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    Private groups in Illinois 'proud' to defend marriage

    A traditional-values advocacy group says it will intervene to file legal papers this week in support of an Illinois marriage law, after officials in the Democrat-dominated state government refused to defend the law in court.

  • STANLEY: IRS has no business telling pastors how to choose their words

    To even suggest that any governmental agency or official has the right to punish a pastor because of something he says from the pulpit is not only offensive, but unconstitutional. No pastor should ever have to dance around an issue or to self-censor his sermon when he preaches from the pulpit because of an IRS rule. In America, we value everyone’s constitutionally protected right to free speech and free exercise of religion.

  • ACLU battles schools over gay websites

    A fierce legal battle on free speech and family values is brewing about Internet filters used by school administrators to block students' access to gay educational and advocacy websites.

  • Jennifer Keeton says Augusta State University in Georgia has told her to deny her Christian beliefs in order to graduate. (Alliance Defense Fund)

    Lawsuit claims school bias on Christian views

    Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund have sued Augusta State University in Georgia on behalf of a counseling student who claims the university told her to deny her Christian beliefs in order to graduate.

  • ** FILE ** This undated file photo provided by Gordon Howie for Governor campaign on May 7, 2010, shows state Sen. Gordon Howie  of Rapid City, S.D. Howie is one of five Republican gubernatorial candidates running in the primary election Tuesday June 8, 2010. If none of the five Republicans can get 35 percent of the primary votes, the top two finishers will face off in a runoff election on June 29. (AP Photo)

    Pastor tests IRS by endorsing candidate

    A South Dakota minister says he wants to do for religious freedom what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. did for civil rights.

  • Officer files suit over vaccine rule by Coast Guard

    A Coast Guard officer is suing his agency and the Homeland Security Department for a religious exemption from a requirement to take the hepatitis A vaccination, which uses cells that the lawsuit says are derived from abortions.

  • Sex-ed fliers cause ruckus

    Montgomery County public school employees censored and discriminated against a group opposed to the county's new sex-education curriculum, an Alliance Defense Fund attorney said yesterday in a letter to the county school board president.

  • Sex-ed fliers cause ruckus

    Montgomery County public school employees censored and discriminated against a group opposed to the county's new sex-education curriculum, an Alliance Defense Fund attorney said yesterday in a letter to the county school board president.

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