Liberty Institute Partners with Other Freedom Fighters at Values Voter Summit 2014

September 25, 2014

We’re proud to sponsor this national event on September 26-28, 2014 . . .

This year, Liberty Institute is proud to be a major sponsor at the annual 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., along with The Heritage Foundation, Family Research Council, and five other leading conservative organizations.

Since its inception in 2006, Values Voter Summit has existed as a colloquium to
“inform and mobilize citizens across America” and to protect those values that form the foundation of our country, including:

  • Defense of traditional marriage
  • Religious liberty
  • Sanctity of life
  • Limited government

Each year, Values Voter Summit has featured the leading voices in the conservative movement, including past speakers such as Gov. Mike Huckabee, Gov. Bobby Jindal, and Lt. Col Oliver North.  Along with these guests, this year Values Voter Summit will include speakers Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Sarah Palin, Gen. William Boykin, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Glenn Beck, and Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar.


Additionally, this year Liberty Institute staff and clients will appear at various events, including:

  • Liberty Institute President and CEO Kelly Shackelford with Senator Rick Santorum in an afternoon plenary session.
  • A breakfast featuring Kelly Shackelford and Liberty Institute client Brooks Hamby concerning religious freedom in schools.
  • A breakout session featuring Liberty Institute General Counsel Jeff Mateer, Senior Counsels Mike Berry and Jeremy Dys, and clients Dr. Eric Walsh (fired from his position at Georgia Department of Health because of statements of faith he made at church), Brooks Hamby (graduation speech censored for religious content), and Pastor Telsa DeBerry (told he couldn’t build a church because of discriminatory zoning laws).


Liberty Institute President and CEO Kelly Shackelford’s new book, Supreme Irony: The true story of two families’ courage, and the ACLU’s unintended opening of religious freedom in schools, will premiere at this year’s Values Voter Summit.

Expanded from a historic lecture given in the Supreme Court Chambers by Shackelford in November 2013, the book focuses on the aftermath of the case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District—the Supreme Court decision which ensured that school students do not “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.”  In Supreme Irony, Shackelford explains clearly and precisely how Tinker opened a door to student rights to express controversial views in schools, particularly religious views.

Liberty Institute staff will be on-site at Values Voter Summit with free copies of Supreme Irony, and Kelly Shackelford will sign copies at a special book signing on Friday, September 26 from 5:00-5:30 p.m.  You can also sign up to download a FREE e-book version of Supreme Irony here.


Along with Supreme Irony, the new 2014 edition of Undeniable: The Survey of Hostility to Religion in America will also premiere at Values Voter Summit.  An ongoing project, Undeniable documents past and present violations of our religious freedoms in four areas—the school, military, church, and public arena—in a case summary collection format.

Based on research by a team led by a Harvard-trained constitutional attorney, Undeniable is an “alarm bell” for the American people—a wake up call to the ever-increasing rate of religious liberties violations taking place in America.  The all-new 2014 edition available at  Values Voter Summit features more religious liberties cases than ever before, in a compact format compiled by Liberty Institute.


If you’re in the Washington, D.C. area, please join Liberty Institute at this year’s Values Voter Summit, tomorrow through Sunday, September 28, 2014, by visiting www.valuesvotersummit.orgto register online today.

As the nation’s largest legal organization committed solely to the protection of religious liberties, Liberty Institute commends the work of like-minded organizations present at this year’s summit, and their commitment to partner with Liberty Institute in the fight for religious freedom.  You, too, can partner with Liberty Institute to defend and restore religious liberty in America, by supporting our legal efforts with a gift today.

Liberty Institute has more than a 90% win rate due to our unique legal model of recruiting the “best of the best” volunteer attorneys for each area of the country and each specialized field of law.  Because our volunteer attorneys—who normally might charge more than $1,000 per hour—work free of charge on religious liberty cases, every $1 donated to Liberty Institute can result in as much as $6 worth of legal impact.  So thank you for supporting this cause today!

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