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    King’s Tabernacle Takes Freedom Fight to Federal Court

    (Johnston, R.I.—January 25, 2016) King’s Tabernacle Church filed a federal lawsuit today against the town of Johnston after giving town officials ample time to correct its opposition to the church and address the racist conduct of its Zoning Official Ben Nascenzi. Early last year, King’s Tabernacle purchased the 124 year old church located at 500 Greenville Avenue from the Belknap Community Church. However, the town would not allow King’s Tabernacle, a predominantly African-American congregation...  Read More...

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    The Future of Religious Freedom? John Mauck's Interview on Significant Insights with Jerry Rose

    Is religious freedom dying? What should we make of the recent advancements of the LGBT movement? Attorneys John Mauck of Mauck & Baker and Jocelyn Floyd of the Thomas More Society appeared on Significant Insights with Jerry Rose to give their assessments.   Read More...

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    Christian “Indoctrination” Prompts Norwegian Government to Remove Children from Family

    On November 16, 2015, Norway’s child services, Barnevernet, removed five children from a Romanian family after a school official expressed concern about the family’s Christian beliefs, including the belief that God punishes sin. Government documents charged the parents with being “radical Christians who were indoctrinating their children."   According to the Christian Post, Ruth and Marius Bodnariu have been denied due process and the five children, including an infant, were ...  Read More...

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    For Unto Us, Five Hundred Children Were Born

    Parental Notification Law Gives the Gift of Life to Hundreds of ChildrenYesterday, the Illinois Department of Public Health released its data from 2014 showing that the abortion rate for minors fell by nearly 28% from the year prior—representing over 500 lives.This precipitous drop occurred in the first full year that the Illinois Parental Notification Act of 1995 went into effect.  The law requires abortion clinics to simply notify parents 48 hours in advance of when th...  Read More...

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    It's a Wonderful Life and the Value of a Church

    It is Christmas season, and many of us will follow the old ritual of watching It’s a Wonderful Life. There George Bailey, after pouring himself out for his community in the grips of the Depression, thinks he has made no difference and despairs of life. That is, until Clarence the angel sets him straight as to what would have happened had he not been there.  In light of the increasing trend in recent years for local governments to attempt to keep religious institutions out of their com...  Read More...

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    Is Free Speech Safe at Illinois State University?

    Free speech has a long cherished history in the United States and is enshrined in the very first part of the Bill of Rights. However, in recent years, free speech has faced increasing hostility in a place where open-mindedness and diversity of thought supposedly flourish: the college campus.  On October 21, 2015, Mauck & Baker partnered with the Alliance Defending Freedom and Turning Point USA to give a presentation, “Free Speech Under Attack on Campus” at Illinois State University in B...  Read More...

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    In Light of Reed, Free Speech Protections Broaden

    Despite what many see as the continual erosion of religious liberty, the right to free speech has been recently receiving broader protection in the judicial system. On the heels on the U.S. Supreme Court’s sweeping decision for free speech in Reed v.   Read More...

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    Jesus at the Courthouse

    Did you know that Jesus prayed and ministered to people in front of his local courthouse? He did, and he did it often. In fact, one can safely say the local courthouse, which was the temple in His day, was one of Jesus’ favorite places to reach people.   Read More...

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    World Outreach: Another Win, Battle Continues

    In 2005, World Outreach Conference Center, a church passionate to help its community, bought the Roseland YMCA with the heart and vision to continue the community services the YMCA could no longer provide—single room housing for 168 men, swimming, youth exercise, education, social activities, and more for thousands of families and children on the South Side of Chicago. Alderman Anthony Beale wanted the property sold to one of his buddies and sought vengeance against the church. When it ignored h...  Read More...

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    Protecting Your Online Presence in Your Estate Plan

    Written by Whitman H. Brisky What will happen to your “online” presence in the event of your death or disability? There are horror stories of families of the deceased being locked out of their loved one’s social media pages and so unable to quickly modify or disable them after death.Few estate plans prepared, even recently, include anything addressing these issues.   Read More...

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