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  • Tired of being told they couldn’t, school board OKs student-led prayer

    10/09/2013 10:42:45 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | October 09, 2013 | Bob Kellogg
    Even though they were warned there could be trouble, a Kansas school board nevertheless voted to allow student-led prayers and even use of the school's public address system to do so. At its meeting on September 23, the school board in Liberal voted unanimously (7-0) to allow student-led prayers at all school activities and to provide access to the school's public address system. According to the Leader & Times newspaper, the item was added “spontaneously” to the agenda near the end of that meeting. “We do live in a democratic society, and I personally feel like our community would support...
  • Group to Sue New Jersey Over Law Banning Gay Conversion Therapy for Minors

    08/20/2013 8:15:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/20/2013 | Michael Gryboski,
    A conservative legal group has stated its intentions to file a lawsuit against New Jersey over a recently signed law banning sexual orientation conversion therapy for minors. Mat Staver, founder and chairman of The Liberty Counsel, confirmed to The Christian Post on Monday his organization's plan to file the suit. "We will be filing suit," said Staver, adding that the suit should be submitted "later this week." On Monday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law A-3371, a bill that would ban the controversial practice of reparative therapy (also called conversion therapy) for minors. A-3371 enjoyed bipartisan support in...
  • 'This is the thing revolutions are made of'

    06/27/2013 9:35:19 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    WND ^ | June 26, 2013 | Unattributed
    The Supreme Court had no reason to rule on the merits of the Defense of Marriage Act, but the majority opinion lays the groundwork for a sweeping, national legalization of same-sex marriage in the near future, warns Liberty Counsel Chairman Mathew Staver. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court handed same-sex marriage advocates a pair of victories. In addition to dismissing a defense of California’s traditional marriage amendment based on legal standing, it struck down a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, as unconstitutional that allowed federal benefits only for spouses in heterosexual marriages. That’s because the 1996 federal...
  • DOJ on 'gays': 'Silence will be interpreted as disapproval'

    05/18/2013 5:36:25 AM PDT · by blueyon · 91 replies
    WND ^ | 5/17/13 | Matt Barber
    Under President Obama, “justice” is anything but blind. Neither is it deaf. In fact, based on recent revelations, it appears to be watching your every move and listening to your every word. Still, if you happen to be a federal employee, now it’s even listening for your silence. The only thing this Obama White House seems to generate is scandal. Well, here’s yet another to add to the growing list. In addition to the Benghazi cover-up, IRS targeting of political dissenters and the illegal seizure of media phone records, whistleblowers within DOJ have contacted Liberty Counsel to express grave concerns...
  • There is still a ray of light that ObamaCare can be overturned

    03/07/2013 3:12:29 PM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/7/13 | Emma Karlin
    There IS a small ray of light shining up from the rubble of what is left of America. With Republican governors acting like – well Republicans and crawling back to lick Barack Obama’s boots, it IS hard to accept, but the fight against Obamacare is still on. The feckless and traitorous John Roberts may not have destroyed us after all. A lawsuit against the worst elements of Obamacare brought by Liberty Counsel, which has of course been ignored by the Democrat controlled media, has been set for a rehearing by the U.S. Supreme Court. It will be reheard in the...
  • [Quisling ALERT] Mat Staver and Liberty Counsel come out in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens

    01/29/2013 12:43:56 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 7 replies
    U.S. Border Security ^ | Jan. 29, 2013 | Mat Staver
    Today's statement from Liberty Counsel: PRESS RELEASE Contact: PUBLIC RELATIONS - 877-810-1776 or Liberty@LCAction.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 29, 2013 The Time to Forge a Just Immigration Consensus is Now Mat Staver, Chairman of Liberty Counsel Action, responds to the bipartisan immigration reform proposal. Washington, DC – “It is time to forge a just immigration policy that acknowledges that we are both a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws. Our current immigration system is broken and it needs to be fixed. We need to secure our borders. This is a matter of national security. We need to enforce...
  • Look who's suing over 'gay cure' ban

