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The Christian Institute: Parents, pupils and teachers have voiced their strong support for a Christian school which Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has pledged to close.
AL.com: The federal judge who struck down Alabama's marriage law agreed Sunday to put that order on hold for 14 days.
The Washington Post (AP): Hundreds of people line up to attend or testify at the House State Affairs Committee hearing on a bill that would include sexual orientation and gender identity protections to the state’s Human Rights Act, at the state Capitol building.
The Spokesman-Review: Julie Lynde, head of the Cornerstone Institute of Idaho, spoke out against HB 2 at today's hearing. “This isn’t about whether a guy can wear a dress, it’s about whether he can take it off in front of your daughter, your mother, your niece,” she said.
Alliance Defending Freedom: I like comfort. There’s something about a soft pillow, a warm blanket, and a nap on a Sunday afternoon. It’s nice when my 2-year-old son plays quietly, my family gets along, and I face no traffic on my way to work. It’s simple. It’s easy. It’s peaceful. But even with all this comfort, there’s a problem.
Idaho Press: Several others spoke against the bill on behalf of out-of-state organizations, including United Families Utah, the Family Research Council and the Alliance Defending Freedom.
Religion Clause: As reported by the Los Angeles Times, on Wednesday, the California Supreme Court approved a recommendation of an ethics advisory committee to strengthen the prohibition in California Code of Judicial Ethics, Sec. 2.C. that prohibits judges from holding membership in any organization that discriminates on the basis of race, sex, gender, religion, national origin, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Previous exceptions for membership in military organizations or nonprofit youth organizations (such as the Boy Scouts) were eliminated in the recently approved change.
Public Discourse: When conscience flirts with the idea of accommodating an unjust law, it must politely, yet firmly, reject the sirens of seduction.
Life Site News: Fox News political anchor Bret Baier says he pulled out of his speech at this week’s Legatus Summit, a gathering of Catholic business leaders, on the request of the channel’s leadership.
The Legal Intelligencer (Subscription Required): In the summer of 1989, U.S. senators debating the Americans with Disabilities Act excluded behavior they deemed immoral from the ADA's protections, including "transvestism, transsexualism, pedophilia, exhibitionism, voyeurism, gender identity disorders not resulting from physical impairments, or other sexual behavior disorders," according to the text of the law.
Times-Herald: ”Americans are guaranteed the freedom to live without fear of losing their jobs because of their beliefs and thoughts,” said Crumly, who is representing Cochran on behalf of the Alliance Defending Freedom group.
The Gazette:"This baker is in no different position than our client," said Jeremy Tedesco, senior legal counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom, an Arizona firm that represents Phillips. "She does not want to use her artistic expression in a way that contradicts her convictions, and neither does Jack Phillips. Each is exercising a fundamental right of free speech."
Fox News: His attorney, Jeremy Tedesco of the Alliance Defending Freedom, a Christian legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith, said the ADA wants to vindicate the former fire chief following his “unjust termination.”
One News Now: Alliance Defending Freedom says it will be interesting if the state of Colorado decides to disregard the fundamental freedoms of all its citizens – or instead decides to play favorites when it comes to bakeries, wedding cakes, and same-sex "marriage."
The Spokesman-Review: Ken Connelly, attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom, which represents the Hitching Post wedding chapel in Coeur d’Alene, told the lawmakers, “The government has no business dictating to a private citizen what he is to believe and not believe, and HB 2 would do just that.”
Patriot Post: Kerri Kupec with Alliance Defending Freedom argues that both bakers should have the right to operate their business according to their moral values. “At the end of the day, this is about free speech,” she said. “They punished Jack Phillips for acting according to his conscience. It will be interesting to see how they act here.”
Idaho Press-Tribune: Several others spoke against the bill on behalf of out-of-state organizations, including United Families Utah, the Family Research Council and the Alliance Defending Freedom.