IN THE MILITARY After filing a religious discrimination complaint against his commanding officer, Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt) Phillip Monk is now facing intimidation and retaliation from the military. During a meeting earlier this month, Air Force investigators abruptly read Monk his Miranda rights—usually standard during criminal arrests—accusing the 19-year Air
IN THE PUBLIC ARENA Attorneys Urge City of San Antonio to Protect the Religious Liberty Rights of Individualsand Organizations with Religious Objections SAN ANTONIO, TX, September 3, 2013— Today, Liberty Institute submitted a second letter to the City of San Antonio in response to the City’s revised “anti-discrimination” ordinance proposal.
IN THE PUBLIC ARENA Legion Asks the Massachusetts Supreme Court to Confirm That the Pledge Inspires Patriotism and Does Not Violate the Massachusetts Constitution BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, August 22, 2013 – Today, The American Legion and The American Legion Department of Massachusetts filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Supreme Judicial Court
IN THE MILITARY This week, First Liberty Institute filed a formal complaint with the military on behalf of our client, Senior Master Sergeant Phillip Monk, a 19-year veteran of the Air Force who was punished for his faith. The complaint letter, addressed to Monk’s commander, Major Elisa Valenzuela, was announced
IN THE MILITARYThe shocking stories of religious hostility in our nation’s military continue, and now, Liberty Institute represents Senior Master Sergeant Phillip Monk, a 19-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force who was relieved of his duties because of his faith and moral convictions. Senior Master Sergeant Monk, who served
IN THE PUBLIC ARENA The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has proven it will stop at nothing to completely eliminate religion from public view, going after school districts, churches, Christmas displays, and now even our own currency. In a recent press release, FFRF announced that it, along with 19