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Monday, October 07, 2019

Previous news releases:

  • 2019-08-23: Appeals court: First Amendment allows MN filmmakers ‘to choose when to speak and what to say’
  • 2018-10-15: Facing threat of fines and jail time, filmmakers appeal to court: ‘Protect our films from govt control’
  • 2018-02-13: 10 states among those expressing support for artistic freedom of Minnesota filmmakers
  • 2018-01-22: Filmmakers to appeals court: Don’t allow govt to control our stories
  • 2017-10-20: Minnesota filmmakers appeal ruling that allows state to control their stories
  • 2017-09-20: ADF to appeal ruling that allows Minnesota officials to control filmmakers’ stories
  • 2017-05-25: Minnesota filmmakers to court: Stop state from controlling stories we tell
  • 2017-01-13: Minnesota filmmakers ask court to halt state control of their films
  • 2016-12-06: Minnesota filmmakers’ lawsuit puts freedom in focus


  • Jeremy Tedesco: The state's decision proves legal weakness of discrimination argument (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2019-10-07)
  • Maureen Collins: 8th Circuit dealt a huge blow to government-compelled speech (Christian Post, 2019-10-01)
  • Kate Anderson: Eighth Circuit rules government can’t force Christians to work same-sex ceremonies (The Federalist, 2019-09-16)
  • Jay Hobbs: Victory for Christian filmmakers is a win for everyone (Ricochet, 2019-09-06)
  • Jeremy Tedesco: Can a state rewrite a movie script? (Wall Street Journal, 2019-09-02)
  • Carl Larsen: Ruling in filmmaking/marriage case is a win for free speech (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2019-08-28)
  • Jeremy Tedesco: Federal appeals court picks up where Masterpiece Cakeshop left off (National Review, 2019-08-28)
  • Jeremy Tedesco: Opposite of free speech (Thinking Minnesota, 2018-12)
  • Carl Larsen: Filmmakers: State shouldn't decide what marriage stories we must tell (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2018-10-20)
  • Carl Larsen: Preserve freedom, including religious convictions, for everyone (St. Cloud Times, 2017-10-21)
  • Angel Larsen: Christian videographer: Let's live together in peace instead of silencing those with whom we disagree (Fox News, 2017-10-20)
  • James Gottry: Court put state law above First Amendment in wedding video case (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2017-09-27)
  • Jim Campbell: Arguments separating fashion designers from other artists aren’t worthy of the runway (National Review, 2017-01-23)
  • Jim Campbell: Designers can refuse to dress the Trumps. Other artists should have the same freedom. (Washington Post, 2017-01-18)
  • Jordan Lorence: Because of Trump, The Left suddenly cares about conscience rights again (The Federalist, 2017-01-04)
  • Jonathan Scruggs: Lawsuit: Businesses have same right as people (St. Cloud Times, 2016-12-24)
  • Jeremy Tedesco: Minnesota wants to censor and coerce Christian artists (The Gospel Coalition, 2016-12-22)
  • Jeremy Tedesco: The Left’s discrimination double standard: artistic freedom for me, but not for thee (CNS News, 2016-12-13)
  • Carl Larsen: Religious beliefs and the marketplace: We’re acting pre-emptively to protect our rights (Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2016-12-07)

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