    10/02/2012 9:08:34 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 1, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    The ink in California Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature was barely dry on a controversial law restricting what therapists can tell their patients before the first lawsuits against the state were announced. “Of all the freedom-killing bills we have seen in our legislature the last several years, this is among the worst,” said Brad Dacus, president of Pacific Justice Institute. “This outrageous bill makes no exceptions for young victims of sexual abuse who are plagued with unwanted same-sex attraction, nor does it respect the consciences of mental health professionals who work in a church. “We are filing suit to defend families,...
  • Newt 2012 Announces Faith Leaders Coalition

    01/14/2012 12:39:00 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 25 replies
    Newt 2012 ^ | 1-12-2012 | Staff
    Atlanta, GA - Several prominent Christian leaders from across the country have signed on to lead the official pastors and leaders faith coalition for Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign. The Gingrich Faith Leaders Coalition will be led by George Barna who has been hailed as "the most quoted person in the Christian Church today" having founded one of the country’s preeminent Christian polling and market research firms. Barna, who has never before endorsed a political candidate, explained in a statement that he broke his precedent in endorsing Gingrich to restore the “American vision.” “He is a man of great intellect and...
  • ACLU v. Religious Liberty

    03/24/2011 1:50:33 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | March 24, 2011 | J. Matt Barber
    Irony is defined as "the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning." The term doublespeak means "evasive, ambiguous language that is intended to deceive or confuse." There is perhaps no greater example of ironic doublespeak than inclusion of the phrase "civil liberties" within the inapt designation: "American Civil Liberties Union." Indeed, few leftist organizations in existence today can compete with the ACLU in terms of demonstrated hostility toward what the Declaration of Independence describes as "certain unalienable rights" with which Americans are "endowed by their Creator." Consider the doublespeak inherent throughout the...
  • New Mexico Students Told to Cease "Christian" Acts

    06/24/2010 9:02:21 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 12 replies
    June 24, 2010 Students Told to Cease “Christian” Acts www.LC.org Late yesterday, Liberty Counsel filed a complaint in federal court in New Mexico to stop the unconstitutional censorship of a group of students at Roswell High School and Goddard High School called “Relentless in Roswell.” The student group had previously handed out food, hot chocolate, and candy canes, and distributed rocks with affirming words such as “U are wonderful” painted on one side and “Psalm 139” on the other to the student body and faculty, without opposition or prior permission from the school. School officials never objected to the group’s...
  • School prayer order 'blatantly unconstitutional'

    02/24/2010 8:08:45 AM PST · by ZGuy · 26 replies · 779+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 2/24/10 | Bill Bumpas
    A school prayer case in Florida has elevated into "nuclear war." Liberty Counsel is representing Christian Educators Association International (CEAI) in a lawsuit against the Santa Rosa County School District after a federal judge denied CEAI's request to overturn a consent decree requiring faculty and staff to stop expressing their faith in public schools. The superintendent caved to pressure applied by the American Civil Liberties Union, and now this consent decree is putting the clamps on religious expression. "A teacher, if she or he gets an email from a parent and the parent has 'God bless you' or scripture anywhere...
  • Abortion Healthcare Bill is Unconstitutional (Stay focused Freepers)

    01/08/2010 10:26:15 AM PST · by yoe · 13 replies · 776+ views
    Liberty Counsel ^ | January 4, 2010 | Staff
    Congress lacks the authority to force healthcare coverage on people and businessesThe current healthcare bills pending in the Senate and the House are unconstitutional, because Congress lacks the authority to mandate insurance coverage for individuals or private businesses. If a bill passes that mandates individual coverage or requires private employers to provide coverage, Liberty Counsel will file suit challenging the constitutionality of the bill. Liberty University, the largest and fastest-growing Christian university in the world, with over 50,000 students, will be one of the plaintiffs in such a suit. Other plaintiffs include individuals, private nonprofit and for-profit businesses and organizations,...
  • Mom goes missing in custody battle (with court docs)

    12/29/2009 5:24:43 PM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 56 replies · 2,380+ views
    Times Argus ^ | 12/29/09 | Brent Curtis
    A Rutland Family Court judge has refused to delay an order that transfers custody of a child from a Virginia mother to her former lesbian partner in Fair Haven. But with the whereabouts of Lisa Miller and 7-year-old Isabella Miller presently "unknown," it remains to be seen whether the first of its kind parent custody switch takes place when the court order takes effect on New Year's Day. Miller, who renounced homosexuality, and her former partner Janet Jenkins have been battling over visitation rights since they ended their civil union in Vermont in 2003. After the pair split, Miller returned...
  • Lesbian awarded custody of Christian's only child

