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Foundation for Moral Law Files Brief Defending Religious Liberty in California

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(MONTGOMERY, AL) – Today Foundation for Moral Law President Kayla Moore announced that the Foundation had filed a friend of the court brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case of Donald Welch v. Edmund G. Brown, Jr. The brief argues that a California statute, which makes it illegal for a counselor to suggest to a homosexual minor that homosexual activity is wrong, is an unconstitutional infringement on the First Amendment rights of the counselor as well as the patient and his/her parents.

“The Foundation for Moral Law is committed to ensuring that state governments and the judiciary in our Country follow the Constitution and honor the intention of our Founding Fathers,” commented Moore. “There is no doubt that the State of California erred in outlawing a counselor to express his or her personal opinions on the matter of homosexuality. The Foundation for Moral Law is proud to have defended religious liberty in this case and we will continue to do so throughout the United States.”

The brief, which was authored by the Foundation’s Senior Attorney and Resident Scholar Colonel John A. Eidsmoe and Executive Director and Chief Counsel Joshua M. Pendergrass,suggested that the Ninth Circuit had a duty to affirm that the law was due to be struck down. The Foundation argued that counselors, parents and children allhave a right under the First Amendment to seek counseling which suggests that homosexuality is abhorrent.

The case which is now pending before the U.S. 9th Circuit, is expected to be decided later this year.The entire brief filed by the Foundation can be retrieved here:

The Foundation for Moral Law is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), legal foundation based in Montgomery, Alabama which was founded by Judge Roy Moore. The Foundation is committed to protecting religious liberty, honoring the Constitution and preserving the right of all people to publicly acknowledge God. Learn more at

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