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5 Reasons to Keep Religion in the Military

September 17, 2015 • News & Commentary

Liberty Institute Senior Counsel and Director of Military Affairs Mike Berry takes a tour of the history of religious expression in the armed forces Since the United States’ founding, American civil and military leadership have taken deliberate steps to meet the religious needs of the military and to prevent it from becoming

VICTORY in San Antonio—Senior Citizens Permitted to Continue Discussing Religion

September 17, 2015 • News & Commentary

Men and women at a San Antonio senior citizen center set bold examples this summer for any Americans who value religious liberty. When the Northeast San Antonio Multi-Service Senior Center told members that they couldn’t discuss religion or pray, they refused to give up their faith or their freedom. With

As Kim Davis Went to Jail, Wes Modder Went Free

September 17, 2015 • News & Commentary

By Jeff Mateer and Christopher Corbett The day after Kim Davis* went to jail, U.S. Navy Chaplain Wes Modder was set free from religious discrimination. And together, both examples of religious hostility offer an instructive lesson for people of faith whose religious freedom is under growing attack. Millions of Americans

One Houston Church Saved, Another Still In Danger of Eminent Domain

September 11, 2015 • News & Commentary

The Houston Housing Authority has backed off its threat to bulldoze a historic church after Liberty Institute filed a lawsuit against the City in early August. But even as the members of Christian Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church celebrate the victory, the Housing Authority remains intent on using eminent domain to

Under Attack—Another Veterans Memorial Threatened in Knoxville, Iowa

September 11, 2015 • News & Commentary

In the wake of the recent Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial victory and the ongoing battle for the Bladensburg WWI Veterans Memorial in Maryland, yet another veterans memorial is being attacked—this time in the small town of Knoxville, Iowa. The memorial in question isn’t particularly elaborate. Made of plywood and strapped

Never Forget Why—Remembering 9/11 with Liberty Institute

September 11, 2015 • News & Commentary

We remember that Tuesday morning—the calls from family telling us to turn on the TV; the continuous and haunting reel of planes, buildings, and smoke; the sinking feeling in our stomachs. How could we ever forget? That day, we collectively felt the pain and grief that many of us had