ADF to 13K+ School Districts: 1st Amendment Protects Christmas Expression

Photo credit: Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Alliance Defending Freedom sent a memo & fact sheet to 13,000 + school districts to dispel the myth that Christmas speech, participation is unconstitutional.

Houston City Attorneys Subpoena Five Pastors for Sermons

Annise Parker, Houston's first openly lesbian mayor

In response to a lawsuit Houston city attorneys subpoena five pastors’ sermons related to homosexuality, the city’s openly lesbian mayor and other topics.

Millions of Students Expected to Pray at School


Millions of students worldwide will gather at their school’s flagpole at 7:00a on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 to pray for their schools and friends.

SCOTUS Ruling a Big Win for Religious Liberty


The Supreme Court this morning ruled 5-4 in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. that the Federal government could not compel “closely-held” corporations who hold religious exemptions to opt-out of the Obamacare mandate that they cover contraceptives.  The ruling covered two separate lawsuits filed by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties against the U.S. Department […]

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio – 6-21-14


Faith McDonnell with the Institute on Religion and Democracy discusses Meriam Ibrahim; Kate Bryan with American Principles Project discusses Common Core.

When Same-Sex Marriage Seems Inevitable


On a recent piece I wrote on current polling on people’s attitudes about same-sex marriage, a frequent commenter asked me, “It’s been ten years of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts, five years in Iowa. Do you really think you are going to turn back the clock?”  Meaning it is inevitable. A couple of days ago I […]

Louie Gohmert Rallies for Sam Clovis


Last Friday Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) spoke at a rally for Sam Clovis’ U.S. Senate campaign at the Airport Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Des Moines, IA.  Approximately 300 people were in attendance. Jan Mickelson of WHO Radio opened the rally.  He joked that he was not endorsing Sam because he “wouldn’t want to […]

Update: Romeike Family Given Indefinite Deferred Status, Supreme Court Declines Romeike v. Holder


Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear the case of a German family seeking asylum in the United States because of persecution they endured in Germany because of their homeschooling.  The Romeike family left Germany after facing fines and possible jail due to their desire to homeschool their children. HSLDA has […]

Social Conservatives in Iowa Rally for Life, Marriage and Family


Des Moines, IA – The FAMiLY Leader yesterday hosted their annual Life, Marriage and Family Rally at the Iowa Historical Building Auditorium two months earlier than when it has been held in the past.  Greg Baker, political director for The FAMiLY Leader, explained to the approximately 100 social conservatives gathered they wanted to mobilize their grassroots […]

Iowa Conservatives to Caucus for Leadership, Issues


Des Moines, IA – Tomorrow night, January 21, 2014 at 7:00p Iowa Republicans and Democrats will go to their respective caucuses.  Midterm caucuses are typically not well attended since it is missing the Presidential straw poll that Iowa is famous for with its First in the Nation status.  Mid-term caucuses focus on selecting delegates for […]

Chaplains to Air Force Academy: Obey the Law Concerning Oaths


(Washington, DC) The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty is receiving calls from concerned parents of Air Force Academy cadets about the Academy’s removal of the phrase “So help me God” from the Cadet Oath, the Officer Oath, and the Enlisted Oath in the Academy Contrails Cadet Handbook. “The removal of this phrase is a disservice […]