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Are Churches Eligible for COVID-19 Pandemic Relief?

By Walter M. Weber1585666676198

There are many asking the question whether the CARES Act , the Coronavirus relief bill, includes relief for churches. While each situation is different – and churches should consult their tax professionals – the short answer is “yes.” Here are the reasons. #1. The bill specifically includes...

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Churches Using Technology to Maintain Connection and Community

By Jay Sekulow1584729666085

Unfortunately, the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis sweeping the globe is disrupting every aspect of our lives. No organization is immune to the effects of this virus, even the churches that we turn to for spiritual strength and encouragement. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has advised...

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Can the Government Close Churches in Response to an Epidemic?

By Walter M. Weber1584482016354

In light of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many states and localities are taking aggressive measures to combat the spread of the virus. Some of these measures include recommendations or mandates banning large gatherings, including church services and activities. These actions have...

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Rep. Tlaib’s Profanity Laced Attack on National Day of Prayer

By Jordan Sekulow1584395198967

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib chose to make a profanity laced attack on the National Day of Prayer when the nation came together to pray for those affected by Covid-19. On today’s Jay Sekulow Live we discussed Congresswoman Tlaib’s attack on the National Day of Prayer via a retweet. We were live in...

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Condemn Rep. Tlaib’s Attack on Prayer

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Representative Rashida Tlaib unleashed a profanity-laced attack on the National Day of Prayer. The President rightly declared a National Day of Prayer yesterday in the face of the Coronavirus...

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ACLJ Submits Comments Supporting Religious Liberty to 8 Agencies

By Olivia Summers1582227821694

This week, as promised, the ACLJ submitted formal public comments and legal analyses on behalf of itself and over 75,000 of our members in support of important religious liberty protections proposed by eight federal agencies. Last month we informed you that, pursuant to two Executive Orders, the...

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Religious Liberty Victory for Christian FBI Agent

By Jordan Sekulow1581711501458

The ACLJ secured a victory last week on behalf of a federal law enforcement employee whose religious liberty came under attack. We are continually taking action to defend the religious liberty of Americans across the country. We’ve told you how we have successfully defended schoolchildren who have...

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We File Major Religious Liberties Brief at the Supreme Court

By Laura Hernandez1581610465198

This week, the ACLJ filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court, urging the Court to reverse two decisions from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that severely diminished the religious liberty of churches and religious schools. The two cases, Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Agnes...

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Defend Churches, Religious Organizations at Supreme Court

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Religious liberty is under direct assault. And churches and religious schools are the target. Churches and religious organizations have a constitutional right to ensure that their employees follow...

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End Obama-Era Anti-Religious Liberty Rule

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It’s time for Obama-era anti-religious liberty rules to go. The Obama Administration made a number of regulatory changes that forced religious organizations and faith-based businesses to jump through...

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New Rule Protects Religious Liberty in 9 Federal Agencies

By Jordan Sekulow1579277736085

Yesterday, President Trump unveiled significant religious liberty protections across nine federal agencies – religious liberty protections that we have long advocated. There were two major categories of action. First, the Administration is issuing new guidance to public schools nationwide ensuring...

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New Year, New Victories Across the Country

By Abigail A. Southerland1578927556681

It may only be January, but in the past few weeks, the ACLJ has already scored multiple victories for religious liberty and free speech. Just like last year when we successfully defended the rights of a Christian fourth grader who was forbidden from discussing his faith at school, we’ve once again...

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Christmas is Supposed to be a Time of Joy, not Darkness

By Edward White1577825482636

Christmas is a National holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. It is a time of joy and hope. It is not supposed to be a time of darkness, despair, or demons, but that unfortunately has been the message displayed on some State Capitol grounds with the government’s approval. Recently,

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Victory: ACLJ Intervenes When School Takes Child’s Bible

By ACLJ.org1577811613714

This is the latest installment of our year-end victories series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2019. Christian kids have a Constitutional right to bring their Bibles to school. This year the ACLJ took action to defend a child when that right was infringed upon by the...

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2019 Victories: Exposing Buddhist Indoctrination in Schools

By ACLJ.org1577476800000

This is the latest installment of our year-end victories series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2019. This year, we took direct action to curtail an emerging and disturbing trend in public schools of incorporating Buddhist-based “mindfulness” practices into the daily...

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2019 Victories: ACLJ Defends Right to Display Scripture Verse

By ACLJ.org1576097020384

This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at some of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2019. When a young D.C. woman received a letter demanding she remove a small Jewish mezuzah containing Scripture verses from her doorpost, the ACLJ stepped in to shut down this...

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Victory for Team Prayer at Christian School's Football Games

By Walter M. Weber1574374194234

The constitutional rights to free speech and to the free exercise of religion won an important victory in the federal court of appeals in the case of Cambridge Christian Schools v. Florida High School Athletic Association . The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed an amicus brief in the...

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Tenant Ordered to Take Down Scripture, ACLJ Stepped In

By Jeff Ballabon1573578061811

The law is often spoken of as being either a sword with which to attack or a shield with which to defend. Sometimes, both aspects come together, as in the case of one of the ACLJ’s newest matters where the ACLJ successfully fought religious discrimination against a Jewish tenant while...

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Debunking the Buddhist-Based Mindfulness Fallacy in Schools

By Christina Stierhoff1572641386830

In our previous posts, we alerted you to the danger of mindfulness in schools , discussed the inherent Buddhist nature of mindfulness, and revealed the deception involved in getting these programs into schools. We thank you for rising to the challenge and partnering with us to eliminate this...

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Small White Cross Targeted in The Villages

By Michelle Terry1571414596691

The American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) represents Wayne and Bonnie Anderson, who live in The Villages, Florida. In their yard, the Andersons have placed a small, white cross as an expression of their religious speech and beliefs, and a colorful parrot as a decorative ornament. The cross and...

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