Religious freedom has been all over the news with the announcement from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the Department of Justice is creating a Religious Liberty Task Force. Religious-liberty advocates and constitutionally minded commentators have welcomed the news, but not everyone was happy with the announcement. What else happened this week? The Alliance Alert team has you covered!
ADF in the News
The Lafayette Journal & Courier: CityBus can't ignore 1st Amendment on pro-life ads
ADF Attorney Samuel Green, who is representing Tippecanoe County Right to Life, penned this op-ed that explains just how mind-boggling it is to consider that three pictures of a baby can be called a "political viewpoint."
Politico: Trump says U.S. to sanction Turkey for detaining American pastor
The Trump Administration has increased pressure on Turkey to release an American pastor imprisoned in the country. Despite having been moved from prison to house arrest, the pastor is still under suspicion of “dividing and separating [Turkey], by means of Christianization.”
Marriage and the Family
The Daily Signal: Why the LGBT Alliance Could Be on the Brink of Schism
A clash between lesbian advocates and transgender advocates at a recent London Pride Parade gives a glimpse into a brewing controversy in the LGBT camp. When the line gets blurred between what a woman actually is, someone will inevitably be left out in the cold.
Sanctity of Life
RealClearPolitics: Americans Largely Agree on Abortion Limits
The debate surrounding Roe v. Wade is on the front burner after the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life, says polling data that claims support for Roe doesn't tell the whole story. Instead, a deeper look shows the true attitudes that Americans have toward abortion.
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