U.S. Dept. of Ed to Investigate Sexual Assault Linked to School’s Transgender Policy

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced that it will investigate a complaint filed against the City Schools of Decatur on behalf of a kindergartener who was sexually assaulted in her school bathroom by a boy who identified as “gender fluid.”

Jeff Sessions Rebukes SPLC for Using Hate Group Label on Conservatives

AG Jeff Sessions said Southern Poverty Law Center uses the hate group label “as a weapon and they have wielded it against conservative organizations that refuse to accept their orthodoxy.”

The National LGBT Bar’s “Commit to Inclusion Campaign” is Discriminatory

The National LGBT Bar launched a campaign that attempts to get attorneys to pledge not to offer pro-bono services for groups defending religious liberty. 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces DOJ Religious Liberty Task Force

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of a Religious Liberty Task Force at the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday morning.

Graham, Dannenfelser, and Farris to Speak at the 2018 Family Leadership Summit

Dr. Jack Graham, Marjorie Dannenfelser, and Michael Farris will speak at the 7th Annual Family Leadership Summit on September 14, 2018 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Pro-Lifers Respond to Supreme Court’s NIFLA v. Becerra Decision

Pro-life leaders celebrated the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in NIFLA v. Becerra protecting crisis pregnancy centers from California’s forced speech law.

SCOTUS Sends Christian Florist’s Case Back to Washington Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States vacated the Washington Supreme Court’s ruling against Barronelle Stutzman in Arlene’s Flowers v. State of Washington and remanded the case back to that court for consideration in light of their recent ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

SPLC Pays $3.3 Million After Falsely Labeling Group “Anti-Muslim Extremists”

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) apologized to the Quilliam Foundation and its founder, Maajid Nawaz, for labeling them “anti-Islamic extremists” and agreed to pay $3.375 million.

DOJ Seeks to Protect Houses of Worship from Illegal Land Use, Zoning Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Justice launched the Place to Worship Initiative that will focus on protecting the ability of houses of worship and other religious institutions to build, expand, buy, or rent facilities.

Iowa, Michigan Christian Colleges Win Freedom From HHS Mandate

A federal district court issued an order Tuesday that permanently halts enforcement of the 2011 HHS mandate against two Christian colleges: Dordt College of Iowa and Cornerstone University of Michigan.

HHS Launches New Conscience and Religious Freedom Division

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within the Department’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

Alliance Defending Freedom: 2017 – A Banner Year for the First Amendment

With a critical victory at the U.S. Supreme Court and two other cases in progress there, Alliance Defending Freedom action in defense of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of conscience—including artistic freedom—is having far-reaching effects for the good of all Americans.

Trump Administration Takes Steps to Protect Religious Liberty

The Trump Administration took steps to protect religious liberty through conscience protection from the HHS contraceptives mandate and new DOJ guidance.

Exposing the Truth about the SPLC’s “Hate Labels”

Liberty Counsel: The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) grossly misrepresents and recklessly labels Christian, pro-family and conservative nonviolent groups as “hate groups.”

Video: Al Franken Calls Defending Religious Freedom Hate

U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) questioned judicial nominee’s judgment for speaking at an event hosted by Alliance Defending Freedom he considers a hate group.

Christian Baker Responds to Government Official Comparing Him to a Nazi

Jack Phillips, a Christian baker who declined to make a cake for a same-sex wedding ceremony, who was compared to a Nazi by a state government official.