In 2012, the state of Missouri started encouraging schools to use recycled tires to produce safer playground surfaces, which the state would provide at reduced costs. Trinity Lutheran Church applied for a playground resurfacing grant from the state, which would have reimbursed the church for resurfacing its playground with a safer, pour-in-place rubber surface made from recycled tires.
For as long as anyone can remember—for over seventy years, according to archived records—Rowan County, North Carolina, commissioners have opened their meetings with prayer. Not surprisingly, the ACLU challenged this longstanding practice in a case known as Lund v. Rowan County, taking particular umbrage with the name of Jesus being used in some of these prayers.
In the wake of Kermit Gosnell’s abortion mill horrors, the state of Texas responsibly passed a 2013 law that requires abortion clinics have the same health standards as surgical centers and that physicians performing abortions have privileges at a nearby hospital to admit patients with complications.
As we are now into spring, the National Center for Life and Liberty is hard at work defending religious liberty on many fronts, advocating for truth and freedom in the public square, most importantly with churches who desire to see the Gospel go forward in their communities. With the celebration of Easter this month, we're reminded that the ultimate work was done for us, as Jesus solved our greatest need on the cross.
Thank you for standing with us as we continue to defend religious liberties nationwide.
Often this battle begins not at the federal level but in the states. One such example is in Pennsylvania, where the LGBT lobby is hard at work promoting “The Bathroom Bill” (SB 1306). In truth, this bill involves much more than just bathrooms.
Thank you for your unwavering support of the National Center for Life and Liberty. As part of our ongoing efforts to defend the sanctity of human life, we’ve recently filed an amicus brief with the Florida Supreme Court. This brief defends a Florida law, known as the Informed Patient Consent Law, requiring a 24-hour waiting period before any abortion.