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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“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.