State Officials Announce Intent to Sue Cathy Miller after Purportedly Finding More “Evidence” Despite already losing once in court, government lawyers for the Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH) informed Christian baker Cathy Miller this afternoon that they intend to file a civil lawsuit over her refusal to create a custom wedding cake for…

This afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge Cynthia A. Bashant of the Southern District of California denied the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund’s (FCDF) motion for a preliminary injunction against the San Diego Unified School District’s school board and superintendent to stop their “anti-Islamophobia initiative.” In her order today,  Judge Bashant rejected the families’ argument that…

Court of Appeals Asked to Strike Down California Mandate Forcing Church to Pay for Elective Abortions Skyline Church filed its opening brief in the Ninth Circuit last week, asking the court of appeals to rule that the California state government cannot force the church to provide abortion coverage in its employee health plans. The Freedom…

Letter to Justice Dept. and Education Dept. argues that current guidelines encouraging special protections for Muslim students are unconstitutional The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) sent a letter today to Justice Department Assistant Attorney General John Gore and Education Department Assistant Secretary Kenneth Marcus recommending they roll back existing policies that direct public schools…

State court judge “strikes a balance” between the government’s executive power and the force of his ruling that vindicated Christian baker’s First Amendment rights. Late yesterday, California state court judge David Lampe granted in part and denied in part Christian baker Cathy Miller’s motion to enforce the judge’s ruling that held that the First Amendment…

The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) today sent a public records request to the Gilroy Unified School District, demanding emails that could reveal whether the school district violated the Constitution by allowing two Muslim groups to proselytize to students at school assemblies. Last year, a Muslim high school student complained to school officials she…

At Hearing, Christian Baker Argues Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case is “Over” Today, Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe heard oral argument on Cathy Miller’s motion to enforce the judge’s March 2018 ruling upholding Cathy’s First Amendment rights. Despite suffering the court loss, California state officials contend they still have executive authority to investigate Cathy…

Despite Court Defeat, State Officials Still Seek to Investigate Cathy Miller The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) responded yesterday to state officials’ claim that it must continue investigating Christian baker Cathy Miller, who was prosecuted for declining to create a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple, despite suffering a resounding court loss. In…

The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) today filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court supporting Oregon state court judge Vance Day, a devout Christian who was suspended for three years without pay in part because he declined to volunteer to preside over same-sex weddings. Under Oregon state law, judges may voluntarily…

Yesterday, FCDF sent a data records request to Minneapolis Public Schools, demanding the production of emails that could show whether MPS is unlawfully collaborating with the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) Minnesota chapter to both single out Muslim students for special benefits and revise school curricula to portray Islam in a more “inclusive” light. In…

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