Recently Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter to a North Carolina school district, correcting misleading information from Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
The AU letter urged the school to disregard a new state law protecting the freedom of school employees to participate in student-led religious activities outside of school hours.
The information was simply inaccurate. But it did reflect their ongoing agenda to cleanse all things religious from the public square!
The ADF letter encouraged the school district not to “cave” to the demands of the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
As a teacher, the Constitution is the only “permission slip” you need to participate in religious activity before and after hours.
Recently a decision was made by the California Department of Managed Health Care to force two Jesuit universities to cover elective abortions in their health insurance plans.
Congress enacted the Weldon Amendment to ensure the government could never strong-arm pro-life employers into paying for abortion coverage. So what’s up?
California failed in its lawsuit against the amendment and admitted all of its departments are subject to the law. And for the record, some of those departments are receiving over $40 billion in federal funds!
Under federal law, if you’re a pro-life employer—you have the freedom to choose health insurance plans that are not in conflict with your beliefs! Period.
A federally funded health center in Tampa, Florida refused to consider a nurse for employment because she’s a member of a pro-life medical association and, because of her faith, objects to prescribing some birth-control methods that could lead to abortion.
Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuit on her behalf.
They stated that the health center’s refusal to accept the nurse’s application on the basis of her religious beliefs and association with the pro-life group—violates any number of federal laws.
Here’s my point! Our moral convictions shouldn’t have to be set aside in order to gain employment!
Why should the willingness to facilitate an abortion be a litmus test for employment?
It’s time to stand up for what we believe!
Here’s what an Alliance Defending Freedom attorney said recently responding in favor of the reversing of a New Mexico judge’s decision to allow doctor-prescribed death.
She said: “Suffering patients need understanding and sound medical treatment, not encouragement to kill themselves—and especially not through doctors who pledge to ‘do no harm.’”
The overwhelming majority of States, and the U.S. Supreme Court, reject a fundamental right to die, or to physician-assisted suicide.
By prohibiting assisted suicide, more attention and focus can be directed toward end-of-life care, improving the last days of a person’s life.
Doctors have a fundamental duty to try to heal patients, not prematurely deny families the opportunity to honor and cherish loved ones in their final days.
Fortunately Alliance Defending Freedom is having its most successful year in protecting freedom at America’s public universities—and protecting private religious universities from attacks on their ability to abide by their beliefs.
And we’re talking grammar schools to graduate schools.
ADF has the largest and most experienced team of attorneys dedicated to public education and university issues.
And several of these law suits were against some of the largest universities in the country—from the University of Michigan to the University of Georgia.
Alliance Defending Freedom is a ministry is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization advocating the right of people to freely live out our faith.
Pray for these attorneys.
It’ll encourage you as it did me!
This lesson was brought into focus for a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania school district when the U.S. Court of Appeals unanimously found a policy at one of the grade schools unconstitutional.
It involved banning a 5th grader from passing out invitations to attend a religious event at her church.
An Alliance Defending Freedom attorney argued that invitations like this cannot be banned just because some element of religious faith is a part of it.
There are those today who’ve “conveniently” forgotten that the First Amendment specifically protects religious speech.
Students do NOT have to leave their faith at home!
Alliance Defending Freedom has put together a free Student Rights Handbook. Download a copy, share it with friends.
Know your rights!