Tag Archives: Alliance Defending Freedom

Anti-LGBT Hate Group Leader Secretly Wrote Election Lawsuit Filed With Supreme Court By TX AG Ken Paxton

The New York Times reports: One of the nation’s most prominent religious conservative lawyers played a critical behind-the-scenes role in the lawsuit that Republican state attorneys general filed in December in a last-ditch effort to overturn the election of President Biden, documents show. The lawyer, Michael P. Farris, is the chief executive of a group known as Alliance Defending Freedom, …

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Graham: Ask Jesus To Have SCOTUS End LGBT Rights

Posted to Franklin Graham’s Facebook page: Bakers, florists, photographers, now web designers. Where will it end? LGBT activists want to force their agenda on the rest of the world. Lorie Smith, a Christian web designer from Colorado, is fighting in the courts to protect her right to not create websites that promote and communicate messages violating her religious beliefs and …

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Hate Group Petitions SCOTUS On Colorado LGBT Rights

From the Alliance Defending Freedom: Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a website designer have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a 2-1 decision by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit which concluded that the state of Colorado can force her to design and publish websites promoting messages that violate her religious beliefs. The …

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Hate Group Loses Bid To Overturn Colorado LGBT Rights

The Associated Press reports: A U.S. appeals court has ruled against a web designer who didn’t want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples and sued to challenge Colorado’s anti-discrimination law, another twist in a series of court rulings nationwide about whether businesses denying services to LGBTQ people amounts to bias or freedom of speech. A three-judge panel of the …

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Hate Group Sues To Overturn WA’s Ex-Gay Torture Ban

The Christian Post reports: A licensed therapist is suing Washington state over its ban on sexual orientation counseling for minors, a practice described by critics as “conversion therapy.” In a lawsuit filed last Thursday in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Washington at Tacoma, licensed marriage and family therapist Brian Tingley contends that Senate Bill 5722 constitutes …

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Hate Group Wrote Abortion Bill Now Before SCOTUS

Peter Montgomery reports at Right Wing Watch: The law in question was passed by the Mississippi state legislature and is based on model legislation promoted by the religious-right legal group Alliance Defending Freedom as part of its plan to “eradicate” Roe v. Wade. “I am happy to say the first 15-week limitation based on our model language was just introduced …

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Hate Group Files Appeal To Overturn VA LGBT Rights

The Christian Post reports: A photographer suing Virginia over a law that would force him to service same-sex weddings despite religious objections is continuing his legal battle after a district court dismissed his complaint. The Alliance Defending Freedom filed an appeal on Wednesday on behalf of Robert Updegrove of Bob Updegrove Photography in Updegrove v. Herring. In late March, U.S. …

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Hate Groups Launch “Stop Corporate Tyranny” Site

Via press release: A coalition of conservative and evangelical thought leaders opposed to corporate activism, has launched a new website: StopCorporateTyranny.org. It is dedicated to exposing left-wing activism with corporations and educating conservative Christians about how it can be opposed. The website is a hub for updates, information, and resources for normal investors who are troubled by the growing trend …

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Hate Group Sues To Overturn NY LGBT Protections

The Christian Post reports: A Christian wedding photographer has filed a complaint against New York over a state law that requires her to service same-sex wedding ceremonies despite her religious objections. Emilee Carpenter of Emilee Carpenter Photography sued multiple state officials, with the lawsuit being filed Tuesday in the United States District Court for the Western District of New York. …

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Christian Hate Groups Form New Anti-LGBTQ Coalition

NBC News reports: A new initiative backed by a coalition of right-wing organizations is courting lawmakers and parents in an effort to stop the passage of the Equality Act — a federal LGBTQ rights bill — and promote policies targeting transgender Americans at the federal and state levels. Backed by the Alliance Defending Freedom, Family Policy Alliance, Heritage Foundation and …

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Hate Group: LGBT Rights Are A “Constitutional Crisis”

Peter Montgomery reports at Right Wing Watch: Michael Farris, who heads Alliance Defending Freedom, told participants in a Family Research Council town hall Feb. 10 that Virginia is in a “constitutional crisis” because nondiscrimination protections that became law last year in that state accomplished “virtually everything” that would be done at the federal level if the Equality Act passes. Farris …

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Hate Group: The LGBTQ Equality Act “Criminalizes The Beliefs Held By Faith Groups Since The Dawn Of Time”

Via press release from Alliance Defending Freedom: Our nation’s laws should respect the constitutionally guaranteed freedoms of every American citizen. All of us — regardless of sex or any other classification — deserve better than the profound inequality that the conscience-crushing, deceptively titled ‘Equality Act’ reintroduced by Congress today promises. This proposed legislation punishes and marginalizes people who hold decent …

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Anti-LGBT Hater Appointed To Florida Supreme Court

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Jamie R. Grosshans, the last-minute choice of Gov. Ron DeSantis to the Florida Supreme Court, is an anti-abortion defender who has been active in a number of Christian legal groups, including a powerful national organization whose mission is to “spread the Gospel by transforming the legal system.” Grosshans, from the Orlando suburb of Winter Garden, …

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Trump-Appointed Federal Judge Rules For Hate Group In Case Of Louisville Anti-LGBTQ Wedding Photographer

The Christian Post reports: A federal judge in Kentucky has ruled that the city of Louisville cannot force a Christian photographer to work same-sex weddings because the “Constitution does not require a choice between gay rights and freedom of speech.” U.S. District Judge Justin R. Walker on Friday ruled that Chelsey Nelson, a wedding photographer and blogger who is a …

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Haters Sue To Overturn LGBTQ Rights In Ohio County

Just in from Alliance Defending Freedom: Kristi Stokes has always had a heart for service. It’s her way of glorifying God, and it is evident in every aspect of her life. For example, as a young adult Kristi taught and served as a missionary in Zimbabwe. She has also long worked with those facing homelessness in Cleveland and even held …

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SCOTUS Denies Nevada Church’s Lockdown Appeal

NBC News reports: A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court denied a rural Nevada church’s request late Friday to strike down as unconstitutional a 50-person cap on worship services as part of the state’s ongoing response to the coronavirus. In a 5-4 decision, the high court refused to grant the request from the Christian church east of Reno to be subjected …

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Haters Advance Appeal In New York Adoption Case

The Christian Post reports: An appeals court has revived a Christian adoption agency’s lawsuit against officials in New York state who are seeking to force the charity to place children with unmarried and same-sex couples instead of referring them to other providers. New Hope Family Services filed a lawsuit against state officials after it was told that its policy of …

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Haters Sue To Overturn Virginia’s LGBTQ Rights Law

The Christian Post reports: A professional photographer has filed a lawsuit against a new Virginia law that he says would force him to violate his sincerely held Christian beliefs by requiring him to provide his services to same-sex weddings. Chris Herring filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division, against …

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Hate Group Has The Sadz After Losing Before Supreme Court: God Has A Plan We Cannot Begin To Understand

Via press release from Alliance Defending Freedom: By ruling in the similar case decided today that “sex” in federal employment law also includes “sexual orientation,” the Court made it more difficult for employers and employees who hold the longstanding, honorable belief that marriage is only between one man and one woman. The ruling could prohibit a religious employer from declining …

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Hate Group Wins Block On Kansas Church Lockdown

Fox News reports: A federal court in Kansas issued a temporary restraining order Saturday against an executive order capping church gatherings at 10 people due to COVID-19, according to a local report. The move came a week after the Supreme Court of Kansas ruled in favor of Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat who saw her order overturned by a GOP-led …

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