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    Christian Attorneys: The Oxymoron and Why We’re Different

    How can there be such a thing as Christian attorneys? We get that question a lot. If you read our monthly newsletters you already know that we are not subtle about our faith or our effort to serve churches and ministries.   Read More...

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    A Supreme Court Case Pregnant with Hope

    By Noel W. Sterett, attorney at Mauck & Baker, LLCOn Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in NIFLA v. Becerra, a case involving California’s effort to restrict and compel the speech of pro-life pregnancy care centers.   Read More...

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    Prayer for Forced Abortion Referral Case in the United States Supreme Court

    On March 20, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in an important case about whether pro-life pregnancy centers can be forced to advertise abortion information. A case out of California, these pregnancy centers are being targeted for their commitment to protecting life and providing low-cost pregnancy support services to women. Mauck & Baker attorney Noel Sterett will be attending the oral argument in Washington, DC.   Read More...

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    Jeanne Ives: Having the Courage of Conviction in the Illinois Gubernatorial Race

    Recently, I had the opportunity to interview Jeanne Ives on the Lawyers for Jesus radio show (Listen here). Jeanne Ives is a remarkable woman who is running for governor of Illinois in the upcoming Republican Primary. Remarkable, not only for the common sense fiscal policies she brings to the state’s legislature which has bankrupted this state, but for the courage of her convictions as she stands against this State’s increasing moral bankruptcy.   Read More...

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    How Billy Graham Started Our Bible Study

    I had been practicing law about six years and had just recommitted my life to following Jesus in the prior year. My law practice was primarily real estate and one day I was negotiating a real estate contract over the phone with an attorney named Nick. As we went from paragraph to paragraph reviewing the contract and agreeing to changes, I had a thought, tell Nick about Jesus.   Read More...

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    Pro-Life Nurse to US Health and Human Services: Protect Healthcare Professionals’ Conscience

    In January we filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of our client Sandra (Mendoza) Rojas, an experienced pediatric nurse who worked for the county for eighteen years. In 2017, she was unlawfully discriminated against and ultimately terminated by the Winnebago County Health Department for her beliefs about the dignity of life and inability to participate in an abortion or provide abortion-related services.   Read More...

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    Should Your Church Create Separate Nonprofit Organizations for its Ministries?

    A growing trend for churches across the country is to create separate 501(c)(3) organizations for some of their ministries. Many churches today operate day care centers, schools, and other programs that further their mission. It is important for churches to know that they have the option of setting up these ministries as separate nonprofit organizations and understand the practical steps to do so.The ProsGenerally speaking, the benefits of creating a separate 501(c)(3) entity for certain church ...  Read More...

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    City Bans Feeding and Housing Strays

    Surfside, North Carolina — Surfside residents are up in arms over the city’s new ordinance which makes it illegal to provide food or shelter to stray dogs and cats. The ordinance was passed after a study showed that Surfside was attracting an inordinate number of strays from other communities which had similar bans already in place. The study estimated that there were upwards of 1,200 stray cats and dogs in and around Surfside.“Look, I love dogs and cats, but strays create too ...  Read More...

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    Letter to the Editor: Would Your Denomination Pack Heat?

    For a Presbyterian or Reformed pastor to pack heat seems like bad form, given their conviction in the sovereignty of God. Likewise, I wouldn't expect your typical Mennonite, Amish or Quaker pastor to be packing, since they believe in turning the other cheek and loving one’s enemies, and it is hard to love someone when you are busy shooting them. Common sense tells you that much.Methodists, once conservative, now liberal, are of course confused about whether to pack heat.   Read More...

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    Our New Year Countdown to 2018

    We are thankful for all the work God gave us in 2017. Join us in our countdown looking back at some of our work in 2017 and looking forward to 2018 as we prayerfully pursue what God has for us.10 days to Free a Church to WorshipOn October 13, 2017, we filed suit in the District Court of Alabama on behalf of New Life in Jesus Ministry. New Life had been denied zoning approval to worship at its new location even though non-religious assemblies were free to meet there.   Read More...

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