Religious Freedom

First Liberty Statement on the Nomination of Sam Brownback as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

July 27, 2017 •

The following statement may be attributed to Hiram Sasser, Deputy Chief Counsel of First Liberty Institute: As a national legal organization that defends religious freedom for all, we applaud the nomination of Sam Brownback as the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. America leads the world in protecting religious liberty. We […]

Fifth Circuit preserves Ted Kennedy’s legacy on religious freedom

The Clarion-Ledger
June 29, 2017 • In the News

The recent ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Mississippi House Bill 1523, the “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Religious Discrimination Act” is the latest, but not likely the last, word in an ongoing American conversation on religious liberty.

Shackelford: Trump Religious Liberty Executive Order is Encouraging Progress

May 4, 2017 • Press Releases

“President Trump’s executive order on religious liberty should be both unnecessary and unremarkable. Yet activists have pledged to challenge President Trump in court for supporting the First Amendment. Our country was founded on the promise that its government would respect the religious liberty of its people. First Liberty will do […]

7 Things Trump Should Include on His Religious Freedom To-Do List

The Stream
January 16, 2017 • In the News

On National Religious Freedom Day, the Family Research Council and First Liberty Institute offer some suggestions for the incoming administration.

Why it’s Appropriate to Celebrate Religious Freedom and MLK Jr. on the Same Day

The Stream
January 16, 2017 • In the News

This Monday, January 16, celebrates two crucial moments of religious liberty’s history in America.

National Law Firm: Gig Harbor Nativity Scene is Constitutional

January 16, 2017 • Press Releases

GIG HARBOR, WA, – Today, the national law firm First Liberty Institute sent a letter to legal counsel for the City of Gig Harbor urging the city to restore its tradition of including a nativity scene in Gig Harbor’s yearly holiday display, despite a complaint by an extremist group. View […]

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