    12/06/2009 3:29:01 PM PST · by thisisthetime · 42 replies · 2,378+ views
    WND via The Woodward Report ^ | December 5, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    A Vermont court ordered a Christian child taken away from her mother and given to a lesbian ex-partner, setting up, according to a lawyer for the Christian family, a dispute that the U.S. Supreme Court likely will have to resolve. Mathew Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, told WND the recent order from the Vermont judge that Lisa Miller turn over her young daughter, Isabella, to the lesbian ex-partner, Janet Jenkins, on New Year's Day is being appealed. In the interim, a separate court hearing on the dispute is scheduled to be heard in a Virginia court during this coming week....
  • Limits to Diversity & Tolerance

    11/09/2009 8:34:22 AM PST · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 459+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | November 9, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Limits To Diversity & Tolerance Malcolm A. Kline, November 9, 2009 When school district representatives told a Southern California teacher to remove the banners he had on display in his classroom, “diversity” and “tenure” were used to justify the order, according to an attorney from the Liberty Counsel. “Mr. Johnson, if a Muslim student came in here, he wouldn’t be comfortable,” bureaucrats told the educator, the barrister from LC said at a Capitol Hill seminar on October 28, 2009.....
  • Reality hits -- hate crimes headed to Obama's desk

    10/24/2009 3:29:47 AM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 1,394+ views
    ONE NEWS NOW.com ^ | 10/24/2009 4:15:00 AM | Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow
    SNIPPET: "A hate crimes bill sent to President Obama for his signature raises a red flag for Christians." SNIPPET: "Barber explains that Liberty Counsel intends to challenge the constitutionality of the hate crimes legislation."
  • This Week In God (Steve doesn't like it when evangelicals fight against ObamaCare)

    08/29/2009 7:15:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1,405+ views
    The Washington Monthly ^ | August 29, 2009 | Steve Benen
    First up from the God Machine this week is a new push from evangelical religious groups to kill health care reform. Conservative Christian groups on Wednesday (Aug. 26) ramped up opposition to health care reform, saying the current system "has problems" but "it is working." Members of the newly formed Freedom Federation, comprised of some of the largest conservative religious groups in the country, say they oppose taxpayer-supported abortion, rationed health care for the elderly and government control of personal health decisions. Mathew Staver, who heads the legal group Liberty Counsel and is dean at Liberty University's law school, said...
  • ACLU’s Request to Jail Lisa Miller Fails in Virginia Court

    08/25/2009 12:34:06 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 14 replies · 1,864+ views
    ACLU’s Request to Jail Lisa Miller Fails in Virginia Court August 25, 2009 www.LC.org Winchester, VA – Earlier today, Liberty Counsel appeared in court to defend Lisa Miller from a complaint filed by the ACLU of Virginia on behalf of Janet Jenkins. The ACLU asked the judge to order Lisa to jail for not delivering her own daughter, Isabella, to Vermont for unsupervised visitation with Janet. The ACLU also requested Lisa to pay attorneys fees and costs. No jail time was ordered and the court rejected the ACLU’s request for money. Although the court ruled that Lisa had violated a...
  • Liberty Counsel: Obama Administration’s Health Care Plan (Detailed Analysis)

    08/14/2009 4:50:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies · 991+ views
    Liberty Counsel ^ | July 29, 2009 | Liberty Counsel
    Obama Administration’s Health Care Plan HR 3200 currently under consideration in the House of Representatives Reviewed, revised and adapted on July 29, 2009, by Liberty Counsel from the original authored by Peter Fleckenstein and posted on FreeRepublic.com and his blog, http://blog.flecksoflife.com. * Sec. 113, Pg. 21-22 of the Health Care (HC) Bill MANDATES a government audit of the books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self-insure in order to “ensure that the law does not provide incentives for small and mid-size employers to self-insure”! * Sec. 122, Pg. 29, Lines 4-16 - YOUR HEALTH CARE WILL BE RATIONED! * Sec. 123, Pg....
  • School officials face jail time for meal-time prayers

