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Wedding photographer faces threat of prosecution

Religious Liberty | New York’s law would force her to violate religious convictions on same-sex marriage
by Steve West
Posted 4/13/21, 02:48 pm

Photographer Emilee Carpenter describes herself as a natural people person who loves crafting visual stories, particularly celebrating marriage. She is a Christian and believes she should be able to choose what stories to tell, but a New York law requiring her to promote same-sex weddings threatens to upend her business.

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Supreme Court overturns COVID-19 Bible study limits

Religious Liberty | Another California worship restriction bites the dust
by Steve West
Posted 4/13/21, 02:21 pm

Santa Clara County pastor Jeremy Wong and resident Karen Busch sued after California’s COVID-19 orders barred them from holding Bible study and prayer meetings in their homes. The Supreme Court late Friday decided in their favor, ruling 5-4 to strike down the restrictions limiting home religious gatherings to three households.

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Billy Graham Evangelistic Association UK

Court rebukes English city for banning Christian ad

Religious Liberty | U.K. judge sides with Franklin Graham-led event organizers
by Steve West
Posted 4/06/21, 11:34 am

A U.K. court on Thursday sided with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, finding an English city unlawfully discriminated against festival organizers in 2018 when the town council and local bus company pulled festival ads from city buses.

Lancashire Festival of Hope organizers contracted with the city of Blackpool’s transit company to run an ad for one of several Franklin Graham-led rallies throughout England and Scotland in 2018. The advertisements read “Lancashire Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham—Time for Hope” and gave the date and venue of the Festival and a URL.

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