True Test of Freedom: Protecting Unpopular Views

The First Amendment protects religious liberty and guarantees freedom of expression for all, including those with unpopular and controversial views.
February 24, 2018 • News & Commentary

Have you ever wondered, what makes freedom possible? For over two centuries, the First Amendment has played a key role in ensuring that liberty endures in America. In the last few years, however, the rights and freedoms protected by the Constitution have come under severe attack from hostile groups that

Opponents’ Agenda Seeks to Banish Centuries-Old American Tradition

At any minute, the U.S. Supreme Court could issue a response on some of the most important cases of our time regarding legislative invocations.
February 24, 2018 • News & Commentary

Are secularists trying to revise American history? It seems that way based on their relentless assault on legislative invocations – a centuries-old tradition that dates back to before the founding of our great country. Recently, radicals filed multiple lawsuits to target public officials who open government meetings with an invocation.

COMMENTARY: First Amendment Protects Unpopular Views, Like Those Held by a Christian Baker

The Daily Signal
February 16, 2018 • In the News

The story is all too familiar by now: A same-sex couple asks a religious baker to custom create a wedding cake. The baker politely apologizes, but the resulting lawsuit shuts down the bakery. But this time, the story has a different ending—for now. Cathy Miller runs a bakery in Bakersfield,

America the Unrecognizable?

Relentless attacks and on-going erosion of ‘tolerance and diversity’ when it comes to religious expression could lead our country down a dark road.
February 16, 2018 • News & Commentary

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 –

High Five for Trump! Kelly Shackelford Reviews the President’s Impressive Record on Religious Freedom

In only one year, President Trump and his administration are taking critical steps to end harassment of believers and strengthening conscience protections.
February 8, 2018 • News & Commentary

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

You Fought For Us…We Fight For You

Ten years after serving in Afghanistan, First Liberty attorney Mike Berry gives an exclusive interview on defending the religious liberty of service members.
February 8, 2018 • News & Commentary

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