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  • IRS Excuses: Sometimes Mockery is Necessary

    07/07/2014 2:05:05 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Even while my colleagues and I at the ACLJ are suing the IRS and its key officials on behalf of 41 conservative groups in 22 states, there’s still a need (now perhaps more than ever) for a bit of old-fashioned levity and mockery. Our outstanding video-production team put together this three-minute “ACLJ short” about IRS excuses. It’s called “Quick Lerner.” Enjoy!
  • College Student Denied Admission Into Program Because He Said God Is Most Important in His Life

    04/26/2014 4:54:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/26/2014 | BY MELISSA BARNHART
    The American Center for Law and Justice is suing a Maryland community college after a student was denied admittance into a program because he said God is the most important thing in his life. Brandon Jenkins, a prospective student in the radiation therapy program at the Community College of Baltimore County, exceeded the minimum requirements for entry into the program, but after completing his exam and interview process, he received a notice informing him that he was not selected for the fall 2013 term. When Jenkins followed up with members of the CCBC staff to find out why he was...
  • ACLJ Files Lawsuit On Behalf of Student Denied College Admission Because of His Faith

    04/23/2014 9:55:02 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    http://aclj.org ^ | april 22, 2014
    Late yesterday afternoon, ACLJ filed a lawsuit on behalf of Brandon Jenkins against officials of The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Maryland for denying Brandon admission to its Radiation Therapy Program in part due to his expression of religious beliefs. As one faculty member explained to Brandon, on behalf of CCBC, the “field [of radiation therapy] is not the place for religion." Brandon first applied for admission to the Radiation Therapy Program in April 2013. He met the standards of a competitive candidate and scored the maximum points allowed during his observation. During the interview process, college officials asked Brandon,...
  • Survey: U.S. press freedom plunges under Obama to 46th in world, after Romania

    02/13/2014 3:54:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/11/2014 | Meghan Drake
    The Obama administration’s handling of whistleblower Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency leaks and the investigation of a string of leaks produced a plunge in the country’s rating on press freedoms and government openness, according to a global survey released Tuesday. The U.S. under President Obama, who once promised to run the “most transparent” administration in the country’s history, fell from 32nd to 46th in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index, a drop of 13 slots. The index, compiled by the press advocacy group Reporters Without Borders, analyzes 180 countries on criteria such as official abuse, media independence and infrastructure...
  • The FCC Plan To Police The Newsrooms [Team Obamugabe's Totalitarian Hopes]

    02/19/2014 4:41:18 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    investors.com ^ | 2/13/14
    <p>First Amendment: The FCC has cooked up a plan to place "researchers" in U.S. newsrooms, supposedly to learn all about how editorial decisions are made. Any questions as to why the U.S. is falling in the free press rankings?</p> <p>As if illegal seizures of Associated Press phone records and the shadowy tailing of the mother of a Fox News reporter weren't menacing enough, the Obama administration is going out of its way to institute a new intrusive surveillance of the press, as if the press wasn't supine enough.</p>
  • Obama Administration’s Plan to Study Newsrooms Is Drawing Plenty of Public Opposition

    02/19/2014 5:18:47 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/19/2014 | Fred Lucas
    A plan by the Federal Communications Commission to study how news organizations select stories has prompted about 10,000 people to sign a petition saying “no government monitors in newsrooms.” That’s according to the American Center for Law and Justice, which announced the petition Wednesday and said it reached that number within the first two hours. The agency announced a Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs last year, explaining that it wanted to understand the process of which stories are selected, station priorities, content production, populations served, perceived station bias, and perceived percent of news dedicated to each of the “critical...
  • Obama’s fingerprints all over IRS Tea Party scandal

    10/21/2013 11:23:33 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 26 replies
    fox news ^ | 10/21/13 | Jay Sekulow
    <p>It’s past time for the media to begin asking President Obama tough questions about the IRS conservative targeting scandal. After all he was involved, publicly, from the beginning.</p> <p>Last Friday, the American Center for Law and Justice (where I serve as Chief Counsel) filed its Second Amended Complaint against the United States, the IRS, and a legion of IRS officials. This Complaint, in which we represent 41 organizations in 22 states, presents perhaps the most complete story yet of the IRS conservative targeting scandal.</p>
  • Judge Tosses Atheist Lawsuit Seeking to Remove ‘In God We Trust’ From American Currency

