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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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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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The Freedom to Speak Your Faith

Do Christians have a free speech problem in America?

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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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Contact your legislators

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Frequently Asked Questions: The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2017

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

Learn what the bill is, why it's needed, what you can do to support it, and more.

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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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Christians and Free Speech – Introduction and Overview

Bruce Hausknecht

Do Christians have a free speech problem in America?

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Current Developments in Free Speech at the Courts

Bruce Hausknecht

Here is a snapshot of current legal developments in the various free speech cases to come before the nation’s courts in the last year.

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What is Free Speech?

Bruce Hausknecht

The phrase “freedom of speech” is a familiar one to Americans, but often misunderstood.

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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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Upholding Religious Freedom in Texas: A Timeline of the History of the Houston HERO Ordinance (2014-2017)

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A Timeline of the History of the Houston HERO Ordinance

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The Repeal of HB2 and A Look at Its Replacement

Jeff Johnston

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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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Courthouse with the year 2017 overlayed

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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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