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It’s ridiculous to prohibit organizations from hiring employees that are on board with the organizational mission. Yet, that is exactly what is happening in South Euclid, Ohio.

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Alone in the cold, homeless women in Anchorage, Alaska need somewhere to turn—somewhere to feel safe. Many of these women are victims of unspeakable trauma, including domestic violence, sexual assault, and even sex trafficking. But often, the only refuge from the cold is a co-ed shelter where these women feel unsafe due to the presence of men. Some of them would rather sleep in the woods in the frigid Alaskan temperatures than next to a man.

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Want to get through college cheaper and faster? That’s a no-brainer for many high school students and their parents, especially with the rising cost of college tuition. And that’s exactly why dual enrollment programs exist. They allow high school students to take free college courses and receive both high school and college credit. But not all students are welcome to participate in this program… at least not if they attend a private religious school in Vermont.

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In March, members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate introduced the “Equality Act,” which adds “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes to existing nondiscrimination laws. The House voted to pass the “Equality Act” in May. And while it might sound innocent enough, the “Equality Act” actually poses a severe threat to our First Amendment freedoms – our freedom of religion and speech in particular.

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In 2016, Sarasota County informed Englewood Christian School that it needed a special permit to operate. But when it applied for the special permit, it was denied. This was odd considering that charter schools in Florida are allowed to operate out of any church. But apparently, religious schools like Englewood don’t get the same treatment.

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Legislators in both houses of Congress proposed the “Equality Act” in March, and the U.S. House of Representatives passed this legislation in May. If this bill becomes a law, it would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes to laws prohibiting discrimination. While the law was put forth under the guise of “tolerance” or “inclusion,” in reality, it poses a serious risk to religious liberty. And children waiting for loving homes will be collateral damage. How? Because the “Equality Act” would decrease the number of organizations that are working to find children loving homes.

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For over 25 years the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) has protected believers against laws and regulations that would force them to stop serving the general public and retreat within their walls. But now RFRA is being threatened. Congress has proposed the “Do No Harm Act”, which would strip the protections that RFRA provides for people of faith

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School supply lists, back-to-school shopping, squeezing in one last family trip… That’s how my family typically spent the last few weeks of summer leading up to a new school year. By that time, our plans were set for the fall. We knew where we would be attending school, who our teachers would be, and what was on our reading list. But this wasn’t the story for some families in Maryland during the past school year, who found themselves scrambling to enroll their children in a different school at the last minute.

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You might expect churches and religious schools, of all places, to remain safe from the government’s meddling hands. Our Constitution does guarantee religious freedom, after all. But if the “Equality Act” is passed, not even churches and religious schools will be safe from the government’s reach.

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It’s ridiculous to prohibit organizations from hiring employees that are on board with the organizational mission. Yet, that is exactly what is happening in South Euclid, Ohio.

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It’s easy for homeless women to feel like outcasts—like they don’t matter and are not loved. This is why the Downtown Hope Center exists.

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In 2016, Sarasota County informed the church that it needed a special permit in order to operate. And when it applied for that special permit, it was denied.

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You’ve probably heard about them, or at the very least their aftermath. They’re called sexual orientation, gender identity laws – and they have been enacted in cities across the United States

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Currently, 22 states have SOGI laws, and here at ADF, we’ve seen what a truly negative impact these laws can have.

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2018 was a banner year here at Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). And we’re not the only ones who noticed.

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For homeless women escaping abuse, violence, and sex trafficking, the world can feel like a hopeless place with nowhere to turn.

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In 2010, Tree of Life Christian Schools purchased a new building in Upper Arlington, Ohio to consolidate its four campuses and expand. Sounds simple, right?

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Every time a person of faith is fired, criminally prosecuted, or threatened with the loss of everything she owns, the message is the same.

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The government does not belong in a therapist’s office. But a New York City ordinance puts the government squarely in that position, censoring what therapists are free to say as they work with their patients.

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For many high school students and their parents, dual enrollment programs provide a great opportunity to get through college cheaper and faster. In Vermont, only some students can take advantage of the dual enrollment program.

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The video was about Sebastian, an orphan from Colombia, and his adoption by the Barkey family, a family of six in California.

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We stand in a time of unprecedented change in our country. My concern grows as I see a movement emerging that sees a total revolution in the life of our nation’s people as necessary to usher in a new “age of greatness” and what they believe to be human flourishing.

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People can gain access to contraceptives and abortion pills without the government forcing religious and pro-life groups to provide them. But California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Virginia can’t seem to accept that.

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We all love a good adoption story. Reading about children finding their forever home warms our hearts and reminds us of the best of humanity. But we often forget that behind many adoption stories lies tragedy.

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We all know that the First Amendment protects us from censorship of what we say, but we often don’t think about the flipside. Our constitutionally protected freedom of speech also means that no one can force us to say things we do not want to say—especially things that violate our deepest beliefs.

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The shifting culture is changing how people view religious ministries, and those who manage ministry operations and monitor laws affecting them have seen these changes firsthand.

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For over a decade now, governments have been ending their partnerships with faith-based adoption and foster care providers.

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As a religious organization, By The Hand has always been exempt from paying unemployment compensation taxes. Until recently.

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Six years ago, Tree of Life Christian School purchased a vacant building to consolidate its four campuses. Fast forward to today, and the school is still waiting to move into its new building fully. Why? City zoning regulations stand in its way.

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