Support religious freedom for men and women of faith in our military
As Americans, we cherish and honor our military service members for the sacrifices they make to keep us safe and protect our religious liberty, as well as all of our foundational freedoms.
But today, those same military service members are being attacked for their faith. Religious liberty within America’s armed forces is under heavy fire, even though the law clearly favors and safeguards it for our men and women in uniform.
We need your support to help defend against these attacks. Here are just a few examples of the religious discrimination our military service members are facing right now:
- Oscar Rodriguez Jr., a decorated Air Force veteran, was assaulted and forcibly removed from an Air Force retirement ceremony over using the word “God” in a flag-folding speech that he’s delivered over 100 times at civic and military events
- Army Chaplain Scott Squires faced a potential court martial and time in military prison simply for following the rules of his denomination and military policy regarding the facilitation of marriage retreats attended by same-sex couples
- Air Force Colonel Leland Bohannon was relieved of his command and nearly had his military career destroyed because his religious beliefs prevented him from signing an optional document related to same-sex marriage—even though a 2-star general signed in his place
These brave members of our military are just trying to live according to their religious beliefs, like anyone else—yet they are being persecuted for it.
First Liberty Institute is successfully defending our military service members in such instances of discrimination. But we need your support to make sure we can continue fighting against these unlawful attacks, because not only are they increasing at an alarming rate—the enemies of religious freedom are only growing more emboldened against people of faith.