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: October, 2016
Oct 31, 2016
This practicing Sikh was excited to answer his summons for jury duty — but authorities wouldn’t let him into the courthouse. Find out why at
Oct 28, 2016
This manager didn’t mind giving Nowran Busgith a Saturdays off — UNTIL he learned it was for religious purposes. Find out what happened at
Oct 26, 2016
Is it a violation of religious freedom to force someone to remove a scarf they wear for religious purposes? Find out in this episode and learn more at
Oct 24, 2016
A Satanist was imprisoned and fined after defacing a Jewish academy’s religious objects. But he didn’t understand one important truth about religious freedom.
Oct 21, 2016
Senior Brooks Hamby was told that if he talked about religion during his graduation speech, his mic would be shut off. He did it anyway. Find out what happened:
Oct 19, 2016
School officials censored a club sponsor’s company logo because its slogan incorporated included the words, “It’s not about us, it’s all about Jesus”. Learn more on:
Oct 17, 2016
Even in outer space, Americans have religious liberty. Listen:
Oct 14, 2016
One airman complained because Air Force Major Steve Lewis had an open Bible on his private desk. Listen to how the Air Force responded:
Oct 12, 2016
This Georgia county tried to prevent the building of a Mosque by banning any new houses of worship. Here’s why that violated the First Amendment:
Oct 10, 2016
The Bladensburg WWI Veterans Memorial was erected to honor 49 veterans who gave their lives for their nation—but one group is suing to tear it down. Find out why:
Oct 7, 2016
One activist group complained that a new holocaust memorial in Ohio violated the Establishment Clause because it featured a Star of David. Find out what happened:
Oct 5, 2016
Do employers have to accommodate their employees’ religious exercise? The answer at
Oct 3, 2016
Can the government tell you not to pray—in your own home? Find out: