We Stand For You

Our nation’s diversity has always been one of its greatest strengths.

No matter your faith, ideology, or background, we will always defend your ability to freely live according to your beliefs—because the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is not conditional. Our nation’s Founding Fathers established this right as our First Freedom nearly two and a half centuries ago, and we intend to keep it that way.

As the nation’s only legal organization solely dedicated to defending religious liberty for all Americans, we believe that every American of any faith—or no faith at all—has a fundamental right to follow their conscience and live according to their beliefs.

First in the Fight

Kelly Shackelford | First Liberty

Protecting & Defending Religious Freedom For All Americans

For over 30 years, First Liberty President, CEO and Chief Counsel, Kelly Shackelford, has been leading the fight to reclaim religious freedom in America.

Joining Kelly on the frontlines are a dedicated team of legal experts who have helped First Liberty achieve an unparalleled win rate of over 90% across all legal matters. The nation’s best attorneys, defending your first freedom.

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Why Religious Liberty Is Our First Freedom

Religious freedom is the first freedom outlined in the First Amendment of the Constitution, and for good reason: it is the foundational right that all others are built upon. And if this cornerstone freedom ever falls, all other freedoms would be at risk of tumbling as well. That’s why fighting to preserve it is so important—because to fight for religious freedom is to fight for the future of all freedoms.

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Founding Fathers | First Liberty

Understanding the Judicial Process | First Liberty

Back To the Constitution

As our second President John Adams once said: “A constitution of government once changed from freedom can never be restored.” Many in today’s society are moving against this “constitution of freedom,” and it is our duty to not only safeguard this liberty today—but to equip the next generation to defend it tomorrow.

First Liberty has earned a reputation as the “go to” resource for expert insight on judicial nominees, providing in-depth research and timely analysis on their track records to help ensure each nominee is dedicated to protecting and defending our First Freedom.

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The “First Salvo” in the COVID-19 War on Religion

First Liberty secured a critical victory for One Fire Christian Church in Kentucky that allowed On Fire to host CDC-compliant drive-in services during Easter weekend. This was the first of many victories by First Liberty is leading the fight during our current constitutional crisis, as government overreach and the threats to religious freedom continue under the guise of “new normal.”

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Seminal Victory in Louisville | First Liberty

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