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Protecting Churches and Other Religious Organizations

February 8, 2016

First Liberty represents religious organizations of all faiths, including churches, synagogues, temples, and other religious institutions. At First Liberty, we equip these organizations with the knowledge they need to safeguard their rights, and are committed restoring those rights when they are violated. According to the First Amendment, case precedent, and […]

Victories: For Churches and Other Religious Organizations

January 27, 2016

Latter Day Deliverance Revival Center and Christian Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church When the City of Houston attempted to take the property of one church and bulldoze another in Houston’s historic Fifth Ward, two veteran pastors turned to First Liberty Institute for help. We stopped the government from taking the church’s […]

Dear Coach Kennedy,

I would like to say thank you. Your dedication to your faith and your commitment to the positive education of our youth is truly admirable. I am deeply grateful for your military service and for taking a courageous stance in protecting religious liberty rights for teachers and administrators.

If our First Amendment protects a player’s right to kneel in protest, it certainly protects your right to kneel in prayer.

I was shocked to learn that Bremerton High School suspended you after denying your request to continue your wholesome practice of giving thanks after football games.

The Bremerton School District’s actions violate the law and send the wrong message to coaches, young people, our communities, and our nation — a message of hostility to religious freedom and intolerance toward personal religious expression.

Please know that you are not alone in this difficult time — I support you and First Liberty as you continue to fight for religious freedom! Our schools need more coaches like you, our country needs more citizens like you, and our world needs more people like you.