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OPINION | US courts: Can’t pray at work, can’t pray at home

The Hill
September 1, 2017 • In the News

Op-ed by Kelly Shackelford, First Liberty President/CEO, and James C. Ho The day after the U.S. Supreme Court ended its 2015-2016 term, three justices issued a troubling statement. It was four months after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, and the Court had just fallen one vote short of taking a […]

Retired Navy chaplain lauded for defending religious liberty

Washington Times
December 8, 2016 • In the News

A retired Navy chaplain who stood fast by his biblical teachings, defended religious liberty and offered “exceptional ministry to America’s warriors” was lauded and recognized during an awards banquet just outside the nation’s capital on Thursday evening. Read full article »

First Liberty Institute filed a lawsuit against the State of Georgia on behalf of Dr. Walsh, contending that no one should be fired from his job for something he said in a sermon.

Georgia Bureaucrats Listened to a Doctor’s Sermons, and Then Fired Him

National Review
April 20, 2016 • In the News

On March 28, Georgia governor Nathan Deal capitulated to threats from the social-justice warriors at Apple, Disney, and the NFL and vetoed HB 757, the “Free Exercise Protection Act.” Read full article »

Navy Chaplain Resumes Ministry After Fight Over Beliefs

Washington Times
November 4, 2015 • In the News

“Federal courts have made it clear that ‘religious freedom doesn’t stop just because you join the military,’ said Michael Berry, a lawyer with Liberty Institute, which assisted in Chaplain Modder’s case.” Read full article »

Victory: Chaplain Wes Modder is Reinstated and Cleared of All Charges

Fox & Friends
October 26, 2015 • In the News

“Our people who are serving us need to know what their freedoms are so they can’t be bullied out of their freedoms. They are already giving a sacrifice, they should not have to sacrifice the law and their rights in the military,” said Kelly Shackelford. Watch Video »

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