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FAKE TOLERANCE: How It is Stealing Religious Liberty (and What You Can Do to Stop It)

You have met this movement before, and it is affecting your life. But you might not have thought of it quite this way. March 17, 2017

Commentary by Christopher Corbett To glimpse the ongoing theft of your religious liberty, observe these recent developments: A respected Harvard Law professor declares that the culture war against traditional religious Americans is over, and the defeated traditionalists should be shown no mercy. He cites the Allies’ treatment of the Nazis

Freedom From Religion Foundation Attacks Prayer by Military Chaplains. First Liberty Responds.

Wisconsin anti-religious freedom organization demands that New Hampshire Air National Guard base forbid invocations by chaplains at military events. March 17, 2017

On Tuesday, First Liberty Institute sent a letter to the commander of New Hampshire’s Pease Air National Guard Base, advising him that federal law, military regulations, and the Constitution all allow prayer and Bible readings by chaplains at military events. First Liberty’s letter—signed by Senior Counsel Mike Berry, Director of

The Forgotten Triangle of Freedom?

Our system of government was supposed to be more than just laws. The character of its people plays a role that is impossible to ignore. March 10, 2017

If you were asked what the most important moment in American history was, what do you think you would say? The Battle of Yorktown? The end of World War II? There is a moment in our history that is largely overlooked by history teachers today: At the end of the

Threat to Religious Schools Partially Lifted by Trump Executive Order and Supreme Court Action

Obama-era transgender mandate had threatened to spill over to religious schools. First Liberty stood for religious freedom in a U.S. Supreme Court case, now vacated. March 10, 2017

On February 22, the Trump administration issued an Executive Order that, for now, gives needed breathing room for religious institutions regarding fidelity to their beliefs about gender and the use of sex-specific facilities for males and females – showers, locker rooms, dormitories, and bathrooms. The Executive Order triggered action by

5 “Must-Know” Facts About the Klein Case

Aaron and Melissa Klein — the couple punished for running their family bakery according to their Christian faith —appeared before the Oregon Court of Appeals this week. Here are five important facts about their case that you may not know. March 3, 2017

First Liberty clients Aaron and Melissa Klein went before the Oregon Court of Appeals for oral arguments on Thursday, March 2. Former owners of a family bakery, “Sweet Cakes by Melissa,” the couple was penalized by the Oregon government when they declined to create a custom cake for a same-sex

The Bakery, the Pacifist, and the Movie Director

Mel Gibson’s film “Hacksaw Ridge” provides a timely reminder of the principle of conscientious objection—a principle that could provide the blueprint for protecting freedom of conscience in today’s America. March 3, 2017

You might be surprised, but director Mel Gibson, pacifist World War II hero Desmond Doss, and former bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein all have something in common. What is it? The common denominator is that they have all—in some form—brought attention to the principle of religious conscientious objection to