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Oscar Rodriguez, Jr., a Decorated Air Force veteran assaulted and forcibly removed from retirement ceremony over the word “God”

U.S. Air Force Stalling, Withholding Information About Assault of Veteran First Liberty Lawsuit Alleges

Religious Liberty Law Firm Files FOIA Lawsuit to Obtain Investigation Into Assault of Veteran Forcibly Removed From Retirement Ceremony
July 27, 2017 • Press Releases

PLANO, TX. – Today, First Liberty Institute filed a lawsuit against Department of the Air Force alleging violations of the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) for wrongfully withholding the results of an investigation from First Liberty and the American public. The Air Force’s refusal to turn over the results of […]

Air Force Colonel Punished for his Religious Beliefs Fights Back

Colonel Michael Madrid’s law firm demands that the Air Force rescind Col. Madrid’s punishment and attempt to destroy his career
March 29, 2017 • Press Releases

San Antonio, Texas – Today, First Liberty Institute, a national religious freedom law firm, sent a demand letter to the United States Air Force on behalf of its client, Colonel Michael Madrid, USAF. First Liberty attorneys say the Air Force discriminated against Col. Madrid because of his religious beliefs about […]

March 2017 – Air Force Colonel Punished for his Religious Beliefs About Sexuality

Press conference at 2:00 pm CT at Travis Park in downtown San Antonio
March 29, 2017 • Press Releases

WHAT: Colonel Michael Madrid is a decorated Air Force veteran who has served in the military for 26 years. In 2014, a service member undergoing a court-martial accused Col. Madrid of making derogatory comments about homosexuality. Col. Madrid denied the comments, submitted to an Air Force investigation, and was cleared […]

Oscar Rodriguez represented by First Liberty Institute

Pentagon Launches Investigation into Veteran’s Removal from Military Base Over Speech Referencing God

Secretary of the Air Force calls for an investigation by the Air Force Inspector General
June 23, 2016 • Press Releases

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Two days after First Liberty sent a demand letter to the Air Force on behalf of their client Oscar Rodriguez, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James ordered the Air Force Inspector General to review the Air Force’s actions against Mr. Rodriguez. During a retirement ceremony […]

Air Force veteran threatens suit after being bounced from ceremony mid-speech

Fox News
June 20, 2016 • In the News

A retired Air Force sergeant who in April was dragged from a military retirement ceremony as he recited a traditional passage honoring the flag is demanding an apology and threatening a lawsuit. Read full article »

Air Force vet dragged from flag-folding ceremony for speech referencing ‘God’

Washington Times
June 20, 2016 • In the News

Do students have a constitutional right to speak about their religious beliefs in a graduation speech? Read full article »

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