    09/13/2013 1:31:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Christian News ^ | September 13, 2013
    WASHINGTON – A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit filed earlier this year that sought to remove the motto ‘In God We Trust’ from American currency.As previously reported, well-known atheist Michael Newdow, who has filed numerous suits challenging the mixture of God and government, submitted a complaint in the Southern District of New York this past March, asserting that the motto violates the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution as it serves to proselytize unbelievers.“[T]he American dollar travels all over the world, into every country of the world, and frequently gets behind the Iron Curtain, and if it...
  • 25 tea party groups sue Obama administration, IRS

    05/29/2013 5:59:25 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    25 tea party groups sue Obama administration, IRS By: Byron Tau May 29, 2013 02:11 PM EDT A conservative watchdog group filed a lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of 25 tea party groups against the Internal Revenue Service and Obama administration officials. The complaint, filed by the American Center for Law and Justice, alleges that the Obama administration overstepped its authority and violated the First and Fifth amendments to the U.S. Constitution. It’s the latest in the unfolding legal drama over the IRS’s admitted targeting of tea party groups — a scandal that has already cost the acting head of the...
  • Claim: IRS May Still Be Targeting Conservatives

    05/26/2013 10:24:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 26, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Though the White House has insisted the IRS stopped formally targeting Tea Party and conservative organizations in May of 2012, two attorneys representing conservative organizations have claimed the IRS's targeting may still be ongoing. Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and Cleta Mitchell, the attorney representing True the Vote, have evidence their clients are still being targeted. According to National Review, Sekulow "plans to file suit in federal court in the coming weeks on behalf of more than two dozen conservative groups that claim their harassment at the hands of the nation’s tax authority continued...
  • It Didn’t End: The IRS is still stringing conservative groups along

    05/23/2013 7:22:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/23/2013 | Ian Tuttle
    ‘The misconduct had stopped in May of 2012,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters on Monday about the IRS’s improper targeting of conservative groups. Not so, say two D.C. attorneys, each representing a number of conservative groups that — after years of waiting and countless rounds of invasive questions — have yet to receive recognition from the IRS. The American Center for Law and Justice, headed by chief counsel Jay Sekulow, plans to file suit in federal court in the coming weeks on behalf of more than two dozen conservative groups that claim their harassment at the hands...
  • IRS target: Jail 'criminal' tax collectors ('We have reached a new low in American politics')

    05/21/2013 10:44:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    WND ^ | May 21, 2013 | Unattributed
    Internal Revenue Service managers and workers involved in the Obama administration’s targeting of conservative groups were engaged in criminal activity, and should face those charges in court, according to one of the organizations in the program’s bull’s-eye. “We believe the IRS has been involved in criminal activity,” said Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association. “When a government office abuses its power to access personal financial records, then uses that information as a tool for revenge, we have reached a new low in American politics.” The AFA Tuesday called for charges to be filed against all of those involved...
  • Seventh Circuit Blocks HHS Mandate for Private Business (Disses 10th Circuit "Hobby Lobby" Decision)

    12/30/2012 11:00:34 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 22 replies
    NROnline/ The Corner ^ | December 29, 2012 | David French
    Late yesterday afternoon, the Seventh Circuit granted an emergency injunction against the HHS mandate — preventing its enforcement against an Illinois business and its owners. My colleagues at the ACLJ represent Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc., a family-owned, full-service construction contractor. The company is located in Highland, Ill., and employs about 90 workers. The brief opinion is worth a read in its entirety, but two parts stand out. First, the court disagreed with the Tenth Circuit’s recent decision rejecting Hobby Lobby’s request for a similar injunction. In a key paragraph the court stated: The government also argues that any burden...
  • Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani is FREE

    09/08/2012 6:41:26 AM PDT · by blueyon · 50 replies
    Vinienco ^ | 9/8/2012 | Vinienco
    CSW has been informed that apostasy charges against Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani have been dropped
  • Atheists Finishing Job of 9/11 Terrorists by Tearing Down Cross Left Standing in Ground Zero Rubble

    08/24/2012 10:30:34 AM PDT · by davidbellow · 23 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 8/24/2012 | David Bellow
    Atheists want the Ground Zero Cross torn down from the 9/11 museum because they claim its mere existence gives them physical and mental anguish. The ACLJ (American Center for Law and Justice) is fighting to defend the cross in court. The Ground Zero Cross - two intersecting steal beams - is what remains from the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Now atheists want that torn down too. Sign & Share this ACLJ petition to defend the Cross against this absurd lawsuit: http://bit.ly/TOdESI
  • Minister Will Face Potential Arrest for Reading Christmas Story from Bible at Capitol Christmas Tree

