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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Jul 28, 2016
Sometimes it is hard to find the balance between protecting religious freedom and governing the public square. Listen now to hear how the state of Georgia addressed the issue. Learn more at
Jul 28, 2016
When a high school graduating class was told they could not sing a rendition of the Lord’s Prayer, they stood up for their religious freedom and recited it instead. Listen now to hear about this incredible stand for religious freedom.
Jul 28, 2016
How many people live without #ReligousLiberty? 5.3 billion, 3/4 of the world’s population.
Jul 27, 2016
Did you know that the original design of Mt. Rushmore also included a brief history of the United States that recognized the divine hand of God? Listen to learn more.
Jul 25, 2016
A Utah resident threatened to sue his city if it did not cancel a Michael W. Smith concert--just because Smith is religious!
Jul 20, 2016
On the First Liberty Briefing this morning: The history of our national motto, “In God We Trust”.
Jul 20, 2016
On today’s First Liberty Briefing: Listen to this federal court’s response when NYPD fired an Orthodox Jew was fired over his beard length.
Jul 15, 2016
A distinguished researcher estimates that religion benefits America by almost $3 trillion per year. So why are we attacking religion?
Jul 12, 2016
These senior citizens were threatened with arrest for praying at their senior center. Listen to First Liberty’s response.
Jul 12, 2016
On the First Liberty Briefing today: What this Wyoming landmark can teach us about religious freedom in America
Jul 7, 2016
On the First Liberty Briefing today: Sign saying “God Bless” saved after atheists grumble that the sign does not reflect the diversity of beliefs on Hawaii military base
Jul 7, 2016
By banning Coach Kennedy’s prayers, school officials are sending a dangerous message to teachers and students everywhere.
Jul 5, 2016
The State of Iowa is claiming authority to regulate what churches can teach and how they can use their facilities. First Liberty is pushing back.
Jul 4, 2016
On today's First Liberty Briefing: How America's Founding Father's recognized the importance of religious liberty during the Declaration of Independence.
Jul 1, 2016
On today’s First Liberty Briefing: How the free religious exercise of one Native American group was protected.