Every day, it seems there is a new story about a church, organization, or individual being fired, fined, or maligned for acting on a deeply held religious belief. When these situations turn into court cases, believers are often “stuck” between holding onto the foundation of Biblical principles, or paying thousands, if not millions, of dollars to defend those beliefs. First Liberty Institute was founded over 30 years ago to ease this burden. They believe every American has the constitutional right to exercise their beliefs in the way their conscience dictates, and that this is the foundation upon which all other rights are built. If the foundation crumbles, all other freedoms are in jeopardy. As a result, First Liberty Institute brings some of the best lawyers in the country to stand beside you to defend your freedom at no cost to you.
President and CEO, Kelly Shackelford, says it this way: “People who adhere to a religion believe that there is something higher than the state, and no repressive government can tolerate such a belief.” This is why it can seem like a “David and Goliath” scenario whenever Christians are in court. Kelly and his team are passionate about using their God given legal skills to protect and defend Americans’ constitutional rights to worship as they please. First Liberty Institute is the largest legal firm in the nation, dedicated exclusively to protecting religious freedom for all Americans. Shackelford is a constitutional scholar who has argued before the United States Supreme Court, testified in the House and Senate, and won many landmark First Amendment and religious liberty cases.