    08/11/2009 7:42:52 PM PDT · by narses · 77 replies · 3,019+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | Pete Chagnon - OneNewsNow
    A principal and an athletic director are facing criminal charges for a lunch-time prayer. Last year, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Pace High School in Santa Rosa County, Florida. The ACLU claimed some teachers and administrators were endorsing religion, but the school chose to give in to the ACLU's demands rather than fight them in court. According to the settlement, all school employees are banned from engaging in prayer or religious activities before, during, or after school hours. Now two school officials are facing criminal charges for offering meal-time prayers at an appreciation dinner for adults...
  • School officials face jail time for meal-time prayers (ACLU is so helpful in Muslim cases.)

    08/11/2009 8:42:27 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 23 replies · 913+ views
    One News Now ^ | 8/11/2009 | Pete Chagnon
    A principal and an athletic director are facing criminal charges for a lunch-time prayer. Last year, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Pace High School in Santa Rosa County, Florida. The ACLU claimed some teachers and administrators were endorsing religion, but the school chose to give in to the ACLU's demands rather than fight them in court. According to the settlement, all school employees are banned from engaging in prayer or religious activities before, during, or after school hours. Now two school officials are facing criminal charges for offering meal-time prayers at an appreciation dinner for adults...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    06/05/2009 9:33:56 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 37 replies · 842+ views
    6/5/09 | Hiskid
    From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah. Psalm 61:2-4
  • Students Rebel at Graduation Against the ACLU’s Bullying Tactics (Grads recite Lord's Prayer)

    06/04/2009 12:52:37 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 83 replies · 3,172+ views
    Santa Rosa County, FL - Nearly 400 graduating seniors at Pace High School stood up in protest against the ACLU and recited the Lord’s Prayer during their graduation ceremony on Saturday. Many of the students also painted crosses on their graduation caps to make a statement of faith. This event follows a lawsuit the ACLU filed against the Santa Rosa County School District, claiming some of the teachers and administration endorsed religion. Liberty Counsel represents Pace High School Principal Frank Lay and school teacher Michelle Winkler. The graduation prayer protest by the students was preceded by a lawsuit filed six...
  • IRS Asked to Investigate Tax Status of Americans United for Separation of Church and State

    06/01/2009 11:53:23 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 5 replies · 401+ views
    IRS Asked to Investigate Tax Status of Americans United for Separation of Church and State www.LC.org Today Liberty Counsel filed a complaint with the IRS, asking the agency to investigate the tax-exempt status of Americans United for Separation of Church and State ("AU"). Our complaint follows last week's letter by AU against Liberty University. AU has engaged in a consistent pattern of filing complaints against conservative churches and nonprofit organizations. Its statements are designed to intimidate, silence, and harm those with whom it disagrees. AU's activity is reckless because the group fails to investigate the accuracy of its statements when...
  • Baby found perishing in abortuary toilet

    04/23/2005 8:28:27 PM PDT · by Coleus · 54 replies · 3,424+ views
    e-mail | 04.23.05
    Baby Boy Rowan Aborted into Toilet and SURVIVES   NOTE: The full story is embargoed until Monday, April 25, 2005.   Date of Incident: April 2, 2005   At nearly 23 gestational weeks old the little boy fought bravely when he was delivered alive as a result of an induction of labor abortion. As soon as she caught sight of her beautiful son, Rowan's mother experienced an epiphany. Here are excerpts from the testimony of what she saw after her child was delivered:   "His right leg moved. I screamed ... pants down, blood everywhere ... I pushed my pinkie...
  • 'How hate crimes laws forced me into exile'

    04/21/2009 4:48:11 AM PDT · by kindred · 30 replies · 1,587+ views
    WND ^ | April 20, 2009 | Alyssa Farah
    Artur Davis, D-Ala., admitted that the law would not protect a pastor from prosecution. Scarborough reported the U.S. plan is to be voted on in the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday. "Hate crimes laws are actually 'thought crimes' laws that violate the right to freedom of speech and of conscience," warned Liberty Counsel. "Hate crimes laws will have a chilling effect on people who have moral or religious objections to homosexual behavior. Evidence of a person’s beliefs will be used against any individuals who are even suspected of criminal activity. "Hate crimes laws are unnecessary, as criminal laws already provide criminal...
  • New Anti-faith bills launched in Congress

