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Looking Back: A Snapshot of Religious Liberty in 2016

The Stream December 30, 2016

It’s been a difficult year for religious freedom in America, but the future holds “huge windows of opportunity,” says Kelly Shackelford, constitutional attorney and president of the non-profit religious liberty law firm First Liberty Institute.

Marine Discharged Over Bible Verses Petitions Supreme Court

Military.com December 27, 2016

A Marine lance corporal who was given a bad conduct discharge in 2014 for offenses including refusal to remove printed Bible passages from her work station is now petitioning the Supreme Court to review her case.

Marine Who Was Dishonorably Discharged for Posting a Bible Verse Appealed to The Supreme Court

Independent Journal Review December 25, 2016

Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling was charged with disrespecting a superior commissioned officer and four counts of disobeying a lawful order after she refused to remove a Bible verse from her desk.

Military’s highest court denies Marine’s religious liberty claim

World August 11, 2016

In a decision likely to influence how the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) applies to military service members, the military’s highest court upheld the conviction of a U.S. Marine court-martialed for disobeying an order to remove three Bible passages she posted around her workplace. Read full article »

Military high court rules against ‘Bible verse Marine’

Conservative Review August 11, 2016

The highest military court in the United States has ruled against a former Marine who was given a bad conduct discharge after she refused to take down Bible verses from her workstation in 2014. Read full article »