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School Employee Banned from Saying “I Will Pray for You” in Private Conversations

Attorneys with First Liberty file complaint against Maine school district
May 19, 2017 • News and Commentary

If religious freedom in America ever dies, the story of Toni Richardson might exemplify one of the reasons. Richardson—once described as bubbly and outgoing—is now afraid to utter words like “God bless you!” in private conversations with coworkers, even if they go to the same church. Afraid to tell people

Coach Kennedy on Daystar’s Marcus & Joni

Daystar Television Network
May 17, 2017 • First Liberty in the News

Kelly Shackelford, Mike Berry and First Liberty client, Coach Joe Kennedy discuss the latest on the Bremerton, Washington case.

School: Praying for a Colleague is Unacceptable

Todd Starnes
May 16, 2017 • First Liberty in the News

A school worker in Augusta, Maine was ordered to stop using religious phrases like “I will pray for you” and “You were in my prayers” because such language is not allowed inside a public school building

School tech: Employer wrong to reprimand me over prayer talk

Fox News
May 16, 2017 • First Liberty in the News

A high school worker filed a federal complaint Tuesday against her school district, saying officials were being discriminatory when they reprimanded her for telling a co-worker that she’d pray for him.

Trump Reverses Obama on Religious Colleges

American Conservative
May 16, 2017 • First Liberty in the News

Last August, the Obama administration ordered schools to change their policies in order to be open to students without reference to biological sex.

Judge Rules to Protect Millenia-Old Orthodox Jewish Ceremony

May 15, 2017 • Press Releases

Los Angeles – On May 12, 2017, U.S. District Court judge André Birotte, Jr. granted a legal victory to the Chabad of Irvine, a small Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Irvine. The judge dismissed a lawsuit brought against the synagogue by animal rights activists, who sought to end a 1200-year-old Orthodox