Explainer: What You Should Know About Section 230

Section 230 is an amendment of the Communications Decency Act of 1996. This amendment holds that an “interactive computer service” cannot be treated as the publisher of third-party content. This means that companies and websites are protected from lawsuits if a user comments or posts something illegal on their site. Essentially, Section 230 holds users responsible for what they write rather than the company that hosts their comment online. In addition to this, Section 230 affirms that private companies have the right to remove content from their site that violates their values.

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Explainer: What’s happening with the FCC?

As Inauguration Day approaches in the United States, people across the country are watching to see what changes will come with a Biden administration. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is undergoing some key transitions with the coming administration change.

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NRB Responds to Gender Neutral Changes in 117th Congress Rules Package

On January 4, 2021, the House adopted a rules package for the 117th Congress presented by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA). In a troubling development for NRB members, the rules package requires all pronouns and familial relationships to be changed in the House rules so that they are gender neutral.

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Faith and Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed Joins NRB Board of Directors and President’s Council for Exclusive Zoom Call

On Wednesday, December 16, Faith and Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed joined NRB CEO Troy Miller, the NRB Board of Directors, and the NRB President’s Council on a private call to break down the results of the 2020 elections.

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Courts Strike Down COVID-19 Restrictions That Discriminate Against Churches

On Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit unanimously ruled that Nevada COVID-19 restrictions holding churches to a different standard than casinos and other entertainment venues are unconstitutional.

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Attorney General William Barr Resigns

On Monday evening, Dec. 14, President Trump announced Attorney General William Barr’s resignation. According to President Trump’s tweet, Barr is set to leave on Dec. 23 and Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen will become the acting attorney general. President-elect Joe Biden has yet to indicate who he will nominate to the post when he is inaugurated next month.

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Evangelical Leaders Respond to Biden's Appointment of Xavier Becerra to HHS

The nomination of Xavier Becerra as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services came as a surprise to many and elicited intense concern from evangelical leaders.

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Chairman Pai Announces Plans to Leave FCC

On Monday, November 30, Ajit Pai announced that he will leave his position as chair of the Federal Communications Commission on January 20.

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Senator Tim Scott Discusses Religious Liberty with NRB Leaders via Zoom

U.S. Senator Tim Scott and his team met with NRB leaders and members of the NRB President‘s Council on an exclusive Zoom video call on Tuesday. Sen. Scott and his team shared about their work on protecting religious liberty and about the role that faith communities and faith-based organizations to be a part of bringing healing and unity in a political divisive climate.

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Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Section 230 Reform

The Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Tuesday on censorship of conservative content on their platforms.

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Big Tech Company MobileCause Pressed to Cease Reliance on SPLC 'Hate Group' List

The Pacific Justice Institute, representing Family Research Council (FRC), is pressing fundraising software company MobileCause to cease reliance on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) contentious “hate group” list or face a lawsuit over discriminatory practices against the conservative religious organization.

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Says Commission Will Work to Clarify Section 230

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced Thursday that he intends to move forward with a rulemaking to clarify the meaning of Section 230 of the Communications Act.

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'Freedom Sunday' Calls the Church to Be the Church Again

An increasing number of pastors across the nation are challenging the overreach of government authorities that are subjecting churches to unconstitutional and onerous COVID-19 regulations even as they've allowed the reopening of casinos, tattoo parlors, abortion centers, liquor stores, and most all other businesses with little or no restrictions.

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John MacArthur to Pastors: ‘Open Your Church’

John MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher of Grace Community Church in California, is encouraging pastors across America to re-open their churches and Christ followers to remind their government leaders that churches are essential.

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2020 International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP): Sunday, Nov. 1

On Sunday, November 1, Christ followers around the world will recognize the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) – a global prayer movement for Christians who boldly witness for Christ at any cost in nations where Christianity is not welcomed.

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House Republicans Introduce 'Protect Speech Act' to Hold Big Tech Accountable

Dozens of Republican Members of the House Committee on the Judiciary have introduced a new bill to hold Big Tech companies accountable, fix Section 230 of the Communications Act, and protect free speech on the internet.

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