TEXAS PASSES PASTOR PROTECTION ACT: A First Step in Defending Religious Freedom for All

June 18, 2015 • News & Commentary

After an encouraging victory for religious freedom in the key state of Texas, experts call for further action in the fight for liberty there and nationally   In a heartening triumph for religious liberty, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the Pastor Protection Act into law on Thursday, June 11 –

UPDATE: First Liberty Institute Files Formal Military Complaint Against Navy Chaplain’s Commanding Officer

June 11, 2015 • News & Commentary

Article 138 calls for immediate reversal of Captain Jon R. Fahs’ denial of Chaplain Wes Modder’s religious accommodation request   If Chaplain Modder is NOT exonerated by a U.S. Navy legal investigation, he could lose his decorated 19-year career in the U.S. military, his life-changing ministry to service members, and

Supreme Court Rules AGAINST Abercrombie & Fitch for Refusing to Hire Employee to Avoid Accommodating a Religious Practice

June 11, 2015 • News & Commentary

What this decision means for people of all faiths in places of employment across America today . . .   In EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch, last week the United States Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in favor of a Muslim woman, Samantha Elauf, who the retailer Abercrombie & Fitch failed

VICTORY! Federal Court Grants Family-Owned, Faith-Based Car Dealership Permanent Relief from HHS Abortion Pill Mandate

June 4, 2015 • News & Commentary

Federal district court judge grants permanent injunction, protecting Christian businessman from being forced to violate his religious beliefs—or pay crippling fines     You wouldn’t know it from the media, but legal victories for religious liberty continue to pile up, despite a massive war raging across the nation. One of

Remember Their D-Day Faith This Saturday

June 4, 2015 • News & Commentary

by Kelly Shackelford, Esq.   President, CEO & Chief Counsel   “God was an ally” on D-Day, yet a new battle rages against the fallen . . .   This Saturday, June 6, is, and should be, a sacred day for all Americans. On that day in 1944, in the

A Marine’s Reflections on Memorial Day 2015 at Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial

May 29, 2015 • News & Commentary

by Mike Berry First Liberty Institute Director of Military Affairs       First Liberty Institute Director of Military Affairs and Marine Mike Berry shares his thoughts from the 2015 Memorial Day Ceremony at Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego, California. First Liberty Institute continues to defend this historic