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A Historic Opportunity

On February 27th, 2019, our legal team presented oral arguments at the Supreme Court to save the Bladensburg Memorial cross. But the truth is, this case is far bigger than one veterans memorial. By removing confusing legal obstructions to the free expression of religion, a victory would set a sweeping historical precedent—protecting religious liberty for generations to come.



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Military | First Liberty
Why Did Uniformed Airmen Assault a Decorated Veteran?
by David Holmes • 4 min read In the military, service members are trained to use established rules of engagement (ROE) when operating within high-security or threat environments. Certain scenarios...
Military | First Liberty
Roger Byron: A Journey from Navy Surface Warfare Officer to Religious Liberty Attorney
by Liberty McArtor • 7 min read Before serving as Senior Counsel for First Liberty Institute, Roger Byron graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the Navy for...
House of worship | First Liberty
How Govt’s Unquenchable Thirst for Taxpayer Money Is Hurting Local Churches in Texas
by Jorge Gomez • 4 min read It looks like city officials in Magnolia, TX have an unquenchable thirst for more tax revenue. And to satisfy it, officials are targeting...
School | First Liberty
Graduation 2019: A Time For Celebration, Not Censorship
by Liberty McArtor • 4 min read Graduation season is here! All around the nation, high school and college students are preparing for their big day. After years of hard...
Military | First Liberty
Lieutenant Colonel Allen West: Why Religious Liberty is Essential to Keep America Free
In this exclusive, one-on-one interview, we had an opportunity to talk in-depth with U.S. Army Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.) about why religious freedom is the cornerstone freedom we have as Americans.
Military | First Liberty
The Day That Topped My Wedding Day: How Staying On Mission Helped Me Get There
As a military spouse, I know how difficult the military way of life can be. Military service takes a heavy toll on the one in uniform. But it also demands great sacrifice from his or her spouse and, of course, from their children.
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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