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HALFTIME: U.S. Supreme Court Declines First Opportunity to Review Decision Preventing Coach from Taking a Knee

January 22, 2019 • Press Releases

Justices explain that the Court needs more information in order to resolve the dispute over a coach’s silent 15-second, post-game prayer WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that, at this time, it is not going to review the appeal in the case Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, in which […]

North Texas School Officials Reverse Policy that Denied Students’ Right to Pray During Lunch

November 16, 2018 • Press Releases

Middle school students had been told to go behind curtain, outside, or in empty gym during lunch to pray for their fellow classmates and teachers Honey Grove, TX—After receiving a letter from First Liberty Institute, Honey Grove (TX) Independent School District officials reversed a decision that forced students praying together […]

Grad’s Commencement Speech Censored Over Prayer

KDKA CBS Pittsburgh
June 13, 2017 • In the News

Controversy is brewing over the remarks a recent graduate of Beaver High School planned to deliver to her classmates at their commencement ceremony.

School District Tells High School Graduate Closing Remarks at Commencement Break the Law

Beaver Area High School Senior forced to remove religious references in her closing remarks
June 13, 2017 • Press Releases

BEAVER, PA, June 13, 2017—This morning, attorneys with First Liberty Institute sent a letter to Beaver Areas School District (BASD) officials explaining that forcing a student to alter her personal graduation remarks to remove any religious viewpoint violates the United States Constitution. Read First Liberty’s letter to BASD here. “The […]

School: Students May Not Pray or Mention Jesus

Todd Starnes
June 13, 2017 • In the News

High school senior Moriah Bridges was told by her school district to censor her closing remarks at her graduation ceremony which included faith-based content.

7 Back-to-School Religious Liberties Every Teacher Must Know

August 14, 2015 •

Teachers play an invaluable role in our society and the lives of our children. There is no doubt about it.  But sadly, a teacher’s role of educating, answering questions, and encouraging students is being threatened because of the persistent myth that all religion has been expelled from our schools. Before […]

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