    12/22/2011 9:44:16 AM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Rev. Patrick Mahoney to read the Christmas Story at the Capitol Tree on Thursday, December 22, at 12:00 P.M. The Capitol Christmas Tree is located on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol Building. Rev. Mahoney met with Capitol Police officials telling them of his plans to sing Christmas Carols, read the Christmas story, pray for peace, justice and religious freedom, hold a small 5 inch Nativity Display and pray for political leaders at the Capitol Christmas Tree. Police officials told him some of his activities may be prohibited or constitute an...
  • Did Bart Stupack, Mary Landrieu and Ben Nelson receive Pro-Life money?

    11/16/2011 5:01:51 PM PST · by cradle of freedom · 8 replies
    Jay Sekulow was talking about the trick that Democrats played on pro-life supporters during the Obamacare vote. As you remember, Bart Stupak, Mary Landrieu and Ben Nelson who were on record as being pro-life, sold out at the last minute to the pro-abortion Democrat leadership. For years these three had been fooling voters into thinking that they were "conservative Democrats", pretending that they were not like the other liberal Democrats. Well, this has made me wonder whether Stupak, Landrieu and Nelson had actually received contributions from pro-life organizations. If they have received money from these groups, then they were part...
  • Pastor again refuses to recant as pressure builds on Iran to halt execution

    09/28/2011 3:56:28 PM PDT · by wmfights · 39 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Sep 28, 2011 | Michael Foust
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Iran is under increasing pressure from leaders around the world to halt the execution of Iranian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, who on Wednesday refused for the fourth and final time to recant his faith and could be executed at any time. In the U.S., Speaker of the House John Boehner released a statement urging Iran to spare the pastor's life and release him. Overseas, British Foreign Secretary William Hague also called on Iran to overturn the sentence. Observers say external pressure could be critical in preventing the Iranian government from performing its first apostasy execution since 1990. Arrested...
  • ACLJ Calls 11th Circuit Decision "Critical Step Forward in Undoing ObamaCare"

    08/12/2011 1:15:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    PRNewswire-USNewswire ^ | Aug. 12, 2011 | NA
    ACLJ Calls 11th Circuit Decision "Critical Step Forward in Undoing ObamaCare" WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which is actively challenging ObamaCare, said today's decision by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals declaring the individual mandate of ObamaCare unconstitutional represents a "critical step forward in undoing ObamaCare.""The appeals court got it right and the decision represents a critical step forward in undoing ObamaCare," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ, which is involved in litigation challenging ObamaCare. "The individual mandate, which forces Americans to purchase health insurance, exceeds the authority...
  • Federal judge rules in favor of Obamacare

    02/23/2011 6:23:28 AM PST · by FredJake · 19 replies · 1+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 2/22/2011 | Joe Newby
    On Tuesday a federal judge handed the Obama administration another victory in the ongoing battle over Obamacare. Federal District Judge Gladys Kessler tossed out a lawsuit brought by the American Center for Law and Justice, a Christian-based legal organization. The suit was filed on behalf of five Americans who have chosen not to purchase health insurance even though they can afford it. Three of the five felt the law violates the religious freedom of those who believe God will heal them of any disease they might get. Fox News reports: They say being forced to buy insurance would conflict with...
  • ACLJ Represents 63 Members of Congress Filing Amicus Brief Backing Suit Challenging ObamaCare

    11/19/2010 4:29:58 PM PST · by mdittmar · 3 replies
    The American Center for Law and Justice ^ | November 19, 2010 | The American Center for Law and Justice
    (Washington, DC) – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, today filed an amicus brief with a federal court in Florida on behalf of 63 members of Congress and more than 70,000 Americans in support of Florida's lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the federal health care law.  The Florida brief is the ACLJ's latest effort - which includes backing Virginia's legal challenge and a lawsuit of its own - contending the individual mandate forcing Americans to purchase health insurance violates the Constitution. "The health care law is not only the wrong prescription for the nation,...
  • American Center for Law and Justice Calls on State Department to Cancel Tax-Funded Middle East

