Religious Liberty
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A climate of insecurity

Religious Liberty | Turkey is deporting Christian workers and church leaders, despite bowing to U.S. pressure one year ago in releasing American Pastor Andrew Brunson
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/10/19, 02:16 pm

In his 20s, a man we shall call Bill read that Turkey was the largest least-evangelized country in the world. He thought about Paul, the disciple of Jesus Christ, who described in Romans 15 a vision of seeing the entire Mediterranean world—“from Jerusalem to Illyricum”—evangelized. And he adopted it as his own calling, to go where “those who have never been told of Him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.”

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Alliance Defending Freedom

War over pronouns

Religious Liberty | Teacher sues school that fired him for sticking to his religious beliefs
by Steve West
Posted 10/08/19, 03:30 pm

A popular Virginia teacher sued the school for firing him after he refused to use male pronouns to address a female student who identified as transgender.

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Becket

A win for religious adoption workers and families

Religious Liberty | Court halts Michigan rules targeting a faith-based child-placing agency
by Steve West
Posted 10/01/19, 05:32 pm

Faith-based foster and adoption agencies received a boost late last week when a federal court in Michigan said they could continue to place children exclusively in families that have Biblical beliefs about marriage. U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker ruled a state regulation requiring faith-based agencies to place children with unmarried or same-sex couples targeted the agencies’ religious beliefs. He temporarily blocked the rule while arguments in the case proceed to trial.

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