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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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Critical Case Involves Discrimination of Christian Schools

By Laura Hernandez1570822502017

Last week, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed an amicus brief with the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Carson v. Makin , a case challenging the State of Maine’s discrimination against Christian schools. In Maine, there are not enough public secondary schools, especially...

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VICTORY: ACLJ Helps Church Choir Perform at Festival

By Abigail A. Southerland1569959799007

The ACLJ recently assisted a church whose praise band was denied a spot to participate in a community-wide festival. The festival, which is put on every year to promote unity and to bring the community together, consists of numerous activities and events including performances by local bands and...

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Protecting Teachers from Forced Buddhist-Based Mindfulness

By Abigail A. Southerland1568928568700

For months, the ACLJ has worked to defend the rights of students in public schools across the country who are being subjected to classroom-led mindfulness and meditation sessions – a core religious practice of Buddhism and other eastern religions. The ACLJ has been successful in representing...

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ACLJ Tackles Bad Precedent in Supreme Court Case

By Walter M. Weber1568821785820

The American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) has filed a friend-of-the-court brief at the U.S. Supreme Court supporting school choice in what could be a blockbuster ruling. At issue in the case of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue is the constitutionality of including – or excluding –

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JSL: Trump Admin Stops Gov. Discrimination of Religion

By Jordan Sekulow1568757046524

The Trump Administration is taking decisive action to stop government discrimination against churches and religious organizations. At the ACLJ we’ve been working on this issue for a long time. Today on the show we discussed the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) newly proposed pro-religious liberty...

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ACLJ Files Official Comments Urging Protection of Churches

By Jordan Sekulow1568747855777

Churches and religious charities are coming under increasing pressure to disregard their faith, as the Left attempts to bury the sacred in red tape. They are hampered in their ability to do the work their faith dictates. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a new pro-religious liberty...

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  Signatures

Stop Forcing Churches to Disregard Their Faith

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Churches and religious charities are pressured – sometimes even forced – to disregard their faith by the government. Christian schools are being barred from public funding on the basis of their...

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  Signatures

Stop Government Harassment of Christians

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Imagine being targeted by the government for saying "Jesus loves you." It sounds shocking, but it's happening in America right now. We’re taking legal action to fight back. A Virginia state agency...

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ACLJ Files Suit in VA for State Targeting "Jesus Loves You"

By Jordan Sekulow1565819531730

Discriminating to prevent discrimination is oxymoronic and counterproductive, but the Left seems determined to do it. Cases about Fair Housing Enforcement agencies telling realtors, appraisers, and auctioneers that they cannot put Bible verses on their cards, website, or email signatures are...

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Radio Recap: Virginia Targets “Jesus Loves You”

By Jordan Sekulow1565817889547

Virginia targets “Jesus love you.” Today on the show, we discussed a lawsuit were filing today against the Virginia Real Estate Board (VREB) for its targeted harassment and discrimination of a Christian real estate agent because she had a Bible verse (John 3:16) on her website and included the...

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ACLJ Files New Lawsuit to Defend Religious Organization

By Abigail A. Southerland1564001995252

Last week, ACLJ took on a new case to fight discrimination and bias against a non-profit religious ministry in Georgia. The lawsuit , filed in federal court last week, outlines the discriminatory zoning process the ministry has been subjected to over the past two years. The timeline of events are...

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A Tale of Two Cities: ACLJ Takes Action

By Abigail A. Southerland1562162400000

The ACLJ has recently been contacted by two more churches regarding potential violations of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). RLUIPA is a federal law designed to protect churches, religious assemblies, and institutions from land use regulations that interfere with...

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The Constitution and Discrimination of Religious Choices

By Walter M. Weber1555594361458

The American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) has filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting school choice. The ACLJ amicus brief urges the Supreme Court to grant review in the case of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue . At issue is the constitutionality of including – or excluding –

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JSL: Defending the Bible in Public Schools

By Jay Sekulow1554404108108

It’s important to never forget where we started, or why. The ACLJ was founded to defend our constitutional rights and religious liberty. On today’s show, we discussed what I like to call a couple of “old school” ACLJ cases, including a win for religious liberty in school. I used to say that public...

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School Confiscates Young Child’s Bible – ACLJ Stepped In

By Abigail A. Southerland1553790596917

The ACLJ recently defended the constitutional rights of a child that had been infringed upon by the school administration. The child, who is in fourth grade, routinely enjoyed reading from his Bible during recess. The principal of the school, however, confiscated his Bible and told him that he was...

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The Deception of Buddhist-Based Mindfulness in Our Schools

By Christina Stierhoff1553697779810

As the ACLJ continues the fight to remove Buddhist mindfulness practices from our public schools, we are happy to report a recent positive development. Within the past couple of months, we counseled a parent in Missouri on speaking with administrators at his child’s school about mindfulness. After...

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Digging into Buddhist-Based Indoctrination in Schools

By Christina Stierhoff1551196568881

As you’ve probably read , over the past few months, the ACLJ has been fighting to remove Buddhist meditation practices from public schools. Simply put, these meditation practices are religious and teach children dangerous ideas about faith, right versus wrong, and identity. More and more parents...

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Government Discrimination Against Christian School

By Laura Hernandez1550778502917

Earlier this week, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed an amicus brief in Tree of Life Christian Schools v. City of Upper Arlington, Ohio . As we previously noted , the Tree of Life Christian School had been forbidden by the City of Upper Arlington, Ohio from developing a building...

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Neighborhood Club Has Revised Policy to Comply with the Law

By Abigail A. Southerland1550518584888

The ACLJ recently intervened on behalf of yet another home owner who was denied permission by her Neighborhood Club to use the Club’s facilities to host a religious gathering. The Club – part of a large scale resort style community developed by a nationwide company – maintained a blatantly...

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