Kelly Shackelford Calls for Arkansas Governor to Sign Bill in Support of a Ten Commandments Display

April 10, 2015 • News & Commentary

Gov. Asa Hutchinson responds this week by signing into law SB 939 which calls for First Liberty Institute’s legal defense of the monument on Arkansas State Capitol grounds     First Liberty Institute’s work on SB 939 follows its efforts to assist Oklahoma legislators in drafting a bill that authorized

35 Members of Congress Rally in Support of Chaplain Wes Modder

April 2, 2015 • News & Commentary

First Liberty Institute continues its defense of Chaplain Modder, responds on behalf of client banned from ministering to sailors in his unit Joining increasing public support—and the collective outcry for answers—on behalf of First Liberty Institute client, Chaplain Wes Modder, this week are 35 Members of Congress who sent a

Three Reasons to Stand for RFRA

April 2, 2015 • News & Commentary

By Kelly ShackelfordPresident, CEO & Chief Counsel     State legislatures in Indiana and Arkansas passed Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRAs), and self-proclaimed “tolerant” folks across America responded with distortions, character assassination, threats, and economic blackmail. Veterans of the war to defend, and restore, religious freedom know the campaign is

U.S. Navy PROHIBITS Chaplain Wes Modder from Ministering to Fallen Sailor’s Family

March 26, 2015 • News & Commentary

First Liberty Institute demands answers for Navy official’s “no contact” order after denying client religious accommodation In the U.S. Navy officials’ latest attack on Chaplain Wes Modder, last week commanding officer Captain Jon R. Fahs issued a “no contact” order to the highly-decorated military hero—prohibiting him from fulfilling his chaplain

Navy official bans chaplain from ministering to bereaved families and sailors

GOOSE CREEK, SC, March 24, 2015
March 24, 2015 • Press Releases

Liberty Institute Protests Navy’s “Restraining Order” Against Decorated Navy Chaplain,
Barring Him from Ministering to Sailors.

CHAPLAIN UPDATE: U.S. Navy Official Denies Chaplain Wes Modder’s Request for Religious Accommodation

March 20, 2015 • News & Commentary

First Liberty Institute calls out Navy official’s unlawful punishment of client and will appeal on the highly-decorated chaplain’s behalf!     Chaplain Wes Modder prays over service members before they go into harm’s way aboard the USS Bunker Hill off the coast of Somalia. It is only because of a