    08/10/2010 12:53:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 10, 2010 | Penny Starr
    Complete title: American Center for Law and Justice Calls on State Department to Cancel Tax-Funded Middle East Trip by Controversial Imam (CNSNews.com) – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) on Tuesday called on the U.S. State Department to remove Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf from a taxpayer-funded trip to Muslim countries, citing his controversial views about the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.  While the State Department has not released a statement on the issue, spokesman P.J. Crowley said on Monday, “I think we are in the process of arranging for him [Rauf] to travel as part of this...
  • ACLJ Stepping Up To The Plate On The Ground Zero Mosque

    08/04/2010 2:53:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | August 4, 2010 | annem040359
    American Center For Law And Justice, (ACLJ) is stepping up to the plate to take on the efforts to have a thirteen story Islamic mosque and community center built two blocks away from where the two WTC Towers once stood and where rebuilding is going on. As I had mentioned in a previous posting, how ironic there is a rush to get this mosque built at a time when a church, which was in the area on the day the two WTC towers was both attacked and was also destroyed on that same day, has hit roadblock after roadblock in...
  • Religious Freedom Group, GOP Seek Dismissal of Lawsuit Banning References to God

    11/17/2009 3:27:16 AM PST · by Man50D · 2 replies · 299+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 17, 2009 | Penny Starr
    Rest of title: at Capitol Visitors Center A conservative civil liberties group is urging the dismissal of a lawsuit by an atheist group that wants to remove engravings of "In God We Trust" (the national motto) and "under God" (from the Pledge of Allegiance) from a display in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center. The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has filed an amicus brief in federal court on behalf of itself and 44 Republicans in the Senate and House seeking dismissal of the lawsuit. The brief argues that neither reference to God violates the Establishment Clause of the...
  • Judge tosses challenge to 'under God' -another round in war over Pledge of Allegiance

    10/03/2009 6:36:17 AM PDT · by opentalk · 5 replies · 633+ views
    wnd ^ | October 2, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    A federal court in New Hampshire has tossed a lawsuit against school districts in that state alleging that they improperly coerced children to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, a decision that the American Center for Law and Justice, which represented members of Congress in an amicus brief, praised. "We’re extremely pleased with the sound and well reasoned decision issued by the court – a decision that rejects another attempt to rewrite history by targeting the Pledge and the phrase 'under God,'" said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the ACLJ, yesterday. Michael Newdow
  • Don’t let the White House intimidate you! ~ By:Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel For: ACLJ Dot ORG

    08/11/2009 10:39:58 PM PDT · by Iraqs Inconvenient Truth. · 1 replies · 507+ views
    ACLJ.org (Email Only) ^ | 10/11/09 | Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel For: ACLJ.org
    TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009 Dear America, The White House has entered dangerous territory - blatantly targeting the free speech rights of those who oppose President Obama's policy choices. In a nutshell, write a ''fishy'' email ... one like this ... and you'll be ''flagged.'' Worse still, the White House takes it one outrageous step further - actually urging Americans to report on their neighbors, family, and friends who disagree with the President on health care. With your immediate support, doubled in impact through our STAND FOR LIFE Matching Challenge, we will continue calling on President Obama to protect free...
  • OBAMA 'SNITCH' PROGRAM PUT ON NOTICE !!!!

    08/08/2009 8:20:04 PM PDT · by GoreNoMore · 162 replies · 6,722+ views
    It is amazing that people are writting to this site and saying there is no need for a snitch to write in, they are not afraid in the least to identify themselved as non-believers in the way he has handled healthcare or the bailout programs.
  • Video: Jay Sekulow Gives An Update On The Prop. 8 Case

    03/06/2009 10:13:10 AM PST · by careyb · 7 replies · 429+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/6/09 | Jay Sekulow
    He sounds very positive - predicting 6-1 or 7-0 in favor of Prop. 8.
  • Broadcaster Freedom Victory - Round One

    02/28/2009 4:18:18 PM PST · by Delacon · 7 replies · 558+ views
    American Center for Law and Justice ^ | 2/27/2009 | Jay Sekulow
    It was an important and impressive vote in the Senate.  By a vote of 87-11, the Senate approved an amendment by Senator Jim DeMint which prohibits the FCC from reinstating the Fairness Doctrine and requiring broadcasters - including Christian broadcasters - always air both sides of a controversial issue.While this is an important victory, it is Round One.  Also in the Senate yesterday, an amendment by Senator Dick Durbin was approved by a much closer vote, 57-41 - an amendment that attempts to promote 'diversity' in media ownership.That amendment is still of concern to those who support broadcast freedom -...
  • ACLJ ready to do battle against 'Fairness Doctrine'

