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2014 SCROOGE AWARDS: Help Us Expose the Worst Anti-Religious Discriminators of the Year

December 22, 2014

Vote for your #1 Scrooge when it comes to stamping out religious expression in America Ebenezer Scrooge may have been a work of fiction in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, but his cold-hearted ways are very much alive and well this Advent season.     Multitudes wear the “Bah-humbug” holiday

REALLY? Religion-Hostile Georgia Bureaucrats Create Misleading Story for Firing of Dr. Eric Walsh

December 19, 2014

First Liberty Institute corrects inaccuracies in Department of Public Health’s attempt to escape religious discrimination charge   This week, First Liberty Institute, with volunteer attorney Andrew Coffman of Parks, Chesin, & Walbert, sent a response to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) addressing the factual inaccuracies in the State

PUNISHED: Army Chaplain Seeks Religious Accommodation to Care for Spiritual Well Being of Soldiers

December 19, 2014

First Liberty Institute prepared to take legal action if Chaplain Lawhorn’s commanding officer denies his request     This week, First Liberty Institute sent a second letter on behalf of our client Chaplain (Captain) Joseph “Joe” Lawhorn—this time requesting a religious accommodation to his commanding officer, Colonel David Fivecoat.  You

CHAPLAIN CASE: Deadline December 15 for U.S. Army to Respond to Liberty Institute

December 11, 2014

As reported in the national media this week, Liberty Institute has demanded that the United States Army revoke an unlawful violation of the religious liberty rights of our client, Chaplain (Captain) Joseph “Joe” Lawhorn.  Liberty Institute sent a letter to Chaplain Lawhorn’s commander at Fort Benning, Georgia, earlier this week, asking for a

Federal Appeals Court Dismisses Atheist Organization’s Attack on Clergy Tax Exemptions

December 4, 2014

Ruling blocks dangerous attempt to downgrade status of religion in America In a welcome victory for religious freedom, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. v. Lew, rebuffing an aggressive challenge to the legal status of clergy and the value of religion.

6 Religious Liberties for Students and Teachers at Christmastime

December 4, 2014

Liberty Institute helps students and teachers know their rights when it comes to celebrating the Christmas season  Candy canes, Christmas trees, manger scenes . . . if you’re like many Americans, these symbols conjure up fond memories of Christmas—the day Christians celebrate the birth of Christ.  As a country, we