The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has announced a federal appeals court granted an emergency motion for an injunction putting the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) contraception mandate on hold, preventing it from being enforced against an Illinois business and its owners.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation has issued a complaint over a nativity scene appearing on the lawn of a Texas county courthouse.
The group asserts the display may be unconstitutional. The local judge, however, says the nativity scene is not going anywhere and will continue to be on display through the Christmas season.
A New York town’s policy about opening town meetings with prayer was struck down by an appeals court last May. In a bizarre twist, the court instructed the town to invite non-Christian clergy from neighboring communities to open its meetings with invocations because the town consists primarily of Christians, and local non-Christians may feel left out by Christian prayers.
Sounds strange, doesn’t it? Alliance Defending Freedom thinks so, and its attorneys have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on this ruling.