    02/18/2009 10:33:30 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies · 1,660+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 2/18/2009 | Charlie Butts and Jody Brown
    The American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) is making legal game plans to combat the mislabeled "Fairness Doctrine" should it be revived. For years, the Fairness Doctrine -- which was introduced in the U.S. in 1949 and then abolished by the FCC in 1987 -- forced radio and television stations to offer differing views on various subjects, which basically squelched the talk formats. ACLJ chief counsel Jay Sekulow claims that basically amounted to censorship. "I use the example that we didn't go on the air until 1988 -- after the Fairness Doctrine was removed," says Sekulow. "So the reality...
  • Anti-faith language remains in stimulus package

    02/07/2009 10:48:08 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 8 replies · 683+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 2/7/2009 | Charlie Butts
    The U.S. Senate has taken action that could mean a legal battle royal over the stimulus bill. The Senate rejected an amendment offered by Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) that would have stripped language from the stimulus bill that would force colleges and universities to throw religious clubs off campus if the schools receive federal funds. (See earlier article) Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law & Justice had this reaction. "Well, not only is it disappointing, it's almost a throwback to litigation that we conducted in the 1980s that we won unanimously at the Supreme Court," he says....
  • Stimumus to BAN Religious Worship

    02/07/2009 7:52:07 AM PST · by Maxstake · 8 replies · 735+ views
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ON CAPITOL HILL Stimulus to ban religious worship 'This isn't like a convenient oversight, this is intentional' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 06, 2009 11:50 pm Eastern By Bob Unruh © 2009 WorldNetDaily President Obama's proposed economic stimulus plan makes a deliberate - and unconstitutional - attempt to censor religious speech and worship on school campuses across the nation, according to a lawyer who argued related cases before the U.S. Supreme Court 20 years ago and won them all. "This isn't like a convenient oversight. This is intentional. This legislation pokes its finger in the eyes of people who hold religious...
  • Stimulus Bill Would Discriminate Against Religious Activity on Campus, Conservative Groups Say

    02/05/2009 3:54:08 AM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 492+ views
    CNS NEWS.com ^ | Thursday, February 05, 2009 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) – President Obama’s economic stimulus bill would forbid colleges -- both religious and secular -- from receiving stimulus funds to improve facilities that are used for religious purposes. The provision is found in the Higher Education Modernization, Renovation and Repair section (Sec. 9302) of both the House and Senate versions of the bill, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. According to the provision, none of funds of the $6 billion allotted to the renovation, modernization, or repair of college buildings may be used for facilities “(i) used for sectarian instruction, religious worship, or school department of divinity;...
  • An ill wind blows in Washington

    01/21/2009 11:58:07 PM PST · by tpanther · 60 replies · 1,754+ views
    Update: Troubling Changes in Washington If there was any doubt about how aggressively the new President would move to implement his agenda on social and family issues, it has vanished on the first full day of his Administration. At 12:01 p.m. Tuesday, literally the instant the transition was official, President Obama’s official White House website was updated to reflect new policies favoring abortion and opposing the traditional definition of marriage. Our Government Affairs team reports that the scope of expected changes on these issues looks to be sweeping. A few of the more troubling potential changes to be enacted in...
  • Live Report from Israel (Iran behind Hamas rocket attacks on Israel!)

    12/29/2008 8:55:32 PM PST · by Sun · 18 replies · 996+ views
    aclj.org ^ | 12/29/2008 | Jay Sekulow
    We made an emergency trip to the Middle East the day after Christmas. I am leading a team of ACLJ and ECLJ lawyers and Government Affairs staff on a critical matter involving Christian persecution in the Gaza Strip. We had no idea when we left that we would be literally flying into a war zone. For the past several months, we’ve been working on a very sensitive case involving Christian persecution by Hamas. Christian persecution is nothing new in this area, but under Hamas, the regime has been particularly brutal towards Christians. A year ago, the owner of the Christian...
  • Jay Sekulow: Protecting the Most Vulnerable, Our Children

