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Advocacy / January 26, 2023
NRB Files Comment in Foreign Sponsorship ID Proceeding
On Monday, January 23, the NRB weighed in on a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proceeding regarding foreign sponsorship identification...
Advocacy / January 18, 2023
In a New Congress, New Accountability for Big Tech
Last week, crucial committee work began in the House of Representatives, with Republicans taking influential House committee leadership amidst a...
Advocacy / November 15, 2022
NRB: “Respect for Marriage Act” Amendments Fail in Their Objective
A bipartisan group of senators, including Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Susan Collins, (R-Maine), Kyrsten Sinema, (D-Ariz.),...
Advocacy / November 3, 2022
New Bill Proposes that Broadcasters Be Investigators, Too
A new bill introduced last month could bulk up the burden on broadcasters to verify whether any programming on their stations was paid for or...
Advocacy / October 27, 2022
In Gonzalez v. Google, SCOTUS Considers Section 230
In a case set to be heard by the Supreme Court this term, the highest court will consider Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) for...
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Advocacy / October 6, 2022
NRB Files Comment on Section 1557 Proposed Rule
On October 3, NRB filed a public comment on a proposed rule by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) interpreting Section 1557 of the...
Advocacy / September 29, 2022
“American Music Fairness Act” Companion Bill Introduced in the Senate
Just days after H.Con.Res.33, “Supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act” (LRFA), crossed the majority threshold of support in the House of...
Advocacy / September 1, 2022
Local Radio Freedom Act Reaches Majority in the House
The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA), the concurrent resolution expressing a commitment from Congress not to levy a new performance tax on...
Advocacy / August 23, 2022
NRB President & CEO, Policy Director Meet with FCC Officials
On Tuesday, August 23, NRB President & CEO Troy A. Miller and Director of Public Policy and Communications Noelle Garnier met with Holly Saurer,...
Advocacy / August 18, 2022
Proposed HHS Rule Would Redefine Section 1557 on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
A proposed rule from the Biden Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks to remove healthcare providers’ right to determine what is...
Advocacy / August 11, 2022
House Democrats Prod IRS to Scrutinize Religious Nonprofits
A ProPublica report that the Family Research Council (FRC) is lawfully classified under the IRS’ “association of churches” designation prompted 40...
Advocacy / July 28, 2022
NRB Thanks Attorneys General for Multistate Letter to Google
NRB sent letters of appreciation to seventeen state attorneys general who wrote to Google chief executive Sundar Pichai to warn the tech giant not...
Advocacy / July 21, 2022
Pro-“Choice” Lawmakers Urge Google to Suppress Information About Pro-Life Options
Pro-life resource centers have been in the crosshairs of pro-abortion activist groups since the May leak of the draft Supreme Court decision in...
Advocacy / July 14, 2022
Correcting the Record: Get Equipped to Respond to False Abortion Claims
As the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization opens a new chapter for the pro-life movement, NRB members are...
Advocacy / July 14, 2022
NRB Asks FCC to Reexamine Fees, Mitigate Impact of Rate Hike
NRB filed reply comments this week in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) concerning...
Advocacy / July 7, 2022
NRB Hosts Webinar on the Post-Roe Legal Landscape
Advocacy / June 30, 2022
Supreme Court Sides with “Praying Coach” Kennedy, Upholding Right to Public Prayer
By a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court ruled on June 27 in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District that the district violated the Free Exercise and Free...
Advocacy / June 30, 2022
Supreme Court Declines to Reconsider Actual Malice Standard in NRB Member Lawsuit
On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for a writ of certiorari in Coral Ridge Ministries Media, Inc. v. Southern Poverty Law Center,...
Advocacy / June 24, 2022
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: NRB Members Weigh In On Historic Dobbs v. Jackson Supreme Court Decision
The historic decision of the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization—overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v....
Advocacy / June 24, 2022
NRB Applauds the Decision of the Supreme Court
NRB applauds the decision of the Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and celebrates this pivotal, hard-won landmark for...
Advocacy / June 23, 2022
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Religious Liberty in Carson v. Makin
The government cannot exclude students who attend religious schools from utilizing funds from a state tuition assistance program, the Supreme Court...
Advocacy / June 16, 2022
Supreme Court Watch: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization
The pending release of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization—and possible reversal of Roe v. Wade—is...
