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Faith is Under Fire in Our Military Help Fight Back
Mike Berry | First Liberty

You Fight for Us. Now, We’re Fighting for You.

May is Military Appreciation Month, when we honor America’s brave service members for the sacrifices they make to defend our freedom. As an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, I know first-hand what it means to answer the call to serve, and how important faith is to those in service. Today, I am proud to be first in the fight for our men and women in uniform, protecting their rights and religious freedom. If you ever feel the heat for expressing your faith in the service, don’t worry. We’re covering your six.



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Military | First Liberty
F-4 Dogfighter to Defender of Religious Liberty: How David Holmes’ Faith Helps Him Stay On Mission
FLI’s Executive VP, COO and CFO, David Holmes shares his experience as a USAF fighter pilot and how his faith helped strengthen him when dogfighting in the Cold War.
Military | First Liberty
Activists Want to Desecrate POW/MIA Remembrance Display by Removing WWII Veteran’s Bible
First Liberty Institute is fighting to stop outside activists who sued and demanded that a Bible be removed from a VA hospital display in Manchester, N.H.
Judicial | First Liberty
Judicial Confirmations: Trump Nominees now fill 23% of U.S. Appellate Courts
Over 100 conservative nominees are now confirmed to our federal judiciary. Learn how the most recent wave of confirmations continues to reshape America’s courts.
Community | First Liberty
First Liberty Institute Co-Hosts Natural Law and Religious Freedom Colloquium
FLI’s fast-emerging policy and education initiatives continue to impact America’s culture and academic discourse. Learn about our partnership with leading think tank, Acton Institute.
Military | First Liberty
Why Did Uniformed Airmen Assault a Decorated Veteran?
In the military, service members are trained to use established rules of engagement (ROE) when operating within high-security or threat environments. Certain scenarios call for an aggressive response, up to and including the use of lethal force.
House of worship | First Liberty
How Govt’s Unquenchable Thirst for Taxpayer Money Is Hurting Local Churches in Texas
It looks like city officials in Magnolia, TX have an unquenchable thirst for more tax revenue. And to satisfy it, officials are targeting churches and other nonprofits, claiming they do not pay their “fair share” in taxes.
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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As a U.S. Marine, Coach Kennedy fought for our nation’s freedom.
Coach Joe Kennedy | First Liberty

Now, he’s fighting for his own...the right to pray on the football field.