amendment challenge to the Town of Gilbert’s discriminatory treatment of signs advertising its religious services, a picture truly sp...
January 08th, 201306:22 PM ETAuthor: Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Joel Oster A recent article in the New York Times stated that there were constitutional problems with FEMA providing grants to churches that were damaged or destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The article quoted the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State who both arg...
December 31st, 201211:46 AM ETAuthor: Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Legal Counsel David Hacker We have a lot to be thankful for this year at Alliance Defending Freedom as our clients prevailed time and again in cases across the country. Here’s a recap of the top university victories in 2012: Julea Ward – As Jeremy wrote recently, Julea Ward scored a big vi...
November 16th, 201203:04 PM ETAuthor: Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence The ongoing legal battle for equal access of churches to meet in New York City’s public schools returns to court Monday. Currently, churches and other religious groups are meeting in NYC’s vacant schools due to a court injunction Alliance Defending Freedom won last June against N...
October 19th, 201204:09 PM ETThis opinion column originally appeared on nationalreview.com on 10/19/2012. Author: Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence The Obama Department of Justice has shown surprising indifference to religious liberty by declining to follow the DOJ’s earlier repeated support for the right of religious groups to meet for worship servi...
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