BRIEF: Statement on Coach Kennedy Case

As the Executive Director of the American Constitutional Rights Union, I commend the US Supreme Court once again for ruling on the side of the Constitution and individual rights. The Coach Kennedy case was a secular humanist and progressive socialist challenge to our very first liberty, the freedom of religion and the free exercise thereof. Coach Kennedy's actions of taking a knee in prayer after HS football games was a personal right. He did not advocate for or seek any state, government, endorsement, nor coerce anyone to enjoin with him. We have distorted the concept of Separation of Church and State, written by Thomas Jefferson in his letter to the Danbury (CT) Baptist convention. Solemn, silent, and solitary individual prayer by anyone in any venue is not a sponsorship of government religion. It is a sacred part of our Judeo-Christian faith heritage which should not be separated from any American citizen.

By |2023-03-05T19:53:21+00:00June 27th, 2022|

ACRU Partners with 71 Other Organizations to Protect Religious Liberty

The ACRU, in partnership with Advancing American Freedom, Young America’s Foundation, Alliance Defending Freedom, and 68 other organizations, filed an Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in support of religious liberty in the case of JOSEPH A. KENNEDY v.BREMERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT.

By |2021-10-19T15:01:41+00:00October 19th, 2021|

How The Equality Act Would Legalize Religious Bigotry

The Founding Fathers recognized freedom of expression and religious liberty as core elements of diversity and tolerance. Now, nearly 250 years later, Congress is acting to stamp them out, ushering in a new era of government-sanctioned anti-religious bigotry.

By |2021-03-31T17:56:12+00:00March 31st, 2021|

Maryland Government Officials Threaten Churches While Releasing Prisoners

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the early release of inmates while unleashing health departments to threaten the closure of churches, citing COVID health concerns.

By |2021-04-22T12:27:11+00:00March 23rd, 2021|

SCOTUS overwhelmingly sides with Christian student silenced on campus

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Georgia Gwinnett College student who was prohibited from sharing his Christian values with his fellow classmates. For the past four years, Chike Uzuegbunam has been battling his alma mater over alleged violations of the First Amendment on campus. He has since graduated, but finally, on March 8 the Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in his favor.

By |2021-03-15T14:00:12+00:00March 15th, 2021|

H.R. 1: A Religious Test for Redistricting?

Tucked away in H.R. 1, a bill intended to enact sweeping election reforms, is a problematic religious test for public service—this time on redistricting commissions set up by the bill. H.R. 1 requires states to establish a nonpartisan agency in the state legislature. This nonpartisan agency will establish an independent redistricting commission to organize electoral districts.

By |2021-03-15T13:55:44+00:00March 15th, 2021|

ACRU’s Lori Roman interviewed on religious liberty during Covid

It seems that Maryland churches are being targeted by Maryland healthcare department crisis tyrants. ACRU President Lori Roman, and a Maryland pastor targeted by the local health department, explain why this is an abrogation of everyone's rights.

By |2020-12-01T14:50:14+00:00December 1st, 2020|

Texas county on notice after suppressing religious liberty

Texas AG Ken Paxton has sent a letter to the liberal Cameron County judge and health officials who are demanding faith-based schools stay closed. Paxton’s letter reminds them (we are paraphrasing) that the Constitution is still the law of the land and that religious freedom still extends to religious schools.

By |2020-09-12T16:36:19+00:00September 12th, 2020|

CA Court: If rioters can scream, worshippers can praise

Many people of faith want to get back to church, and some are too worried about COVID to attend in person. Both are Constitutionally protected choices. After California Gov. Newsom decided worshippers couldn’t sing, but rioters could “protest,” Sun Valley Community Church Pastor John MacArthur sued the Governor, State AG and LA Mayor over their anti-indoor service restrictions. A judge familiar with our first freedoms sided with the faithful.

By |2020-09-12T15:03:46+00:00September 12th, 2020|
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