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Courtroom Attacks on Prayer Cast a Shadow on National Day of Prayer

As Americans of faith celebrated the National Day of Prayer this week, pressure against prayer mounted in legal action across the country.
May 5, 2017 • News and Commentary

On Thursday, May 4, millions of Americans celebrated the National Day of Prayer. The National Day of Prayer was formally designated by Congress in 1952 to be held on the first Thursday of May. According to the law, Americans are encouraged to “turn to God in prayer and meditation.” The

Six First Liberty Cases that Will Change America

Six First Liberty cases that are one step below the U.S. Supreme Court will write the rules of religious freedom and preservation of American heritage for our grandchildren.
May 5, 2017 • News and Commentary

Judges have a profound impact on the liberty of everyday Americans. In the past few weeks, Liberty Watch articles have discussed the importance of the judiciary as a whole and examined the significance of the lower courts. Now we want to show specific examples of the judiciary affecting religious liberty

Shackelford: Trump Religious Liberty Executive Order is Encouraging Progress

May 4, 2017 • Press Releases

“President Trump’s executive order on religious liberty should be both unnecessary and unremarkable. Yet activists have pledged to challenge President Trump in court for supporting the First Amendment. Our country was founded on the promise that its government would respect the religious liberty of its people. First Liberty will do

A Court-Martial for a Bible Verse

The Wall Street Journal

Should Americans be prohibited from practicing their faith while serving in the military? The Supreme Court ought to take up Sterling v. U.S., which presents exactly that question.

100 Days Religious Liberty Scorecard for President Trump

President Trump is fulfilling key promises — but still has a long way to go.
April 28, 2017 • News and Commentary

Is President Donald Trump keeping his religious liberty promises? That’s what First Liberty Institute is evaluating as the new president approaches his first milestone — his 100th day in office on Saturday, April 29th. During the campaign, Trump promised to actively defend religious freedom. President Trump’s actions so far reveal

City: No Christian School…on Church Property

First Liberty argues important case one step below U.S. Supreme Court
April 28, 2017 • News and Commentary

Are zoning laws that discriminate against religious institutions unconstitutional? Yes—that’s what attorneys with First Liberty said in court Wednesday during an important religious freedom battle. Genoa Township, Michigan is using zoning laws to exclude a Christian school from operating on a church’s property. Such discrimination harms the students who depend