First Amendment

Fostering freedom

Religious Liberty | A small step to protect religious child placing agencies sparks hope
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 1/29/19, 03:29 pm

The Trump administration last week protected a Christian foster care agency from being forced to violate its religious beliefs, bringing hope to child placing organizations across the country. Religious foster and adoption agencies have come under fire recently for only placing children in homes that share the organizations’ beliefs. Some agencies have closed their doors rather than capitulate to the demands of local or state governments that they work with families of different religious backgrounds or worldviews, particularly LGBT couples.

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Judge restores reporter’s White House press pass

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/16/18, 12:38 pm

A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta immediately. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of President Donald Trump, said the White House explanation for revoking the credentials came too late and did not respect Acosta’s right to due process. The Secret Service took away the reporter’s press pass after he refused to yield his time or the microphone at a news conference with the president on Nov. 7.

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Professor fights pronoun mandate

Religious Liberty | University disciplines faculty member who refused to call a Mr. a ‘Miss’
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 11/13/18, 02:26 pm

A Shawnee State University philosophy professor filed a lawsuit against the Portsmouth, Ohio, school on Nov. 5 for disciplining him because he insisted on using the courtesy title that corresponded to a student’s biological sex.

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