    05/23/2008 6:02:24 PM PDT · by tcg · 1 replies · 80+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/23/08 | Jay Sekulow
    The Supreme Court of the United States – in a 7-2 decision – upheld the constitutionality of the Protect Act of 2003 – a federal law that gives prosecutors new tools to target those who market and pander in online child pornography. This is a significant victory that moves to protect the most vulnerable in our society – our children. And, it is a victory for Congress, which has spent many years trying to come up with a law that would punish those responsible for the ever-increasing problem of child pornography on the Internet and clear constitutional hurdles – efforts...
  • Jay Sekulow on 'Same-Sex Marriage' Case

    05/19/2008 4:01:50 PM PDT · by tcg · 9 replies · 148+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/19/08 | Jay Sekulow
    By a vote of 4-3, the California Supreme Court struck down a state ban on same-sex marriage – changing the definition of marriage by judicial fiat. The decision is a disappointing one and represents another example of an activist judiciary that overreached by taking this issue out of the hands of the state legislature where it belongs. The California high court failed to uphold what the state legislature and an overwhelming majority of California voters clearly understand – that the institution of marriage is limited to one man and one woman.
  • Prof to student: Keep the Faith, lose the grade

    04/14/2008 7:56:23 AM PDT · by no dems · 39 replies · 108+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 14, 2008 | WND Staff
    A community college in New York has been presented with a demand letter from the American Center for Law and Justice to halt a professor's classroom practices that allegedly have damaged at least one student – so far. The letter from the ACLJ targets Suffolk County Community College and will be the prelude to a federal lawsuit if the issue isn't resolved, the organization said. At issue is a professor's demand that students "change their own personal viewpoints or state that they are unsure of whether their own personal beliefs are correct" on religious issues, according to the letter. That...
  • ACLJ Demands NY Community College End Hostility Toward Christian Student

    04/12/2008 4:25:40 AM PDT · by Man50D · 12 replies · 390+ views
    Washington, DC) – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, said today it is demanding that a community college in New York end its hostility toward a Christian student who has been punished because of her religious beliefs. The ACLJ represents Gina DeLuca, a student at Suffolk County Community College (SCCC), who has received lower grades and has been labeled “closed-minded” by a professor who requires students to acknowledge the possibility that God does not exist in order to participate in a philosophy class. The ACLJ has sent a letter demanding that the school end...
  • Court to rule on city park's religious monument [SCOTUS Ping]

    03/31/2008 1:18:15 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 13 replies · 367+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/31/08 | James Vicini
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it would decide whether a religious group must be allowed to put its monument in a city park near a similar Ten Commandments display. The justices agreed to hear an appeal by the city, Pleasant Grove in Utah, arguing that a lower-court ruling for the religious group could affect whether cities around the nation must display privately donated monuments on public property. The Summun religious group, founded in Salt Lake City in 1975, sought to erect a monument to the tenets of its faith, called the "Seven Aphorisms," in a...
  • I need free republic's help MY AMBER ALERT

    03/12/2008 6:11:31 PM PDT · by sopwith · 37 replies · 1,166+ views
    First off thanks in advance. I have a grand daughter that has been taken by the state of Maine, And have done so against the family wishes. I need any website or lawyers that can be of help, I do have a call into the aclj Please keep this thread up I need your input.
  • ACLJ to gather petitions to defund Planned Parenthood

    03/07/2008 11:18:11 AM PST · by westmichman · 6 replies · 130+ views
    CNS News ^ | 3/7/08 | Penny Starr
    Legal Group Pushes to Defund Planned Parenthood By Penny Starr CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer March 07, 2008 (CNSNews.com) - The American Center for Law and Justice, a conservative organization in Washington, D.C., has launched an aggressive petition drive to end all federal funding of Planned Parenthood, the leading abortion provider in America, which receives nearly $300 million each year in taxpayer dollars. Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for the ACLJ, said part of the inspiration for the petition drive came from recent articles by Cybercast News Service on Planned Parenthood. "In part, the story about Teenwire.com created a whole new level...
  • School Won't Back Down, So Lawsuit Over Contraception Will Proceed

    11/09/2007 3:52:26 AM PST · by Man50D · 13 replies · 310+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 09, 2007 | Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - A conservative civil liberties group said it will proceed with a lawsuit against the Portland, Maine, School Committee for refusing the reconsider its policy on prescription contraceptives for middle school students as young as 11. "This is an issue where the rights of parents must be protected," said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which specializes in constitutional law. "This is not only bad public policy but a violation of state law that simply cannot be ignored. There is tremendous outrage and disgust over the Committee's usurpation of parental responsibility to...
  • Duncan Hunter now crafting legislation to take some Fed. funds from Columbia Univ. (audio)