    02/24/2009 6:04:26 PM PST · by RedMominBlueState · 15 replies · 1,627+ views
    Liberty Counsel | February 29, 2009 | Matt Staver
    On Feb 24, 2009, at 7:07 PM, Liberty Counsel wrote: From the Desk of: Mat Staver It is shocking how fast President Obama and Congress are moving. See below. --Mat While most Americans are focusing on the economy, the stealth political attacks on our faith and freedoms are increasing! Our staff at the Liberty Center for Law and Policy in our Nation's capital have alerted me to two bills in the 111th Congress that threaten to undermine the rights of people of faith. These "hate crimes" statutes elevate "sexual orientation" to a special protected status and essentially criminalize Christian beliefs...
  • Louisiana forced to recognize same-sex adoption...

    01/06/2009 9:00:14 AM PST · by TaraP · 15 replies · 898+ views
    One News ^ | Jan 6th, 2009
    Two California homosexuals have won a federal lawsuit, allowing both their names to be on their adopted son's Louisiana birth certificate. According to Chron.com, the state of Louisiana initially refused the request because homosexual adoption and same-sex "marriage" are illegal in that state. Oren Adar and Mickey Ray Smith then filed a lawsuit, which stated that leaving their names off the birth certificate "singles out unmarried same-sex couples and their adoptive children for the improper use of making them unequal to every one else." Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel and dean of Liberty University's law school, comments. "What, essentially,...
  • Traditional family defenders now in 'gay' agenda bull's-eye

    01/02/2009 2:18:30 AM PST · by Man50D · 10 replies · 831+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | January 01, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    One of the top lawyers in the nation in the battle to protect traditional marriage, historically Christian lifestyle choices, parental rights and the key freedoms provided by the U.S. Constitution is warning that there eventually could be no lawyers left to take up those disputes. That's because of a recommendation before the State Bar of Arizona – the organization that licenses attorneys – to require all new lawyers to swear they won't let their personal religious perspective on homosexuality affect their representation of any client. Mathew Staver, chief of Liberty Counsel, warns that the proposal is just the "tip of...
  • Will Christian mom lose daughter to lesbian? (She faces jail)

    12/12/2008 10:28:43 PM PST · by DaveTesla · 146 replies · 3,810+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/13/2008 | WorldNetDaily
    The decision by the U.S. Supreme Court this week not to hear the case of Lisa Miller v. Janet Jenkins may, effectively, send a Christian mother to jail for not sharing Thanksgiving – and her 6-year-old daughter – with her former lesbian partner. Because the Supreme Court refused to hear her appeal, Miller now faces trial dates in January and possible contempt charges for refusing to comply with a lower court's dictate that her former lesbian partner be granted visitation rights with her daughter, Isabella Miller. The non-profit legal group Liberty Counsel has been working on the case. "Lisa Miller...
  • Liberty Counsel's Response To ACLU Lawsuit Re Prop. 8

    11/17/2008 6:47:26 PM PST · by goldstategop · 6 replies · 861+ views
    LC.org ^ | 11/17/2008 | Liberty Counsel
    IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA _____________________________________________________________ Karen L. Strauss, Ruth Borenstein, Brad Jacklin, Dustin Hergert, Eileen Ma, Suyapa Portillo, Gerardo Marin, Jay Thomas, Sierra North, Celia Carter, Desmund Wu, James Tolen and Equality California, Petitioners, v. Mark D. Horton, in his official capacity as State Registrar Of Vital StatisticsOf the State Of California and Director Of The California Department Of Public Health; Linette Scott, in her official capacity as Deputy Director Of Health Information & Strategic Planning for the California Department of Public Health; and Edmund G. Brown, Jr., in his official capacity as Attorney General...
  • Prop. 8 proponents want their day before state's high court

    11/10/2008 6:43:48 PM PST · by SmithL · 19 replies · 229+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/10/8 | Bob Egelko
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A group opposed to same-sex marriage wants to help defend Proposition 8 before the California Supreme Court, saying lawsuits seeking to overturn the Nov. 4 ballot measure threaten the initiative process. Three suits filed the day after the election open the door to "step-by-step elimination of the people's right to amend the Constitution by initiative," attorneys with Liberty Counsel said Monday in papers submitted on behalf of the Campaign for California Families. They said Attorney General Jerry Brown's office, which plans to defend Prop. 8 in court, represents only the interests of state officials in "furnishing marriage...
  • 'President Obama' could overturn marriage amendments

