Religious Liberty

Restoring and protecting your right to religious freedom


The First Liberty Institute, founded in 1997, is the largest organization in the United States dedicated to protecting and fighting for religious freedom for Americans. They have fought and won cases all the way to the United States Supreme Court by partnering with elite volunteer lawyers from top law firms across the country.

First Liberty focuses on four areas in securing religious freedom for Americans:

  • Religious liberty for churches and other religious organizations
  • Religious liberty inside the military
  • Religious liberty in schools
  • Religious liberty throughout the public arena

First Liberty’s Top Victories

  • Navy Chaplain Wes Modder

    Chaplain is exonerated after being relieved of duties for counseling according to his religious beliefs

  • Kountze Cheerleaders

    Protects rights of high school cheerleaders to put Bible verses on cheer banners


“It’s America’s religious freedom that lays the foundations for all of our freedoms.”

– Jeff Mateer, First Liberty General Counsel