Advocacy / June 2, 2022
NRB Joins New Amicus Brief in 303 Creative LLC v. Aubrey Elenis
On June 2, 2022, NRB joined a new amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief submitted to the Supreme Court in 303 Creative LLC v. Aubrey Elenis....
Advocacy / May 19, 2022
U.S. Seeks IHR Amendments, Ceding Greater Authority to World Health Organization
Significant changes initiated by the United States to a key document governing the prevention of the spread of infectious disease may consolidate...
Advocacy / May 4, 2022
NRB Stands for Sanctity of Life, Integrity of the Supreme Court
Please join NRB in praying for the strength, integrity, and security of the Supreme Court as the Court deliberates on matters of critical importance...
Advocacy / May 4, 2022
Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Rejection of Christian Flag at Boston City Hall Unconstitutional
On Monday, May 2, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that it was unconstitutional for the city of Boston to reject a request from a local Christian...
Advocacy / April 28, 2022
NRB Hosts Webinar on Understanding and Combatting Contemporary Antisemitism
A live, online conversation with Dr. Susan Michael, USA director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ), and EJ Kimball, director...
Advocacy / February 10, 2022
NRB Meets with Lawmakers to Advocate for Local Radio
NRB CEO Troy A. Miller and Director of Public Policy and Communications Noelle Garnier met with lawmakers this week to ask House members to...
Advocacy / January 20, 2022
At 49th Annual March For Life, “Equality Begins in the Womb”
Friday, January 21, 2022, will mark the 49th annual March for Life—and a return to the historic tradition of tens of thousands of pro-life advocates...
Advocacy / January 20, 2022
NRB Supports the Local Radio Freedom Act to Preserve a Free Market in Music Licensing
The Local Radio Freedom Act (H.Con.Res.33) declares that “Congress should not impose any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge relating...
Advocacy / January 13, 2022
Live Prayer Call Highlights Christian Leadership, Spiritual Health for America
In NRB’s annual live prayer call on Wednesday, January 12, NRB CEO Troy A. Miller challenged attendees “to ask and petition and to bring forth our...
Advocacy / January 13, 2022
NRB Opposes So-Called “Freedom To Vote” Act
The “Freedom To Vote Act” (S. 2747), which is set to be brought up for debate this week in the Senate, aims to enhance citizen...
Advocacy / January 6, 2022
NRB Urges Supreme Court to Review D. James Kennedy Ministries’ Case
In December 2021, an amicus curiae brief was filed on NRB’s behalf petitioning the Supreme Court to grant a writ of certiorari in the case of Coral...
Advocacy / December 10, 2021
Reps. Carey, Fallon, and Garbarino Join LRFA As Co-Sponsors
As of December 9, 2021, three additional members of Congress have joined the Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) as co-sponsors: Rep. Mike Carey (R-OH),...
Advocacy / December 9, 2021
NRB Files Public Comment Opposing Rescission of 2020 Religious Exemption Rule
On Thursday, December 9, NRB filed a public comment opposing an Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) proposal to rescind a 2020...
Advocacy / November 10, 2021
NRB Amicus Brief Urges Supreme Court to Take Up 303 Creative v. Elenis
Update: On February 22, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear 303 Creative v. Elenis in its upcoming term. Read the press release from...
Advocacy / November 2, 2021
International Christian Persecution: Remembering the Mistreated
Today’s America is facing moral and political divisions that especially challenge our Christian communities. During these times of increasing...
Advocacy / October 28, 2021
President Biden Names Rosenworcel as Chair of the FCC
On Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, President Joe Biden nominated Jessica Rosenworcel as the Chair of the Federal Communications Commission. “I am...
Advocacy / October 28, 2021
Protecting Religious Liberty at Home and Abroad
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,...
Advocacy / October 18, 2021
NRB Live at Lunch: An Update on Pro-Life Issues
On Thursday, October 14, NRB hosted its monthly Live at Lunch panel discussion. This month’s conversation featured a panel of pro-life experts who...
Advocacy / October 7, 2021
Facebook Fires Back At FTC’s Antitrust Action
Under the current presidential administration, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has signaled a hawkish attitude toward breaking up illegal...
Advocacy / September 29, 2021
New YouTube Policy Isn’t About Misinformation. It’s About Minds.
YouTube unveiled a new content moderation policy on Wednesday purportedly aimed at reducing public health misinformation—but Christian communicators...
