America is not a “post-religious-freedom” society. Not yet, anyway. The last time we checked the Constitution, the First Amendment was still in effect, which means the country has not “moved on” past religious freedom. Despite what the opposition may want to portray, America is still characterized – infused, really –
By Kelly Shackelford – As Published in National Review Online During his first State of the Union address, President Trump noted that his administration has “taken historic actions to protect religious liberty.” Measured against eight years of a previous president intent on reducing religious liberty to little more than “freedom
Since joining First Liberty in 2013, Mike Berry, Deputy General Counsel and Director for Military Affairs, has participated in some of the nation’s most high-profile religious liberty cases. Currently, Berry and the First Liberty legal team are litigating some of our nation’s most crucial military cases, several of which may
In one of the most moving parts of the president’s State of the Union address, President Donald Trump honored Ryan Holet—a police officer who decided to adopt the baby of a heroin addict. Holet encountered the baby’s parents while on duty and asked the mother, “Why do you have to be shooting
While the Department of Defense defends our nation against threats to national security, two groups are hoping Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will take his attention off the enemy and turn it against the spiritual needs of our servicemembers.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights announced the creation of a new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division. Among its first acts was to propose a rule protecting the conscience rights of religious health care workers within the medical profession. While many conservatives, particularly