Bonnie Pritchett

Bonnie is a correspondent for WORLD. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and the University of Texas School of Journalism. Bonnie resides with her family in League City, Texas.

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ACLU fights faith-based child placement agencies

Religious Liberty | Michigan lawsuit challenges the religious freedom of foster care and adoption groups
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 9/26/17, 02:09 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is challenging a Michigan law that allows faith-based foster care and adoption agencies to operate according to their Biblical convictions. The lawsuit, filed against the state Sept. 20 in federal court, could jeopardize similar laws across the nation and force faith-based agencies to close.

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Family farm wins right to return to Michigan market

Religious Liberty | East Lansing officials tried to ban the business because of the owners’ Biblical view of marriage
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 9/19/17, 03:58 pm

Steve and Bridget Tennes, owners of Country Mill Farms, returned to the East Lansing, Mich., Farmer’s Market Sunday after local officials tried to ban them over their Biblical view of marriage. A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction last week, allowing the family-owned business to sell its produce at the market while its lawsuit against the city moves forward.

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A free speech storm over Harvey

Free Speech | A student group laments the chilling effect a professor’s firing could have on campus expression
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 9/05/17, 03:26 pm

A Florida sociology professor who lost his job last week over a hateful tweet about Harvey victims has a fledgling free-speech organization questioning the “chilling effect” harsh penalties can have on professors and students, on and off campus. 

Defending people’s right to speak without defending what they say is a growing problem, said Matthew Foldi, president and founder of Students for Free Expression, adding that living within the tension of that paradigm is essential to ensure free expression for all, even the most odious.

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