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First Liberty Live! brings you expert insight and commentary direct from the frontlines of the fight for religious freedom.

Join us live each week as host Stuart Shepard talks with First Liberty experts and key national leaders — Sen. Ted Cruz, Dinesh D’Souza, Lt. Col. Allen West, Dr. Albert Mohler and more — as we break down the essential cases, stories, and headlines of this unprecedented period in our nation’s history.

From the latest on government CV-19 mandates seeking to seize control over our houses of worship, to the unfolding constitutional crisis and blatant disregard for the rule of law by deep state officials—you’ll get the inside story on First Liberty Live! You’ll also get key analysis and updates on the judicial front, including crucial religious liberty cases at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Comeback Coach & the Playbook for Victory with Coach Kennedy and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

August 27, 2020

FLI’s General Counsel, Mike Berry, talks in-depth about Coach’s case, and why the Supreme Court’s rare and encouraging statement issued by four of the Justices is giving Coach Kennedy real hope for ultimate victory after an arduous five-year legal battle.

Additionally, you’ll hear Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton discuss First Liberty’s recent efforts and victories to ensure that private, religious schools in the Lone Star State can reopen safely under state guidance.



Let Us Worship with Sean Feucht and Greg Fairrington

July 30, 2020

“Let Us Worship” Leader, Pastor Sean Feucht & Destiny Church Pastor Greg Fairrington join us for an inspiring discussion on how this unprecedented period in our nation’s history could be a crucial turning point for people of faith in America, one that could result in the revival and restoration of our nation’s foundational freedoms.

You’ll hear incredible stories straight from the frontlines of the fight for religious freedom, and be inspired by their rallying cry for people of faith to take courage in the face of flagrant oppression and hostility.



Why Is The DOD Failing to Protect Our Service Members? – With Congressman Doug Collins

July 23, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, people of faith have been criminalized for simply exercising their constitutional right to worship and religious expression. Unfortunately, it’s no different for our U.S. Military service members–and chaplains in particular. So why isn’t the DOD getting the memo?

In this episode, First Liberty President Kelly Shackelford talks with U.S. Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA) about the ongoing hostility at the Department of Defense, as well as its record of actions that stand in stark contradiction with Federal law protecting religious liberty in the military.



Defining Moments for Religious Freedom with Rev. Albert Mohler Jr.

Joining FLI President & CEO Kelly Shackelford to discuss the ongoing discrimination against local faith communities is leading theologian and president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary R. Albert Mohler Jr.

He provides expert analysis on the continuing constitutional crisis in America, how it’s harming churches and religious organization all over the nation, and the effects of this term’s troubling SCOTUS decisions, among other hot-button topics.



The Road to Tyranny with Dinesh D’Souza

June 18, 2020

Is America on the road to a tyrannical “new normal” of rogue government officials who openly ignore the Constitution and attack the foundational freedoms of our faith communities?

FlI President & CEO Kelly Shackelford is joined by renowned filmmaker and author of United States of Socialism Dinesh D’Souza. In this episode, they discuss the historic abuse of power being imposed by elected and unelected officials under the guise of the “COVID crisis” – and what steps must be taken to make sure this religious hostility doesn’t become “the new normal.”



Faith Under Fire – D-Day Special

June 4, 2020

In this episode, we’ll hear their firsthand accounts of what it’s like to put your life on the line for your country, and why faith plays such an important part of performing with excellence. We are joined by three distinguished guests:

  • Chad Hennings, former US Air Force fighter pilot, NFL player (including three Super Bowls) and decorated college football player.
  • Dave Holmes, First Liberty’s Executive VP, COO and CFO. After serving as an F-4 fighter pilot for 2 decades, Dave worked on Wall Street for nearly 20 years managing portfolios for high net-worth investors.
  • Stephen Drum, the leading chief petty officer for the naval academy’s Warrior Toughness program, including running combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has personally trained thousands of elite military soldiers and Navy SEAL candidates.



Unmasking the Constitutional Crisis with Ted Cruz

May 28, 2020

Are we in danger of losing our freedoms to this so-called “new normal? Historic moments like the current crisis gripping our nation beg hard questions like this—and leaders like Senator Ted Cruz aren’t afraid to address them.

In this episode, FLI President & CEO Kelly Shackelford and Senator Cruz discuss the outrageous abuses of power that are being carried out right now by government officials across America – and what we must do to ensure this current “police state” and constitutional crisis does NOT replace America’s foundational freedoms.



Military Appreciation Month

May 21, 2020

First Liberty Live Celebrates Military Appreciation Month by hosting three former clients who all have faced religious discrimination: Wes Modder, a U.S. Navy Chaplain (Ret.) and Retired USMC, Leland Bohannon, U.S. Air Force Colonel, and Allen West, former Congressman and retired Army Lieutenant Colonel.

Led by First Liberty’s own General Counsel and Marine Corps Reserve, Mike Berry, the panelists talk about the importance of religion for our military service members, and how we must protect it for generations to come.

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