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CHAPLAIN UPDATE: U.S. Navy Official Denies Chaplain Wes Modder’s Request for Religious Accommodation

March 20, 2015

First Liberty Institute calls out Navy official’s unlawful punishment of client and will appeal on the highly-decorated chaplain’s behalf!     Chaplain Wes Modder prays over service members before they go into harm’s way aboard the USS Bunker Hill off the coast of Somalia. It is only because of a

Vandals Spray-Paint Swastika on Car of Congregation Toras Chaim’s Rabbi Rich

March 20, 2015

Vandalism committed nine days after city of Dallas sues First Liberty Institute client Congregation Toras Chaim     Rabbi Yaakov Rich’s car was vandalized with a swastika just daysafter the City of Dallas filed a lawsuit that could potentially shut down the small Orthodox Jewish congregation.   Last week, on

Media Company Purposefully Obscures True Reason for Wrongful Termination of Award-Winning Journalist

March 20, 2015

First Liberty Institute counters omissions, misconstrued facts in employer’s response to EEOC charge of religious discrimination on behalf of client Bob Eschliman   First Liberty Institute client and former Newton Daily News editor-in-chief Bob Eschliman was fired for the uniquely religious opinions he expressed in one, private blog post written

VICTORY! U.S. District Judge Dismisses American Atheists’ Attack on a Ten Commandments Monument on the OK Capitol Grounds

March 12, 2015

First Liberty Institute applauds the court’s decision to protect this display of America’s religious heritage   On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, First Liberty Institute participated in defeating American Atheists in their latest search-and-destroy mission against a Ten Commandments monument.  United States District Judge Robin J. Cauthron dismissed a lawsuit brought

FIGHT FOR FAITH INTENSIFIES: First Liberty Institute Requests Immediate Remedy for Chaplain Wes Modder

March 12, 2015

First Liberty Institute demands Navy restore highly decorated chaplain as public outcry grows   Click here to watch Chaplain Wes Modder and his wife Beth share about their painful and discriminatory experience   The unthinkable has happened yet again. Another decorated military hero’s career has been threatened by our nation’s

DON’T MUZZLE OUR CHAPLAINS! U.S. Congressman Calls for Chief of Army Chaplains’ Help

March 6, 2015

Violation of First Liberty Institute client Chaplain Joe Lawhorn’s religious liberty rights point to greater issue of Army religious freedom policies     In his third letter of inquiry regarding the Army’s punishment of Chaplain (Captain) Joseph “Joe” Lawhorn, Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) is now taking his unaddressed questions and