Advocacy / September 24, 2021
Facebook’s “Transparency Center” Confirms What “Shadow Banned” Accounts Already Knew
Not long ago, the concept of certain social media accounts and content being “shadow banned” was ridiculed as a hoax—but those days are over for...
Advocacy / September 10, 2021
NRB Live at Lunch Panel Discusses Religious Liberty
On Wednesday, Sept. 8, Noelle Garnier, Policy Strategist at NRB, hosted NRB Live at Lunch with a panel of outstanding legal scholars who weighed in...
Advocacy / September 9, 2021
Explainer: What the Texas Heartbeat Act Means for the Pro-Life Movement
In May 2021, Texas governor Greg Abbott signed the Texas Heartbeat Act, a law that would prohibit abortions in Texas as early as six weeks. “Our...
Advocacy / August 18, 2021
D. James Kennedy Ministry Appeals Defamation Case to Supreme Court
In 2017, D. James Kennedy Ministries filed a lawsuit against Amazon, Guidestar, and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for defamation and...
Advocacy / August 12, 2021
Twitter’s War on Objective Truth
What is truth? And who gets to decide? During the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, conservative commentator Allie Stuckey was temporarily suspended from Twitter...
Advocacy / August 11, 2021
Federal Court Blocks Biden Administration Transgender Mandate
On Monday, a federal court in Texas blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a policy known as the Transgender Mandate—a policy that would...
Advocacy / July 29, 2021
Mississippi Attorney General Asks SCOTUS to Overturn Roe v. Wade
On July 22, 2021, Lynch Fitch, Mississippi Attorney General, filed an amicus curiae brief asking the Supreme Court of the United States to overturn...
Advocacy / July 13, 2021
District of Columbia agrees to pay $220,000 in legal fees to Capitol Hill Baptist Church
Last week, the court reached a favorable settlement for Capitol Hill Baptist Church with the District of Columbia in the case Capitol Hill Baptist...
Advocacy / July 7, 2021
Explainer: SCOTUS Protects Donor Privacy for Nonprofit Organizations
In a 6-3 decision on Thursday, July 1, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of two conservative charities in California, granting them exemption...
Advocacy / June 25, 2021
Joel Rosenberg Interviews Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at NRB 2021
On Thursday morning at NRB 2021, Joel Rosenberg, editor-in-chief of ALL ISRAEL NEWS, interviewed Mike Pompeo, former CIA Director and Secretary of...
Advocacy / June 17, 2021
Lina Khan Confirmed as New FTC Commissioner, Elevated to FTC Chair by President Biden
On Tuesday, 69 senators voted to confirm the youngest head of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – Lina Khan. In rare bipartisan fashion, 21...
Advocacy / June 17, 2021
Supreme Court Rules 9-0 in Favor of Catholic Foster Care Agency
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 in favor of a Catholic adoption agency in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a closely watched case with...
Advocacy / June 17, 2021
Explainer: The Local Radio Freedom Act
For people looking from the outside in, Republicans and Democrats hardly ever agree in Congress. However, this is not the case with The Local Radio...
Advocacy / June 2, 2021
Explainer: New Florida Law Regulates Social Media Moderation
Last week, Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed a law that places fines on social media platforms that permanently ban political...
Advocacy / May 24, 2021
Explainer: HHS Redefines “Sex”
On May 10, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) will interpret and enforce the...
Apple in China
Advocacy / May 21, 2021
Explainer: What Does Apple in China Mean for Christians?
For decades Christians of all denominations have been ministering in China, persevering in their efforts to spread the Gospel amidst constant...
Advocacy / May 19, 2021
Lina Khan’s FTC Nomination Heads to Senate for Confirmation
On Wednesday, May 12, the Senate Commerce Committee agreed to move forward with President Joe Biden’s nomination of Lina Khan to the Federal Trade...
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Advocacy / May 18, 2021
SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Major Abortion Case
On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to hear Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case that would set the stage for a...
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr
Advocacy / May 17, 2021
FFC Commissioner Brendan Carr Calls for Dismissal of FCC Complaint Against Journalistic Freedom
On Wednesday, May 5, the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requesting an...
On Air Radio Station
Advocacy / May 12, 2021
Explainer: The Local Radio Freedom Act
In today’s political climate it’s increasingly rare to have bipartisan support for anything, yet key members from both sides of the of the U.S....
U.S. Supreme Court Building
Advocacy / April 27, 2021
Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument to Evaluate Donor Disclosure Rule
On Monday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court closed out its April argument session by hearing oral arguments in Americans for...
