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From religious hostility and rogue deep-state government officials, to the COVID-19 pandemic and the current constitutional crisis—First Liberty Live! confronts the most pressing issues of our time with hard-hitting analysis and inspiring wisdom.

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The Church has Left the Building

July 30, 2020

Bethel Worship Pastor Sean Feucht & Destiny Church Pastor Greg Fairrington Declare—Let Us Worship!

With opposition to religion at the hands of oppressive government officials growing by the day, it’s time for people of faith to take action.

Faith leaders Sean Feucht & 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 some incredible stories straight from the frontlines of today’s fight for religious freedom, and you won’t want to miss their rallying cry for people of faith to take courage in the face of flagrant oppression and open hostility.


Why Is The DOD Failing to Protect Our Service Members?

July 23, 2020

U.S. Congressman Doug Collins Joins Kelly Shackelford to Discuss the On-Going Hostility at the Department of Defense

Throughout the on-going COVID-19 crisis, we’ve witnessed churches and houses of worship being criminalized for simply–and safely–exercising their constitutional rights to freely-exercise their faith during this unprecedented “new normal.”

Unfortunately for our U.S. Military service members–and chaplains in particular–it’s sadly much of the “old normal” discrimination that still persists today.

But why? Who at the DoD isn’t getting the memo?

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


Defining Moments for Religious Freedom

June 25, 2020

R. Albert Mohler Jr. Discusses the Continued Constitutional Crisis with Kelly Shackelford

The recent protests across America have focused a new and powerful spotlight on the ongoing discrimination against local faith communities in key hotspots.

Joining Kelly Shackelford to discuss this crucial issue and many more is leading theologian and president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary R. Albert Mohler Jr.

He’ll be providing expert analysis on the continued constitutional crisis in America, how it’s harming churches and religious organization all over the nation, and the effects of the recent SCOTUS decision, among other hot-button topics.

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The Road to a Tyranny

June 18, 2020

Dinesh D’Souza Discusses Religious Freedom with Kelly Shackelford

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?

Who better to answer this question and address these crucial threats to our first freedom than Dinesh D’Souza—renowned filmmaker and author of United States of Socialism?

In this episode of FLI Live!, First Liberty’s Kelly Shackelford and Dinesh discuss the historic abuse of power being imposed by both elected and unelected officials under the guise of the “COVID crisis”—and what steps we must take right now to ensure this assault on the First Amendment rights of free Americans doesn’t become the “new normal.”


Faith Under Fire

June 4, 2020

3 Elite Warriors Discuss Faith on the Frontlines

In this episode, we’ll hear their first-hand 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 being able to perform with such “high-intensity excellence” under fire. We’ll learn about leadership, mental toughness, personal courage, and self-sacrifice necessary to not only survive, but to successfully accomplish the mission. Our guests include:

  • Chad Hennings,  former US Air Force fighter pilot with over 45 successful combat missions flying A­10 jets. He is a professional athlete with a nine-year career in the NFL and three Super Bowl Championships with the Dallas Cowboys, as well as one of the most decorated college football players in NCAA history.
  • Dave Holmes, First Liberty’s Executive VP, COO and CFO. Previously, Dave worked on Wall Street for nearly 20 years managing portfolios for high net-worth investors. He served as an F-4 fighter pilot, special duty officer and diplomat in the U.S. Air Force for over 2 decades, and was stationed in Europe, Asia and the Middle East with his last post at the US Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Stephen Drum, the leading chief petty officer (LCPO) for the naval academy’s Warrior Toughness program. In his 27 years of experience, he’s led U.S. and foreign partner special operations forces on high-risk missions across the globe, including combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He co-developed and taught “Warrior Toughness” training for The U.S. Navy, and has personally trained thousands of elite military soldiers and Navy SEAL candidates.

Unmasking the Constitutional Crisis?

May 28, 2020

Sen. Ted Cruz Joins Kelly Shackelford to Unmask the Constitutional Crisis Gripping America

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 ask them.

You don’t want to this episode of First Liberty Live! and Kelly Shackelford’s one-on-one conversation with Senator Ted Cruz.

Kelly and Senator Cruz discuss the outrageous abuses of power that are being carried out right now by government officials across America under the guise of the “COVID Crisis” – and what we must do to ensure this current “police state” and loss of freedom does NOT become the new normal.


Military Appreciation Month

May 21, 2020

Special Military Appreciation Month Event with Exclusive Guests

As part of our celebration and observance of Military Appreciation Month, First Liberty hosted a special live event to help you learn more about the current state of religious liberty in our military.

Mike Berry, First Liberty’s General Counsel and LtCol USMCR, gives his expert legal insight and updates on the current battlefronts and cases FLI is fighting to defend religious freedom in the military.

The video also features FLI client guests, many who have fought to reclaim their constitutional right to live out their faith, including: US Air Force Col. Leland Bohannon and US Navy Chaplain Wes Modder.

We were also joined by US Army Lt. Col. Allen West (Ret.), former US Congressman, a distinguished veteran who served in uniform for over 20 years and a courageous man of faith who encourages Americans to take a stand when our liberties are attacked.

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