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Melissa Klein | First Liberty

Good News: We Just Took the Next Major Step in Delivering #SweetJustice for Melissa Klein


Last June, the U.S. Supreme Court stepped in and sent a clear message to Oregon officials: award-winning cake artist Melissa Klein deserves the same protection from religious discrimination that was afforded to Masterpiece Cakeshop’s Jack Phillips in his Supreme Court victory. On Thursday, January 9th, First Liberty attorneys presented oral arguments as the key next step in determining whether Oregon government officials should be in the business of deciding whose faith is—or is not—acceptable.



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Community | First Liberty
All Out War on Faith: Opponents Use COVID-19 Crisis to Launch Attacks on Religious Freedom
If you think there’s no possible way religious freedom violations could surge in the middle of a health crisis, think again! A scan of recent headlines shows there are some who want to seize this as an opportunity to strip away the rights and liberties of people of faith, churches and religious institutions.
Community | First Liberty
First Liberty Proud to Announce It Will Co-Sponsor the James Wilson Institute’s 2020 Fellowship
We’re happy to announce that First Liberty will be co-sponsoring the James Wilson Institute’s 2020 Fellowship, held in Washington D.C. each August. This important, week-long program will help equip and empower young lawyers to understand the first principles underlying the law, including the law of religious liberty. For those interested in becoming a JWI Fellow, please note applications are due by April 22.
Community | First Liberty
Why People of Faith Must Stand Together During This Unprecedented National Crisis
Since the Founding Era, Americans have turned to faith and prayer to encourage and strengthen us during times of difficulty. Right now, as we battle together through an unprecedented national health crisis, we should not only protect religious freedom but also embrace the rich heritage of turning to God in prayer collectively as a nation.
Community | First Liberty
Cooperation of Church & State: How We Must Stand Together Amidst a National Health Crisis
Amidst the coronavirus outbreak, we have an opportunity to become a country that’s stronger, more unified and committed to its roots in faith and service. Times of crisis remind us why we must fight for religious liberty, so that state and church can work together to bring hope and relief to our neighbors and our local communities.
Community | First Liberty
Hostility at Harvard: How the All Out Assault on Faith is Heating Up On College Campuses
Opponents of religious liberty are becoming more brazen in their attacks, and they’re not limiting themselves to public K-12 schools, or to faith-based schools. More frequently, we’re seeing activists fixated in trying to shut down religious expression and viewpoints in the educational institutions where open and diverse debate should be encouraged.
First Liberty | Meet Kelly Shackelford

Kelly Shackelford: 30 Years of Leading the Fight

“Everybody’s free to go do great things.”
If you’re around First Liberty for long, you’ll hear these words from Kelly Shackelford more than a few times. But to Kelly, this isn’t just an empty mantra. It’s the culmination of a lifelong mission, and a goal that still drives him forward to this day: the freedom to live out your faith.

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