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First Liberty defends chaplain who complied with Army rules but faces reprimand for adhering to his religious beliefs.

Chaplain Scott Squires

April 17, 2018

Chaplain Scott Squires faces potential disciplinary action by the United States Army for adhering to his church’s religious teaching on marriage.

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Oscar Rodriguez, Jr., a Decorated Air Force veteran assaulted and forcibly removed from retirement ceremony over the word “God”

Oscar Rodriguez, Jr.

April 3, 2018

Decorated Air Force veteran assaulted and dragged out of retirement ceremony over the word “God”.

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First Liberty will continue to defend the religious rights of Orthodox Jewish Communities.

Agudath Israel of America

March 14, 2018

Another Orthodox Jewish community attacked by special interest group

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Donna Dunbar Case

Donna Dunbar

March 6, 2018

Condominium Board of Directors bans religion from premises

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Melissa and Aaron Klein Case

Kleins

March 2, 2018

State of Oregon makes bakers pay $135,000 for operating bakery according to their faith

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Bladensburg

March 1, 2018

Federal Court of Appeals orders removal of 90-year-old Veterans Memorial

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Dear Coach Kennedy,

I would like to say thank you. Your dedication to your faith and your commitment to the positive education of our youth is truly admirable. I am deeply grateful for your military service and for taking a courageous stance in protecting religious liberty rights for teachers and administrators.

If our First Amendment protects a player’s right to kneel in protest, it certainly protects your right to kneel in prayer.

I was shocked to learn that Bremerton High School suspended you after denying your request to continue your wholesome practice of giving thanks after football games.

The Bremerton School District’s actions violate the law and send the wrong message to coaches, young people, our communities, and our nation — a message of hostility to religious freedom and intolerance toward personal religious expression.

Please know that you are not alone in this difficult time — I support you and First Liberty as you continue to fight for religious freedom! Our schools need more coaches like you, our country needs more citizens like you, and our world needs more people like you.