    11/03/2008 2:35:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,232+ views
    One News Now ^ | November 3, 2008 | Charlie Butts
    California, Arizona, and Florida have constitutional amendments on the ballot to ban homosexual "marriage." Liberty Counsel examines the Florida amendment as well as the repercussions of the federal election. Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel tells OneNewsNow the stakes are high in Florida because passage of a constitutional amendment requires 60 percent of the vote. "Right now the polls show about 57 percent in favor of the amendment. The good news is only 34 percent oppose the amendment," he explains. "There is an undecided factor in there. I believe that factor will swing for us when they go to the polls."...
  • [McCain's]Progress with Christian conservative elites (Please read)

    07/03/2008 2:02:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 97+ views
    The Politico ^ | July 02, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    A good sign for the McCain camp from an absolutely essential constituency. It's not so much that these leaders can move thousands of votes, but to have them off the reservation and teeing up unhelpful quotes for the next four months would have been a huge problem for the GOP. Reports Michael Scherer: At a meeting Tuesday in Denver, about 100 conservative Christian leaders from around the country agreed to unite behind the candidacy of John McCain, a politician they have long distrusted, marking the latest in a string of movement that bodes well for McCain's general election prospects among...
  • Judge bans Bible from school, appeal filed

    06/28/2008 3:33:31 AM PDT · by Man50D · 38 replies · 88+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 28, 2008
    A brief has been filed in a federal appeals court asking the justices to overturn a judge who ordered a school district specifically to ban the Bible in its policy regarding the distribution of literature to students. WND reported just a week ago when a federal judge declared unconstitutional a Florida law that was used to prevent Gideons from handing out Bibles to students on public property near schools.Now comes another dispute, this one in Missouri and pursued by Liberty Counsel in its request to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis. It wants the court to...
  • Students Have the Right Not to Remain Silent on the Day of Silence (PRomotes Homosexual Agenda)

    04/17/2008 3:48:06 AM PDT · by Man50D · 40 replies · 130+ views
    Liberty Counsel ^ | April 16, 2008
    The annual "Day of Silence," sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN), will be celebrated in many public schools next week. This event encourages students to remain silent on April 25. GLSEN claims the event counteracts bullying, but it is merely promoting an anti-heterosexual viewpoint. Schools can teach students the value of respect without accepting GLSEN’s propaganda event. Many states, like Florida, for example, have laws that require abstinence-based education when sexuality is discussed. In those states the school cannot recognize the Day of Silence without promoting abstinence. Liberty Counsel is encouraging students to mount a counter-celebration to...
  • Senate Democrats Sneak "Hate Crimes" Bill into Crucial Defense Bill

    07/13/2007 9:54:23 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 103 replies · 11,379+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | July 13, 2007
    Would hold US troops fighting "War on Terror" as hostages in exchange for sweeping "hate crimes" legislation WASHINGTON, D.C., July 13, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Senate Democrats will hold US troops fighting the "War on Terror" as hostages in exchange for sweeping "hate crimes" legislation if the Senate votes this week, perhaps as early as Monday, to include it in the defense spending bill. Instead of introducing the legislation giving sexual orientation "hate crimes" protection as a separate bill, Senators Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Gordon Smith (R-OR) opted to introduce the "Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act" as...
  • School District Reverses Decision and Grants Christian Club Equal Access to Facilities

    01/17/2007 2:32:55 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies · 376+ views
    The Carteret School District is now allowing a Good News Club to meet at the Minue Elementary School after Liberty Counsel sent a letter to the District demanding equal access to the school gymnasium after school. Good News Clubs are sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), an international non-profit organization which sponsors Good News Clubs in all 50 states and in 156 countries. Tammy Wojtko, the state coordinator for Child Evangelism Fellowship of New Jersey, Inc., works with clubs at elementary schools all over the state. The building manager initially approved CEF's use of the facilities, but Principal Cheryl Bolinger...
  • Christmas Tree and Menorah Welcomed, But Nativity Banned By State of Washington

