Scott Squires

Opinion: Legislating Censorship in California

May 18, 2018 • In the News

By: Stephanie Taub, First Liberty Institute Senior Counsel. Originally published in National Review on May 18, 2018. A bill in the state assembly would restrict access to information on marriage and human sexuality. People have a right to hear all sides of controversial issues and to decide for themselves what […]

Opinion: Democrats In Minnesota Fight God In Schools

May 15, 2018 • In the News

By: Lathan Watts, First Liberty Institute’s Director of Community Relations. Originally published in the Daily Caller on May 15, 2018. Earlier this week, Minnesota State Senator Dan Hall (R) introduced a bill that would allow privately funded posters displaying the national motto “In God We Trust” to be placed in […]

The Blaze

Army chaplain faces same-sex discrimination claim; lawyer says he was following Army guidance

May 14, 2018 • In the News

After 25 years with the U.S. Army, Scott Squires is under investigation. His mistake? Following his religious beliefs and the rules laid out by the Southern Baptist Convention, the religious organization that endorsed him as a chaplain. In keeping with the SBC’s beliefs, Squires does not conduct marriage retreats or […]

Opinion: The White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative Levels the Playing Field

May 9, 2018 • In the News

Americans have a long history of welcoming the compassionate and innovative work of religious individuals and organizations. On this year’s observance of the National Day of Prayer, President Trump extended that history by announcing the creation of The White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative (“Initiative”). The initiative, rebranded from prior […]

President Donald J. Trump Stands Up For Religious Freedom In The United States

May 4, 2018 • In the News

A VOICE IN THE WHITE HOUSE: Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order to ensure that the faith-based and community organizations that form the bedrock of our society have strong advocates in the White House and throughout the Federal Government.

Lawmakers Say Army May Have Violated Law by Targeting Baptist Chaplain

May 2, 2018 • In the News

The U.S. Army may have violated the First Amendment rights of a decorated chaplain who is facing discipline for not conducting a marriage retreat that included a same-sex couple, according to a letter written by a group of Republican lawmakers. A military investigation at Fort Bragg determined Chaplain Scott Squires […]

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