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Pilgrims and Patriots – A Thanksgiving Message from Kelly Shackelford

November 25, 2014

Dear Friend of Religious Liberty, This week you and I—along with millions of Americans—will give thanks.  And we will remember all those who sacrificed that we might have freedom of religion. Who are these courageous Americans? Some of them you will only read about in history books.  The Pilgrims.  The

3 Things You Need to Know About The Equal Access Act

November 20, 2014

When high-school sophomore Liz Loverde submitted her proposal to start a “Dare to Believe” Christian club at Wantagh High School in Long Island, New York, her principal told her no!  But Liz was persistent, and explained to her principal that she had a right to start the club—thanks to The

IT’S HAPPENED AGAIN! Another NY Public High School Denies Student’s Faith-Based Club – “Dare to Believe”

November 20, 2014

On behalf of 16-year-old Liz Loverde, Liberty Institute is fighting back against this carbon-copy religious discrimination Less than two months after high school student John Raney—and his Christian club, Students United in Faith—was unlawfully discriminated against at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket, New York, a gross violation of

Freedom From Religion Foundation Attacks Its Next School – Mt. Vernon ISD

November 20, 2014

But Liberty Institute won’t let hostility toward religious freedoms in our nation’s schools stand! Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is at it again!  This time, FFRF is attacking Mt. Vernon Independent School District (ISD) in Mt. Vernon, Texas, over allegations of “overtly promoting religion.” But what exactly were these “promotions”?

VICTORY: Federal Court Grants Insight for Living Ministries Relief from Federal Abortion Pill Mandate Fines

November 14, 2014

Pastor Charles R. Swindoll’s international Bible-teaching ministry provided an injunction while case makes its way through the federal court system    This week, a U.S Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted a preliminary injunction to Insight for Living Ministries, the Bible-teaching

WE RESPOND: Liberty Institute Speaks Out against Religious Intolerance

August 21, 2014

Our attorneys address a Des Moines Register columnist’s troubling op-ed . . .  In response to a recent op-ed written by Des Moines Register newspaper columnist Rekha Basu, Liberty Institute Senior Counsel Jeremy Dys and volunteer attorney Matthew Whitaker—a former United States Attorney in Iowa and partner of Whitaker, Hagenow,