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News You Should Know: 4 Stories on the Issues That Matter to You

By Michael Farris, Jr. posted on:
July 20, 2018

With all the news about a Trump and Putin summit, there might have been a few articles that escaped your attention over the past week that have to do with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), religious freedom, marriage and the family, or the sanctity of life. Don’t worry, though, the Alliance Alert team has you covered! Here are some of the highlights from the last week:

ADF in the News

The Washington Post: Inside the Christian legal powerhouse that keeps winning at the Supreme Court

The Washington Post follows Kristen Waggoner, ADF's Senior Vice President of U.S. Legal Division and Communications, as she fights for the rights of Barronelle Stutzman, and others like her, to operate their business without fear of the government compelling speech. We get a broader look at ADF and its mission—and what opponents of ADF are saying.

Religious Freedom

Fox News: Pastor under fire for high school football devotional

A pastor was invited to give a speech to a high school football team on which he used to play. His speech was so inspirational that it gained the attention of a local newspaper. Enter the Freedom From Religion Foundation...

Marriage and the Family

OneNewsNow: Texas megachurch considers future with UMC

Religious denominations are being torn apart by same-sex marriage. Case in point, a Houston church with over 18,000 members is considering a separation with the United Methodist Church as it strays from the biblical view of marriage. And the Houston church is not the only one considering a split.

Sanctity of Life

National Review: Is the Constitution Pro-Life? And What Would That Mean?

Does the Constitution ban abortion? Ramesh Ponnuru makes the argument that it does, and he hopes that, should Roe be reversed by the Supreme Court, Congress would follow up with strong enforcement on behalf of the unborn.

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Michael Farris, Jr.

Michael Farris, Jr.

Legal Content Manager

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


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