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Shields of Strength | First Liberty

A Decades-Old Tradition of Faith in Our Military Now Under Attack


Since 1997, more than a million grateful servicemen and women have found hope and encouragement in Shields of Strength replica dog tags. Inscribed with uplifting scriptures, these tags are more than just a piece of metal to our military members—they are “faith in your eternal security,” as one veteran puts it. Nobody has ever complained. But now, a radical anti-faith group is trying to have these beloved symbols of hope removed—simply because they bear a religious message.



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Military | First Liberty
Anti-Faith Activists Threaten to Rip Away Inspirational Dog Tags from Military Service Members
Shields of Strength are much more than just a chain. For those serving in uniform, these tags are a source of encouragement, a symbol of sacrifice and a tangible reminder of the strength gained through faith.
Community | First Liberty
Atheists Demand Kanye West Not Sing Uplifting Religious Songs for Houston Jail Inmates
Anti-faith activists want to shut off Kanye’s West’s microphone...but here’s the real mic drop: The Constitution allows people of faith to offer a positive message to the nation’s inmates, even when the message is religious.
School | First Liberty
School Tramples on Student’s Rights by Requiring Her to Read Sexually Obscene Poem
It’s hard to conceive why any school district would think requiring teenage girls to meditate on a song normalizing sexting would be acceptable. Yet, that’s precisely what led to a violation of Skylar Cason’s religious conscience at Steamboat Springs High School in Colorado.
Community | First Liberty
Get Your Copy of Our Newest Edition: Undeniable: Faith on Trial in America!
A scan of recent headlines is proof that daily attacks and discrimination against people of faith in our country are not only rising—they’re more brazen, bold and relentless than ever before. Get a free copy of one of our most trusted and credible resources.
Community | First Liberty
The Greatest Religious Liberty Administration of All-Time?
The culture’s all-out war on faith has prompted the White House to lead...and deliver...on the promise of protecting the God-given right of all to live out their faith. A review of the current administration’s record over the last three years shows it’s been a champion of religious liberty.
Community | First Liberty
5 Exclusive First Liberty “Stocking Stuffers” That Make Great Gifts for the Holidays
From our special Bladensburg Victory Commemorative Coin, handy pocket Constitution, and brand-new Undeniable: Faith On Trial In America! book, there are plenty of free FLI resources to stuff your stockings this holiday season.
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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