religious hostility

‘Personally Offended’ Atheists Fight to Have Veteran Memorial Taken Down

Daily Caller
December 29, 2015 • In the News

“I’m a veteran myself, and it is encouraging and a relief to see that this senseless attack on our nations veterans memorials have been defeated…” Roger Byron, senior counsel for Liberty Institute, told TheDCNF after the original November ruling in his favor. Read full article »

Let’s Declare a ‘Peace on Christmas’

Fox News Op-Ed: Kelly Shackelford
December 23, 2015 • In the News

“As a religious liberties attorney, I’ve won my share of legal cases in the so-called “War on Christmas.” I can make the Constitutional arguments. But I would rather declare a “Peace on Christmas” by reminding my fellow countrymen about the peace and goodwill we gain, and should cherish, through the faith-driven blessings on which our nation depends at Christmas and always.” Read full article »

Church tent noise level now a religious liberty test

Baptist Press
December 15, 2015 • In the News

“We want Vintage Church to be treated fairly,” Justin Butterfield, senior counsel for Liberty Institute, told the Baptist Message. “The noise ordinance that the parish is enforcing against them permits much louder volumes for jackhammers, construction noise and lawnmowers.” Read full article »

Louisiana Pastor be Jailed or Fined for Church Being too Loud

Daily Caller
December 15, 2015 • In the News

A New Orleans pastor who spent seven years rebuilding the city after Hurricane Katrina says he is now being bullied by local officials and intimidated by cops in a classic case of discrimination disguised as a noise dispute. Read full article »

Worshipping too loud? Fox Interview with Lead Pastor Rob Wilton at Vintage Church and Ken Klukowski

Fox and Friends
December 13, 2015 • In the News

“If the government is going to be putting this kind of a burden on peoples exercise of their religious faith, they can only do so if it’s the least restrictive means to serve a compelling public interest,” said Ken Klukowski. Watch Video »

Vintage Church Files Lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS, LA, December 11, 2015
December 11, 2015 • Press Releases

After Vintage Church pastor issued criminal summons for violating a noise ordinance, First Liberty Institute files a lawsuit to protect the church.

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