Second Chance Month
Advocacy / April 26, 2021
Language Changes Culture: Abandoning the Scarlet Letter F (“Felon”)
I joined the staff of Prison Fellowship® in 2016 with a decade of experience as a prison ministry volunteer. Our founder, Chuck Colson, was a mentor...
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Advocacy / April 20, 2021
First Liberty Wins Lawsuit Securing Religious Liberty for a Houston Synagogue
In March 2021, NRB member First Liberty filed a lawsuit against the City of Houston on behalf of Heimish of Houston, a small congregation in...
Advocacy / March 30, 2021
Justice Department Sides with YouTube in Lawsuit Related to Section 230
Last week, the Justice Department urged a federal judge to uphold Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to protect YouTube in an ongoing...
Advocacy / March 22, 2021
Biden to Nominate Lina Khan for Commissioner of the FTC
Today, President Biden announced his plan to nominate Lina Khan, associate professor of law at Columbia Law School and leader in the tech antitrust...
Advocacy / March 17, 2021
Explainer: Massachusetts Court Limits Religious Freedoms for Christian College
On Thursday, March 4, Massachusetts’s seven-member Supreme Judicial Court unanimously ruled against Gordon College, denying them protection from...
Advocacy / March 16, 2021
Bipartisan Coalition Introduces Legislation to Expand Charitable Giving
On Tuesday, March 9, a bipartisan coalition of U.S. Senators and Representatives introduced the Universal Giving Pandemic Response and Recovery Act...
Advocacy / March 11, 2021
Fake Definitions: Blowing the Whistle on America’s Thought Police
Deep in the false and fevered swamps of fake news and fake history resides a third mendacious denizen—fake definitions. Appearing first with a hiss...
Advocacy / March 10, 2021
GMR Offers to Extend Its Interim License with Commercial Radio Stations – But with a 20% Rate Increase
Amidst ongoing litigations, Global Music Rights (GMR) has agreed to extend its interim license with commercial radio broadcasters but with an...
U.S. EEOC
Advocacy / March 10, 2021
Biden Fires EEOC Attorney Who Defended Religious Liberty
President Biden fired Equal Employment Opportunity Commission general counsel Sharon Fast Gustafson Friday after Gustafson sent a letter to the...
U. S. Supreme Court
Advocacy / March 9, 2021
U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Justice for Chike Uzuegbunam
On March 8, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 8-1 in favor of Chike Uzuebunam, a former student at Georgia Gwinnett College who was...
Advocacy / March 9, 2021
Senator Mike Lee Introduces Spectrum Valuation Bill
On Wednesday, March 3, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) re-introduced the Government Spectrum Valuation Act, a bill designed to estimate the value of...
Advocacy / March 4, 2021
NRB Sends Letter Urging Senators to Vote Against the Equality Act
On Wed., March 3, NRB sent a letter to all 100 United States senators recommending that they vote against the Equality Act when it reaches the...
Advocacy / March 3, 2021
FCC Authorizes Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
On Thursday, Feb. 25, the Federal Communications Commission unanimously voted to adopt a Report and Order that establishes the Emergency Broadband...
Advocacy / February 25, 2021
FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington Opposes Title II Net Neutrality
Last week, Republican Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Nathan Simington made clear in his remarks at the Free State...
Advocacy / February 23, 2021
Amazon Removes Well-Known Book on Transgenderism
This week, Ryan Anderson discovered that Amazon had removed his book, When Harry became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment, from its online...
Advocacy / February 22, 2021
NRB Opposes the Equality Act
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a vote on the Equality Act, a bill which would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity”...
Advocacy / February 18, 2021
NRB Member First Liberty Institute Asks Court to Review Decision on Church Autonomy
On Wednesday, Feb. 17, First Liberty Institute and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, on behalf of the North American Mission Board (NAMB)...
Xavier Becerra
Advocacy / February 18, 2021
NRB Strongly Opposes Confirmation of Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services
Two Senate committees will hold hearings next week on President Biden’s nomination of Xavier Becerra to be Secretary of Health and Human Services....
Advocacy / February 9, 2021
SCOTUS Ruling Allows California Churches to Gather Indoors
On Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States lifted California’s ban on indoor worship during the coronavirus pandemic, protecting religious...
