Bonnie Pritchett

Bonnie reports on First Amendment freedoms for WORLD Digital.


Fostering conflict

Religious Liberty | Religious child placement agencies have diverging responses to LGBT demands
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 7/17/18, 04:35 pm

After a judge ruled against two religious foster care agencies in Philadelphia, one is fighting the mandate to place children with same-sex couples and the other appears to have given in.

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Alliance Defending Freedom

The florist, the baker, and the policymakers

First Amendment | Supreme Court tells Washington state to revisit religious liberty case
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 6/26/18, 03:28 pm

A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday in the case of Christian florist Barronelle Stutzman linked her fate to that of Jack Phillips, the baker who stood by his convictions about marriage and won a narrowly focused high court victory earlier this month. The justices ordered the Washington state Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling against Stutzman in light of the decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

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Facebook/Trinity Western University

Recalibrating Canada’s scales of justice

First Amendment | Religious liberty experts warn last week’s ruling against a Christian law school will have wide-ranging effects
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 6/19/18, 02:21 pm

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday that a law association acted “reasonably” when it declined to accredit a proposed Christian law school because of its Biblically based conduct code. The 7-2 majority on the court ruled that Trinity Western University’s requirement that all students and faculty commit to Biblical sexual ethics in singleness and marriage discriminates against prospective LGBT students, reducing the “diversity” of the legal profession.

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