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News You Should Know: Gender Politics at Your Local Library, Abortion and the Economy, and More

By Michael Farris, Jr. posted on:
August 24, 2018

The buzz last week was all about Jack Phillips and his newest case of harassment from the state of Colorado. Also, unwanted gender politics might have found its way into your local library, and Chelsea Clinton makes some bold claims about how abortion affects the economy. These are the Alliance Alert highlights for the week!

ADF in the News

USA Today: Jack Phillips: Despite my court win, Colorado Civil Rights Commission is coming after me again

Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips writes about the continued targeting he has endured from his home state of Colorado. From the original case to the current complaint, Jack explains that the state’s hostility to his beliefs leaves him with no choice but to sue the state officials who have been harassing him.

Religious Freedom

National Review: The Compulsory Society

While media outlets spread misinformation that Jack Phillips won't serve certain customers as opposed to objecting to specific messages, Kevin Williamson writes that the true motivating factor behind the government’s bullying of Jack is forced compliance. He argues that the Left will not back down until they make an example of Jack.

Marriage and the Family

The Federalist: You Won’t Believe What Kids Can Find On ‘Transgender’ At The Public Library

Parents who have children struggling with gender dysphoria might have a new challenge in their neighborhood: The local library. The author of this article explores titles readily available at her library, and the results are alarming.

Sanctity of Life

The Federalist: Despite What Chelsea Clinton Says, Abortion Hurts The Economy

Chelsea Clinton is facing heat after asserting that abortion has made the United States economically prosperous. While attaching a dollar value to human life is morally bankrupt, Clinton’s utilitarian approach to life can’t even stand on its own merits.

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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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