Advocacy / February 5, 2021
Free Speech Fairness Act Reintroduced to 117th Congress
On Thursday, Feb. 4, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Congressman Jody Hice (R-Ga.), and Republican Conference Vice Chairman Mike...
Advocacy / February 2, 2021
Twitter Locks Out Focus on the Family Account Over “Hateful Conduct” Policy Violation
Twitter has locked the account of The Daily Citizen, a publication of NRB Member Focus on the Family, citing “hateful content” in their tweet from...
Advocacy / January 29, 2021
Rep. Rodgers Proposes “Big Tech Accountability Platform”
On Tuesday, Jan. 26, Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) introduced the “Big Tech Accountability Platform” that will be the foundation for the approach...
Advocacy / January 29, 2021
Join Us Virtually For the 2021 March for Life
Today, the annual National March for Life will take place as a virtual event hosted in Washington, D.C. In an effort to protect those who...
Advocacy / January 21, 2021
Alliance Defending Freedom Asks the Supreme Court for Justice for Chike Uzuegbunam
UPDATE: On March 8, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 8-1 in favor of Chike Uzuebunam. On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, NRB Member...
Advocacy / January 21, 2021
Explainer: Who Will Serve in President Joe Biden’s Cabinet?
In the United States government, the Cabinet is the president’s advisory body that includes the Vice President and the heads of all 15 executive...
Advocacy / January 21, 2021
New Research Shows Majority of Americans Support Religious Freedom
Recent research from The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty shows that despite all of the challenges of 2020, people across the United States still...
Advocacy / January 7, 2021
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...
Advocacy / January 7, 2021
Explainer: What You Should Know About Section 230
What is Section 230? Section 230 is an amendment of the Communications Decency Act of 1996. This amendment holds that an “interactive computer...
Advocacy / December 16, 2020
Courts Strike Down COVID-19 Restrictions That Discriminate Against Churches
What just happened? On Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit unanimously ruled that Nevada COVID-19 restrictions...
Advocacy / December 16, 2020
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...
Advocacy / December 11, 2020
Evangelical leaders respond to Biden’s appointment of Xavier Becerra to HHS
President-elect Joe Biden has indicated he will choose Xavier Becerra, Democratic attorney general of California, as his nominee for Secretary...
Advocacy / December 2, 2020
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. “It has...
Advocacy / November 19, 2020
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...
Advocacy / October 15, 2020
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...
Advocacy / October 5, 2020
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...
Advocacy / August 12, 2020
‘Philadelphia Statement’ Urges All Americans to Embrace Free Speech, Resist Cancel Culture
More than 40 prominent scholars, freedom advocates, and policy experts released a public statement Tuesday affirming the necessity of free speech...
Advocacy / August 3, 2020
Support for Local Radio Freedom Act Surpasses Majority in the House
Following another push by NRB in early June, the Local Radio Freedom Act (H.Con.Res.20; S.Con.Res.5) now has the bipartisan support of 223 Members...
Advocacy / July 8, 2020
SCOTUS Rules 7-2 in Favor of Exemption for Employers Opposed to Contraceptives Mandate
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of exemptions that were provided to employers with religious or moral objections to the contraceptives...
Advocacy / July 8, 2020
SCOTUS Rules 7-2 Against Gov’t Interference in Faith-Based Groups’ Employment Decisions
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that two faith-based schools could not be sued by their former employees over their termination of employment...
Advocacy / June 30, 2020
Religious Schools Win in Latest SCOTUS Decision
By Katherine Johnson After a few recent disappointing decisions, the Supreme Court delivered a win today for religious liberty, religious schools,...
Advocacy / June 30, 2020
SCOTUS Rules 5-4 Against Montana Scholarship Program’s Prohibitions on Religious Schools, Individuals
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that an administrative rule to a Montana state tax-credit scholarship program violated the Free Exercise Clause...
Advocacy / June 29, 2020
Supreme Court Rules 5-4 Against Louisiana Law to Protect Women Seeking Abortions
The Supreme Court narrowly struck down Louisiana’s law requiring abortionists to hold admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, issuing a 5-4...
Advocacy / June 25, 2020
Bipartisan Group Introduces Bill Expanding Federal Tax Deduction for Charitable Giving
Sens. James Lankford (R-Okla.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)...
Advocacy / June 25, 2020
U.S. State Department Releases 2019 Report on International Religious Freedom
The U.S. Department of State’s Office of International Religious Freedom released its 2019 Report on International Religious Freedom earlier this...
