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A READY DEFENSE: How to Protect Your Ministry or Faith-Based Business from Legal Attack and Ruin

May 14, 2015 • News & Commentary

How do you save your ministry, faith-based business, or church from attacks that are already happening? People of faith can equip themselves to withstand litigation by anti-religious opponents! Learn more from First Liberty Institute General Counsel Jeff Mateer  . . .     It was right there in the New

Portraits of Courage: High School Salutatorian Brooks Hamby Continues to Stand for Students’ Rights to Religious Expression

May 14, 2015 • News & Commentary

Reconnecting with First Liberty Institute clients and people of faith whose steadfastness and past legal victories continue to touch America today . . .     Last year at this time, Brooks Hamby was getting ready to graduate from high school. He was about to be chosen as the salutatorian

First Liberty Institute Asks State Supreme Court: Protect Kountze Cheerleaders’ Rights

May 7, 2015 • News & Commentary

First Liberty Institute files its main legal brief to Court to protect Kountze, Texas, cheerleaders’ freedom to put Bible verses on banners. Fights back against efforts by the school district, Freedom From Religion Foundation, and the ACLU in trying to censor private speech.   Current and future Kountze Independent School

UPDATE: Humanists Step Up Efforts to DEMOLISH Historic Maryland World War I Veterans Memorial

May 7, 2015 • News & Commentary

First Liberty Institute continues defense of 90-year-old veterans memorial on behalf of its client, The American Legion   Until the American Humanist Association filed its lawsuit, the Bladensburg, Maryland World War I Veterans Memorial stood without objection for almost 90 years.     This week, the American Humanist Association (AHA)

JUDGES vs. YOUR PASTOR? Proposed Law Would Protect Clergy from Being Forced to Participate in Ceremonies that Violate Their Faith

May 1, 2015 • News & Commentary

Texas is latest state to consider Pastor Protection law. Hears expert testimony from Senior Counsel Justin Butterfield of First Liberty Institute.       As the nation anxiously awaits the Supreme Court’s decision later this summer in the marriage case Obergefell v. Hodges—which could redefine marriage and lead to the

TIME FOR GRADUATION: First Liberty Institute Educates Student Speakers About Their Religious Liberty & Free Speech Rights

May 1, 2015 • News & Commentary

Free, downloadable resources empower valedictorians and salutatorians to express their faith in graduation speeches       As graduation season nears, valedictorians and salutatorians in high schools, universities, and colleges all across our nation are preparing their speeches. Many of these bright leaders of tomorrow are young men and women