Religious Freedom

Kelvin Cochran

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Fired in Atlanta

Bruce Hausknecht

Kelvin Cochran is a highly decorated fire fighter. So much so that President Obama lured him away from his position as Fire Chief in Atlanta in 2009 to become the U.S. Fire Administrator for the U.S. Fire Administration. But the City of Atlanta begged him to return to his former job, and in 2010 he did so, and successfully led the Atlanta Fire and Rescue Department until 2014, when he was unceremoniously suspended and later fired on January 6, 2015.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Prioritizing God

Sarah Williams reminds moms to prioritize God and teach their children to do the same. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Protecting Your Child's Faith in Public School (Part 2 of 2)

In a discussion based on their book Navigating Public Schools, Stephen Williams and his wife, Sarah, offer parents practical advice for helping their children stand strong for their Christian beliefs in public school. The couple addresses topics like knowing your religious rights, speaking the truth with love, preparing kids for classes that promote a secular worldview, and more. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Protecting Your Child's Faith in Public School (Part 1 of 2)

In a discussion based on their book Navigating Public Schools, Stephen Williams and his wife, Sarah, offer parents practical advice for helping their children stand strong for their Christian beliefs in public school. The couple addresses topics like knowing your religious rights, speaking the truth with love, preparing kids for classes that promote a secular worldview, and more. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Not Originally the Case

Stephen Williams gives a clear explanation of the phrase "separation of church and state." Listen to the full program here.

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BRETT M. KAVANAUGH

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh – the Next Supreme Court Justice?

Bruce Hausknecht

On July 9, 2018, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh, of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit, to be the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court following the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.

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4 Reasons Why You Won’t Like Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court

Bruce Hausknecht

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was nominated by the President to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court. As a judge, public speaker, teacher, and public servant, Kavanaugh’s record is an open book, and his judicial views are clear. 

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Who Are Our Supreme Court Justices?

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

Learn more about the Justices who sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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The Statue of Authority of Law at the U.S. Supreme Court building.

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6 Common Questions About Judicial Nominations

Bruce Hausknecht

The vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court has raised questions about the rights, privileges and duties of both the President and the U.S. Senate in the nomination and appointment process.

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Why You Should Care About NIFLA v. Becerra at the U.S. Supreme Court

Bruce Hausknecht

In a close 5-4 decision issued on June 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the California state law aimed directly at pro-life pregnancy care centers who oppose abortion and offer women with unplanned pregnancies a life-giving alternative. 

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Cake artist Jack Phillips (left), owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, working beside his daughter, Lisa (right).

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Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision – What it Means

Bruce Hausknecht

On June 4, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court decided an important religious freedom case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

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The Freedom to Speak Your Faith

Do Christians have a free speech problem in America?

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Cultural Issues in the Courts: 2018

Bite-sized updates designed to keep you well-informed of how your values are being impacted by the courts.

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Faith-Based Adoption Agencies in Jeopardy

Learn about the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2017, why it's important, and what you can do to support this bill.

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Free Resource: Religious Freedom

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

If you’re like a lot of believers, you may be confused by the rapid changes in our culture, laws and court decisions that shake the very foundation of this First Amendment right.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Protecting Life and Family Values in the Senate

Senator Mitch McConnell offers a retrospective look at recent pro-family and pro-life accomplishments in the U.S. Congress, and discusses the challenges of reaching compromise in Washington, D.C. Senator James Lankford also weighs in on pro-family issues.

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Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Jack Phillips' favor on June 4, 2018.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Standing Up for Our Religious Freedoms

Jim Daly and John Fuller discuss current events related to religious freedoms in the United States. Joining the discussion are football coach Joe Kennedy and his lawyer, Kelly Shackelford, who are waging a legal battle for Joe's First Amendment right to freedom of religion after he was fired for his custom of praying on the field after games. Attorney Kristen Waggoner also offers her insights. 

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Religious Freedom And The Playground Case

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comeris about a church being denied access to state benefits.

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Cultural Issues in the Courts: 2017

Bite-sized updates designed to keep you well-informed of how your values are being impacted by the courts.

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Putting The 'Merry' Back Into Christmas

For Christians, Jesus is "the reason for the Christmas season." While the commercialization of Christmas stands in stark contrast to the humble origins of our Savior’s birth, this sacred-turned-secular holiday provides an opportunity to communicate that Christmas matters to millions of people of faith more than decorations, parties and shopping lists.

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What’s At Stake At The Supreme Court?

Bruce Hausknecht

A new Supreme Court justice could make a difference in these important cases pending at the Supreme Court.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Protecting Religious Freedoms at College

Drs. Barry Corey and Jon Wallace discuss California Senate Bill 1146, which, if passed, would dramatically jeopardize religious freedom at faith-based college campuses. Our guests also discuss other college-related issues restricting religious freedoms.

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North Carolina, HB2 and Religious Freedom

If all you read are news headlines, you might think North Carolina enacted a discriminatory law that threatened and endangered lesbian-, gay-, bisexual- and transgender-identified (LGBT) individuals in the state. That’s the standard narrative, anyway. But what’s the real story?

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