Advocacy / June 15, 2020
SCOTUS Adds Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity to Civil Rights Act with 6-3 Ruling
Under the U.S. Constitution’s separation of powers, the responsibility to amend legislation belongs to Congress and the President in the legislative...
Advocacy / June 15, 2020
Supreme Court Delivers a Troubling Decision Against Harris Funeral Homes
By Sarah Kramer Americans should be able to rely on what the law says. Unfortunately, it seems the U.S. Supreme Court does not agree. Today, the...
Advocacy / May 14, 2020
Religious Leaders Calling for Congress to Protect Houses of Worship as They Reopen
Most states have begun to ease restrictions on businesses and social activity after weeks of lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19. And while...
Advocacy / May 14, 2020
U.S. Senators Urge Leadership to Consider Nonprofits, Churches in Next Relief Proposal
Sens. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Angus King (I-Maine) sent a bipartisan letter last week to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and...
Advocacy / May 12, 2020
Supreme Court Hears Employment Discrimination Cases Against Religious Organizations
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments over the phone Monday in the consolidated cases of two faith-based schools sued by former employees...
Advocacy / March 27, 2020
CARES Act Offers Relief for Nonprofits Amid Coronavirus Crisis
The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday and signed into law later in...
Advocacy / November 14, 2019
Bigotry and the Letter of the Law
This September was an anniversary of sorts. It marked 24 years since a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York. The...
Advocacy / October 31, 2019
Betsy DeVos Recognized as 2019 D. James Kennedy Distinguished Christian Statesman
The D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship presented its 2019 Distinguished Christian Statesman Award to U.S. Secretary of Education...
Advocacy / October 31, 2019
Slicing Free Speech Too Thinly
I have been following Facebook founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg’s recent statements about free speech, both in his recent testimony before the...
Advocacy / October 17, 2019
President Trump Addresses Values Voter Summit 2019; Andrew Brunson Honored
President Donald Trump addressed the Family Research Council’s (FRC) 14th annual Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., last week, marking his...
Advocacy / October 17, 2019
Transgender Rights: Redefining the Job of Courts?
Last week the Supreme Court heard arguments in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. EEOC, a case where a Christian funeral home was sued...
Advocacy / October 3, 2019
Here Come the Free Speech Punishers
Members on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee recently suggested that a number of nonprofit groups – including some organizations that are...
Advocacy / September 5, 2019
Stretching the First Amendment to the Breaking Point
I have been following for years the legal campaign by atheists to secure a place in the pantheon of America’s “protected rights.” This one, however,...
Advocacy / August 8, 2019
Hard Questions about Hate Speech and Homicide
The terrible shooting rampages in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, ought to send us to our knees in prayer for the survivors and for the grieving...
Advocacy / July 25, 2019
Yes, Washington is Listening
When I sent a legal memo over to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on October 15, 2008, with a modest proposal for a rule change, I had no...
Advocacy / July 11, 2019
Sheriff Needed for Silicon Valley’s Wild West Censorship?
A book written by NRB member Anne Paulk, who heads the Christian ministry Restored Hope Network, has been stripped off of Amazon’s popular book...
Advocacy / June 27, 2019
State Department Releases New International Religious Freedom Report
The U.S. Department of State’s Office of International Religious Freedom released its 2018 Report on International Religious Freedom ahead of its...
Advocacy / June 13, 2019
Doors Opened and Closed
On Tuesday, a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee grilled media experts about potential antitrust damage that big technology platforms...
Advocacy / May 15, 2019
A Most Uncivil Law is Coming
A vote in the House of Representatives could come as early as this Thursday on H.R. 5, the contentious bill that would place nearly all Christian...
Advocacy / April 12, 2019
Tech Titans Take Fire for Censorship
Major technology corporations took heavy fire this week for ongoing ideological bias evident in the operation of their platforms. While...
Advocacy / April 12, 2019
House Passes Bill to Derail ‘Restoring Internet Freedom’
On largely partisan lines, the House of Representatives this week passed the “Save the Internet Act.” This bill (H.R. 1644) essentially would roll...
Advocacy / April 5, 2019
House Panel Holds Hearing on ‘Equality Act’
The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday on a bill that NRB’s Board of Directors, a body of nearly a hundred leaders in Christian...
