BLOGNews You Should Know: D.C. Metro Doesn’t Want Your Religious Advertisements

By Michael Farris, Jr. Posted on: | September 07, 2018

If you are in Washington, D.C., during the Christmas season, you will be greeted by advertisements on public transportation for the latest gifts and events. What you won’t see are ads for religious-themed services and products. Why? Find out from the Alliance Alert team!


ADF in the News

The Post and Courier: Church files federal lawsuit after Edisto Beach bans worship services in civic center

Redeemer Fellowship Church of Edisto Island, South Carolina held two services at a public facility for its upstart congregation. The church asked the town council to use the facility again, but the council unanimously changed the rules to disallow religious services in a public building. Alliance Defending Freedom is suing the town council on behalf of the church for unconstitutionally treating religion as a second-class right.


Religious Freedom

The Washington Post: Metro is trampling on First Amendment rights

Last year around Christmas time, the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. sought to place ads on Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Agency (WMATA) buses, but they were refused. WMATA cited a 2015 rule change that prohibited "promoting religious practice or belief." The church sued, saying this sends people of all faiths a chilling message.


Marriage and the Family

The Federalist: Explosive Ivy League Study Repressed For Finding Transgender Kids May Be A Social Contagion

A study from Brown University suggests that rapid-onset gender dysphoria is likely the result of peer culture and an increase in discussion of gender-identity theory on the internet. After backlash, the university issued an apology, expressing a hope that the study won't "invalidate the perspectives" of trans activists. The journal in which the study is published is reconsidering publication as well. Despite efforts to sweep the study under the rug, parents and researchers are fighting back.


Sanctity of Life

The Federalist: Telling People God’s Okay With Abortion Is A New Low For Abortion Supporters

A recent book written by an ordained Presbyterian minister makes the argument that letting women decide to get an abortion is a Christian thing to do. But co-opting Christian terms to argue for abortion shows just how desperate progressives have become in their crusade against life, Paula Reinhart argues at The Federalist.


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Michael Farris, Jr.

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Michael Farris, Jr., serves as Legal Content Manager for Alliance Defending Freedom and is a Virginia-born Idaho convert.

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