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Victory! Federal Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction in Challenge to Law Banning Churches and Schools

November 25, 2014 • News & Commentary

First Liberty Institute secures right for church and school to meet on their own property   On Monday, United States District Court Judge Andrew Hanen issued a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit brought by Cornerstone Church by the Bay, its pastor Hamilton Musser, and Laguna Madre Christian Academy against the

8 Days to a Victory: How Approval Was Won for the “Dare to Believe” Christian Club

November 25, 2014 • News & Commentary

School district follows the law and authorizes First Liberty Institute client Liz Loverde’s faith-based, extracurricular club   This week, First Liberty Institute was notified that Wantagh Union Free School District officials in Long Island, New York, voted to recognize the “Dare to Believe” Christian club—affording it the same recognition and

Pilgrims and Patriots – A Thanksgiving Message from Kelly Shackelford

November 25, 2014 • News & Commentary

Dear Friend of Religious Liberty, This week you and I—along with millions of Americans—will give thanks.  And we will remember all those who sacrificed that we might have freedom of religion. Who are these courageous Americans? Some of them you will only read about in history books.  The Pilgrims.  The

IT’S HAPPENED AGAIN! Another NY Public High School Denies Student’s Faith-Based Club – “Dare to Believe”

November 20, 2014 • News & Commentary

On behalf of 16-year-old Liz Loverde, Liberty Institute is fighting back against this carbon-copy religious discrimination Less than two months after high school student John Raney—and his Christian club, Students United in Faith—was unlawfully discriminated against at Ward Melville High School in East Setauket, New York, a gross violation of

3 Things You Need to Know About The Equal Access Act

November 20, 2014 • News & Commentary

When high-school sophomore Liz Loverde submitted her proposal to start a “Dare to Believe” Christian club at Wantagh High School in Long Island, New York, her principal told her no!  But Liz was persistent, and explained to her principal that she had a right to start the club—thanks to The

Freedom From Religion Foundation Attacks Its Next School – Mt. Vernon ISD

November 20, 2014 • News & Commentary

But Liberty Institute won’t let hostility toward religious freedoms in our nation’s schools stand! Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is at it again!  This time, FFRF is attacking Mt. Vernon Independent School District (ISD) in Mt. Vernon, Texas, over allegations of “overtly promoting religion.” But what exactly were these “promotions”?