Advocacy / April 1, 2019
Radio License Renewals Addressed at FCC session
ANAHEIM, Calif. (NRB) – License renewal is the issue that will be foremost on radio broadcasters’ minds for the next four years, an attorney said...
Advocacy / March 22, 2019
NRB Comments on ‘Disconnect’ over TV Parental Guidelines
National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) filed comments this week in an FCC Media Bureau proceeding on the effectiveness of the current TV content...
Advocacy / March 22, 2019
Big Tech Feeling Pressure on Censorship Concerns
Since NRB launched Internet Freedom Watch in 2017 to highlight and substantiate the problem of online censorship of Christian and conservative...
Advocacy / March 15, 2019
Bills Renew Attack on Religious Freedom Law
National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) has long opposed legislative efforts that leave people of faith vulnerable to discrimination in the public...
Advocacy / March 15, 2019
Education Secretary Drops Restriction on Religious Contractors
Citing the direction of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Trinity Lutheran decision, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced this week her...
Advocacy / March 15, 2019
Rao Approved to DC Circuit
Neomi Rao, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the seat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals previously held by Supreme Court Justice Brett...
Advocacy / March 8, 2019
House Passes PIRATE Act
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to enhance the FCC’s ability to crack down on pirate radio stations. The...
Advocacy / March 8, 2019
House Democrats Press Forward Bill Threatening Free Speech
When the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is warning its “progressive” allies in Congress that their signature piece of legislation has...
Advocacy / March 8, 2019
Response to Anti-Israel Sentiment Divides Democrats
Congressional Democrats spent much of this week battling among themselves over how to respond to another round of anti-Israel comments by freshman...
Advocacy / March 1, 2019
High Court Hears Arguments on World War I Memorial Cross
The U.S. Supreme Court this week heard arguments in the case of a 40-foot-tall concrete cross in Bladensburg, Maryland, honoring soldiers who died...
Advocacy / March 1, 2019
FCC Seeks Comment on TV Parental Guidelines
Responding to a recent congressional directive, the FCC’s Media Bureau is seeking public comment this month on the accuracy of the TV Content...
Advocacy / March 1, 2019
Media Ownership Review Officially Open for Comment
In December, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to initiate a quadrennial media ownership review seeking comments on radio and TV...
Advocacy / February 22, 2019
Human Rights Advocate Barred by Facebook Before Reinstatement
Last weekend Facebook informed a Washington, D.C.-based human rights advocate that she was permanently banned from its platform. Faith McDonnell,...
Advocacy / February 22, 2019
Senate to Vote on Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
On Monday, February 25, the U.S. Senate will vote on legislation requiring medical professionals to provide care to newborn babies who survive an...
Advocacy / February 22, 2019
Legislation Against Performance Tax Reintroduced
Many Members of Congress have again certified that they don’t agree with a performance tax. The Local Radio Freedom Act was reintroduced by Reps....
Advocacy / February 15, 2019
Feminist Suing Twitter
This week a liberal feminist blogger based in Canada filed suit against Twitter after she was silenced on the platform for expressing opinions...
Advocacy / February 15, 2019
PTC Calls for FCC Oversight of TV Content Ratings System
The Parents Television Council (PTC) this week called on the FCC to review its order from two decades ago that established the V-chip, TV content...
Advocacy / February 8, 2019
‘Inquisition’ Called Out at Judicial Nominee Hearing
During this week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on her nomination for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Neomi Rao was grilled by a prominent...
Advocacy / February 8, 2019
Free Speech Fairness Act Reintroduced
Legislation to lift the free speech burden of the infamous “Johnson Amendment” off of charitable organizations was reintroduced in Congress this...
Advocacy / February 8, 2019
President Lauds Life and Liberty
The President delivered two significant speeches this week where he tied American greatness to principles of faith, life, and liberty. At the...
Advocacy / January 25, 2019
Justices Want More Clarity on Praying Coach Case
Four U.S. Supreme Court justices threw a flag on the officiating of lower courts in the case of a high school football coach fired after praying on...
Advocacy / January 18, 2019
Silicon Valley ‘Behemoths’ Draw Attention of AG Nominee
Silicon Valley titans may soon find themselves under more scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice. During his confirmation hearing before the...
Advocacy / January 11, 2019
House Democrat Takes on State Colleague on Behalf of Religious Freedom
This week a Hawaiian Democrat in the House of Representatives made waves when she called out religious discrimination in her party, particularly in...
