First Liberty Briefing

First Liberty Briefing is an exclusive podcast hosted by First Liberty Institute’s Senior Counsel Jeremy Dys. In about 90-seconds, three times a week, Jeremy recalls the stories that have shaped America’s religious liberty, from the founding era to current legal battles and more. It’s an insider’s look at the stories, cases, people, and laws that have made America the world’s leader in protecting religious liberty.
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Now displaying: August, 2016
Aug 31, 2016
High school student John Raney was told that religious clubs were illegal in New York. But the Equal Access Act of 1984 says something different. Find out what at
Aug 29, 2016
The Florida Department of Corrections stopped accommodating inmates who kept a kosher diet because it was “too expensive.” Find out what happens at
Aug 26, 2016
Fifth-grader Giovanni Rubeo was told to stop reading his Bible during free reading time at school. Find out how First Liberty responded at
Aug 24, 2016
This practicing Sikh wasn’t willing to compromise his beliefs for the sake of a job. Fortunately, religious freedom ensured that he didn’t have to. Find the story at
Aug 22, 2016
Since George Washington in 1789, U.S. Presidents have ended their oath with, “so help me God.” Here’s why attempts to stop the tradition have failed. Learn more at
Aug 19, 2016
5-year-old Gabriella Perez was told to stop praying over her lunch at school. Gabriella’s response? “It’s good to pray.” Learn more at
Aug 17, 2016
Judge Wayne Mack of Texas was investigated for allowing volunteer chaplains to open county court sessions in prayer. Find out what happened — visit
Aug 15, 2016
A secularist group bullied this county commissioner into removing Bible verses from her email signature — but here’s why she didn’t have to. Learn more at
Aug 8, 2016
Coach Kennedy was fired for praying. Now First Liberty is suing the school district. Learn more at
Aug 5, 2016
Even in times of war, America’s dedication to the rights of conscience is unwavering. Listen to find out why. A Turkish man requested religious accommodation for required military service in Turkey and was denied. But America, we are blessed to be able to live in accordance with our religious conscience. Learn more at
Aug 5, 2016
Equal Employment means providing religious accommodation for individuals. Listen now to hear how one employee fought for his right to practice his faith freely in the workplace. Learn more at
Aug 5, 2016
How the National Park Service protects religious freedom in at this ancient landmark. Learn more at
Aug 5, 2016
Employees of this company could take an unscheduled break to smoke, but not to pray. Learn more at