Today, like never before, cities and towns across our nation are being threatened with lawsuits from anti-religion legal bullies. Organizations like the ACLU, Freedom From Religion Foundation and American Humanist Association are trying to tear down monuments, veterans memorials, and any public display containing religious imagery or text.
Tragically, these losses are needless because the law is on the side of religious freedom. That’s why First Liberty Institute has launched a campaign to enable localities to fight back and win with our legal assistance.
“DON’T TEAR ME DOWN” PROJECT
First Liberty Institute is raising a financial war chest—called “Don’t Tear Me Down”—to defend towns and municipalities who stand up to anti-religious Goliaths and ensure that they are financially protected.
A generous friend has already offered a $50,000 Matching Grant to double all online gifts given to the “Don’t Tear Me Down” project by January 31, 2015. We need the help of all friends of First Liberty Institute to match this grant to help protect our nation’s religious heritage and save monuments and memorials across America—including those at the heart of these current First Liberty Institute cases:
NATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE HELPS SPREAD THE WORD
First Liberty Institute’s Director of Litigation Hiram Sasser talked about the growing national crisis—and First Liberty Institute’s plans to help towns and municipalities defend their memorials and monuments at no charge—last week on FOX News’ The Real Story w/Gretchen Carlson (Click below to watch the interview).
In his interview, Sasser shared about a recent First Liberty Institute case that exposes what anti-religious bullies are trying to do in King, North Carolina:
“If the finances had been there,” Sasser explained to Carlson in the interview on FOX News, “I think the City would have been able to continue on and win. . . . Cities are finding that their insurance carriers just don’t have enough coverage in order to defend against these lawsuits. Not only does the City have to pay their own out-of-pocket expenses, but if they lose they have to pay the plaintiff’s side.”
FOX NEWS ANCHOR URGES VIEWERS TO TAKE A STAND
After interviewing Sasser, Carlson’s “My Take” follow-up segment allowed the Fox News anchor to address the viewer with her commentary that “common sense has to factor into the equation.”
“What’s happening now is that complainants know they can rattle towns into submission because of the litigious consequences,” Carlson said. “And so they work with supportive organizations to do just that, and slowly but surely we all have to decide if we’re going to continue to let them win.”
Watch Carlson’s entire “My Take” below.
HELP STOP THE DESTRUCTION AND RAISE A FINANCIAL WAR CHEST
First Liberty Institute has won at all court levels, including the U.S. Supreme Court, where we helped save the Mojave Desert Veterans Memorial cross when the ACLU tried to tear it down. Our national network of the “best of the best” attorneys in America from 24 of the top 50 law firms work with us to defend religious liberty at no charge.
But we need to raise a financial war chest to defend these towns like King, North Carolina and help put an end to the easy victories of the ACLU, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and FFRF. Never again should a veterans memorial or monument be torn down.
Please give by January 31, 2015, so that the $50,000 Matching Grant DOUBLES every dollar you give to the “Don’t Tear Me Down” project. With every case we win, more religious symbols and actions are preserved!
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About First Liberty Institute
First Liberty Institute is a nonprofit legal group dedicated to defending and restoring religious liberty across America — in our schools, for our churches, in the military and throughout the public arena. Liberty’s vision is to reestablish religious liberty in accordance with the principles of our nation’s Founders. For information, visit www.FirstLiberty.org.