Advocacy / January 11, 2019
Democrats Resist Israel Security, Anti-BDS Bill
Most Senate Democrats banded together this week to halt a Middle East security bill that would bolster military assistance to Israel and Jordan,...
Advocacy / January 4, 2019
Time Runs Out on Attempt to Bring Back Title II Rules
Last spring, Senate Democrats forced and won a vote on a resolution to reverse the FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order, which had rolled back the...
Advocacy / January 4, 2019
FCC Commissioners Confirmed by Senate
The FCC has suspended most of its operations during the ongoing partial federal government shutdown, but the bench of commissioners is again at full...
Advocacy / December 14, 2018
State Department Announces ‘Countries of Particular Concern’
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo this week announced that, in accordance with the International Religious Freedom Act, he had placed several...
Advocacy / December 14, 2018
Hearing Accentuates Need for Remedy to Big Tech Bias
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, sat before the House Judiciary Committee this week. In a testament to the importance of this hearing, House Majority...
Advocacy / December 14, 2018
Treasury Issues ‘Parking Tax’ Guidance
The U.S. Treasury Department released a guidance document on Monday intended to help churches and nonprofit ministries compute and comply with a new...
Advocacy / December 7, 2018
Incoming Senator Throws Gauntlet Down to BigTech
Even as technology interests in Washington prepare for next Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing featuring Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, they...
Advocacy / December 7, 2018
Broadcasting, Texting on Dockets Next Week
Officials in Washington, D.C., will be examining a number of items of interest to broadcasters and ministries next week. On Tuesday, in addition to...
Advocacy / December 7, 2018
Russian Interference Stirs Debate at FCC
In what could be a preview of a testy monthly open meeting at the FCC, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel (D) took aim this week at Chairman Ajit Pai...
Advocacy / November 30, 2018
Parking Tax Still Looms
Even as Congress considers ways to mitigate its effect, a new “parking tax” still looms for churches and nonprofit ministries. Newly added Section...
Advocacy / November 30, 2018
Google Chief to Face House Committee
Earlier this autumn, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) called for Google to come before Congress amid concerns of bias and censorship...
Advocacy / November 30, 2018
Congress Approves Bill to Aid Victims of Genocide
After many months of deliberations between the House of Representatives and the Senate, Congress this week put its final stamp of approval on...
Advocacy / November 16, 2018
NRB Urges Repeal of New Parking Tax
NRB is calling on Congress to stop a new “parking tax” from being levied on churches and nonprofit ministries. In a letter to key Senate and House...
Advocacy / November 16, 2018
NRB Summit Speaker Nominated to Federal Bench
President Donald Trump this week announced his nomination of Neomi Rao for the seat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that was recently vacated...
Advocacy / November 9, 2018
Divided Government Returning to Washington
While some congressional races are still not resolved and a clear national message from voters is difficult to determine, one thing we do know after...
Advocacy / November 9, 2018
World War I Memorial Cross Case Goes to the Supreme Court
This Sunday, the world will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. Sadly, a 40-foot-tall concrete cross in...
Advocacy / November 9, 2018
Trump Administration Issues New Conscience Protection Rules
This week the Trump administration finalized new federal rules aimed at providing relief for the Little Sisters of the Poor and other groups that...
Advocacy / November 2, 2018
Pelosi Promises Action on Bill that Would Gut Religious Freedom Restoration Act
If the House of Representatives flips to Democrat control after next week’s election, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), currently House Minority Leader,...
Advocacy / November 1, 2018
Evangelical Delegation Meets with His Royal Highness Mohammed Bin Salman, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Following Meetings in Egypt, Jordan and the UAE, American Christian Leaders Turn Their Attention to Saudi Arabia Editor’s note: Dr. Jerry A....
Advocacy / October 30, 2018
Johnson, Little Join Evangelical Delegation to United Arab Emirates
First-Ever Delegation Thanks Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi for Protection of Freedom of Worship for Churches ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – His...
Advocacy / October 26, 2018
Pakistani Christian Woman Awaits Verdict on Death Sentence
Earlier this month, Pakistan’s Supreme Court heard an appeal for a Christian woman who has been on death row because of her faith for nearly eight...
Advocacy / October 25, 2018
Johnson Presents NRB Resolutions to Israeli President in Jerusalem
Netanyahu to Christian Media Summit: ‘Tell The Truth’ About Israel JERUSALEM – Desiring to convey National Religious Broadcasters’ unwavering...
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