    12/25/2006 7:56:50 PM PST · by Coleus · 18 replies · 930+ views
    Governor Chris Gregoire lit a Menorah in a celebration at the state Capitol on Monday, and at the same celebration, accepted the gift of a Menorah for her home. The Menorah that was lit during the ceremony is displayed in the Capitol rotunda with a Christmas tree. However, when a local resident asked for a Nativity scene to be displayed with the Menorah and the tree, the Governor refused. This morning, at the request of a local resident, Liberty Counsel faxed a letter to Governor Gregoire along with our Legal Memorandum on the constitutionality of displaying religious symbols during the...
  • No Prayer in School? Millions of Students Will Pray at "See You At The Pole" Gatherings

    09/25/2006 9:48:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies · 705+ views
    No Prayer in School? Millions of Students Will Pray at "See You At The Pole" Gatherings ORLANDO, FL - Wednesday, September 27, is the official day for the 17th annual "See You At The Pole" prayer rallies. The rallies are student-initiated, student-led events where students gather before school to pray for their classmates, teachers, schools, families, communities, states and nations. Each year approximately three million students from all fifty states and more than twenty countries gathered around school flagpoles to pray. Students in the United States have often met with resistance from school officials who are not educated about constitutional...
  • House Judiciary Committee Passes Public Expression of Religion Act (HR 2679)

    09/11/2006 11:23:53 AM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies · 1,402+ views
    September 11, 2006 House Judiciary Committee Passes Public Expression of Religion ActWashington D.C. - On Friday the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee passed the Public Expression of Religion Act (PERA), also known as HR 2679. This bill will go to the full House for a vote. The bill's intent is to eliminate the chilling effect on the constitutionally protected expression of religion by state and local officials that results from the threat that a plaintiff may seek damages and attorney's fees. If the bill passes, advocacy groups like the ACLU would no longer be able to use...
  • Emergency Order Closes Florida Abortion Clinics and Suspends Doctor's License

    08/18/2006 9:19:41 AM PDT · by dukeman · 10 replies · 377+ views
    Liberty Counsel e-mail update | 8/18/06
    Orlando, FL - The Florida Department of Health has shut down abortion clinics in Orlando, Tampa, Ocala and Ft. Lauderdale, and issued an emergency order suspending the medical license of clinic owner James Pendergraft for performing two late-term abortions at one of his Orlando clinics. Performing third-trimester abortions outside of a hospital is a crime in Florida because of the increased risks to the life of the mother. Pendergraft's license was suspended by an emergency order stating he committed malpractice and showed "a flagrant disregard for the laws of the State of Florida and a willingness to endanger the lives...
  • Vermont Supreme Court Ruling Begins Showdown Between States Over Same-Sex Unions

    08/04/2006 11:06:02 AM PDT · by dukeman · 16 replies · 791+ views
    Liberty Counsel e-mail update | 8/4/06
    Montpelier, VT - Today the Vermont Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case that pits the same-sex civil union laws of Vermont against the laws of Virginia, which preserve marriage as a union of one man and one woman. Vermont's highest court upheld a lower court order requiring a biological mother to take her child from Virginia to Vermont on a regular basis to allow visitation by the mother's former lesbian partner who is unrelated to the child. The court order directly conflicts with a Virginia court which declared Lisa Miller to be the sole parent and ruled that...
  • Liberty Counsel Presents Oral Argument Today in CA Defending Traditional Marriage

    07/10/2006 7:11:39 AM PDT · by dukeman · 13 replies · 273+ views
    Liberty Counsel e-mail update | 7/10/06
    San Francisco, CA - Today, Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mathew D. Staver will present oral argument before the California Court of Appeals in San Francisco in defense of the state's marriage laws. Liberty Counsel represents Campaign for California Families, a public policy group that supports marriage as a union between one man and one woman. The Campaign was involved in the passage of a statewide legislative initiative known as Proposition 22, which passed in 2000 by a vote of 61.4%, and declared that marriage is a union of one man and one woman. Proposition 22 is a legislative rather...
  • Marriage 2, same-sexers 0: Falwell hails latest court victories, warns of future battles ahead

