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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

Jewish Congregation Sued Again! Liberty Institute Defends Against Shut-Down Threat

March 6, 2015

First Liberty Institute attorneys warn: “If this synagogue loses, we all lose.” First Liberty Institute General Counsel Jeff Mateer, Senior Counsel Justin Butterfield and Congregation Toras Chaim’s Rabbi Yaakov Rich at a press conference on March 3, 2015. On Monday, March 2, 2015, the City of Dallas, Texas—the nation’s ninth

OUR HERITAGE MATTERS: Protecting America’s Public Religious Expressions of Faith

February 26, 2015

        First Liberty Institute squares off against legal groups trying to shut down prayer, and remove religious imagery and other expressions of faith across the nation On the night of February 17, the council chamber of a small American city was packed to standing-room-only capacity. The crowd was