Help Restore Religious Liberty in America
Please join the fight to restore religious liberty in America with your gift now. Your financial support will help us meet every attack on religious freedom head on so we can protect the values that matter most to you and your family.
A Record of Success
With one of the highest win rates of any other legal organization in the United States, Liberty Institute has an unprecedented track record in protecting and defending religious liberty in America. We have participated in—and have won—numerous cases before the United States Supreme Court, Federal Courts of Appeals, Federal District Courts and various state courts.
We win more than 90% of our cases. We have dominated opponents such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), American Humanist Association (AHA), Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), and other groups that attack religious liberty. We have stood up for individuals’ rights against government agencies at every level, from school districts and city councils to the federal government, and we stand up to corporations who illegally discriminate against their employees for their religious beliefs.
Our Unique Model
Liberty Institute is the largest legal organization focused solely on protecting and restoring religious liberty in the United States. We offer legal assistance pro bono to help defend the religious freedoms of individuals, religious minstries and other organizations all across the nation.
Liberty Institute employs a unique model which differentiates us from other groups who defend religious liberty and enables us to have a more than 90% win rate. In addition to our team of full-time constitutional attorneys, we also work with many top litigators in the country who volunteer their time pro bono—some of whom charge as much as $1,000 an hour—to help advance the mission of defending our nation’s first freedom.
These attorneys are the best in their field, with experience arguing before the highest appellate courts and the United States Supreme Court. We understand how important it is to work with respected local attorneys who have an intimate knowledge of their communities and who can rally support for the cause of advancing religious freedom.
This model of top-notch staff attorneys coordinating a national network of elite lawyers gives us a specialization advantage—a strategic advantage—and a multiplied financial impact since for every $1 we spend, we receive approximately $6 in legal impact.
Our Winning Results
Our national network of attorneys is winning key cases across the nation every year. Some of our recent victories in all four categories in which we serve—in the church, in the military, in the school, and in the public arena—include:
•Mojave Desert Veterans Memorial Cross — The ACLU sued the government over the 7-foot cross in the Mojave Desert erected by World War I veterans to honor all fallen soldiers, but Liberty Institute fought back and won at the U.S Supreme Court.
•Elementary School Students Discriminated Against in Candy Cane Case — Elementary school students were banned from handing out gifts with a religious message on them during a school parties. Liberty Institute stood up for children’s First Amendment rights and established important precedent protecting the free speech and religious liberty rights of students.
•Veterans Administration (VA) Bans God at Military Funerals — The VA tried to ban the mention of God at military funerals. Liberty Institute challenged their religious discrimination and changed VA policies nationwide.
•Federal Judge Threatened “Incarceration” for High School Valedictorian — A federal judge threatened Angela Hildenbrand, a valedictorian in San Antonio, Texas, with “incarceration” if she prayed at her high school graduation. Liberty Institute immediately appealed to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and won emergency relief that allowed Angela to freely pray at her graduation.
•County Banned Ministry from Giving Charity on Public Property — The Dauphin County Commission banned several ministries, including Isaiah 61 Ministries, an organization that serves the homeless, poor, and elderly in Harrisburg, PA, from using public property to serve those in need. Liberty Institute defended the right of Isaiah 61 Ministries to continue their acts of charity on public property.
•University Reprimanded Professor After His Religious Work Received Media Attention — Dr. Byron C. Calhoun, M.D., a professor at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, was threatened with a written professional reprimand from the university soon after some of his volunteer work in the pro-life arena received media attention. After the threat of legal action by Liberty Institute, the school backed off, claiming they had never sent the reprimand.
•Town Subjected Church to Discriminatory Zoning Ordinance — When Opulent Life Church in Holly Springs, MS, sought to rent space in a larger location downtown, the city told the church of an ordinance requiring them to gain the approval of 60% of local property owners and the town’s mayor before they could move to the property. This ordinance applied only to churches. Liberty Institute defended the religious liberty of Opulent Life Church against the city’s discriminatory policy and won at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, establishing important precedent.
Help Continue Our Success
You can help Liberty Institute continue our record of success and support the cause of religious freedom when you:
- Pray - Join with us to pray for our ongoing cases, that we will dominate our Goliath opponents—including the ACLU, Freedom From Religion Foundation, and the IRS—and see many more victories at all court levels.
- Give - Support this critical work financially so that we can continue our more than 90% win rate—led by an in-house team of full-time constitutional litigators and a national network of best of class local volunteer attorneys.
- Share - Let your family, friends, and community know about what is at stake when it comes to the threat of destruction to the freedom of religion we have in our country today—and how we must fight to save our religious liberty.