    09/25/2007 3:04:45 PM PDT · by Sun · 18 replies · 74+ views
    I was listening to Jay Seculo's radio show on Christian radio today, and for two days in a row, they mentioned Duncan Hunter. Today they said that Duncan Hunter, who worked with them (aclj.org) in keeping the Mt. Soledad Cross standing, is in the process of crafting legislation that would take away from Columbia University some of the federal funding because they allowed Ahmadinejad on the stage. You can hear the comments about Duncan Hunter for yourself, by clicking the link. It is at the beginning of the show, and the rest of the show is also excellent regarding Columbia...
  • Move over, ACLU! Pat Boone cheers ACLJ, high court for pushing back 'radicals'

    09/15/2007 2:17:11 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 744+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 9/15/07 | Pat Boone
    In this time, when bad news and ominous portent is so rampant, I can't resist passing along especially great news when it comes my way. Sometimes the din of despair – about hurricanes, earthquakes, economic downturns, accelerating terrorist threats, vast numbers of illegal aliens, health care and looming Social Security insolvency, melting ice caps, droughts, floods, unprecedented low approval ratings for Congress and the president – is almost deafening. And certainly disheartening! Furthermore, in my new memoir, "Pat Boone's America: 50 Years," I express my deep and growing concern about our moral drift and the obvious decline in our culture's...
  • A constitutional offense Court orders removal of veterans’ memorial cross

    09/12/2007 3:36:39 AM PDT · by don-o · 22 replies · 675+ views
    California Catholic Daily ^ | September 12, 2007
    Last week's decision by the 9th Circuit Court to remove a solitary Roman cross from a World War I veterans memorial in California's Mojave Desert has drawn an angry response from the American Legion, a major association of U.S. veterans. "Today's lawyers and judges are outlawing the values and religious symbols that the Founding Fathers revered and proclaimed as the very foundation of the American republic," Conatser, head of the 2.7 million-member American Legion, said in a recent press release. "Today it's a memorial. Tomorrow, these same judges can order the removal of crosses on veterans gravestones, the dismissal of...
  • What can happen if the Senate passes S.1105, the so-called "Hate Crimes" legislation

    08/18/2007 11:10:35 AM PDT · by Arcy · 44 replies · 1,372+ views
    There are people in your community that so hate what you have to say, they are willing to put a gun to your head to stop you from speaking; even if they have to do so vicariously using the police powers of government. They hate it when you talk about God. They hate it when you pray. They hate to see you reading your bible. And they absolutely hate it when you share these in a public forum. Their hatred of God and His word has so filled their hearts, they want you silenced. Senate Bill S.1105 is the so-called...
  • Jay Sekulow of the ACLJ Warns Believers to Act Now

    07/31/2007 1:28:05 PM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 8 replies · 567+ views
    In the early days of inter-continental ballistic missiles the only deterrent to them was known as the anti-inter-continental ballistic missile. In this day of ACLU wrangling and Christian bashing the top anti-intercontinental ballistic missile for religious freedoms in America is the ACLJ, hands down.
  • Jay Sekulow of ACLJ Warns Christians to Act Now

    07/25/2007 8:33:20 PM PDT · by Victory111 · 3 replies · 574+ views
    CrossActionNews ^ | 7/25/07 | Rev Michael Bresciani
    In the early days of continental ballistic missiles the only deterrent to them was known as the anti-continental ballistic missile. In this day of ACLU wrangling and Christian bashing the top anti-intercontinental ballistic missile for religious freedoms in America is the ACLJ, hands down.
  • A Petition in ProtestAgainst the So-Called "Freedom of Choice" Act(H.R. 1964 and S.1173)

    05/08/2007 8:15:05 PM PDT · by Bishop_Malachi · 7 replies · 413+ views
    Protect Unborn Babies The moment the Supreme Court of the United States issued a partial-birth abortion decision — ruling on the side of LIFE — Senate and House liberals began to cry foul. In a serious attempt to undercut the highest court of our land and thwart the pro-life movement, Rep. Nadler and Sens. Clinton, Schumer, and Boxer introduced legislation, the "Freedom of Choice" Act, that would overturn the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act and prohibit any future congressional endeavor to protect the life of the unborn on a federal level. It is a selfish, political play by House and Senate...