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The First Amendment was written not to keep the church out of the government, but rather to keep the government out of the church. To that end, we fight for the freedom to speak the Truth without consequence, live by our Christian beliefs without persecution, and raise our families without government intrusion.

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John Wesley Reid is the Editor-in-Chief at the Standing for Freedom Center. John has worked in Washington D.C. for several years covering politics, the Supreme Court, and church relations within the political sphere. John is published in the Christian Post, CBN News, Disrn, Family Research Council, and other publications. Follow John on Twitter at @johnwesleyreid. ____________________   As Democrats...

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China takes persecution to the next level by torturing Christians who refuse to disavow Christ

    Radio Free Asia has reported that Chinese authorities are detaining Christians in mobile “transformation” facilities for long periods of time and brainwashing and torturing them in an attempt to get them to renounce their faith.   Quick Facts   According to a report, Chinese authorities are detaining Christians in secret mobile facilities where...

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Majority of Americans say cancel culture is a threat to freedom and has made them afraid to share their political opinions

    In a harrowing poll, most Americans say cancel culture is a threat to their freedom and they fear that sharing their political opinions online will get them banned or fired from their jobs.   Quick Facts   64 percent of respondents in a recent poll said that a growing cancel culture is a...

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New Arkansas law provides freedom of conscience protections for healthcare providers

    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed a law that provides conscience exceptions for healthcare providers who object to performing procedures such as abortions or transgender surgeries.   Quick Facts   On March 26, Gov. Hutchinson signed the Medical Ethics and Diversity Act, which provides conscience exceptions for healthcare providers. Hutchinson said he supports...

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Chinese Communist Party sanctions U.S. and Canadian officials for criticizing China’s human rights abuses

  As Western nations joined to condemn Beijing for its treatment of religious minorities in China, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has retaliated by slapping U.S. religious rights officials and a Canadian politician with sanctions.   Quick Facts   In recent years, global outcry has been mounting over China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims and other...

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Federal court rules that university officials can be held personally accountable for religious discrimination

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has ruled in favor of a Christian club that was kicked off campus by officials at the University of Iowa.   Quick Facts   In 2017, University of Iowa officials de-registered Business Leaders in Christ (BLinC) for requiring leaders of the club to sign...

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Massachusetts court rules against religious exemption for Christian College, saying not all Christian professors are necessarily ministers

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that a Christian college cannot claim the ministerial exception in a discrimination suit involving an associate professor of social work.   Quick Facts   Gordon College is a Christian, liberal arts school in Wenham, Massachusetts. Margaret DeWeese-Boyd, an associate professor of social work, sued the school for...

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New York Episcopal school enacts inclusive speech “guidance” based on Critical Race Theory and humanist and atheist ideologies

    The maxim that truth is stranger than fiction certainly rings true for an Episcopal school in New York City that has issued a speech code that “suggests” that words such as “boy” or “girl,” among many others, are problematic and should be replaced with more inclusive terms.   Quick Facts   Grace Church...

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Supreme Court rules that universities must be held accountable when they violate students’ free speech rights

  The Supreme Court delivered a blow to universities that impose restrictive speech codes in order to chill unfavored speech on campus, ruling 8-1 that a former student can seek nominal financial damages against the school that restricted his constitutional speech.   Quick Facts   Chike Uzuegbunam attended Georgia Gwinnett College, where on two occasions...

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House votes to pass the Equality Act, legislation that would severely endanger religious liberty

    The U.S. House of Representatives has voted and passed the controversial Equality Act on Thursday, Feb. 14. Proponents of the law claim that it is needed to prevent discrimination against LGBTQ people, while critics claim the law will be a dangerous infringement on religious liberty and women’s rights.   For a detailed discussion...

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