    07/08/2006 1:34:36 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 30 replies · 578+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Saturday, July 8, 2006 | Jerry Falwell
    This week, New York's highest court ruled 4-2 to uphold the state constitution, barring same-sex marriage. In addition, the Georgia Supreme Court reinstated a voter-supported ban on same-sex marriage this week. These were important victories for traditional marriage proponents, but this battle continues to rage, largely because activist judges across the country have decided to thwart the will of voters to legislate their own "morality" from the bench. New York's Court of Appeals reviewed four appeals made by homosexual couples and ruled that the parties have no right to obtain marriage licenses from local officials. However, state supreme courts in...
  • Academic Evangelicals

    07/06/2006 12:38:50 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 6 replies · 564+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 5, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When academics relay their understanding of religion to the rest of us, they offer interpretations that the religiously observant may find a tad bizarre. “Religion has a certain kind of legitimacy among many people and in many parts of the world that secular life simply doesn’t have,” philosophy professor Roger S. Gottlieb explained in an interview with Jennifer Howard that appeared in the June 23rd issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education. “In Madagascar, where the fishermen were dynamiting to get fish and destroying the coral reef and fish stock, when the government said, ‘Don’t do it,’ they kept doing...
  • NYC Settles Lawsuit By Agreeing to Open "Gay-Only" School to Heterosexuals

    07/05/2006 4:40:45 PM PDT · by dukeman · 32 replies · 1,395+ views
    Liberty Counsel e-mail update | 7/5/06
    New York City- Liberty Counsel has settled the lawsuit it filed on behalf of State Senator Ruben Diaz and parents of public schools students against the New York City Department of Education (DOE) over a school billed as the first "gay high school" in the nation. Liberty Counsel filed suit soon after the City's July 2003 announcement that Harvey Milk High School would become a publicly-funded school, and would continue to admit only "gay, lesbian, bisexual, or questioning" youth. The school was originally governed by the Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) a private pro-homosexual organization. Liberty Counsel's suit challenged the legality of...
  • Va. Human Rights Commission Dismisses Complaint Against Christian Businessman

    06/13/2006 3:40:33 PM PDT · by dukeman · 7 replies · 554+ views
    Liberty Counsel e-mail update | 6/13/06
    Arlington, VA - One day after Liberty Counsel filed suit in Arlington Circuit Court on behalf of Tim Bono and his company against Arlington County Human Rights Commission, the Commission dismissed the complaint filed by lesbian activist Lilli M. Vincenz, stating there was no valid claim of discrimination against Mr. Bono. Ms. Vincenz filed a complaint with the Commission under the county's nondiscrimination ordinance, when Bono Film and Video refused to copy Gay and Proud and Second Largest Minority for Ms. Vincenz due to its content. Mr. Bono's company does not duplicate material that is obscene, could embarrass employees, hurt...
  • Bureaucrats target 'Cowboy Church'

    05/11/2006 5:00:51 AM PDT · by keats5 · 34 replies · 1,110+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Posted: May 11, 2006 | WND
    A county in Virginia has cited a farmer there because he hosts Thursday night worship services in his barn on a 900-acre farm. According to a statement from Liberty Counsel, which is representing the man, Garland Simmons recently received a Notice of Violation from Bedford County stating that his barn cannot be used for religious services. Simmons' 900-acre piece of property apparently isn't zoned for such meetings. "Barns in Bedford County can apparently be used for dancing to the tunes of Toby Keith or Reba, but a church service reciting the Psalms of David or praise and worship with Casting...
  • U.S. Supreme Court: Public Schools Can't Censor Religious Views Of Students In Class Assignments

    04/24/2006 10:11:24 AM PDT · by dukeman · 71 replies · 2,080+ views
    Liberty Counsel e-mail update | 4/24/06
    Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a ruling by a federal court of appeals to stand that declared public schools cannot censor the religious viewpoints of students in class assignments. The case, Baldwinsville School District v. Peck, involved a school district's censorship of a kindergartner's art poster that contained a picture of Jesus. Liberty Counsel represents Antonio Peck, the student whose poster was censored. When attending kindergarten at Baldwinsville Elementary School in Syracuse, New York, Antonio's teacher instructed the class to draw posters regarding their understanding of the environment. Antonio drew a poster depicting children holding hands...