Religious Liberty

Adoption agency shutdown halted

Religious Liberty | Court upholds right of Christian organization to follow its beliefs
by Steve West
Posted 10/12/20, 04:30 pm

New York told the Syracuse-based adoption agency New Hope Family Services it had to place children with same-sex couples or not place them at all. But a federal court stepped in last week, ruling the agency could continue to operate according to its Biblical beliefs, for now.

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Religious liberty before an eight-justice bench

Religious Liberty | The Supreme Court hears two big cases in the next month
by Steve West
Posted 10/06/20, 03:07 pm

While the U.S. Senate considers whether to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, the court will go ahead with two religious liberty cases in the next month. With only eight justices, a tied decision would automatically leave the most recent lower court ruling in place.

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Alliance Defending Freedom

Which Virginians’ values?

Religious Liberty | Christians push back against sweeping state nondiscrimination laws
by Steve West
Posted 10/05/20, 05:10 pm

Two churches, three Christian schools, and a crisis pregnancy center filed a lawsuit in state court on Monday against the Virginia Values Act. The plaintiffs say the law, far from reflecting their values, unconstitutionally imposes an LGBT ideology contrary to their religious beliefs.

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